Don’t Buy It, Until We Try It: RoboStir | VideoAmy Fox | 2/15/2013
Stirring, stirring, and more stirring. When you go to make soups and stews, you can`t forget to stir it. Then, you have to keep a close eye to make sure it doesn’t scorch or overflow, which can be annoying. Well, this kitchen gadget may make life in the kitchen a little easier. It`s called the RoboStir and it claims to automatically stir as you cook.
Seems pretty easy, right? But, does it actually work? Well, “Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It."
For Colleen Andersen, cooking soups and stews can be one big mess.
"I burnt tomato soup. I learn as you go," said Andersen.
Over time, the one thing Andersen has learned is the importance of stirring and keeping a watchful eye on the pan. "When I put it on the stove, I end up having to stir it a lot, so it doesn`t burn on the stove and it just gets kind of old having to stir it all the time."
So, we decided to put RoboStir to the test. We took it out of the package, put in four AA batteries inside and it was ready to use.
We poured a can of vegetable soup into a medium-size pan.
"The button is on top, so here we go. Let’s see if it works,” said Andersen.
The RoboStir automatically started stirring the soup. When it got stuck on a vegetable or a piece of meat, it stalled for a few seconds, but then it went back to stirring again.
"There are different speeds. I think if it gets stuck on something, then it kind of gets, like, just stays in one spot,” said Andersen.
Once the vegetable soup was done, we tried out tomato soup, a thinner liquid.
Andersen said, "Put it in and turn it on."
We kept the RoboStir on a low speed, so the soup didn`t splatter everywhere. This time, it didn`t get caught on anything and blended the water and soup together.
"You don`t have to stand there with your arm breaking off trying to stir it," said Andersen.
We just got done trying out the RoboStir. And, it was just as easy as they advertise on TV. All you have to do is add batteries, secure it in the place and it automatically stirs for you. It looks like I`ll be trading in my spoon for the RoboStir. This week`s “Don`t Buy It, Until We Try It,” earns a thumbs up.
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