A time machine for your kitchen? We take it for a test driveThe "Tim3 Machin3" makes one-pot meals a cinch -- no flux capacitor necessary.
Hey, I'm CNET's Ry Crist. and I'm standing here beside the Time Machine. Now this is not DeLorean, this is a not a device that's gonna send you back to the future. But, it is a machine that promises to save you time in the kitchen. [INAUDIBLE]. It's a rice maker. It's a slow cooker. It's all sorts of things in one, mostly rice though. It's got the six settings for white rice, brown rice. It also promises to cook that rice faster than other conventional rice makers. Now the Tim3 Machin3 promises to save you all this time by doing a lot of the thinking. For you. It's gonna figure out how much you've got inside of it and how long it needs to cook for. We tested it out. I cooked some lunch for my colleagues, made chicken and rice and asparagus, a very nice, hearty lunch. Put all the ingredients in, steamed the chicken and the asparagus on top and. In the included steam tray. And it came out fine. It thought about it for a while, it told me when ten minutes was left and the rice came out cooked very well, the chicken was moist and tasty. The asparagus was just right. Everybody liked what I cooked, which is not something that always happens when I cook. So I was pretty happy about that. Now, the time machine is currently seeking its capital on kickstarter, it's already past its goal. It's done very well. And it's got about two weeks left. It's expected to ship out to backers by Christmas fo this year, which is comin' up so. That's a pretty aggressive timeline. This is a company that's put out appliances before, and they were already able to send us a working prototype, so we feel pretty good about that date. It'll retail for about $70 once it's out on the market. If you catch the Kickstarter before it ends, you might be able to get it for about 10 bucks off. The Time Machine won't, however, ship outside of the US, right away at least. The company tells me that they are looking into options. For the voltage requirements of different countries where there is also interest in this cooker so stay tuned for updates on that front. Thanks for watching, be sure to check out my full first take at CNet.com along with the rest of my appliances and smart home reviews. For CNet appliances I'm Ry Crist. [MUSIC]