60

Rotimatic Indian Bread Maker

By: on October 25, 2013
$599 - $999
Check It Out

I'm still not even sure what the hell roti is. I thought Indian bread was either naan (mmmmm, chewy) or papadums (mmmmm, crunchy). What's this third formation of dough throwing a wrench into my narrow culinary view of Curry Land? And whatever it is, can I please have a Hungry Jack stack of it?

Mama? Hello? That's your cue.

As I await satiation of my roti craving, I'm going to re-watch the Rotimatic automatic roti maker demonstration video. Again and again. Because it is F'ing outstanding. A hundred times better than anything I've seen on Unwrapped or Sesame Street. I wonder if there's an extended version. Maybe one with some additional footage of that smokin' hot Indian woman Bob Ross-ing it up by the window?

Later on in the video, probably when the Indian couple who just made and ate the roti with their saag and white wine are having sex, Rotimatic co-founder Pranoti Nagarkar explains how long roti enthusiasts have been waiting for this sort of automated dough manipulator. Apparently the process takes ages when done by hand, and as a staple of most Indian households, making roti by hand has long been a prerequisite for the family's designated chef.

The Rotimatic holds ingredients for up to 20 rotis, and kneads, puffs, and pops them out at a rate of 1 roti per minute. It can also make doughballs and flour discs for frying paranthas and pooris (more Indian bread stuffs!) If the video is to be believed, the machine's digital screen and ingredient containers are reasonably self-explanatory and simple to use, one more sure sign the Rotimatic was not designed or made in America.

Best of all, according to Nagarkar and her partner Rishi Ishrani, Rotimatic earns marks as the 5th invention in history that will revolutionize the lives of women. It follows the distinguished list of vacuum cleaner, washing machine, birth control, and cell phone.

Hey ladies, put your guns down. I'm just the messenger here.

Rotimatic will initially ship in Singapore beginning December 2013. Fingers crossed that worldwide distribution will follow. Interested parties should express interest and sign up for alerts through the company's website.

June 2014 Update: According to the Rotimatic Website, pre-orders for Singapore and the United States are open at a "special, early-bird price" of $599 for a single machine. Post pre-order prices will increase to $999.

Buy Now

Bacon Express Crispy Bacon Grill

$29.99 from Amazon »

Whole wheat in the toaster, bacon in the...other toaster, a yank of the iceberg, a slice of the tomato, and mmmm. BLTeee-licious. Without turning on the stove or getting popped in the eye with a grease BB....

Buy Now

Darth Vader Toaster

$42.48 from Amazon »

Big Bad Toy Store says nothing--nothing!--about its forthcoming breakfast game changer, the Darth Vader Toaster, except this:...

Check it out

Star Wars Death Star Toaster

$65.54 from The Fowndry »

This Death Star is armed with 7,293 TIE Fighters, and it's ready to deploy them onto your sliced bread. In toaster form, it's also the perfect solution to mornings you're in a rush and don't have time to craft a complete...

Buy Now

Breakfast Sandwich Maestro

$22.49 from Amazon »

5 minutes to a breakfast sandwich. No drive-thru on earth can beat that...mainly because of the whole leaving the house and driving to the drive-thru portion of the equation. Otherwise I guess most of them could. If there...

Buy Now

Smart Oven Air Fryer, Roaster & Dehydrator

$399.95 from Amazon »

Tons of toaster ovens do more than just toast, but I like the Breville Smart Oven Air's additions of frying and dehydrating to the countertop cooker game. Using Element IQ technology, or the thing that allows them to...

Buy Now

Family Size Hat Trick Breakfast Station

$67.48 - $77.55 from Amazon »

You've seen the hat trick of a Breakfast Station big enough for you, but here's an option big enough for your whole family....

Buy Now

Cuisinart Steam & Convection Oven

$247 from Amazon »

Cuisinart's Steam Oven stuffs the full functionality of a convection oven and a professional steam oven into a 15-1/2" x 18" countertop footprint. Using steam as a heating method can cut the cooking time of vegetables...

Buy Now

Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven

$101.14 from Amazon »

Pizzacraft has made stovetop spinoff to their Pizzeria Pronto Outdoor Pizza Oven. It's called the Pizzeria Pronto Stovetop Pizza Oven. Don't worry, I'm sure the design and performance are a lot more inspired than the...

Buy Now

Fourneau Bread Oven

Sold Out from Amazon »

1 x solid maple surface + 1 x pre-seasoned cast iron dome = 1 x Fourneau Bread Oven carbo-coma. If you've got the touchy yeast thing down, the touchy kneading thing down, and the touchy rise in a warm (but not too warm!)...

Buy Now

Lekue Silicone Bagel Mold

$20 from Amazon »

I! Love! Bagels! Ilovebagels. And I'm not even related to Oprah. But once Oprah sees this bagel mold I'm about to get from Lekue I bet she'll want to come over to boil bagels and schmear 'em up with me like we're cousins...

Check it out

Flatev Countertop Tortilla Maker

$399 from Flatev »

I know store-bought tortillas aren't exactly a wallet vacuum, and making them yourself won't really save any money, but if Flatev's claims are to be trusted, this electric countertop tortilla churner requires 0 skills...

Buy Now

Breakfast Burrito Maker

$21.99 from Amazon »

The people want burritos! It's no surprise Hamilton Beach has followed up its wildly popular Breakfast Sandwich Maker with a Breakfast Burrito Maker because, well, the people want burritos! Since 1975, according to Wikipedia...