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Make Christmas Treats with the Automatic Nut Roaster

on December 10, 2010 7:30 am

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire just too low-tech for you?  This little beauty from Hammacher Schlemmer can roast your nuts or pop your corn – automatically.  The Automatic Nut Roaster has a 1,000W  heating element that spreads heat evenly across the non-stick interior and can roast a cup of nuts in seven minutes.  A stainless steel paddle stirs the nuts so they roast evenly and get coated with any spices or glazes you add.  You can even make up to 6 quarts of popcorn in the roaster to make your own Cracker Jacks.  The roaster is hand-washable.  The Automatic Nut Roaster is $49.95 and is available for immediate shipping.


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    NBRed5 says:

    The title of this post has a whole other set of meaning in the UK and brings tears to my eyes.

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    Louis says:

    My first thought was that it looked like it should have been in a post on The Gadgeteer circa 1968. It definitely has that “Mad Men” styling and the tech can’t be much beyond that either. I’m thinking this might be a re-release of a product that didn’t quite take off in the days of yore and someone thought of a way to clean up the warehouse. Hmmm.

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    Roger Bixley says:

    Automatic Nut Roaster… otherwise known as my wife.

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    Janet Cloninger says:

    @NBRed5 It has a different meaning here, too – probably the same as in the UK. I originally wrote this with a much different title, but I decided to scrap that approach for something more polite.

    @Louis Back in the dark ages – but not so long ago as 1968, thank you! – I had a popcorn popper that looked just like this thing. I don’t believe it had the paddle, though.

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    Janet Cloninger says:

    @Roger Bixley LOL! I have so many retorts running through my head, but I just can’t allow myself to say them. I don’t want Julie to fire me!

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    Jonathan says:

    My mother does it the even-lower tech way – in the toaster.

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    Tetsubo says:

    I saw this and my first thought was, ‘Look! A seasonal uni-tasker!’.

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