As I stood over my sink peeling apples the other day, I thought about how little I enjoy the chore of peeling fruits and vegetables. I don’t know what it is about it – perhaps it’s because my hand cramps sometimes, particularly when I’m peeling a whole pile of potatoes.
As much as we all love to cook, I thought, we probably all have a few tasks in the kitchen that we would happily hand over to someone else if we could. This started my mind down a bizarre path (not an uncommon occurrence) and I decided to ask you guys, if you were given a kitchen robot that could only do one task, what would you have it programmed to do?
Here’s what makes it a tougher decision: dishes don’t count. Yes, I can hear some of you saying “That’s not faaaiir!” but that would just be too easy. Besides, that’s what dishwashers are for.
So, would your robot be a raw chicken handler? A pie crust-maker? A stove top cleaner? A dish-drain emptier?
I have given this a great deal of thought, and I don’t think I’d program my robot to peel fruits and vegetables after all. I think I’d program mine to clean the microwave, because cleaning microwaves makes me want to gag.
Let’s have a little fun – tell me what one kitchen task you would happily hand off to a kitchen helper.