Why is Rotimatic Fully Automatic Roti Maker so expensive, and is it worth the money?

If you are reading this, you must have considered buying a Rotimatic. You would have probably also wondered why Rotimatic is so expensive and why it's price is higher than other kitchen appliances. 

And is buying it worth the money?   

This blog will discuss what makes the Rotimatic relatively more expensive than other everyday household appliances. We will explain how it will ultimately save not just time but also money. 

 

Not a machine but a robot

The roti-making process is pretty complicated for a machine. Rotimatic is the world's first roti-making robot. It mixes and makes dough, kneads it, makes a dough ball, flattens & then cooks well puffed and perfectly roasted rotis, one every 90 seconds. 

  

The Rotimatic has 10 motors, 15 intelligent sensors, and a 32-bit processor that makes nearly 300 parts work seamlessly together. And that's just the hardware; Rotimatic is an AI-powered machine that mimics how a human would make rotis.   

"Best thing since sliced bread, a roti-making machine"  

The Wallstreet Journal   

Compared to other relatively expensive kitchen equipment, say, the dishwasher, the scale of Rotimatic's sophistication becomes clear. A typical dishwasher has two motors, a few sensors, and a few functional parts powered by a simple microprocessor.   

An AI-powered robot that mimics humans   

It is tough to make a robot that makes rotis, but that did not deter Rotimatic CEO and co-founder Pranoti Nagarkar, an engineer. They spent eight years creating and perfecting this fully automatic roti maker. Most of the tech for this kind of machine had to be invented from scratch, which led the inventor to get 37 patents registered.   

And we've not even started talking about the brains behind all that fantastic hardware. Rotimatic's AI-powered brain learns and gets better with data from every flatbread made. It is also a truly connected IoT device that, once connected to Wi-Fi, upgrades itself with the latest software updates and can be repaired remotely over the internet. 

Over the years, companies in China, India, Bangladesh, and Pakistan have tried to reverse engineer the Rotimatic. Their attempts have been unsuccessful because they cannot copy the AI and the ML that makes the Rotimatic so good at making rotis.  

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Launched in 2014 to an overwhelming reception worldwide 

The Rotimatic was launched in 2013 and immediately gained praise from users. Zimplistic Pte Ltd, makers of the Rotimatic, had a turnover of USD 20M in the first year of launch. The demand was so high that Rotimatic sold out in early 2015

"The world's most popular food robot"  

The Spoon 

Nine years later, in 2022, 160M+ rotis have been made in more than 100,000 homes across 18 countries. Large waiting lists of people are registered worldwide for the Rotimatic launch in their country.   

Rotimatic helps pay itself off in the first year of ownership 

Technology isn't the only thing people appreciate about the Rotimatic. It is an investment, and in return, you eat hot, fresh homemade rotis instead of factory-made frozen rotis, which is good for you and your family.  

Compared to buying frozen rotis, Rotimatic helps you end up saving money.  

Here is a simple chart calculating the yearly spending on popular frozen roti brands in the US.  

Assumption: A family of 4 eats 20 Rotis daily and has roti five days a week.

Frozen roti brand  

Number of rotis per pack  

Price per pack (USD)  

Price per frozen roti (USD) 

Spend on rotis per day  (USD) 

Weekly spend (USD) 

Yearly spend on frozen rotis (USD) 

Sahna whole meal chapati  

10  

$4   

$0.4   

$8   

$40   

$2,080   

Sujata Tawa Chapati  

12  

$4.49   

$0.4   

$9   

$45   

$2,335  

Kawan chapati  

10  

$3.99   

$0.4   

$8   

$40   

$2,075   

Haldirams multigrain frozen chapati  

30  

$7.49   

$0.2   

$15   

$75   

$3,895   

PHULKA ROTI FROZEN BEDEKAR -  

12  

$2.49   

$0.2   

$5   

$25   

$1,295   

Vadilal phulka Roti   

10  

$7.99   

$0.8  

$16   

$80   

$4,155  

If you regularly eat rotis, you will spend more than USD 2000, which is around how much you would spend on the Rotimatic. 

 

Fresh homemade rotis are much healthier (and tastier) than frozen rotis  

Factory-made frozen rotis have unhealthy ingredients like margarine (soy - palm oil-based unsaturated fats), sugar, salt, raising agents, emulsifiers, and preservatives.  

With Rotimatic, you know your food is free of adulteration and harmful preservatives. You have total control over what you are feeding your family.

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Rotimatic support is there for you 24/7 for the life of the machine

With Rotimatic comes free 24/7 lifetime chat support via our android and IOS app or our official email address support@zimplistic.com.  

Rotimatic is a true IoT device. What this means for you is  

  • Most issues with the Rotimatic can be diagnosed and solved by the support staff by remotely connecting to the machine over the internet. Rotimatic comes with free remote support for the life of the machine.  
  • We offer unlimited free firmware updates for the Rotimatic. These updates happen automatically once your device is connected to the internet. New features and recipes are also included in these updates.   

In case of an issue with the Rotimatic, the sensors detect and display it over the screen. When your Rotimatic is connected to the Wi-Fi, our engineers can log into your machine, diagnose the issue and send software fixes via the cloud.  

Rotimatic support is fantastic! And don't take our word for it. Here are some testimonials of our support services on Trust Pilot.  

Makes much more than just rotis 

With Rotimatic you can make more than just rotis. We regularly add new recipes through the free firmware updates. Food techs from our research and development team work hard to roll out more options for our customers. These software updates can be downloaded over Wi-Fi. 

So far, we have released bajra roti, jowar roti, pizza base, and puri updates. We are currently focusing on adding more options like wraps, tortillas, chickpea flour roti, and gluten-free roti options. In a way, your Rotimatic keeps evolving after you purchase it.  

Rotimatic users have created hundreds of recipes that go beyond flatbread.  

Please visit the recipe page on our website to know what a Rotimatic can make. 

Here are some creative recipes created by Rotimatic owners and shared in the Rotimatic Owner's Group on Facebook.  

Rotimatic keeps going for years and years

More than three years ago, we rolled out a neat feature on the Rotimatic app - a dashboard for users to track their usage.  

The users could track how many rotis they've made and the time they saved by not spending it all in the kitchen. Here is a table based on such data.  

  

5 days a week 

52 weeks a year 

  

Time to make 20 Rotis per day  

Weekly (mins)  

Yearly (mins)  

Hours yearly 

30 minutes  

150  

7800  

130  

 

The above table again assumes that a family of four eats 20 Rotis a day. You can see that the one who makes rotis can save around 130 hours of their time, not counting the effort it takes to make rotis every day.  

 

What do our customers say

Rotimatic has finally solved a problem that has existed for ages. It makes well puffed, perfectly roasted, and delicious rotis at the touch of a button.  

It has allowed people to enjoy the perfect meal without any trouble. No wonder they have integrated this robot into their kitchens and made it a part of their family.  

Kids, adults, and the elderly, everyone loves Rotimatic! 

Click here to read Rotimatic customer reviews.

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