Almost each one of us has gone through the notion of ‘can’t be asked to prepare food’ after a long day at office and the easiest thing to do in that case would be to order something over the phone and get it delivered. Well, there is a company that believes that it is not the only answer and you can prep your own food by utilising latest in tech and fresh ingredients.
Meet Foodini from Natural Machines that combines the latest in 3D printing technology and fresh ingredients to print out food that you can eat. Using stainless steel capsules stuffed with fresh ingredients, Foodini creates food that you can eat.
Foodini was introduced during the Web Summit technology conference in Dublin and like a sort of food manufacturing plant it can print a range of dishes, from sweet to savory. At about the size of a microwave oven, Foodini doesn’t currently cook the food for you, so the 3D printed dish still needs to be processed to the stage where it becomes edible.
However, the company said that it is already working on making Foodini a complete cooking solution wherein users won’t need to even cook the food and the final result will be a completely hands-off meal ready to consume.
“Promoting cooking with fresh ingredients, Foodini manages the difficult and time-consuming parts of food preparation that often discourage people from creating homemade food”, the company says.
Natural Machines will make its 3D printer available in limited quantities before end of the year and will commence mass production of Foodini in 2015. The 3D printer is expected to cost somewhere around $1300.
The company has also revealed that it is working with manufacturers to get pre-filled food capsules produced. This will enable those with the 3D printer to buy a box of capsules, plug them into the printer and then have it do the rest rather than having to prep the ingredients.