Whirlpool: How the Fridge and Stove May Change – CES 2013
Maybe instead of a range have a table (like a fireplace) that uses light to cook food. Creating ambiance while cooking food through conductive measures. If you place a cold drink on the smart table the glass will be kept cold. If you set a warm item on the table the dish will stay warm.
Andy also looks at how the Fridge might change in the next few years. That is why Whirlpool is working on micro-environments to keep items cold at certain temperatures. Fresh bags can keep items hot or cold. From vegetables to meats. Even your Herbs can be kept growing on the Fresh shelf.