Vending Machine Uses Infrared Rays To Make Fresh Pizza on the Spot

This machine makes pizza from fresh ingredients—mixing the dough, adding sauce and toppings, and cooking it using all kinds of weird thingamajigs and infrared rays. In just three minutes, as you can see in the video.

The pizza machine has all the Italian chefs up in arms—and I can't blame them. After all, can it make a Bacon Cheese Pizza Burger? It can't.

Created by Claudio Torghele with some technology developed at the University of Bologna, it does it all. Mixes the flour and water into dough, makes the base, adds the tomato sauce, and finally puts the toppings on top. The whole process takes three minutes, thanks to the use of infrared rays. You can imagine the results. According to Torghele:

This is not just a vending machine, it's a mini-pizzeria. It has windows where you can watch the pizza-making process. Kids, including my own, love it: when the machine is working, there's always a crowd.

According to me:

It's a disgrace.

Oh well, at least one of the toppings is bacon. [Reuters]

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