Do you hate it when you just can’t find that piece of beef you had tossed into the hot pot? Are you tired of fishing around in a huge pot of boiling soup to find the food you like?
Well, this 50-year-old Sichuan farmer was right there with you, and he spent four years and 2 million ($300,000) working to solve these problems, resulting in an auto-draining hot pot of his own design.
The way that Peng Chao’s pot works is by adding a drainer to the top, so that after the food in the pot is cooked, the drainer is lifted up, draining out the soup and leaving the tasty food in plain sight. Meanwhile, the fire is turned off. You can watch the trick below:
Peng has obtained a patent for his invention. However, commenters online don’t seem to be very impressed with some calling it sacrilegious.
“Why bother when I can just use a draining spoon?” wondered one. “The essence of the hot pot lies in that you never know what you are going to get when you poke your chopsticks in,” argued another. “The whole point of eating hot pot is fishing for the food you love in the soup,” echoed yet another netizen. “Hot pot without soup has no soul,” one Weibo user concluded.
In the past, we’ve witnessed similar contraptions which try to tackle this contentious issue:
By Alex Tang
[Images via iFeng News]
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