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The Ramenizer

Rapid serve noodle machine
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Ramen noodles are a great value at a buck a dozen. Slackers also love their simple prep: boil 2 cups water; cook noodles 3 minutes; add spice pack; serve. But even this is too much work. Until today.

The Ramenizer allows Costco quantities of noodle packs to be loaded in a hopper and with the press of a button, a ready-to eat steaming soup bowl is dispensed. The machine automatically opens the Ramen package; seperates the plastic wrap, dried food, and foil seasoning pack; boils the water; cooks the macaroni; opens and adds the seasoning pack; and dispenses lunch with disposable bowl and spoon.

Cube, Jan 27 2006

Frosted Ramen Frosted_20Ramen
other halfbaked Ramen [Cube, Jan 27 2006]

Ramen Spray Noodles Ramen_20Spray_20Noodles
more halfbaked Ramen [Cube, Jan 27 2006]

Lots of great info on Rahmen http://www.kippo.or..._e/kansai/impat.htm
[wagster, Jan 28 2006]

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       what happens if you accidentally drop something unexpected into it - like a frozen chicken? +
xenzag, Jan 27 2006
  

       [xenzag] Something would happen, I'm not sure what. No worse than accidentally dropping an unexpected item into a blender or cuisinart.
Cube, Jan 27 2006
  

       /Something would happen, I'm not sure what/ The mark of a robust technology. Bread!   

       I think automatic soup machines exist, though.
bungston, Jan 27 2006
  

       I see the sentences; I read the words, but I don't understand any of it.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jan 27 2006
  

       I want ramen at vending-machine speed (15 seconds max). Figure out how to do that and you'll have a winner.
TIB, Jan 28 2006
  

       From Rahmen-orientated website:   

       "Cup Noodle vending machines with hot water service, introduced at about the same time as the noodles, also experienced a boom; within a year, the number of such machines in Japan reached 20,000. (This number was second only to that of Coca Cola vending machines. )" (linky)   

       As usual the Japanese crack it first.
wagster, Jan 28 2006
  

       //No worse than accidentally dropping an unexpected item into a blender or cuisinart.// [marked-for-tagline]
FlyingToaster, Mar 03 2009
  

       Bun if you can convince Britney Spears to do the marketing video clip.
placid_turmoil, Mar 03 2009
  
      
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