The Circular Kitchen

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The circular kitchen is a new approach to kitchen design based on the changing needs of apartment dwellers and modern lifestyle. After centuries of conventional kitchen design, the self-contained circular kitchen challenges many of the notions of a normal kitchen, treating it more as an appliance than a dedicated, inflexible room.

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  1. Looks neat, but can you imagine having kids that would “play” with it constantly? They’d spin it and knock everything contained within over!

  2. All I can think of is how the hoses and wires for the dishwasher would get twisted up, and how much the repairs on the appliances would cost when it’s in that kind of set up.
    Anything off the beaten path is triple the cost to maintain.

  3. all the thick people above me….

    it’s not for a family with kids

    it’s not for people living in large houses where they gotta cook for 10 others

    it’s a freakin’ mini-kitchen for space-saving, so stop bitchin about it

  4. Hey, when I cook I always feel like I’m running in circles. Now I can actually do both at the same time! And have my “Round Tuit” potholder handy as well.

  5. i think this would be great for like one room apartments or even dorm rooms. Most of them use hot plates anyways. I think its a great idea for those with limited space, cause lets face it, if you are single, you dont need much for cooking or even in college where most survive off of roman noodles

  6. Not very safe for a family, cool design, much better if you’re living by yourself or with a partner. Blends in with the futuristic type of house

  7. note that there is no oven, there’s a dishwasher right there. in addition, take a look at how small it is. I doubt you can make cookies at all.

  8. as far as the hoses and wires go, they all lead to a hub, so the unit can spin only so far in one direction. So constant spinning isnt possible, as far as leaving the oven/heating element on, when the unit is spun out of view, it is automatically turned off, then when spun back around resumes its original setting.

  9. That would be a complete pain in the ass if it turned off the stove every time it turned around… what if u needed something in the fridge?

  10. gay, fucked up, and retarted. just imaging you’re giving a house tour and show people your 5 foot kitchen. they’re not gonna be very impressed, are they?

  11. wow, after all these comments, i can deem this kitchen very useless and only good for impulse buyers who don’t stop watching their program channels and whatnot. we shouldnt be trying to impress japan, so lets just stop and give everyone a hug. my IQ is 45.6 šŸ™‚

  12. ………the main unit only turns 180 degrees, the top shelf turn 360 degrees……….and the whole thing looks like an automatic public bog with the door closed!

  13. I think it is a good idea. Maybe not 100% thought out, but small apartments need help in almost every way in order to gain more space. It is a trait of the ever increasing size of America that leads to people wanting, even “needing” a big kitchen and/or home. It is about time America down-sized.

  14. Judging by all the containers, the microwave and the womans clothes and hair; I think this was made in the 80’s.

  15. Even as a single person, there is no way to prepare a decent meal with this contraption. Sure America could downsize it’s houses, but a good kitchen is essential to any household. May as well put the kids into bunk beds that fold into the walls when they fall asleep.

  16. less and less people actually cook full meals at home anymore, so this is for them. Most people go out or buy already prepared foods, so for them a full kitchen is actually useless.

  17. I like the whole idea, except for the revolving part. Just have the whole kitchen set up on a circular table. It would have to be more in the open but certainly take up less space then a conventional kitchen, and that wouldn’t require triple cost maintence.

  18. Wait, how do we know it’s not just a stationary kitchen? It doesnt’t say anywhere that it spins, it may just stay in one place.

  19. If you look in the description Bill, theres a clickable link on the words “The circular kitchen”, it’s all in there, spins 180 degrees aparently

  20. It’s very well thought out. The design is totally sound. It could work very easily and with no maintence except a little oiling every 6 months.

    For apartment living it would work great, it looks neat and saves a whole load of space.

  21. Yeh, you would want something at the top that locks it in place so little children could’nt play with it.

  22. i like the fact that that guy wrote “retarTed”. HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! retarDed, for those of us who aren’t spelling-challenged.

  23. It reminds me of Bruce Willis’ apartment in the fifth element. I agree that it doesn’t seem really practical, If you’re cooking something and you need a plate, you have to rotate the unit in order to get to it, meanwhile your food is burning, plus if you spin it too fast, stuff might come flying off. One lump or two!? Then, as if that weren’t bad enough they talk about the kitchen being inflexible: I use my kitchen for a couple dozen things because I also have a small dining table and chairs in it, I also share tea and coffee with friends there, and gave my mom her mother’s day fesat last weekend there. So I say, screw some non cooking wierdo who thinks that’s convenient, it’s very nice but I’ll keep my cramped little kitchen.

  24. It’d be fun to play with for 10 minutes in a hotel, or to have as a kitchenette in a larger home. But people that need the space that bad probably can’t afford it. Circular kitchen or a lifetime supply of Ramen? Buy a hotplate.

