As always, with a new gadget, there’s a temptation to over-use it in the first flush of enthusiasm. But I have to say, after our initial risotto, the next three experiments have been remarkably successful. I won’t keep posting pix of the machine itself, because they would become repetitive. It is, after all, just a self-stirring saucepan.
First up, pytt i panna.
Years ago we were given a gadget called an SEB Le Saucier. It was a self-heating self-stirring saucemaker. It wasn’t brilliant, because the stirring paddle was just a smidgeon too far away from the base and sides of the pan, so it was only too easy for ingredients to catch and burn. We used it only occasionally, and so it lasted for many years before it finally gave up.
More recently, I’ve been casting lustful eyes on a Thermomix, with its far more sophisticated chopping, stirring, heating, and steaming functions, but the price is astronomical at around nine hundred pounds.
Then, the other day, we saw in Costco the “Jamie Oliver Home Cooker”.