Video: Japanese Dentist Invents Self-Stirring Whirlpool Pot

For some people, making soup is the height of tedium. Now, a Japanese dentist has created the easy chair of kitchen equipment: a specially sculpted pot that stirs itself.

Hideki Watanabe came up with the Kuru-Kuru Nabe (Round and Round Pot) while experimenting with dental plaster at his office.

Video: Japanese Dentist Invents Self-Stirring Whirlpool Pot

The water in the pot rises as it gets hotter, and spirals etched into the sides redirect it into a circle. It’s also efficient, hitting the boiling point faster than conventional cookware; it’s less likely to boil over; and it keeps pasta from sticking to the bottom.

Watanabe is hunting for investors now, possibly looking to leave dental work behind. The only foreseeable problem is with the demographic: People especially interested in a pot they don’t have to stir might not be the most helpful when it comes to getting up and donating to a young project.

[via Gizmodo]