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3-D Printers: Coming Soon to a Kitchen Near You

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Posted on Nov 26, 2013
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A 3-D printer molding chocolate into various shapes.

We’ve seen 3-D printers used to forge the worst kind of items (guns, for one) but now the devices are being employed to make cooking quick and painless. The Foodini, a new machine created by a startup in Barcelona, Spain, may revolutionize the way we prepare and eat food, and it’s barely in the prototype stages.

According to the BBC, “a prototype device developed by Natural Machines allows different types of food to be printed in 3-D including chocolate and pasta.”

Made with the average person in mind, the printer aims to create everyday foods at a click and help minimize time spent cooking for those of us who can hardly find a minute to eat. The price, however, is nowhere near average, costing about €1000 ($1,352).

And though the prototype is quite large and cumbersome at the moment, the final design will be created to fit in with your other appliances. “That’s, of course, if it doesn’t replace your kitchen entirely,” says the BBC’s Melissa Hogenboom.

—Posted by Natasha Hakimi

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