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Rotimatic flatbread maker is cool, but not worth your moneyThe $1,000 countertop appliance makes roti automatically. But its price, performance and dormant Wi-Fi capabilities make homemade flatbread a better option.
[MUSIC] The one thousand dollar wi-fi enabled rotimatic is what happens when you take the concept of a bread machine and apply it to a type of flat bread called roti. Here's how it works. You add flour, water, and oil to. To containers at the top of the machine. On the Control screen you select what brand of flour you're using and decide how you want your roti. Hit the Play button and you'll have one roti in about two and half minutes. The roti-matic promises to take the hard work out of making flat But how does it compare to homemade roti? Does it really save time? Is it even that tasty? I brought in a friend who grew up eating this flatbread to weigh in on the Rotimatic. So my name is Mona Tailor. My roti credentials, I guess, would be, I am Indian. And for the last 32 years of my life, I've been eating roti that is made by mom. It didn't feel like a roti to me. Cuz I think of roti as being thinner, it has felt more like a paratha or [INAUDIBLE] which is a thicker version of a flat bread. It seems like it still takes a lot of time because it took a while for it to warm up. It seems like it takes a while for it to actually prepare each individual [INAUDIBLE]. So it just seems like it ends up being Somewhat equivalent to making a batch of twenty Roti, by hand. As you would in the Rotimatic. The Rotimatic just can't match the texture of homemade Roti and for a thousand dollars that's asking a lot for a machine that's just okay. So if Roti is a regular part of your diet save your money and skip the Rotimatic.