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Old 04-12-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Polara - Would you use this?

http://www.time.com/time/techtime/200310/product5.html

I saw this last night on Kitchens of the Future and wondered if there was anyone out there that would ever use something like this.

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Old 04-12-2006, 11:38 AM   #2
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I sure would. I think it is a great idea if it works.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:41 AM   #3
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There are those for whom this would be a big help. I'm not one of those people. If I was, I wouldn't hesitate.

I used to be in the mode of quick or defrosted meals during the week and 'big' meals on the weekend.
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Old 04-12-2006, 11:48 AM   #4
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Demo

They demonstarted cooking cookies in this thing and I thought, man it would be nice to come home to some warm cookies! So they put to cookies in the oven before going to work, set it to chill for several hours, then set it to bake, then to warm. During the day, worker bee found out he would be working late and calls his stove to tell it to delay for one hour.... sure enough, he gets home and has perfectly cooked, warm cookies ready for him! Guess that can help lots of folks with crockpot type meals!
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Old 04-12-2006, 01:17 PM   #5
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Wow... sounds like a kitchen appliance from Minority Report...
But considering the fact that some of the then incredible gadgets from that film are already on the market or about to be on the market, I believe something like that could be possible ...

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Old 04-12-2006, 01:40 PM   #6
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I wouldn't buy it just because I don't need anything like that. I'm home all the time. I think though that if it works.. it'd be great.
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Old 04-12-2006, 03:52 PM   #7
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I would if the stoves were gas and not electric. I am not a huge fan of smooth tops. Also this is good for people who cook most of their foods in the oven. I am a stove person and it's easier and quicker for me to cook a one pot meal quickly on the stovetop after work. For me oven cooking is mostly reserved for weekends.
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Old 04-12-2006, 09:55 PM   #8
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I think it can be cool in some ways, but then in others... well... I am not one of those folks that has 2 or 5K laying around to buy one of these guys. I am sure the stove I have now is well under $500 and it seems to suit me just fine. I just find it amazing that companies will spend that kind of money to develop a product that to me would not be a commoners house hold appliance. At least not for 10 or 15 years!
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Well on a second thought... if I use it regularly to have it switch directly from the cooling to baking mode, I would be rather concerned about its excessive energy consumption...
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Well on a second thought... if I use it regularly to have it switch directly from the cooling to baking mode, I would be rather concerned about its excessive energy consumption...
I thought about that too.... don't even want to know how much that would add to my energy bill!
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