From Portable Culinary Cooktops to Cake Pop Molds

By: Laura McQuarrie - Oct 29, 2014
The top October 2014 kitchen ideas range from highly practical to purely quirky, appealing to professionals and amateurs alike and making time spent in the kitchen more efficient as well as more fun.

Some of the most novel concepts include whimsical iterations of traditional tableware like salt and pepper shakers, coasters, bottle poppers and measuring spoons, reimagining them in playful shapes that are just as visually appealing as they are functional. One of the best examples of this is a Twitter-inspired ice cube tray that lets you freeze liquids in the shapes of hashtags, which is very of-the-moment.

On the serious side, some intriguing concepts that go beyond the surface include ones like The Kitchen Library, which lets people rent out culinary equipment just as you would a book at the library, or Hacking Households, a system where you can manipulate the programming of home appliances.

A great example of where serious meets silly in the kitchen is a kitchen design by Darren Morgan that features a wavy counter that looks like it belongs in a funhouse.