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Old 03-18-2013, 12:51 PM   #11
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Take a look at this thread, it may help.

People who are involved with the production of ice cream, starting with the custard b

For me a machine that will only stir the pot has little value.

I would be interested in a temperature controlled saucepan that stirred the contents and would alert me at certain times. Alerts as the mixture thickened or reached a certain temperature such as soft ball stage, hard ball etc. also it would be helpful if the speed of the stirring controls could be adjusted from slow to whip. That would be handy in making some types of frosting and desserts. All this for only $29.95 please!
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:06 PM   #12
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While you're inventing and designing things, consider designing an apparatus (preferably an attachment) that permits foot operated / actuated opening and closing of oven doors. Some early 20th century residential stoves actually had such a feature.
That's progress for a ya.
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Old 03-18-2013, 06:54 PM   #13
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No, I'd never use that.

Like Andy and Addie have explained, very few things need constant stirring.

But those that do -- like risotto -- need to be stirred using a particular technique that your contraption could not mimic.

Stirring even things like sauce and stew need to be done using a method that both stirs and scrapes and reaches the corners or the pot as well as the middle.

So, no. I can't see how it would be useful at all.

If you are set on designing a kitchen appliance, you might consider starting with a focus group of experienced cooks to generate useful ideas.

Maybe something that makes molecular gastronomy more approachable for the home cook?
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 PM   #14
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Not for me, I wouldn't buy it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:31 PM   #15
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That's what husbands are for. Or kids, or grandkids........
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:22 AM   #16
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Another problem I see with these gadgets is that many dishes are best cooked with lids. None of the auto stirrers address this.

I would not buy one, or even use one if someone gave it to me.
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Old 03-19-2013, 02:40 AM   #17
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While you're inventing and designing things, consider designing an apparatus (preferably an attachment) that permits foot operated / actuated opening and closing of oven doors. Some early 20th century residential stoves actually had such a feature.
That's progress for a ya.
My mother's wood burning stove had a pedal that opened the oven door. You still had to close it by hand.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:35 AM   #18
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That would be a waste of my money and storage space as well as just another thing to clean.
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