My name is Patricio Montalvo, and for the last few years, I've been very passionate about two things: technology and gastronomy.
Both technology and gastronomy alike are disciplines that boosted the development of the human race as a society. Nevertheless, it seems that cooking innovation is a field with a relatively slow progress.
Modern-day cooking technology is branched into two main categories The first one is rudimentary, which includes day to day household cooking technology like microwaves, fridges, water boilers, electric stoves, rice cookers, and so on.
The second category is high-end, which includes technology used in more specialized kitchens, like centrifuges, subs vide cookers, control ovens, and others.
My initial goal in this project is to develop a new line of technology that empower people who enjoy to cook in any scenario. In other words, I want to bring the next technological upgrade to the household cooking experience.
The first approach will be an automatic fridge-defroster system.
This was born of the fact that I often have to deal with my mother's giving me a hard time about forgetting to take the meat out of the freezer so that it could be adequately defrosted.
Many ingredients, once frozen, need to go through complex defrosting sequences in order to be in their quality when cooked. With that in mind, I want to design and develop a multi-container based mini fridge that could automate the tasks of effectively defrosting stored ingredients.
I'm really exited about this project!