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Old 08-17-2006, 06:54 AM   #11
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Glad you agree Bucky! Now I wonder why they can't reverse the technology used for microwaves-- like instead of agitating the water molecules in food to heat up, the instant chiller or reverse microwave can slow down the same molecules to freezing point..... Ok, ok. I'll stop here. Brainiac I am not... :-P just a wishful thinker.

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Old 08-17-2006, 07:06 AM   #12
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A gadget for sterilising eggs for use in the home. Commercial/industrial machines are available but there's nothing for domestic use as far as I can see.

I'd love one of these. I'd start making home-made mayonnaise again and never have to worry about making omelettes that are still slightly runny.

I'm sure there'd be a huge market among foodies and small restaurants and pubs that serve food.

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Old 08-17-2006, 08:39 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by buckytom
chopstix, that's been on the mind of physicists for a while now.
it's fairly easy to add energy (often becoming heat) to a mass, but so far no one's really found a way of detracting or removing it.
You mean something Like This?


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Old 08-17-2006, 09:14 AM   #14
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Since most of the cooking I do is just for my husband & myself, I use a good old-fashioned metal box grater for most vegetable/cheese tasks involving grating/shredding, saving my mandoline & food processors for larger amounts. I would LOVE to find a way to protect my hand/fingers when using a box grater. Maybe there's something out there already that I just don't know about, but it would be nice to have a way to use a box grater without accidentally grating one's flesh into the product - lol!!!

Oh, & SnoopPuss - love your idea about a home egg-sterilization system. Not only would that be great for the regular consumer, but it would be absolutely fabulous for those folks who collect eggs from their own chickens - whether for home use or for farmers market sales.
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Old 08-17-2006, 09:48 AM   #15
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I would like to see the opposite of the ice cube. A "heat cube" would be incredibly useful, especially for those of us without a microwave.
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Old 08-17-2006, 11:05 AM   #16
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Loved the link, ronjon55. Gave me a good laugh on a Thursday afternoon with the whole of Friday to go before the weekend. Might have to read it again on Monday morning...

Hi BreezyCooking. I'm amazed no-one's come up with something yet. I hadn't even thought of people who keep their own chickens, and there's me hoping I might have some of my own in the spring!
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:57 PM   #17
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grrr, that's still heat reduction thru radiation, albeit a very cool one .
heat energy moving from a source of high concentration to a lower one. aka entropy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy

what we need is something like chopstix said. a wave or particle device that actually slows molecular contact.

need to start thinking about it sorta like "hole flow" theory in electricity.
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very, very frightening me!" Galileo
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Old 08-18-2006, 12:18 AM   #18
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how about a self cleaning kitchen?

Tat I love how you think !!

Micheal the one on Tool Time on Home Improvement doen't count !!
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Old 08-18-2006, 08:40 PM   #19
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I'd like an affordable tomato slicer - the kind that restaurants have. When I 1st saw one I thought it was one of the greatest things ever. Then I found out that they cost a couple hundred dollars, at least.

I'm all about the food!
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