A powerful toaster oven that can roast, broil, and dehydrate whole chickens.

  • Industry
    Kitchen Appliance
  • Product
    Toaster Oven
  • Date
    2018

Calphalon redesigned their family of appliances in 2018 with a unified aesthetic and improved performance across the range. Their latest oven, the Quartz Heat Countertop Toaster Oven, is designed with an innovative quartz heating element that delivers 40% more heat for even cooking and crispy consistency. It preheats in seconds, saving time and reducing range oven usage. The built-in presets feature all major cooking methods, including a dehydrator mode. The Quartz Heat Countertop is large enough to fit a 12" pizza, and precise enough to roast a whole chicken.

Role: As part of the design team working on the entire product range, my primary contribution was to the Calphalon Quartz Heat Countertop Oven. Under the direction of Ishmael Adams, I sketched, 3D modeled, and rendered multiple versions of this oven, providing direction on the interface layout, handle design, edge treatment, and rack configuration.

Brand Language

Calphalon's 2018 family of kitchen appliances showcases their new brand language, designed to deliver a consistent and recognizable look across a wide range of products.

Consistent heat

The Calphalon Quartz Heat Countertop Oven uses a quartz heating element to provide a more consistent heat. Food is finished faster and corners are crispier.

Interface

The oven preheats in seconds and features presets for different cooking scenarios, such as toasting, roasting, broiling and dehydration.

Interior

The spacious interior easily holds a 12" pizza or a whole chicken, and is perfect for baking pies and brownies.

Accessories

Included accessories: baking pan, pizza pan, dehydrator rack, and wire rack.

Settings

The toaster oven features bake, broil, toast, pizza, bagel, roast, defrost, warm, reheat, cookies, and dehydrate presets.

Renders

Initial concepts for the oven explored a variety of button layouts and handle designs. The iconic elements and trim details were developed in concert with the rest of the family to ensure a unified look for the brand.


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