10. 09. 2005
An Oven with an “Elevator”
The liftMatic mounts on the wall like a cabinet, so far so good and so normal, but what's new is that it is filled from below (picture). You can reach the cooked food from three sides. With the push of a button, the oven floor moves gently down and then returns to the upper position. If it meets an obstruction in the process, such as a ketchup bottle or a glass of Martini below it, the oven floor automatically stops.
Since the oven opens at the bottom, the heat inside is better retained than in ovens with fold-down doors. Because heat rises, due to the laws of physics, heat is held in the liftMatic as though under a bell jar.
It has a rather promising self-cleaning mechanism: at the push of a button, the inside is heated so intensely that any cooking residues disintegrate into ashes, which can then be wiped away with a cloth.