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Whirlpool’s Green Eco System Kitchen Debuts in Milan
Posted By Jorge Diego Etienne On April 29, 2010 @ 6:15 pm In Design,Green Appliances,Green Interiors,Green Kitchen,Innovation | 2 Comments
This year’s edition of the Eurocucina  kitchen showcase at Milan Design Week  was painted green by Whirlpool’s GreenKitchen  eco-system prototype. Featuring an impressive level of interconnectivity between different appliances, the beautiful and futuristic kitchen creates an efficient workspace that saves energy, resources, and time. While Whirlpool did show the concept at last year’s  Salone, this year, we were finally able to see (and touch) a full-flesh prototype!
The sleek design encompasses a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, and more. The intelligent induction cooker avoids dispersion of heat and calculates exactly how much water is needed for cooking, saving up to 20% on energy  consumption and 25% of the time usually required for this task. The recycled water from cooking and using the sink is filtered, stored and reused by the dishwasher – a feature that can save up to 70% of water consumption. Solar panels  are also incorporated for heating water.
Aside from all of these eco-friendly amenities, a handy-dandy resource assistant located in the countertop monitors consumption, costs, and indicates other information useful for cooking. And it can even program different appliances to automatically do a task, like dishwashing! Hopefully Whirlpool  will be moving their eco-systems off the tradeshow floors and right into our own kitchens soon!
+ Whirlpool 
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/29/whirlpools-green-eco-system-kitchen-debuts-in-milan/img_0245/
 Eurocucina: http://www.cosmit.it/tool/home.php?s=0,2,67,71,78
 Milan Design Week: http://www.inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair
 GreenKitchen: http://www.whirlpool.eu/app.cnt/whr/en_GB/pageid/pgwpdswstngdthome001
 last year’s: http://inhabitat.com/2009/04/28/milan-2009-whirpool-elmar-green-living-kitchen/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/29/whirlpools-green-eco-system-kitchen-debuts-in-milan/p1030263/
 energy: http://www.inhabitat.com/energy
 Solar panels: http://www.inhabitat.com/solar-power
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/04/29/whirlpools-green-eco-system-kitchen-debuts-in-milan/p1030266/
 Whirlpool: http://www.whirlpool.com
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