Does RoboStir Really Work?

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Does RoboStir really work?Most consumers are keen to find ways where they can save more money. One of the most common alternatives is opting to cook delicious foods at home instead of going to out to restaurants, which unavoidably costs more. Preparing meals at home is a tough job, which requires the help of kitchen appliances to achieve the best taste with the least hassle. There are many tasks in cooking, which includes dicing, slicing, and most especially, stirring.

Preparing some food might take many hours, which is why you need an extra arm to help you get the job done quicker. But now, with just a single press of a button, your food is automatically stirred by the RoboStir. With this new invention, you get to do multiple things all at once.

Overview
The RoboStir is a battery-operated appliance used in the kitchen, which stirs any liquid-based product. With just a single click of the button, your work is almost done. This appliance has three metal arms each with silicon feet. It is billed as a revolutionary item in your pan. The device ensures that it will leave no scratches on your pans, and moves around to prevent burning and sticking. What makes the RoboStir even more versatile is that it can be used in any kind of pot, whether stainless, iron, or ceramic. Moreover, it has speeds that can be adjusted according to the temperature of the recipe.

The Claim
The makers of the RoboStir created the product to fix the common complaint of having to babysit food. This is most especially useful to busy cooks, or those that cook a lot of Italian foods with lots of sauces. RoboStir claims to be very useful in making soups, gravy, sauces, stews, and any other liquid-based foods. The RoboStir can withstand temperatures of even 200 degrees, can be used on non-stick surfaces, and is safe for the dishwasher. RoboStir ensures that no spot or part of a dish is left unstirred.

The Hype
Infomercials have spread over the Internet that captured the hearts of would-be buyers, either as gifts or for personal use. In the ads, the actual use and directions are shown, and this is a way to effectively market the product and educate prospective consumers. These have proven effective as instant purchases have been made. Once viewed, the desire to buy is implanted and it instantly creates the demand. After trying RoboStir for themselves, these users in turn submitted their own reviews of the product and added more proof to its efficiency.

The Cost
The RoboStir costs $10.99, excluding the shipping fee and handling, which could cost up to $6.99. The buyer receives a bonus on the TV offer and on the web offer as well. There have been several complaints from those that ordered direct from the manufacturer, stating that they were duped into ordering several more units than they intended, and that the order is processed without showing the customer the order total. Only after your card is shown do you realize how much you’ve just spent or what you’ve ordered.

Buying from a more trusted site like Amazon will insure that you get the right quantity and also how much you’re being charged.

The Commitment
RoboStir is not used on dense foods like dough. So before purchasing the product, always know its limitations and what it can and cannot do. In addition, batteries always need to be checked since it does not have any other power source. You’ll have to remember to use RoboStir when the need arises. It can be an easy gadget to forget about, since most times we stir things and don’t think about it. This is one example where they exaggerated the need for a product in hopes that you’ll buy it before you think about what you’re doing.

Evaluation
Reviews are mixed when it comes to RoboStir, with some saying that it works according to the ads, but others saying it’s a piece of junk that should be avoided entirely. Real world testing shows that it is not able to stir anything too thick, that it doesn’t cover the entire surface area of a pot or pan like it says it does, and that one of it’s warnings is to not leave it unattended, thereby defeating the point entirely.

Final RoboStir Review

Even if it worked like it shows, you probably don’t even need one. Clear the images of RoboStir from your mind and ask yourself if stirring food really causes that much disaster for you in the kitchen. It most likely is just a minor annoyance caused by some recipes. Once you realize that you’ve jumped aboard the RoboStir bandwagon, it’s easy enough to hop off.

Our Recommendation
If you’re still bent on owning one, or trying it out for yourself, go ahead and grab one. It’s cheap enough so that you can test it out in your own kitchen and see if you’re one of the exceptions.

What do you think? Does the RoboStir work or not?

