Now if you’re too tired to whip up dinner after a hard day of work, you’ve got another option besides calling for delivery: just head to the kitchen and 3D print your food.
Foodini is a 3D Printer that preps your food for you, printing one ingredient at a time—just like a typical 3D printer would with plastic—to assemble everything from hamburger patties to pizza. Yes, 3D printed pizza. Dreams do come true.
The sleek, cube-shaped machine would sit pretty on any modern kitchen countertop, and all you have to do to get started is plug it in. Foodini works like a robot sous-chef, assembling layer-by-layer the freshly made food you’ve already prepared, like cookie dough or ravioli filling. Once that’s loaded into the machine’s squeeze bottle-like capsules, Foodini follows a recipe of your choosing to turn each ingredient into a fully-formed dish. Then all that’s left to do is cook it, bake it, or if it doesn’t require any further fussing, eat it straight outta the machine.
The demo recipes show that Foodini can handle pumping out both basic and complex dishes, from molding a simple, spirling pizza dough disc to constructing veggie patties into whimsical horse shapes. Its mechanical assembly allows for a precision unmatched by the human hand, which means that kitchen tools like rolling pins and cookie cutters may become totally obsolete in its presence. And since Foodini can print multiples at once, it definitely reduces the effort of cooking for large groups of people. As you can imagine, we’re pretty jazzed that it’s scheduled to be released well before Thanksgiving 2014.
According to The New York Daily News, Foodini will run corner-cutting chefs $1,300, so effortless cooking does come with a hefty price tag. While we’ve seen our fair share of 3D printed food in the past, there is something to be said for having a one-stop shop for concocting a slew of sweet and savory edibles with no assembly required.
(Images via New York Daily News)
Let’s get real: would you ever 3D print your own food, or would you stick to assembling each ingredient by hand? What other types of 3D printed technology have you read about that could effect your kitchen routines? Tell us in the comments below!