We all love touchscreens, but what about a touch stove? Siemens introduces to European customers their induction cooktop, touchSlider with touch controls. Instead of knobs, each burner has a touch-enabled slider to control the temperature. Without knobs or burners, this cooktop's minimal facade could literally disappear into your kitchen.
A simple slide of the finger chooses the heat level, but there's a whole lot more going on behind the scenes. Siemens has taken the guesswork out of the cooking experience with their automated features, including a boil-start function that does what one would typically do to get a pot boiling. The heat is cranked to high, and then set at a reasonable temperature once boiling begins, all without having to lift a finger. And no worries about accidentally turning it on with a brush of your hand, there are childproof, cleaning, and cooking "freeze" settings that keep you from burning yourself.