Still, the idea of a machine that gives you your food has an inherently futuristic quality. Look at this meals machine from 2001: a Space Odyssey. Granted, everything it put out was pureed squash, but the machine looked cool. RCA Whirlpool designed this machine for Stanley Kubrick, who then subverted any hopes of using it for sales promotion by having the actors pretend that the thing kept burning their hands.
However, one thing that the Kubrick kitchen does highlight is the fact that once a future kitchen gets advanced enough, it becomes a glorified vending machine.