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Spoutnik has a cheesy look wrapped around a good idea

By 12.05.12

Microwaves are a pain in the ass. You know this if you have ever, ever tried to prepare something in one. Part of the problem is the fact that you’re staring through a small window and can’t see your food at every angle, so something could be catching on fire on the other side and you won’t know until smoke starts billowing out.



So the Spoutnik can fix this. Too bad it’s cheesy as hell.

Seriously, for such a good idea, you’d think it’d be offered in clear plastic, but we’re dealing with British consumer products here. Taste is not really any option.

Despite looking like it escaped from the ’70s, though, I’ll be hunting up one of these things for two reasons. One, it gives you a full view of the food you’re nuking, and two, the form factor has several advantages.

The weight being on the bottom instead of stuffed all around the casing means you can put it somewhere other than the dankest corner of your kitchen, and it also means that you can fit stuff with a slightly more awkward shape in it.

Currently you’ll have to import them; the maker, Fagor (no, really), is only selling them in Britain for now.

Spoutnik [Fagor]

About Dan Seitz... Dan Seitz is a semi-professional nerd (he'll have to code a homebrew game for the NES before he goes pro). He grew up fiddling with video game systems, computers, cameras, and other technology you should never hand to an eight-year-old if you want it back in pristine condition. Currently, he lives in Boston with his girlfriend, her cat, a Shih Tzu, and far too many objects with processors.
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