So let’s strategize for a couple of minutes. With restaurants out of style because of the virus pandemic, and remote working pushing city dwellers to suburban areas, Americans have spent a lot of time at home this year – forcing them to prepare their meals.
Come to find out, meal prepping takes a lot of time, and can eat up an entire evening. To simplify the process, many people ordered meal kits from Blue Apron or Hello Fresh during the pandemic to save time and avoid supermarkets – but a meal kit still takes at least 30 minutes to prep.
In today’s age of automation and artificial intelligence, there’s got to be a better way. One company offers the world’s first-ever “robotic kitchen” for consumers that does all the cooking for you.
Adios restaurants or cooking for yourself or even hiring a private chef, that is, because the Moley Robotic Kitchen can whip up at least 5,000 recipes at the press of a button.
“Not only does the robot cook complete meals, it tells you when ingredients need replacing, suggests dishes based on the items you have in stock, learns what you like and even cleans up surfaces after itself,” London-based robotics company Moley wrote on its website.
Moley gives a household the peace of mind with “routine cooking, plan and adapt your menu according to different diets and lifestyles, enjoy international cuisine anytime, control calories and get cooking tips and recipes from chefs around the world,” the website continued.
Now the robotic chef isn’t cheap. It costs a little more than the 2020 McLaren 720S supercar, around $330k.
According to The Guadian, Moley Kitchen already has 1,205 “qualified sales inquiries” from people interested in buying one.
Over time, automated kitchen prices are expected to become more affordable.
“What you are looking at here is the world’s first consumer robotic kitchen,” founder Mark Oleynik said as he launched the robot kitchen at the Gulf information technology exhibition in Dubai. “Like all breakthrough technologies – cars, televisions and computers – it will appeal to enthusiasts, professionals and early adopters, and is priced accordingly.
“We anticipate that our pricing will be reduced significantly over time with production volume, efficiencies and economies of scale.”
So why ever return to a restaurant when you can have a robotic chef whip up 5,000 recipes at the press of a button?