Could A Laser Oven Be In Our Future? Pew Pew!

Could A Laser Oven Be In Our Future? Pew Pew!

Cooking in the Futur (Images courtesy The Design blog)
By Andrew Liszewski

I have to give Electrolux credit, their design competitions have inspired some unique ideas when it comes to the possible future of household appliances. Like this “Cooking in the Futur” concept oven created by Ludovic Peperstraete. Instead of heating elements or an open flame, food is cooked via 3 harmless lasers that are targeted by the cook. And while a single laser supposedly isn’t strong enough to cook food, we all know that crossing two lasers can cook anything from a Thanksgiving turkey to the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. Now I’m not exactly sold on the open concept design, since the last time I checked cooked food is still hot and has the tendency to bubble and splatter, but the oven also features a new type of ventilation system to at least keep odors at bay.

[ The Design blog – Laser cooking is ultra-fast ‘Cooking in the Futur’ ] VIA [ cribcandy ]

4 thoughts on “Could A Laser Oven Be In Our Future? Pew Pew!”

  1. Crossing 3 “harmless” lasers would generate no where near the amount of heat you would need to cook anything.

    Also, modern lasers that do generate enough heat to cut through objects focus all of that heat on a very small area, meaning part of you thanksgiving turkey would be burnt to a crisp, and the rest would still be frozen. Note, that the lasers that can generate this kind of heat are by no means “harmless” and generally carry several warning labels.

    Lasers would also focus the majority of their energy on the surface of the food being cooked, and would provide no significant radiant heat to the inside of the food until the outside has been burnt through.

    Also the design itself is impractical. That rack would never support the weight of a large Thanksgiving turkey, also there is no mecahnism to keep it from sliding off the metal racking. If it did slide off I don’t see any mechanism to turn off the “lasers” and keeping them from burning (assuming they were the dangerous kind) anything that happens to be in their way now that the food is not stopping them.

    This is another “pretty” (but) useless design concept.

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