StoreBound to Offer PancakeBot Food Printer
January 30, 2015,
NEW YORK-StoreBound said it is planning to launch the PancakeBot, which it describes as the world's first sub-$200 food printer, at the International Home + Housewares Show in March.
PancakeBot is a three-dimensional food printer that can "print" pancakes by automatically dispensing batter onto a griddle, in a shape of the user's choosing. It is the invention of Miguel Valenzuela, who built the first PancakeBot in 2010 for his daughters after being inspired by a magazine article describing a man who created a pancake-stamping machine out of Legos. StoreBound, which worked with Valenzuela on the development of the product, acquired the rights and the associated intellectual property for the PancakeBot from Valenzuela last year.
The PancakeBot is slated to begin shipping in the third quarter of this year and will retail for $199.95-$299.95, depending the version size and features.