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Eating out of the jar, can, bag, etc. is one thing bachelors and others who live alone often do.
Having to hold the jar of applesauce on an angle so you can get the spoon in there requires two hands and then you have to rotate the jar to get the stuff on the other side. As the jar gets empty the angle
must be increased all the way to horizontal. This is true for other foods in jars or tubs.
Chip and pretzel bags laid on an end table are not often on an angle so the opening is available. Trying to get a handful with one hand is frustrated by having to chase the bag all over the place or knocking it on the floor while reading or doing something else with the other hand.
To alleviate the above mentioned problems a device is proposed that will cradle a jar, can, or tub and can be tilted at an angle and stay at the desired angle or move to tilt more or less anywhere from upright to horizontal by friction hinge and also have a rotating base. These movements can be either manual or powered.
The devices for chips, etc. would have spring clips to hold the bag or box in place and keep it open and available to your hand. They would also tilt and rotate and be heavy enough to resist moving against the pressure of the probing hand.
Those of us who don't dirty many dishes could be better served by these devices.
||This would be great for fishing too...
||I was fairly certain that this idea was going to request that I eat crickets and worms from a Styrofoam container. So, I was rather pleased to find that it was really about a device which would hold my favorite snack bag at a convenient angle to improve consumption. I might suggest that you add a mechanical "tapper" device which, at the user's prompt, "taps " the container or bag to shake loose those last most flavorful snack remnants elusively trapped within the cellophane crinkles directly into the user's mouth.
||I'm sure something could be done like them fast air moving vertical tubes people use to practice skydiving in. Just dump in the stack and then put your head in there. Complimentary hair-net to keep the pork scratchings out of your hair.
||//Having to hold the jar of applesauce on an angle
so you can get the spoon in there requires two
hands and then you have to rotate the jar to get
the stuff on the other side.//
||I think that, if you have sunk so low that (a) you
consider apple sauce to be a meal rather than an
accompaniment to roast pork and (b) you lack the
staff, resources or motivation to use suitable
crockery and cutlery with which to eat it, then
the problem of how to keep your hands free is
probably the least of your worries. Your time
would be better spent in considering what went
wrong with your life.
||//like them fast air moving vertical tubes people use
to practice skydiving in//
||A tip. Most indoor skydiving tunnels recirculate the
air through a huge loop, to conserve its momentum.
Therefore, if you throw up, you have about 1.5
seconds in which to exit the tunnel.
||//..consider applesauce to be a meal// I should have clarified that to read "When enjoying a treat of cinnamon applesauce".
The applesauce is usually a side dish to a meal where my dish is being used for the main course. So no dish is available for the sides. This was partial inspiration for the idea. I don't want the responsibility of owning more than one dish.
These devices may be attractive to people with only one hand and people whose limbs shake so much they need something to hold the container steady for them.