The technology behind making edible, reusable, and environmentally friendly kitchen items, which have been around for decades, could soon become a reality.
The food and beverage industry is in the midst of a global food crisis and is currently looking to products like food processors and food processors’ own cookware, according to the company that manufactures them.
The startup called Kitchen Materials says it has developed a “food processor” that can convert raw ingredients into edible, biodegradable, and compostable material.
The company’s new processor, called JKU (pronounced kuh-kuh-uh), uses a specially modified version of a polymer called polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
When melted, the polymer’s structure dissolves, releasing its liquid and food-grade ingredients, the company says.
“We have the ability to combine our process with existing processes and produce an additive that is environmentally friendly, bioregenerative, and biodegrades very quickly,” says the company’s founder, Anthony Kappelman.
The process of converting food to food requires a lot of equipment, including a kitchen scale, and requires the company to be able to operate in the environment.
But with the help of an existing kitchen scale and a few special ingredients, such as rice, a single batch of the company is able to create a batch of food that can be eaten within a few hours.
The only problem?
The process requires a high-powered microwave oven to get it done, which can be a challenge for anyone working in an office.
The current version of JKUs processor is capable of melting down and cooking up to 500 grams of material in one hour.
But the company has developed an additive which can convert about 20 grams of materials in one minute.
“This is the only additive we have in the world that has been able to convert more than 50 grams in a second,” says Kappelman.
In the past, the process of making food for food processors took about four hours.
“It’s a very energy-efficient process, and it’s very energy efficient to do it in the kitchen,” says Kitchen Materials co-founder and CEO J. Paul Haggis.
The problem is, cooking food for a living is a challenging job.
“When we cook food, we have to cook it for a long period of time, and we want to be very mindful of the fact that we’re doing it at a time of peak demand,” Haggas said.
“That means it’s going to take a long time for the food to go from the fridge to the table.”
And that means it can take a lot longer for the processed food to come out of the kitchen.
For that reason, the Kitchen Materials team has developed the process as a way to reduce the amount of food required for a typical home cooking operation.
“Our process will make the process quicker and more efficient, and our process will also reduce the waste, so the food we get back is healthier, and that’s good for the environment,” says Haggs.
The Kitchen Materials process is the brainchild of Kappellans son, Anthony, and is designed to make food from raw materials as quickly as possible.
“My father has done it for decades and I’ve always wanted to do the same thing,” Anthony Koppelman said.
But his dad was not the only one who had a hand in the development of the technology.
Kapplin has also made a few other inventions as well.
The first was the creation of a high capacity battery, which could be used to power appliances in the home.
In 2002, Kappels father invented the “smart home,” which he sold for $20,000 to Nest Labs.
The smart home has since grown to become a popular feature of the modern home, but Kappler is hoping that the Kitchen materials processor will be able a help people like him to have a more sustainable lifestyle.
“If you have kids, you want to take care of them,” he said.
So if you are looking to make your own food, or to make healthier foods for your family, this is an excellent option.
Koppels son says the processor will work on its own or in conjunction with other kitchen equipment.
“You can make a lot more food than you could in a conventional oven or in a microwave,” he says.
He also said that there are currently no plans to make a commercial product.