The designer says that the top pedal on the rice cooker would be a touch panel that lets you control the machine, and it would tip forward at the end of cooking to release steam from the rice.
It's just a concept right now, although there is clearly a prototype that's been built. Would you buy a sleek rice cooker like this? We admit that it's more attractive than those squat rice pots we normally see. We don't eat so much rice so we just use a pot on the stove to cook it, but we understand that a rice cooker is absolutely standard in some households.
What do you think? Would you trade yours in for one of these? (via Yanko Design)
• Visit the designer's website: Sang Jang Lee
(Images: Sang Lee)