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The 'Cooka' Resembles a Table Mat

 - Jun 29, 2009   Updated: Mar 28 2011
References: yankodesign & coolest-gadgets
The ‘Cooka’ is a unique and portable tabletop electrical cooking device that allows its users to cook wherever there is a table.

Designed by Maurizio Maiorana, the ‘Cooka’ is a fold-up stove top mat that is made generously with silver.

This cooking mat uses thermal conductivity properties and metal to heat up the utensils on top.

Implications - As more working-class citizens move into cramped downtown apartments and condos, the need for space-saving cooking solutions increases. Multifunctional, minimalist solutions that turn any flat surface into a cooktop help consumers save money by cooking at home -- even if their tiny studio doesn't have a formal kitchen. Even homeowners who do have a kitchen can use the extra prep space.