  25. i just wonder would it be safe if you were cooking on it and you remembered you need something on the other side. would you be able to leave the stuff on the stove? other than that it would be good for space. maybee they should make one with the stove on the outside of the circle so that the other stuff can rotate while it stays in one place.

  26. I’ll never give up my kitchen. That fridge is way too small, you’d have to do groceries almost everyday. How about a cure for cancer guys, instead of useless shit like this!?

  27. Well I think this is completely dumb because a kitchen is a room to converse in, to share ideas over food, and to drink coffee in, but with this what are you supposed to crowd around it? The whole idea is implausible.

  28. Everyone who has complained thus far has obviously not read the entire articl/review.
    “By utilising the volume of the circular kitchen fully, it has been possible to offer a storage capacity equivalent to that of a large conventional kitchen. “It contains the equivalent of 12 cupboards from a conventional kitchen”, says designer Alfred Averbeck.

    There’s also the facility to specify the Circular Kitchen with all the appliances necessary – refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, fully integrated coffee machine, ceramic cook top with 2 or 4 cook zones, a built-in microwave/oven-combination and a Range hood.”

    Try following a link and actually READING the words on the page. I’ts not intended for Average to large sized families, it’s intended for small apartments and flats with 1-3 people. You can cooke a whole meal on it the same as you woul in a regular kitchen: If you need the 4 burners, then you get it with them, and THERE IS AN OVEN!, it’s an oven/microwave combo. Very effective, very efficient. READ people, and THINK!

    It’s a great idea for what it’s intended. In its intended market, there wouldn’t be a bunch of kids running around that might spin it so hard everything flies off of it, and only an idiot would turn the stove/oven to the back while and forget about it.

  29. honestly, its just another way to spend a couple hundred dollars on something that we already have. i have an idea for space saving…keep your damn kitchens clean!! there is a lot more space than you realize if you would keep it clean. most americans such as myself are lazy and wont clean up to save their lives. if you want something useful for your everyday lives, try a good education, a good job, a great family and common sense. cmon now folks, are we really dumb enough to buy something this moronic?

  30. This would make sense for downtown, high-density urban appartments such as New York where, say, a 1 bedroom appartment can run you upwards of 300K.

    Space is very costly for us, and this something like this would makes sense. Those that never lived in such a setting obviously can’t relate.

  31. This would make sense for downtown, high-density urban appartments such as New York where, say, a 1 bedroom appartment can run you upwards of 300K.

    Space is very costly for us, and this something like this would be helpful. Those that never lived in such a setting obviously can’t relate.

  32. ok, first of all, YES IT TURNS, read between the lines people, the point of this is to save space, think about a Lazy Susan (google it up if you dont know)

    2nd: if you cant figure out all the ingredients and utensils you need to cook a certain meal and have to go to the fridge every 2 seconds then you shouldnt cook and should just stick to the McDonalds

    Finally this is an option for people who CANT have a regular kitchen, because some appartments simply arnt big enough for all the things this provides

  33. I like it, I have been in a couple of real small apartments and this could have really came in handy when you are tight on room.
    Obviouslly it isn’t for big houses or big families but that isn’t the point, it would work very well for singles or couples.

  34. This thing seems to lack any usable counter space. I mean, where do I even rip open that TV dinner except on the stove or in the sink? I can see frozen peas ending up all over my dining room.

  35. I work part-time for a place that sells manufactured housing (i.e. glorified trailers). Give them a chance and they will make this an option in a home. They already have an island in the kitchen a lot like this. (and 2 feet of walk room on either side)

  36. The top and bottem shelf probably are not connected. Hoses and wires can be built so the object can spin freely without twisting wires and hoses. This would be great for small places. And if someones coming over you just close a door on it or something. I would geuss the thing is heat resistant/fire proof so that if you left something on when you spun it around you would be ok. Everything maybe has a master timer, cut down on burning places to the ground. Wouldnt work great for me but i can see it working great for a lot of people

  37. if you all read the article the whole way through, youd realize that all of the problems youve thought of have been solved.

  38. Awesome idea! My wife and I have been thinking of moving because of the birth of our triplets but now we can turn the kitchen into a bedroom for them! The other kids are 16, 14 and 12 will know better than to “play around with it” and this will allow us a few extra years before we need to get that larger house!

  39. Looks super convenient. It’d be a wonderful thing for a studio apartment or something.
    My only problem is that the mini-fridge looks a little . . . too mini. Could you even fit a gallon of milk in there?

  40. I’ll never give up my kitchen. That fridge is way too small, you’d have to do groceries almost everyday. How about a cure for cancer guys, instead of useless shit like this!?

    Yes, because you know it’s the same people trying to cure cancer that are creating this kind of thing– especially since engineers and bioscientists are the same people.

    All I can think of is how the hoses and wires for the dishwasher would get twisted up

    Just a thought, but they PROBABLY figured that one out before they installed it.

