If expediency is more important than neatness, drones might be the perfect tool for making Thanksgiving dinner.
The key word is “might.”
Autel Robotics, a drone maker based in Bothell, Washington, recently posted a video showing what happens when a chef uses a drone to make various holiday side dishes.
As the footage above shows, a drone can indeed be used as a cooking tool. But the verdict is still out on whether it should be.
Take a look at how it works, dish by dish:
The blades on the drone propellers can be used to peel potatoes before boiling them.
They can also peel carrots.
Frying the carrots is just a matter of flying them outside to a vat of oil and holding that position for 25 minutes. Easy peasy.
The drone blade makes cutting the carrots simple.
Cutting parsley is also a snap, though it’s not the neatest method.
The drone really comes in handy when you want to whip potatoes, cream, pumpkin pie and gravy all at the same time.
Buttering rolls, on the other hand, is a real challenge. But, hey, nothing worth doing is easy.
But while a drone can make some cooking more efficient ― like blending ― the results aren’t exactly visually appealing.
No wonder the company says “We do not recommend trying this at home” on its YouTube page.