Dr. Peng of ZJUT created a fully automated rice cooker



电饭煲是我们日常生活中不能缺少的一种小家电,近年来,日本小家电尤其是电饭煲慢慢成为国人抢购的热销商品。我校的彭伟教授在国人到日本疯狂扫货电饭煲的时候,出于便捷生活、便于操作的目的,完成了一项从零到一的发明创造——无人炊·饭宝。这是一项承载着41项专利的发明,是对传统电饭煲的革命性颠覆。





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This fully automated rice cooker created by Dr. Peng gained countless praises on the AWE (Appliance & electronics World Expo) during its first debut. What’s more, the Japanese celebrity, Cun Daomeng, who has been hailed as “cooking fairy” came to the Expo, and tested some of the rice which was cooked by this fully automated rice cooker and gave it high praises.





The naissance of this fully automatic rice cooker



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Firstly, Doctor Peng was not satisfied by some properties of Japanese rice cookers. For example it takes a long time to soak the rice and keep it warm. So an idea to create a fully automated system came to his mind- he saw it better to put the rice in water at an appropriate time.

In 2006, the idea of disposable rice came to Doctor Peng’s ears when he went to USA for an academic exchange. He then received news from a friend who had just returned from Japan that the rice polisher has been promoted in Japan. Both of these two are good methods to avoid washing rice with water.


 


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In fact, washing rice with water is obsolescent in developed countries such as USA and Japan. He was inspired that after getting rid of washing rice with water, then it should be able to automatically mix rice and water in the container and cook it.