Those with kitchens more suited to hotel rooms than homes often make do without an oven. Siemens offers a solution with its wall-mounted liftMatic oven (above). The appliance, which can be installed between two cabinets or over a table, features a mechanism that lowers the entire oven 'floor'. It is also child friendly, and not only because of its height: the operating features, including the lift function, can be locked. The liftMatic, which costs HK$28,880, is available from Siemens, shop G1, Baskerville House, 13 Duddell Street, Central, tel: 2511 2323.