It may seem very long ago when microwaves were introduced to people. It was in the 70s when they first came out. Back then, people were scared about food’s association with radiation, which was why not everyone was happy about their creation. Fast forward to present time, almost every household has a microwave.
Today, there’s a new futuristic machine that could change how food is prepared: the 3D printer from Natural Machines, a Barcelona-based startup company. The printer is mainly for people who are not into cooking at home but still want to whip up something healthy.
The 3D printer is known as Foodini, which has the ability to print almost any kind of food. It definitely sounds too good to be true, but it is real. The printer can “print” pasta, pizza, burgers, and even chocolates. Whether you want an appetizer or a dessert, Foodini may be able to provide it for you.
The printer uses the same technology as cooking real food – except there is only one melting point. With cooking food in your kitchen, you will have to deal with various temperatures and textures. You also need to check the consistency of the ingredients to make sure you are in the right direction.
Is It Safe?
Just like with microwaves, many consumers are worried about how the printer can deliver safe and edible food. After all, we are used to printers just using papers and printing our documents. With this revolutionary move in food printing, people can have their meals right from the machine. The question is whether or not it is safe to eat them.
The makers of the machine guarantee that the food you can make with the printer is all natural and fresh. Food will be popped in through the plastic capsules that the printer will use. There’s even more to rejoice about as every food that the printer brings to you will be free from preservatives. You can also store them for up to five days.
Limitations and Future Plans
While this device is great for lazy people who don’t like preparing their food, you should note that Foodini can only print food that you still have to cook. In the future though, the manufacturers of the printer aim for their machine to not only print uncooked food, but also cook them for you. Additionally, they also want you to have the ability to control Foodini through your smartphone.