(Courtesy of CHiP)
If you’re a cookie lover but don’t want the hassle of baking the little treats yourself, this newly invented cookie baking machine promises to satisfy your ultimate dream.
The CHiP Smart Cookie Oven, which successfully reached its crowdfunding goal on Kickstarter, is a device that automatically bakes cookies to their ideal form—all within 10 minutes. You can even order pre-made dough that you pop into the machine like a Keurig for cookies.
Here’s how it works:
The circular oven distributes hot air through specially designed air channels that ensure consistent temperatures throughout the device. That’s what allows cookies to bake so quickly, according to the company’s Kickstarter page. The CHiP machine also constantly monitors the internal temperature, gradually increasing it to the ideal heat for chemical reactions to occur during baking.
The company devised its own dough recipes, but you can also pop your own dough mixes into the machine using the manual mode.
The pre-made dough comes in varieties from a classic sea salt chocolate chip, to indulgent peanut butter nutella swirl. There are healthy options too, including gluten-free recipes, and breakfast cookies like spiced carrot breakfast and banana oatmeal.
With the accompanying CHiP mobile app, the machine will automatically set the time and temperature for each cookie recipe. And if you prefer your cookies a certain way—gooey or chewy—the app has customized settings for that too.
The company is now seeking crowdfunding for developing savory “cookie” recipes like cheddar bacon biscuit. An international model of the CHiP machine will retail for $299, but if you back the campaign now, it can be yours for $99.