Pranoti Nagarkar met Michelle Obama!
Pranoti Nagarkar met Michelle Obama!

Rotimatic’s pioneering design has made it an indispensable appliance that brings fresh, homemade food to children, curbing the need to consume easily-available junk food. 

The importance of bringing back the norm of growing up on a diet of healthy food is supreme in the present day. Because of the time crunch faced by parents, children bear the brunt of consuming fast-food or food items with a high content of preservatives in more than one meal a day. The result as we all can see is the increased incidence of obesity, diabetes, and other health conditions in our young. Luckily, the advent of high-tech machines in kitchens is helping turn things around, with pioneering inventions like Rotimatic catching the attention of leading social activists.

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Obama’s role in healthcare

Recently, the founder of Rotimatic, Pranoti Nagarkar had an opportunity to meet with the former First Lady of the USA and best-selling author and activist, Michelle Obama, with the pretext of discussing healthcare. Obama is undoubtedly one of the most prominent faces of the movement to improve access to organic and nutrition-rich meals to school children. She led a public health campaign, “Let’s Move!” to promote a healthy lifestyle in children, aiming to lower childhood obesity to 5% by 2030.

Michelle Obama announced the campaign in 2010, and together with the presidential memorandum signed by President Obama called the Task Force on Childhood Obesity, actively worked toward the following goals:

  • Providing healthy formative years for children, including access to nutritious food in school
  • Empowering parents and caregivers
  • Increasing physical activity

 

Rotimatic resonates Obama’s idea of healthcare

Rotimatic resonates with the ideologies promoted by Michelle, primarily by aiding to replace fast-food with enriching and wholesome homemade meals. The world’s first fully automated rotimaker has compressed a task that would traditionally take about an hour to just a few minutes. Consuming home-cooked flatbreads had become a luxury, and therefore, rare, for urban families who were habitually picking frozen flatbreads or takeaways from restaurants.   

Rotimatic relies on AI and IoT to produce fresh, soft, and delicious flour-and-water flatbreads with consistent quality. A 32-bit microprocessor controls and synergizes the functions of 10 motors, 15 sensors, and 200 moving parts within the robot’s 40 x 40-centimeter body. Ingredients are measured, dispense, kneaded into a dough, flattened, and roasted in under 90 seconds – all without human interference.  The user can set the number of rotis in a batch, their oil content, thickness, and level of roasting. 

Self-reliance – a common thread

In her best-seller, Becoming (2018), Michelle talks about how her mother ingrained the trait of being responsible for one’s own well-being. She stuck to the lesson and made an example of this principle by nurturing a garden at the white house during her tenure as the First Lady to encourage the consumption of organically grown produce.

Similarly, Rotimatic has empowered a demographic made of students, professionals, and those who are not very adept at kitchen duties to be able to make their own flatbreads – be it rotis, tortillas, puris, or pizza-base. Since the appliance can be connected to wifi, tracked using the Rotimatic app, and troubleshooting can be done directly from the cloud. 

Health benefits of consuming fresh, homemade rotis

Take a look at the menu of your favorite deli and you’re bound to find an array of bread-based bites and baked confectionaries. A majority of them will have white bread – our go-to sandwich bread – or be made of white flour. This staple of childhood lunches is low in fiber and has a lot of preservatives that are only useful for elongating their shelf life and texture. It contains just the white endosperm, which is primarily starch and is completely bereft of the bran and germ of the wheat grain. Its nutritional value is thus very poor.

Packaged tortillas and pitas are also mostly full of preservatives and texture modifiers that have zero nutritional value. Additionally, these have high gluten content which is detrimental to gut health. 

However, the whole-wheat versions of these can be made easily and in a fraction of the time using Rotimatic. Unleavened flatbread such as rotis, puris, tortillas, pizza bases, and pita made of whole wheat have the following health benefits:

  1. It has more fiber and is rich in protein, iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and selenium.
  2. The lower starch content in whole wheat bread satisfies hunger pangs for longer.  
  3. Its low glycemic index helps control blood sugar.  

 

Rotimatic making healthy living a priority
Rotimatic making healthy living a priority
Rotimatic is in tune with the need to make healthy living a priority

The kitchen robot is an essential tool that is bringing in homemade food and therefore nutrition on our table without hassle and labor. Its necessity in this age of technology and grueling work culture is evident in its widespread acceptance across the globe, with the United States making up one of its biggest markets. The brand has already over 70 million units in the first couple of years since it hit the market and has a waiting list of customers keen on making it a part of their lifestyle. Since its inception, Rotimatic has stood for homemade goodness and nutrition, and its visibility has deservedly gotten a boost with being recognized by one of the best-known icons in the nutrition space. 

Rotimatic has been designed to be an intimate part of our customers’ lives and thankfully, it has been a great success. At Zimplistic, it gives us great pleasure to be able to successfully contribute and enrich the everyday experiences of people around the globe. We are always listening and trying to better the Rotimatic experience and you, our customers have been a huge part of the journey. Here are some Rotimatic reviews as shared by our customers based in the United States of America, Singapore, Canada, and United Kingdom.

