The latest advances we have seen in ovens tend to be in the form of touch screens, which while interesting are not exactly pearl clutching exciting. This new concept from Tony Lanzillo takes advances in oven tech beyond the touch screen by completely changing the form factor of the oven.
The 360 Degree Oven by Milan based designer Tony Lanzillo is designed so that you can observe the cooking of your food in the oven from anywhere in your kitchen or living room. The oven is designed from heat resistant glass and brushed stainless steel. The tech features of the oven include an LCD display.
We are not sure we see the need to watch our food bake, although we would admit it if we owned this we would occasionally steal a glance while our bread baked. We also imagine that the improved visibility would most likely prevent us from burning our food. Wuzzah, no more burnt brownies!
We feel though that for all the advantages the 360 Degree Oven does offer, they are overshadowed by just how this would look in our kitchen. We feel the 360 Degree Oven would lend our kitchen a sort of supermarket rotisserie sort of feel which is not exactly the aesthetic we are going for.
What do you think? Do you want to watch your food bake? Is this an interesting concept that you would like to see go into production?
For more information, check out Antonio Lanzillo Design Studio.