Kitchen Appliances With Privacy Glass Doors

Privacy Glass (a.k.a. Smart Glass) is a neat invention, it converts clear glass into a frosted pane at the flick of a switch. This technology can be applied to a couple of common kitchen appliances in very interesting ways.

First up, the dishwasher. Most of the time, the glass will be frosted to conceal the dirty dishes within. After a wash cycle is complete, the glass will turn clear to denote the dishes are now clean. Once the dishwasher is emptied, the glass turns frosted again (weight sensors can determine the dish racks are now empty).

As for the fridge, the front door would be frosted most of the time. When someone approaches and trips a motion sensor, the glass door turns clear and the interior light illuminates, showing off all the food contained inside.

Probably the biggest reason we don’t see glass doors on fridges and dishwashers is because people don’t want to see a million condiments or filthy dishes all the time, but the Privacy Glass allows for a look inside when the occasion calls for it.

A similar approach could be applied to the microwave door and oven door, but I don’t see Privacy Glass being all that handy in either scenario, unless people don’t like seeing the insides of these appliances for whatever reason.

One thought on “Kitchen Appliances With Privacy Glass Doors

  1. I didn’t know this glass existed before reading your post, and after going through the link and its links this is so far the only practical use I’ve seen for it. The dishwasher is genius.
    I’d personally not want the refrigerator right now, but I’ve lived with people who could really use that. Which is why they now make refrigerators with little doors in the door to access a smaller space with the most used items, but I think your idea is better. No need to refill that little space so often – with the door open while you do it, sort of negating what you saved in the first place.

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