Guess What Life-Changing Device Was Invented by a Later Bloomer?
The Instant Pot!
In his mid-40s, Robert J. Wang was fired from the startup he'd co-founded. He had two small children, and cooking healthy meals could be challenging. They ate a lot of take-out. And he needed a project.
Two years later, the ex-Nortel engineer came up a new and safer on the 1950s pressure cooker.
His space-age device uses a microprocessor along with thermal- and pressure-sensor technology. It functions as, among other things, a slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, food warmer. George Jetson would be proud.
(Fellow late bloomer Julia Child, however, would probably be aghast.)
But is it really life-changing? Here are a few comments from the Later Bloomers Facebook Page when I posted this story:
I do prefer to cook from scratch. But if the Instant Pot encourages creativity and healthy eating, I'm all for it.
- "I use mine almost every single day...Not an exaggeration to say the device is life changing."
- "It has changed my life...frees me up for more creativity....an awesome time saver!"
Until next month!