What [realistic] nonexistent appliances do you wish existed?
Was thinking about some of the cool appliances that existed in the past but then disappeared....and also thinking about things that nobody has done yet (that I know of) but that I wish they would. I am talking technologically feasible with current technology, nothing that would require major breakthroughs. For purposes of the exercise, lets ignore market demand issues...I fully recognize that some of my wishes would not have a big enough market in the real world to actually support production. Given those conditions, though, what appliances do you wish would be brought back, or finally put on the market? How about:
A modern manufacturer launching a range with wall ovens above a retractable cooktops, like the Tappan in the other current thread and/or the Frigidaire Flair like Samantha had on bewitched. Let's see one updated with modern features and induction burners!
Wall-cabinet refrigerators like the GE Model LW11P from the 50's. More ergonomic than undercounter, although the necessarily shallow depth would probably kill this one's practicality for most people.
Single wine drawers or narrow one/two column wine fridges...both of these are available in europe, but would love to have them available here. Kitchen real estate is too valuable to store most of my wine there, but it would be nice to be able to keep just a small set of bottles there for instant/spur of the moment access. Can be accomplished other ways, but still...it would be nice to have the option.
On a more realistic front, I would also like to see:
Someone relaunching something like the Fasar induction tiles.
For Wolf and/or Thermador to launch induction ranges, given their well-regarded induction cooktops and healthy range businesses.
Full height refrigerators with pull-out shelves like Perlick uses in their under-cabinet units. Why has nobody done this?
What would other people like to see?