Rotimatic reviews
Rotimatic reviews by our valued customers

From kind appreciation, motivation and critical feedback, our customers have been a central part of the Rotimatic movement. Today, on our blog, instead of us talking about Rotimatic, we turn the spotlight on you – our valued customers! Here are top Rotimatic reviews posted by our customers discussing their individual opinions on Rotimatic. All views/opinions are of the reviewers and are based on their personal experiences.

Rotimatic Reviews from Our Customers

These are the top 5 Rotimatic reviews that we have selected from a repository of feedback and testimonials submitted by our users. We will go through each of these reviews in detail to find out what each of our customers love about their next big thing in the kitchen.

US-based Vikas Sharma Shares His Experiences

The first video is a crisp 3-minute overview of Rotimatic in time lapse that takes you through the step-by-step process of unboxing and setting up the Rotimatic. Vikas Sharma, who hails from the United States of America, uploaded his unboxing video which has been super helpful for curious and interested buyers who can now see for themselves what to expect in the box and how easy it is to make Roti with the click of a button.

The best part is the unedited display of Rotimatic’s hiccup when the first time the flour tunnel got blocked. But as shown in the video, it is super easy to clean and the A.I. built in Rotimatic helps it learn to make better rotis the next time! Watch the video above to find out what Mr. Sharma thinks of his Rotimatic.

A Review from a Singapore Customer

Musings of a Fun-Sized Drama Queen, a good blogger, uses humour to make some very relevant points about Indian culture and expectations from men and women. But Rotimatic has been churning its bit of gender equality – one roti at a time. According to the blogger from Singapore, it has freed up women’s time to pursue their jobs, interests, passions and taken away men’s excuse that they do not know how to cook. Now anyone can make rotis with the push of a button!

What she likes about her latest investment is the customization settings. The option of having very little oil in her rotis is a privilege, she says. Plus, she can also adjust the roast and the thickness of the chapatis. Making it perfect for all the members of the family.

Testimonials of a User from California, USA

This review on US-based Sankalp Kohli’s channel explains the functioning of Rotimatic in great detail. You can watch the actual loading, kneading and puffing up of rotis in real time and judge for yourself how quick and hassle free the entire process is.

This is by far the most detailed review of Rotimatic we have seen as it captures everything about the smart kitchen appliance. Mr. Kohli, who lives in California, also talks about the price tag and how he thinks Rotimatic is reasonably priced. We launched Rotimatic all over the United States in America at the end of 2016 and the reception has been phenomenal. It is video reviews like these that gives us all the motivation to work harder and make Rotimatic better than it already is.

Review by Cook with Manali

Food blogger Manali on her blog, Cook with Manali, has written a detailed review of Rotimatic as well as uploaded a fun demonstration video on her YouTube Channel. Check out her blog for FAQs and appreciation for the fully automated device. Originally from India, Manali is now a US citizen and runs her food blog from her Seattle home. 

Rotimatic recipes
Our customers have also tried making puris and tortillas with their Rotimatic

In her blog, she points out the ease of using the machine and cleaning. She has tried rotis and puris with Rotimatic, which has made her life easier than before. A culinary expert, she intends to put Rotimatic on full use as she tries out different recipes. What will come in handy for her is our Facebook Owners group where fellow users share their unique recipes with other customers based in countries like Canada and UK. The group is common for all people who own a Rotimatic.

A Feature from ZEE TV

The last video on this list is a product feature on Zee TV’s Tomorrow’s World, a show that highlights modern innovations that have the power and ability to alter the world. The feature includes a live demonstration and interview with co-founder Pranoti Nagarkar who talks about the journey of Rotimatic and future plans for upgrading the device.

Have a look at the video above to get a glimpse of what all technologies went behind Rotimatic and why it is being named as the most innovative product in its sector. As many of us already know, it is capable of baking rotis in less than 90 seconds, uses very less oil, and improves its baking quality as and when more rotis are prepared. More on the technologies can be found on our website.

Verdict and Conlcusion

Apart from our customers, it has also been featured by different tech publications such as CNET, PCMag, Fortune, Guardian, Yahoo! and Engadget. One thing common in all their opinions is the relevance of owning a technology that bakes and puffs rotis in one minute at a time when rotis and chapatis are a staple food of a lot of people. Our customers have also voiced their experiences in other sites like Amazon and YouTube, which gives us all the more pleasure because we always love to hear new and unique opinions.

Rotimatic reviews - positive and negative
Rotimatic – what do our customers think?

At Rotimatic, the consumer’s voice is pivotal to how we take the next step and what are the changes required. These Rotimatic reviews are an important aspect of gaining insight into the life of the customer expectations and experiences. When our users give their first-hand opinions, it gives us enough data from a development perspective. The passionate community of Rotimatic users also discusses their experiments, hacks and tips on the exclusive Rotimatic Owners Facebook Group. We look forward to hearing more from you, your questions, your doubts, and your experiences with Rotimatic.

In the rare case that you have not yet purchased one, we just have one question: what are you waiting for?

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