    I think it’s a really good installment for a small home, to cook for one person or maybe two or three.

    It’s really great for space conservation, which is something that I think a LOT of people take for granted living in a spacious country like the US. In Japan and Europe, something like this would be really, really useful.

    And with appliances that small, imagine how much less the bills would be?

  41. I’ll never give up my kitchen. That fridge is way too small, you’d have to do groceries almost everyday. How about a cure for cancer guys, instead of useless shit like this!?

    Yes, because you know it’s the same people trying to cure cancer that are creating this kind of thing– especially since engineers and bioscientists are the same people.

    All I can think of is how the hoses and wires for the dishwasher would get twisted up

    Just a thought, but they PROBABLY figured that one out before they installed it.

    I think it’s a really good installment for a small home, to cook for one person or maybe two or three.

    It’s really great for space conservation, which is something that I think a LOT of people take for granted living in a spacious country like the US. In Japan and Europe, something like this would be really, really useful.

    And with appliances that small, imagine how much less the bills would be?

  42. hmm well as for the wires they would be set up in the direct middle so when you spin it, all it needs to do is sepratly spin while being conected, doing this through sealed rings of course. As for the over there is none, but there is a top stove for pans. Basicly this is only good for a bar or personal use. You would not be able to cook a full meal effeciently.

  43. that is some crazy shit rite there………… i mean, like wtf mate? it saves some space but il only play with it:)

  44. it’s cool, but I can imagine my two year niece coming over and knocking down everything and my 12 year old niece would be wacko about it and touch everything and my 10 year old niece would try to climb it, it’s nice for people who have a small home and the kitchen isn’t that big or even for apartment. I do recomend this for people who don’t have kids or is single.

  45. It looks interesting enough. Definitely something that would be of use to me in an apartment.

    …Way more use than anyone would EVER know.

  46. Fuck this crap man! This is a useless waste of money and time! Its more about fashion then about function!

  47. all people on the internet are less smart than me

    obviously

    meals READ children city spinning Japan, people!

  48. wow. this thing is cool and all, but i agree with everyone against this. this has got to be the dumbest thing ive ever seen. only one burner? an oven that turns off with rotation? come on! id rather just have something to boil water and a crapload of ramen noodles and maybe a toaster for some poptarts šŸ™‚

  49. oven on top fridge on bottom. problem solved. bottom unit spins separately from top, by the way.

    and there is a countertop. a continuous circular countertop that spins with the top unit. there’s plenty of space for a cutting board. so it’s possible to get something from the fridge even if you have the oven on.

    “mise en place” is always the thing u do in any kitchen and i don’t see any immediate problems with that. this unit saves room for another table and chairs on which your family can sit and have your mother’s feast or a cup of joe together in the morning.

    i don’t see it feasible to have more than 2 burners on that thing. but that should be adequate for a couple or singles. don’t expect to knock out dinner parties with this thing unless you utilize that oven.

  50. I think we have all established that its not for famlies or for people who want to cook for alot of people so stop trying to state its flaws

  51. i think your boob would get cought in it and twisted around. like potato chips! potato…..chips….and candy canes for all the boogers of blankapoodie-ville to suck on while grandma makes marshmellows. i want to put some of those in my air horn while i go to white castle and eat a tic tac car. the fan cuts your brothers head while your breath resembles a fat worker at a restaruant. the arab is on a diet my freinds .the arab, is on a diet

  52. i am a man born in 1890. why you wipper snappers are all cought up in the moment. i dont have dvd players or staplers or cellular phones or tvs or any of that dag blasted stuff. why back in my day we didnt even have clothes. we walked to school 18 miles in 4 feet of snow, up hill both ways with no shoes. and our teacher whipped us if we were a second too late. im gonna go down stairs and lie on the dad gum davenport, eat some oatmeal out of a tumbler. gee whiz, by golly you americans are dag blasted lazy. OP….broke my hip.

  53. has anyone thought about how you stick sommat round into a square room.your gonna waste a fair bit of space around it if you have to stick it in a corner and if you stick it in the open, how is your other furniture gonna fit with it.

    ive seen much better space saving kitchens that open up from cupboards and there you get your full oven and sink and stuff.none of this round tiny crap

  54. WOULD FIT NICE IN A LIGHT HOUSE RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE KITCHEN BUT REALLY THOUGH ITS A PIECE OF CRAP WHOEVER BUYS THIS NEEDS A GOOD THRASHING

  55. Even if you did have a small apartment, why the hell would you buy this? Unless you really care about your cooking, its just going to be another waste of space!

  56. I don’t know. You either have a little beer or a little food in the fridge. I want alot of both. Maybe they should make a circular bar. Kegerater, mini fridge and freezer, margarita machine. Holders for bottles of wine and glasses.

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