Kitchen appliances designed to eliminate food waste + turn your kitchen into a zero waste space!

Food waste has become a serious problem these days. In fact, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, a third of the food produced in the world is wasted. It’s mainly because we ourselves don’t understand how much food we eat, or we don’t know how to recycle or reuse leftover food from previous meals. However, this is a matter that designers pay immense attention to these days. In order to fight against food waste and promote a zero waste life, they offer innovative kitchen appliances! These products provide unique solutions to limit daily food waste. They make zero waste a reality. Whether it’s a kitchen appliance that converts all your food waste into nutrient-rich soil or a unique triangle-shaped food waste processor, these kitchen appliances are all you need to put end once and for all to food waste in your home!

1. Bubble

Designed by Savin Dimov and Altino Alex, Bubble is a food tracker that monitors our food intake, with the aim of encouraging a healthier lifestyle and reducing food waste. The food tracker comes with an application compatible with your smartphone. You can either order your groceries through the app or physically go to a grocery store and get your groceries. Once at home, you can place your groceries such as fruits, vegetables, milk, sodas, etc. in Bubble. Bubble identifies and tracks all the items it contains. It pushes updates directly to your smartphone, so you’re always up to date with what’s in your kitchen! You can track which food items you consume the most and which ones you consume the least. Bubble ensures that all storage data is at your fingertips.

2. The only food waste processor

Rather than living with that old, smelly, rancid trash for 3-4 days, the Alone Food Waste Processor helps provide an unobtrusive way to dispose of small amounts of food at a time. Its unique right-angle triangular shape allows it to easily fit into a corner of your kitchen, and its tall design makes it easy to pull out the trash can and throw in your stuff without bending over too much. The Alone Food Waste Processor then proceeds to break down your food, turning it from waste into a harmless, odorless and nutrient-rich fertilizer that you can use in your own garden or vegetable patch. A hot plate at the base helps speed up the composting process, breaking down food into a crumbly mulch in as little as 30 days (instead of the usual 5-6 months).

3.Po

Gabriel Steinmann created P0 (pronounced pio like the letter and number) which stands for “zero project” – a food storage and purchasing solution that aims to reduce consumption emissions. P0 helps us adopt and maintain a plant-based diet and reduce the amount of food waste. The design combines organic, sustainable materials with an earthy aesthetic to invoke warmth and a more personal relationship with the items we use. Its ceramic body and textile lining help to better appreciate the food we eat and make us more aware of how much food we really need to minimize waste. It is also a practical and attractive utensil in your kitchen – “a symbol of change, of becoming a little more human”, as Steinmann rightly describes it.

4. Serva & FOSA® NFC Food Preservation System

The Serva & FOSA® NFC Food Preservation System is the ultimate system to ensure your food always stays fresh. It keeps your food fresh longer than any conventional storage method! Serva is a nifty little device that you attach to the food storage container. It uses NFC to connect to the user-friendly app on your smartphone. The app displays the foods in your kitchen and their shelf life. You can also share this information with others! These small devices are waterproof and do not need a battery to operate. They can last forever! FOSA® is a system of vacuum sealable storage containers that can be stacked on top of each other. This tracking and storage system keeps your food fresh and healthy, while ensuring your refrigerator is clean and organized.

5. The clay pantry

Clay has been used since ancient times as a storage solution for food and drink, having grown up in India it is a big part of the culture and in fact water stored in clay pots is always more fresh (and smoother!). The cooling effect is due to the porosity of the earthenware which has natural cooling properties when soaked in water. Clay Pantry leverages this property to bring you a range of storage containers for small urban homes. The Root Stool provides dry, dark storage space and the Tempered Box was created for products requiring moist, cool conditions. The fruit rack and water jug ​​are self-explanatory. The modular nature of Clay Pantry makes it an ideal solution for compact apartments and for those looking for an eco-friendly storage solution for their products.

6. The Terracooler

The Terracooler is a modern interpretation of the traditional Zeer pot or pot-in-pot refrigerator, an evaporative cooling device used for centuries and still used today in countries around the world, such as India and Nigeria. Like many designers today, Perry felt compelled to design her Terracooler after learning that 10% of household energy was absorbed by household refrigerators. However, in the UK, where Perry is based, 14 million tonnes of food waste accumulates every year. The Terracooler was designed by Perry to make sense of this perplexing report.

7. The FoodCycler

Environmentally friendly and highly efficient, the Food Recycler is exactly that, it takes your leftover food and turns it into nutrient-rich soil, converting waste into a resource. The FoodCycler reduces food waste by up to 90% and provides the perfect soil for your garden, big or small. The system is simple – the device comes with a removable internal bucket which must be full before starting the cycle. Taking only 3 hours to catalyze and produce fresh soil, the FoodCyler is virtually always ready to use. On top of that, the device itself has a very clean look. With the reverse handle on the top lid, the FoodCycler has a perfect rectangular shape with comfortable edges to accentuate that open design aesthetic – welcome and ready to go.

8. Flexible Savel Food Saver

Savel Flexible Food Saver is a smart alternative to the usual plastic zippered storage bags! Plastic zippers should be discarded after one use, but Savel keeps leftover fruits and vegetables in your kitchen as fresh as possible and can be used for a long time! It also helps you store and use small items that are usually thrown away like a lemon wedge or a single lime. Its flexible and bendable shape allows it to fit perfectly against the curved cut side of any fruit or vegetable. You then place the silicone strap over the piece of fruit or vegetable, securing Savel and the food in place. It keeps your food fresh for up to a week!

9. Zero waste kitchen

This zero waste kitchen is constructed from recycled stainless steel made in electric arc furnaces and it lasts forever. The large table is at the heart of the design, it is intended to be used as a cooking and dining surface. The structure has designated areas for glass containers, baskets for fruits and vegetables, a worm box, storage space for multi-purpose containers, linen bags and a vertical herb garden – it’s indeed a highly functional and multi-faceted design! The worm box regularly provides humus which can be used for the herb garden and if the kitchen is in a dark area of ​​the house or you live in a country with little sunlight you may need some humus. a daylight lamp for your herb garden.

10. The mobile thermoelectric refrigerator

The mobile thermoelectric refrigerator was designed to be durable, robust and innovative. The frame of the refrigerator is constructed in such a way as to allow removal of the upper cooling unit during transport of the lower cooling unit. The cooler uses water and heat transfer to cool the milk while the excess hot water can be used for cleaning and bathing – and that’s how it reduces wastage of resources too! The chassis is made of anodized aluminum to keep it light and strong. It has an airless wheel system to prevent punctures on rough terrain that also uses a regenerative hub that powers a battery to keep things cool on the road. The multifunctional handle design allows the user to comfortably pull the refrigerator by hand while walking or even attach it to a bicycle or motorcycle for quick transport.

Karl M. Bailey