11 Customer Reviews on “Does RoboStir Really Work?

  1. This is a great timesaver. I do not like instant pudding and love the cook and serve. Anyone that makes cooked pudding knows that it can take about 15 minutes of near constant stirring (or it burns on the bottom of the pan). I set the robostir to the low speed setting and it does a great job…just set the stove to low to medium heat setting and check about every 5 minutes to see if pudding is bubbling. When the pudding starts to bubble I cycle through the 2 higher speeds before removing it from pot (otherwise it will shake pudding all over the place). Very easy to clean since the stirring part separates from the base and rinses off easily. The batteries last a long time (I originally thought I would be replacing them often but I can use one set of batteries for 7 – 10 times).

  2. Lisa has a really good point, that you can use this to keep a sauce or gravy from burning while you keep it warm, but I don’t see people realistically using this to stir. When I’m cooking, I always try to use the least amount of dishes as possible to make the clean up easier. I wouldn’t be interested in dirtying another appliance when I could just as easily use the same spoon or spatula to quickly stir the food myself. I’ve never had an injured wrist from stirring food–and I’ve hand stirred batter that should have been mixed with a beater on medium speed, since we didn’t have a beater at the time. I just don’t see this as being that useful, or used that often for that matter.

  3. It sounds like a great product to have if you’re making multiple dishes at one time and you can’t constantly do two things at once. Especially if you need everything completely around the same time period. Like the video says it can be an extra hand where you need it. But let’s be realistic here, it won’t work with anything that’s thick unless you want it all over your kitchen, like in Phyllis’ experience. I could see myself using this product for something light though.

  4. We eat almost all our meals at home, and I’m usually the one who cooks, but I don’t see much appeal to this product. Maybe if you’re having a big dinner party, and are rushing around the house making multiple dishes at once, this might help. But I wonder how well it would work with a thick sauce or something sticky? And, does it stir chunky foods, like if you’re making risotto or some other non-liquid food that requires stirring? I don’t think it’s worth it for the price; like a previous poster said, for the price you might as well get a more powerful hand mixer.

  5. Haha, Paddy, I agree. Laziness is definitely a motivator if you are out to buy this product for your kitchen. Ever since this product came out, I thought it was so ridiculous. I have seen commercials for it on television and I have also seen it in stores. How many things do you have cooking at the same time in an average household that you would actually think a device like this would come in handy? And how much do you trust leaving your food on the stove unattended for long periods of time without risking burning it? I would also be worried about the materials that it is made of, as cheap materials that are toxic can leach into the hot food.

  6. This is just exactly the way this should be used. It should have been advertised as a product that helps you keep hands free in the kitchen. It is bad for anything else though. You need to be able to watch it depending on what size pan you are using as well which they don’t really mention. If the paddles are too tight, they vibrate tomato sauce all over the place as it did in my experience. It was more to clean afterwards than anything else. It’s vibrating speed is low enough that you wouldn’t think it would be such a mess but sorry-it is and its just not worth the money. I wouldn’t use it again if they gave it away.

  7. The Robostir is essentially a cheaper, scaled-down version of a hand mixer. If you do a lot of cooking in the kitchen, you need some sort of product like this. Stirring and whipping foodstuffs to prepare a delicious meal can leave your wrist aching, especially if you are a chef who prizes a light, airy mixture, whether making an omelet or a cake. If you can find this in a store or a seen-on-TV mall kiosk, buy it there and save the shipping. Once you near the $18 range, you could buy a real hand mixer at a big box store, and that would provide something closer to what the pros use.

  8. I have one because I’m often alone while cooking dinner. Yup, we are a weird family that sits down to a meal together every night and there’s usually six of us.

    Mostly I use it after I’ve made a sauce or gravy and I want to keep it on a low simmer to keep warm while finishing the rest of the meal. It is basically a vibrator with little paddles and it skitters around the pan and does keep things from scorching or congealing. I haven’t tried it on anything thick like a stew, but for freeing up your hands while keeping a sauce warm it’s pretty effective.

  9. This is crazy! Surely people don’t buy these products?!
    I’m not a master chef, but surely we don’t need to be getting a machine to stir our food?
    this must be the ultimate in laziness. Granted it’s not a massive amount of money, but even so, there’s no excuse not to get up from the sofa with your wooden spoon and stir it yourself!

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