At first glance you could be wondering what it is that's so special about the Spiral Burner Stove. It appears to have your average electric coil elements, doesn't it? In fact, you'll quickly notice that a bright blue flame is escaping from the curling shapes of the cooktop's four corners.
Yes, Alireza Alavi's design is for a gas stove, but one that is more adaptable to different sizes of pots. Most kitchen appliances of this variety have four hot plates of fixed diameters which dictate the types of saucepans you can use and where.
This project prioritizes flexibility and fuel economy, allowing, for instance, four small skillets or four large woks to be heated up at once. The Spiral Burner Stovetop has a double dial for each coil, one which controls the flame intensity and another for the radius of the element.