Let's Pizza – a machine that makes pizza from scratch, in three minutes

The idea for a pizza robot came to Mr. Torghele after he worked in California in the mid-1990s creating a fresh pasta manufacturer. "At food courts I saw a trend toward vending machines," he said at his office in this mountain town. "In fast food, I saw pizza everywhere."

The machine Mr. Torghele and his engineers produced is outfitted with little windows so the customer can watch the pizza being made. As in the Charlie Chaplin film "Modern Times" (in miniature and without Chaplin) wheels turn and gears grind. The customer presses a button to choose one of four varieties – margherita (plain cheese and tomato sauce), bacon, ham or fresh greens. A plastic container dumps flour into a drum resembling a tiny washing machine; a squirt of water follows, and the drum goes into a spin cycle, forming a blob of dough that is then pressed flat to form a 12-inch disk.
Tomato paste is squirted onto the dough and cheese is added before it is lifted into a small infrared oven. The baked pizza then slips onto a cardboard tray and out into the customer’s waiting hands. Mr. Torghele says the pizza will cost as little $4.50, depending on the variety.

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Let’s Pizza: Distributore automatico di "vera pizza"

Diversamente da analoghi distributori automatici che riscaldano una pizza precotta e surgelata, Let’s Pizza sforna in soli tre minuti una pizza partendo dai singoli ingredienti.
La macchina impasta la farina con l’acqua, spiana la pasta, aggiunge pomodoro, mozzarella ed altri ingredienti freschi, infine cuoce la pizza e la serve su un apposito contenitore di cartone.
Let’s Pizza è stata pensata per essere installata nei tipici luoghi dove sono presenti i distributori automatici, come centri commerciali, stazioni, aeroporti e perché no anche negli spazi adibiti a pausa caffè negli uffici.
Se avete già l’acquolina in bocca sappiate che vi basterà introdurre nella macchina 3,50 € per farvi sfornare una pizza.

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