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Tumble Cooker

Mini drum-like cooking vessel tosses food while cooking it
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Why should you have to manually sautée or stir-fry your food by hand? Why not put your food into a cooking appliance that will automatically do this for you perfectly without burning it? Worried about wastage or health effects because you're cooking with too much oil? Why not a cooking appliance which can reduce the amount of oil required for cooking?

Mini drum-like cooking vessel appliance rotates on its side like a tumble dryer - except that it's not drying your food, it's cooking it. Induction heating allows high temperatures for searing, while the digital timer and constant tumbling action keeps food from charring. Fry your food using less oil and eat healthier. Drum swivels from a vertical position (for loading of food) to a horizontal position (for rotational tumble-cooking). Optional spin-cycle allows food to be drained of oil. Non-stick interior surface prevents food from sticking to the vessel walls.

sanman, Dec 23 2013

Scrambled Egg Cement Mixer Scrambled_20Egg_20Cement_20Mixer
[swimswim, Dec 23 2013]

T-Fal Actifry http://tfalactifry.com/
T-Fal Actifry [Alterother, Dec 23 2013]

Dogeroo Hot Dog Rotisserie Cooker http://www.belson.com/drhdc.htm
Add a recycling self-baster and it's done. [jurist, Dec 25 2013]

Chicken/Ribs/Kebabs Rotisserie Cooker http://www.gfsequip...743/rt-5-rotisserie
Sample. [jurist, Dec 25 2013]

green chili roaster https://www.google....AQ&biw=1280&bih=630
[xandram, Dec 29 2013]


       This is a good idea.
MaxwellBuchanan, Dec 23 2013

       The same holes that might drain oil will also allow all the juices to escape. This implies those holes need to be close-able.
Vernon, Dec 23 2013

       How about just using a deep fryer and then just have a metal salad-spinner thing to spin the excess oil off?
bs0u0155, Dec 23 2013

       Could one put the holes only in the bottom of the drum, so the oil drianed when it tipped upright at the end of the cooking cycle? [+]
gisho, Dec 23 2013

       This is a VERY good idea.   

       This has never been done before? Seems like a no-brainer.
doctorremulac3, Dec 23 2013

       I've seen/heard of similar devices that operate on the same general principle of keeping the food moving (such as the T-Fal Actifry), but never one configured as in the idea. It does seem like the kind of thing that makes so much sense it's hard to believe it doesn't already exist.
Alterother, Dec 23 2013

       Clearly you are suggesting this device for the home kitchen and that it be flexibly designed to accommodate a variety of foods, but isn't the same concept already used commercially by hot-dog cookers (not the roller kind) and large-scale chain- driven chicken rotisseries (ala Costco)? [link(s)] These devices keep the food from getting beaten-up and/or bruised while tumbling through the cooking process.
jurist, Dec 25 2013

       I don't see any "tumbling" in the rotisserie links.
FlyingToaster, Dec 25 2013

       Granted,[FT], it is not the exuberant Olympics-style "tumbling" performance you might have expected from Olga Korbut or Kerri Strug, but the gentle somersault that those chickens perform on their spits might qualify as elementary form of "tumbling", and their skins remain intact.
jurist, Dec 25 2013

       I was picturing the food pieces being seared by a hot surface, and not by a flame like in a rotisserie cooker. I was aiming for the process to be as close to stir-frying as possible.
sanman, Dec 26 2013

       [+] a good idea. See link for green chili roaster. Although the roaster is meant for outdoors, the tumbling part works to keep the food from burning whilst roasting. Your idea would be similar but for use indoors.
xandram, Dec 29 2013

       Well. sanman, it looks like 2 of your ideas are maybe going to happen. There's cookmellow.com and tumblecook.com. Congratulations!
smith101, Aug 12 2014


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