"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Cookware and Accessories > Cookware
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-16-2006, 01:34 PM   #1
Assistant Cook
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1
If you could improve anything about existing piece of cookware

Hi all, hope this is ok here.

I have to decide a Design Tech project for my A Levels and i wanted to do something to do with cooking.
My question is, if you could improve anything about an existing piece of cookware what would it be? Alternatively, what gadget would most simplify/save you time when cooking regularily?

My ideas so far have been 1)A way of cooking both rice and say noodles at the same time for picky eaters. 2)A frying pan that could help beginners toss food like professionals.

Thanks in advance for any replies!

Blue

__________________

__________________
bluey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 02:58 PM   #2
Executive Chef
 
Half Baked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
Welcome Bluey.

I've seen a pan that makes it easier for beginners to 'flip' on late night sales shows. I will try to find it when I get back on.
__________________

__________________
Jan
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 03:02 PM   #3
The Dude Abides
 
TATTRAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Bermuda Native in D.C./NoVA
Posts: 5,324
Send a message via AIM to TATTRAT Send a message via Yahoo to TATTRAT Send a message via Skype™ to TATTRAT
Welcome to DC!


how about a self cleaning kitchen?
__________________
flickr
TATTRAT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 03:28 PM   #4
Executive Chef
 
Half Baked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927


So I guess you'd better go with the rice/pasta cooker. I like the kitchen cleaning device that Tattrat suggested.
__________________
Jan
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2006, 04:22 PM   #5
Chef Extraordinaire
 
mudbug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: NoVA, beyond the Beltway
Posts: 11,166
Bienvenue, bluey. Best luck on your A levels.

Think me up a gadget that will simultaneously peel and slice potatoes.
__________________
Kool Aid - Think before you drink.
mudbug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 12:21 AM   #6
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,784
a device that does my thinking for me.
__________________
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown,
waiting for someone or something to show you the way.
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 02:02 AM   #7
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,319
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
I'd like a mircowave that warms things evenly.
__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 02:13 AM   #8
Master Chef
 
Michael in FtW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 6,592
Quote:
Originally Posted by bluey
My ideas so far have been 1)A way of cooking both rice and say noodles at the same time for picky eaters. 2)A frying pan that could help beginners toss food like professionals.
There are already a couple of skillets that take care of #2 ... I just can't find the links for them ... the front of the pan is higher than the rest of the pan and curves slightly inward ... although a few times trying to "flip" food in a regular skillet and you'll get the hang of it ...

As for the #1 combo rice/noodle cooker idea ... have you ever cooked rice and noodles? They do not cook the same way ... or for the same amount of time - and there is a vast difference in how you cook the noodles depending on the type of noodle.

You really can't create a product to solve a problem unless you have experienced the problem ...

Humm .. Binford Tools, and the hosts of their "Tool Time" show (Tim and Al) have already come up with the "Self Cleaning Kitchen" ...

Mudbug - Hobart (I think it's Hobart) makes one ... but you probably will not like the price tag!
__________________
"It ain't what you don't know that gets you in trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so." - Mark Twain
Michael in FtW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 02:37 AM   #9
Head Chef
 
Chopstix's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Singapore
Posts: 1,323
Just like there's the microwave for zapping food to high temp, I wish there was a blast freezer-type kitchen appliance that can rapidly bring down the temp of large quantities of food. This would be invaluable in defatting stocks/stews and for keeping them out of the temp danger zone for bacterial growth.
__________________
'Never eat more than you can lift.' - Miss Piggy
Chopstix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-17-2006, 05:00 AM   #10
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,784
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.

i saw a show a couple of years ago that a kid won a competition where he invented a machine that chilled soda cans rapidly. i spun the can is a ciruclating bath of cool water or something like that, which transferred the heat from the can to the water. not sure how it worked, but the effect was still radiative. heat dissipation through molecular contact.



i't would be really cool to have something like an instant chiller.
__________________

__________________
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your hometown,
waiting for someone or something to show you the way.
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
Um diddle diddle diddle um diddle ay
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.