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Slim Sleeve Ovens

The Electrolux Angoria Cooker Looks Better Fit as a Desktop Device

— June 29, 2012 — Art & Design
Looking at the Electrolux Angoria when shut, you may wonder what it is, if not mistaking it for a soft laptop sleeve. The unconventional appliance is covered in a plushy felt jacket and closes with the help of a magnetized plastic flap. It sports a tag and gently curving contours to its super slim profile.

Opening up Ana Marta's culinary contraption reveals two sunken hotplates coated in a non-stick PTFE Teflon. A graphene layer insulates between the two materials and a touch-sensitive strip along the side acts as the control panel for choosing the elements' temperatures.

The innovation within the Electrolux Angoria stove extends to its USB power connection, its compactness, its user-friendliness and its clever cooling system that works when it's dipped into water.
Trend Themes
1. Slender Compact Appliances - There is a disruptive innovation opportunity for companies to design and market appliances that are both slim and user-friendly.
2. Touch-sensitive Controls - Companies can develop appliances with touch-sensitive control panels, which opens a disruptive innovation opportunity in creating appliances that are more intuitive, accurate and precise in cooking.
3. Waterproofed Kitchen Appliances - There is a disruptive innovation opportunity for manufacturers to create waterproofed kitchen appliances that are safer, more efficient and user-friendly.
Industry Implications
1. Appliance Manufacturing - Appliance manufacturers can innovate by designing and producing slim and compact appliances that are ideal for small households and minimalist lifestyles.
2. Kitchenware - There is a disruptive innovation opportunity for kitchenware manufacturers to create touch-sensitive utensils and cooking surfaces that are easier to control and use.
3. Consumer Electronics - Consumer electronics companies can collaborate with home appliance manufacturers to develop waterproofed electrical kitchen products that are more sustainable and user-friendly.
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