Daily Archives: September 2, 2017

The Magic Oven . . .

It seems like the Jetson’s automated kitchen is getting closer. Well, maybe except for Rosie, the robot maid.

Miele, a major European appliance company has announced the Dialog Oven, to go on sale in Europe starting in 2018. Another article can be found here.

Cooking  with electromagnetic waves, the frequency allows the cooking energy to be beamed more directly into the food, allowing you to put veal, tomatoes, and zucchini all in a pan, place it in the oven, and in just a few minutes, it all comes out perfectly done, all at the same time. This because the energy can be beamed in different directions, cooking some items more than others.

Or say for some reason, you need to cook a piece of cod frozen inside a block of ice.

Magic Oven

And in just a few minutes, the cod is cooked perfectly, but the ice doesn’t melt.

Now I’m not sure why you’d want to do this, but it’s a neat trick.

The only party pooper on this new oven right now is the price . . .  about $9500.

Of course that’s less than the $54,000 (in 2016 dollars) that the first Amana Radarange cost in 1947. And it was almost 6 feet tall, weighed 750 pounds, and was water-cooled.

Things have come a long way. I saw one at Wal-Mart a while back that you could hold up with one hand, and only cost $49.

After a long nap-filled afternoon we met Ed and Debi Hurlburt over at the Fish Pond Restaurant at 5:45 for dinner.

Jan was really glad they suggested the Fish Pond because she’s really been wanting their Chicken Fried Steak again.

Fish Pond CFS 2

Normally it come with the gravy on it, but since one of us ordered theirs on the side, we all got it on the side.

Ed and Debi - Fish Pond

Since we just had dinner with Ed and Debi this past Wednesday at China Delight, we were able to reduce our normal 3 hours dinners down to only two hours.

A real improvement.

Saying our goodbyes and heading back to the park, we made a quick stop at the Willis Walgreen’s for a few things.

As we left the park earlier we noticed that the Code3 Large Animal Rescue people had pulled out and moved on.

Code 3 Animal Rescue

Probably moved over to the west side of Houston where it’s still flooding.

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Tomorrow I’m going to get the ladder out of the truck and caulk a couple of small leaks around the top right windshield gasket. It didn’t lead all the time during Harvey, just when the wind was blowing from a certain direction.

Thought for the Day:

“The power of government] covers the surface of so­ciety with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd. The will of man is not shattered, but softened, bent, and guided; men are seldom forced by it to act, but they are constantly restrained from acting. Such a power… does not tyrannize, but it compresses, enervates, extinguishes, and stupefies a people, until each nation is reduced to nothing better than a flock of timid and hard-working animals, of which the government is the shepherd.” – Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859)


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