Originally Posted by parkerdaudt
We are attempting to ease the demand on the typical home cook. I am interested in learning if this type of device would be something the typical cook, as well as commercial chefs would ever use.
For commercial chefs in a restaurant it would have to be very big. And that would make it very heavy. It has to be able to reach the bottom of their pots. And the shaft would have to be heavy metal, not to count the weight of the motor. The motor for the home one weighs about 2.5 pounds. And that one can handle a three quart pan providing it has a wide mouth.
Because I have difficulty standing for any length of time, I have had a StirChef since they first came out on the market. It was touted by a lot of folks. Still it has not been a big seller. I find it useful only because of my inability to stand stirring for a long time when I make a lemon curd or anything with chocolate. BB&B used to sell them. They stopped because they were taking up shelf space.
Overstock.com has them. I suggest you and your partner do more research. One con is that you can not put a lid on the pot if you use this product. Thus it is useless for pasta or any tomato sauce. So even if you have the heat on low simmer, little blips of sauce are being spit out all over you stove. In saving your energy using this product you end up with more work cleaning your stove.
You wanted feedback. Now you have some straight from one who uses such a product. Good luck in your endeavor. And I hope the both of you graduate with top honors.
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