Vee Vee is a self-stirring slow cooker and fondue hybrid.
The school assignment required us to combine two kitchen appliances into one homogeneous appliance. I opted to combine a slow cooker and a fondue machine. Choosing to design it particularly for single residences in small spaces.
Rotate bowl without overheating the motor
The research was done in a group, members include: Kelsey Rozon, Paul Daniel,Tatum Dietrich
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Prototypes used to test:
and preform user testing
Provides two functions
No moving parts
User testing showed that a combination between analogue and digital was preferred
Power off in:
All previous setting remain visible to user at all times.
The Chamber at the top of the bowl prevents any food from spilling when on its angle.
During the fondue process, it also acts as a lip that users can use to removed extra chocolate or cheese from their mosel
Handles on the bowl were designed to allow the bowl to be held even if users were wearing oven mitts.
Fits 1.5 quarts of food, like most smaller slow cookers on the market
How it works
The bowl is able to rotate by using the same principle used by a simple DC motor.
Knob that controls current allowing for varying
Rotational speeds and heat levels
Assembly and maintenance
Completely assembled the electrical components are completely hidden in the base of the unit. The two cast aluminum parts are held securely shut by screws preventing access to the components unless necessary.
The use of aluminum ensure that the shell can be recycled indefinitely
Aluminum base allows for quick cool down
No moving parts
Various colour options allow for users to select their own "unique" appliance and help create emotional durability
Slow cooking use cycle
Fondue use cycle