Cold open on me, frustrated in a kitchen. Are you tired of spreading cold butter and tearing up your toast? (Insert photo of torn up toast.) Do you wish your popcorn had an even spread of butter? (Insert photo of globbed up movie ‘corn.) Now you can have it all with this new invention that melts butter in an instant! (Insert photo of me happily eating butter.)
It sounds informercialesque but it could change the way butter is currently being consumed. In other words: you’re doing it wrong, let’s bring in a robot. The Biēm is a handheld machine that takes in a whole stick of butter, but only melts the right amount of butter you need for any food item—and with just one touch of a button.
Using just heat and air, butter is ready to spray within seconds. The machine is cool to the touch and supposedly is so easy to clean that there’s not even a problem with clogging. Well, that is, except for your arteries.
If your main concern is that you’ll lose power right in the middle of a butter emergency, don’t fret. The Biēm’s charge lasts “anywhere from an estimated one week (for a typical family of four with each person using it at every meal), to six weeks (for a single person)” and runs on a high density Lithium battery pack that’s equivalent to a 4AA equivalent. Butter emergency thwarted.
Available now for preorder through a Kickstarter campaign, the Biēm team has already tripled its goal, proving that butter consumption in the U.S. has hit a 40-year high. This revolutionary butter dispenser is expected to begin shipping in September 2016.
According to the website, “The war against butter is over. Butter won.” I had no idea there was a war against butter and I feel slightly bad that I missed it. But to be fair, I was busy eating butter.
Are you all in for robot killing machines? And by “killing machines” I mean “butter sprayers.” Let us know in the comments!
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H/T: Laughing Squid