Let’s face it, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen (particularly at this time of the year), so a few gadgets go a long way to making life a little bit easier. Luckily the kitchen is one area of the home which is never short on an innovation or two, and challenging the concept of the traditional built-in oven is Caple’s C5100 Lift Oven — which sits flush with the worktop, rising up at the touch of a button. (Don’t worry there’s a crush prevention sensor if you’re concerned about little fingers.)

In addition to bringing wow-factor to the kitchen, more importantly it’s A-rated for energy efficiency, features telescopic trays and comes with 13 different touch-control cooking options, including ‘bread making’. It’s easy to see why this oven was awarded the ‘Best Residential Product’ at the Society of British Interior Design’s International Design Awards last month.

Retailing from around £2,000 (although a quick online search reveals a few suppliers offering lower prices), it’s certainly not cheap, but none-the-less an impressive piece of kit in a high-spec kitchen. For more kitchen innovations, check out the February 2013 issue of Homebuilding & Renovating magazine, available from 27th December.

  • Oliver Hardy

    Hi Claire,

    It’s certainly an impressive piece of kit. Could you please tell me what telescopic trays are though?


  • Claire Lloyd

    Hi Oliver, thanks for your question. Telescopic shelves operate on runners, much like those in a chest of drawers. This means that when the tray is fully pulled out / extended, there’s no risk of the tray (and the food that’s being cooked) falling.

  • Oliver Hardy

    Thanks Claire

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