Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Robo-Rolling Pin

Rolls dough to desired thickness or size and to specified shape
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Gone are the days of sweaty, flour-specked brows and aching muscles while rolling out dough for pies, rolls or pasta. The robo-rolling pin itself is a powerful, cylindrical, permanent magnet encased in Teflon. The brains and brawn of the appliance looks like a marble slab with a touch pad. Inside this one inch thick robo-dough board is a myriad of conducting rings, standing in all directions. By feeding current to correct ring series, the board can pull, roll and steer the rolling pin. Additionally the board can “see” the edges of the dough with IR and can electro magnetically sense the rolling pin’s distance from the board surface.

Simply dust the unit with flour and place the robo-rolling pin over the dough in the middle of the robo-dough board. Easily program the shape, round or rectangular, and size/thickness and stand back in wonder as the rolling pin quickly rolls out the dough with radial, spiral or parallel strokes. Croissants are produced in seconds with only manual folding.

A special lever is included for freeing the robo-rolling pin from steel surfaces and bandages are enclosed for any injuries incurred by late-arriving spouses.

FarmerJohn, Aug 25 2002

PieMaster http://www.piemaster.com/MT20DR10SET.HTM
Model DR10 (10" wide) doughroller with MT20 turnover machine. [phoenix, Aug 27 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Imperia Pasta Machine http://www.kitchens...atalog/VW-150.shtml
[phoenix, Aug 27 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Dough Rollers http://www.abestkit.../dough-rollers.html
Expensive, but Baked. [phoenix, Aug 27 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Pizza Dough Presses http://www.abestkit.../pizza-presses.html
[phoenix, Aug 27 2002, last modified Oct 21 2004]

folding robot http://www.youtube....watch?v=gy5g33S0Gzo
they can fold too [Voice, Mar 31 2011]


       Note the category.
FarmerJohn, Aug 25 2002

       <thinking out loud here> [blissy] perhaps we could put together some sort of floor mounted pastry board and rolling pin / skates for you, so that you could roll out your pastry with your feet while maintaining an upright, back-friendly posture.
po, Aug 25 2002

       Or you could use your back as the board and get a therapeutic massage out of it. I made my first noodles a month ago and though I put a lot of muscles and weight into it, the rubbery dough still turned out too thick.
FarmerJohn, Aug 25 2002

       FJ, might I suggest you name this "Mr. Robo-Dough". And hire Styx for the commercial music.
waugsqueke, Aug 26 2002

       thumbwax: The second link's machine is only good for 6" wide dough, but the first link leads to a large robust roller. I thought mine to be more graceful, appealling and expensive. I was sure someone would hit on its physics.
FarmerJohn, Aug 26 2002

       Links pulled, as I see they don't match the criteria of the idea - Sorry Farmer - couldn't see straight - 9 hours sleep in 3 days with a horrendous summer cold - 2nd cold in 10 years. I see that it's graceful & powerful at the same time, it whets the appetite of third eye and tummy alike. <off topic tip>I empathize with blissmiss - sciatica is maddening. ‡Don't cross your legs at the knee.‡</off-topic tip> Only hand-rolled a few pizzas in my castle, machine-rolled when I made a few back in the day. Due to an innappropriately timed sneeze, this Croissant turned out extraordinarily flaky and large with bits of sneeze on it.
thumbwax, Aug 26 2002


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