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One big problem with kitchen ovens -- you have to take
stuff out of them -- and the oven door is typically in the
way, while you have to grab something, typically pretty
hot and heavy, and get it out safely onto a non-
flammable, stain resistant
Even putting stuff in is hardly convenient
with the door
No doubt side doors and other arrangements exit, but
here's a slightly different idea:
A pair of hinged clamp capable appendages, with 270
rotation degree capabilities, installed on the inside of
You place the item to be cooked comfortably onto the
door, clasp the appendages onto the same places on the
vessel as where your hands would go.
As you close the door, the appendages swivel, allowing
vessel to remain upright as it settles onto the oven
The process repeats in reverse as you open the oven
door, unclasp the appendages, and safely remove the
A kool Kat [csea, Feb 02 2012]
||How about going one stage further and employing one of those articulated robot arms?
||You could sell a range of pans/containers/tins etc that use a proprietary coupling interface and corner the market on robot controlled kitchen goods and accessories.
||What about a simple drawer in the oven? The whole shelf that the food is sitting on could slide straight out so you can easily pick up the food or set it down. The shelf could be attached to the door by one of these mechanisms to pull it open so you don't have to use your hands.
||[tc] I, for one, appreciate the cartoon cat reference. [link]
||I am surprised that our resident Borg hasn't knee-jerk reacted with the usual screed.
||The HB cell of the Borg Collective are a bit busy at the
moment, having been contracted by Alterorder
Incorporated to work out a reasonable explanation for the
recent dramatic increase in the number of life-sized
inflatable Rudolf Hess dolls mysteriously appearing on the
front lawn of the Heathen Institute for Inadvisably-Applied
Science and Moose Linguistics.
||Oh, and here's a bun for the oven thingy.