The Fires Line cooktop turns burner configuration on its side—literally. Instead of the standard arrangement, Binova opted for a horizontal alignment that allows for more versatile placement in the kitchen, such as up front for easy accessibility or to the back away from children. Distributed by Haute Living, the stainless steel unit measures 54 inches long and 13 3/4 inches deep. Cost: $3,950. Haute Living. 312-329-9000. www.haute-living.com.