Here’s the kind of crazy kitchen range that finds itself on the Short List of the Australian International Design Awards: The Fisher & Paykel Izona CookSurface lines up three spooky-looking burners in a row, eliminating that back burner that nobody wants to stretch over the hot front ones to use. When they’re not in use, the pot-support rods, gas burners and their controls disappear into the surface. With its 12-position LED heat indicators embedded within, the thing looks every bit as slick as those sexy electronic induction cooktops.
Sure, you’re short at least one burner in this three-in-a-row design, but Fisher & Paykel made each burner more precise with its Aero technology already in use on some of the company's other ranges, giving them a wider and more accurate range of temperatures. That means you can sear a steak in the pan and seconds later use the same burner to gently melt the butter to pour over it. Our mouths are collectively watering already.