The Self-Stirring Saucepan

The Self-Stirring Saucepan

Food & Drink

The Self-Stirring Saucepan


A new saucepan design from Japan may soon make it really easy to stir up dinner. This pan can actually do the stirring for you.

It’s called the Kuru-Kuru Nabe, which roughly translated means “round and round pot.” Its designer is Hideki Watanabe, a Japanese dentist. We discovered the pan at website

The saucepan has spirally molded sides that allow foods to cook more efficiently, and diagonal grooves on its inside surface that create a vortex convection when liquid is heated. Liquids boil more rapidly, yet the pan design is also said to reduce the likelihood of the contents boiling over.

But what’s most exciting about the design is that the vortex that is created during heating “stirs” the pot’s contents, preventing pasta or other foods from sticking to its sides.

Check out the video below to watch the self-stirring pot do its thing.

The Kuru-Kuru Nabe is not yet available for purchase on the market, but is now being prepared for commercialization.

For more information you can visit Spoiler alert: It’s in Japanese.

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