Does It Really Do That: RoboStir

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new product promises to stir your dishes so you don’t have to.

KDKA’s Jennifer Antkowiak puts RoboStir to the test.

Kristen Licht loves spending time whipping up dishes and she was willing to help KDKA find out if the RoboStir lives up to its claims.

RoboStir is a little base unit with four legs that end in flat round silicone circle feet. It runs on batteries which are included.

The directions are simple. Place it in any pan. For best results, use one that’s non-stick. Make sure the feet are covered with whatever you’re cooking and press down the center to turn it on.

Jen and Kristen first tried it in plain water so they could watch the feet move.

The makers claim those silicone feet will cover every part of the pan – all around the edges. It has three speeds to help move through different consistencies.

After testing it in water, they start with gravy, adding in a little flour as a person normally would if making it from scratch.

After several minutes, the flour still wasn’t blended in with the rest of the gravy. Because it claims to be the RoboStir and not the RoboMix, Kristen went for the whisk.

Now could the RoboStir make good on its claim to prevent food from burning to the bottom of the pan? They let the gravy boil for nearly 10 minutes, but there was no burning.

Jen and Kristen moved on to something thicker. The commercial says the RoboStir is great for beans, but it didn’t turn out that way during their test.

There wasn’t much movement in the beans.

The RoboStir also promised to churn cheese sauce. Jen and Kristen tried it in some melted Velveeta. It didn’t move much at first, but it moved more as the pan heated up and the sauce thinned.

But in the end, the cheese sauce burned.

They also gave the RoboStir a shot at chocolate chips, but it didn’t cover every square in ch of the pan.

Jen and Kristin then tested RoboStir with a smaller sauce pan of marinara and it moved a little better, but it still seemed not to hit all areas.

After a lot of testing, it seems the answer to “Does it really do that?” for RoboStir is “not really.”

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  • snowbound

    isn’t there always a blizzard on the way in pgh from november to may???

  • Shockly

    PENNDOT should buy some of these, they might be better than some of their drivers.

  • hard worker

    That’s the problem with this country. Every one is looking for the easy way out. A way out of doing their jobs. Like Pittsburgh snow plow drivers. Seriously, what idiot would buy this? iI you get to the point where you are so lazy that you can’t stir your food and you need to buy something to stir it for you, then you need serious help, What a waste of air time, and materials. I can’t believe someone gets paid to test this. Can I have that job? Another thing to fill up landfills. Maybe someone can recycle them into art or something useful.

    • ZaXXoN

      so i’m a lazy bum looking for an “easy way out” if i don’t want to sit by the hamburger helper and stir occasionally for 25 minutes???

      i don’t claim this is the end-all be-all of products… but “testing” it in fully un-thinned, un-heated Velveeta is ridiculous. heat the food first, stir it, then if & when you have to move on to making or mixing something else, throw the Robostir in. is this really so hard for these dumb broads to figure out???

      btw – some “great cook” this broad is, with all her cookbooks, using a giant jar of store bought gravy! ROFL

  • hard worker

    Ok, my above comment was harsh. Sorry. I guess this weather is making some of us a little testy this morning.

  • Leona

    I saw Jennifer on the KDKA morning program with Jon Burnett. I was offended as those two were laughing about who in the world would use this item. After reading Hard Worker, I must comment. While this may seem like a ridiculous product or a way to get out of work, Jennifer, Jon, and Hard Worker are forgetting about disabled people. There are thousands of people for whom stirring is a genuine problem. Know anyone with RA??? Ask them how long they can stand and stir a pot. Or perhaps you all know someone with MS, Parkinson’s, Cerebral Palsy….stirring can be a major problem. This particular product may not do the job well but please remember, not everyone is looking to get out of work nor is the idea behind the product the must silly one ever, only worthy of joking about. It is inexcusable that so called “professionals” would openly mock a product that, after improved, might be a valuable aid to many people.

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