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This would be a frying pan or cook pot which stirs its contents, using a strong paddle (not the weak wimpy ones on existing similar products) rotating at the bottom. The pan / pot would use both conductive heating from below, as well as radiative and convective heating by way of a quartz grill with a
strong fan built into the top lid. The lid should be able to clamp on, to allow for a pressure cooker mode.
[zeno, Oct 22 2013]
Mamamia [zen_tom, Oct 22 2013]
||Not unless it has a computer to keep stuff from
sticking to the bottom, a device to control the
stove's heat setting (or at least a variable-efficiency
heat sink to partially mitigate overheating) and at
least ten other add-ons that I haven't thought of yet.
||When I was in high school, the chemistry department
had something that is relevant to this Idea. It was a
"hot plate" that also had a motor built into it, under
the plate. You set a beaker of liquid on the hot
plate, and you put a little magnet, coated with
protective plastic, into the beaker-full of liquid. The
motor under the hot plate spun a magnet, which
caused the other magnet, in the beaker, to spin
along with it, and that kept the liquid nicely stirred.
||Shades of a stir plate for making yeast cultures for brewing.
||// The motor under the hot plate spun a magnet//
||I'd always assumed it was an array of coils under there, similar to a stepper motor stator.
||No, they're much cruder than that; just a permanent magnet and a small synchronous motor.
||Won't the bit in the middle burn when doing anything remotely sticky? How does it turn things over to evenly cook stuff(e.g. onions)?