Electrolux has set the ambition to make healthy and sustainable eating the preferred choice by 2030

Food is not only the single most critical factor in human health. The current food system has also severely damaged the climate and our ecosystems. How we eat, cook, and shop thus needs to be transformed to sustain our planet. Through a collection of modular solutions powered by advanced sensors and AI, based on behavioural science and the planetary health diet from the EAT-Lancet report, Electrolux has created what it terms “a vision of a better tomorrow”, with GRO.
The EAT-Lancet Report is described as the first full scientific review of what constitutes a healthy diet from a sustainable food system, and which actions can support and speed up food system transformation. The report was prepared by EAT and is an adapted summary of the Commission Food in The Anthropocene: the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems. The entire Commission report can be found online at thelancet.com/commissions/EAT.

Electrolux has set the ambition to make healthy and sustainable eating the preferred choice by 2030, and GRO is our testament to that. By challenging conventional thinking of what a kitchen is, we have rethought everything from the start – aiming to help change behaviours by making planet-friendly eating effortless and enjoyable through groundbreaking design,” says Tove Chevalley, Head of Electrolux Innovation Hub.

In an official statement, Electolux explains, “The GRO concept is entirely built on data and behavioural science, which has been the foundation for every design decision and product feature within the kitchen system. It’s also about exploring how kitchen products can contribute to eating more sustainably. Inspired by experts, chefs, early adopters and thousands of consumers, GRO empowers people to act on key recommendations in the renowned EAT-Lancet report, designed to support people’s personal needs to move towards a more sustainable diet.” The way we currently produce food to feed the planet is tragically at the expense of the planet itself. Research shows, one important action we can take to change this is to dramatically reduce consumption of animal source foods in places where they are currently over-consumed. This will help ensure enough healthy food can be produced for every person on the planet without destroying it. Food must be elevated as a key solution by anyone serious about tackling climate change and restoring nature,” says Brent Loken, Global Food Lead Scientist at WWF. Previously, Brent worked for EAT, where he was a lead author on the EAT-Lancet report.

With this in mind, Electrolux created the “jewellery box,” a storage solution within the GRO kitchen system, nudging people to eat less but better meat and explore new and diverse sources of protein.

There is also a global trend in the plant-forward world of reinventing new dishes by mixing techniques and flavours to enhance the taste experience. Specific techniques previously used to prepare meat dishes are now part of the plant-forward world. GRO’s “nordic smoker” enables people to smoke their ingredients at home, inspiring them to combine different flavours.

The concept’s digital platform will help to visualise the user’s eating habits and planetary impact, providing personal goal setting, guidance, and progress measurement over time. For example, tips on recipes, local produce and sustainable ingredients based on personalised taste, nutritional needs and what is in the fridge, is also a service that GRO can provide.The insights from GRO form the basis for Electrolux product development with the aim that future products will be even better at supporting more sustainable living.

“GRO is our vision of what a kitchen could look like. A vision that will inspire and guide our company’s innovations going forward, whilst pushing us forward to meet our sustainability goals,” Chevalley adds.

Electrolux GRO

Electrolux GRO kitchen that offers a fresh take on sustainable eating to a sleek self-heating bento box – this collection of kitchen appliances promises to transform cooking from a Herculean feat to an approachable and enjoyable process! Let your inner chef take over with the help of these innovative and nifty designs!GRO includes a modular compartment system that you can combine like LEGO bricks, depending on your dietary needs and kitchen space. Each compartment is designed not only to preserve ingredients but also to showcase its diversity and beauty. A Plant Gallery, for example, provides optimal conditions for storing fruits and vegetables while also letting you enjoy their fresh appearance behind textured glass.

The GRO Coach digital food companion will help you make the right sustainable choices based on your habits and needs
The system also defies stereotypes of plant-forward diets as bland or unexciting, especially to taste buds. In fact, GRO encourages exploration and experimentation, like the Grain and Pulse Library, which lets you try out alternative sources of protein from grains and pulses

Sustainability at the forefront as Electrolux presents future kitchen concept at EuroCucina

Sustainability at the forefront as Electrolux presents future kitchen concept at EuroCucina
June 7, 2022
Electrolux is at Europe’s leading kitchen trade show EuroCucina this week to introduce GRO, a new future kitchen concept to inspire people to make healthier and more sustainable choices.

“By influencing how our products are used, we believe we can help reduce food waste, promote resource efficient food choices and nutrition, and enhance healthy and sustainable eating experiences,” says Tove Chevalley, Electrolux Head of Innovation Hub.

GRO is a groundbreaking sustainable eating system aimed at reinventing the kitchen and enabling people to enjoy food in a way that is sustainable for health and planet.

The kitchen concept is built on interconnected products and services with features reflecting the planetary health diet of the EAT-Lancet report.

During EuroCucina, which takes place in Milan, Italy from June 7-12, Electrolux will also present new product ranges such as innovative and sustainable refrigerators, which can preserve vitamins for up to 95 percent longer, help reduce food waste by up to 20 percent using precise electronic sensors, and keep food 60 percent juicier and more hydrated via a dual cooling system.

Two new extractor hobs will also be introduced. The 800 Bridge with eXTractor and the 800 FlexiBridge® with eXTractor have been designed to bring freedom to kitchen planning as people upgrade and make the cooking space more sociable. Using consumer insight to drive the design, the new hobs and integrated extractor fans provide flexibility to tailor kitchens without any restrictions.

“Our aim is to make healthy and sustainable eating desirable, accessible and easier. This year at EuroCucina we are showing new, best-in-class products and concepts that have taken years to develop. They have required us to rethink the ordinary and reengineer every last detail to deliver the extraordinary,” says Patrick Le Corre, Electrolux Senior Vice President, Product Line.