On2cook: The world's fastest countertop cooking device @ CES 2022 - Show Notes

On2cook: The world's fastest countertop cooking device @ CES 2022

Saturday Jan 15, 2022 (00:10:31)


Do you ever wish that you could cook a delicious meal with minimal effort? Have you ever felt like cooking is an impossible task and wished there was someone who could do it for you? Well, wait no longer! On2cook is the world's fastest at-home cooking device.

How it Works

It works on the revolutionary Combination Cooking Technology which simultaneously combines induction, heat, and microwaves to cut your cooking time by up to 70% and reduce energy consumption by up to 40%. If this idea sounds familiar, you must be a fan of 30 Rock, because it's very similar to the Trivection Oven that was introduced by Jack Donaghy on the show. The best part of On2cook? This one's real!

Not only does this product make it possible for anyone to be able to cook a healthy meal in just minutes but it also preserves water-soluble nutrients, retains color and texture as well as consistency.

At-Home Use

Everyone has a night where they think, "Maybe I'll just order out because I can't be bothered to cook." But ordering Uber Eats or DoorDash is expensive adds up quickly. With On2cook, you get the speed of delivery with the cost and quality of home cooking.

This device, which is slightly larger than an air fryer and looks similar to a waffle maker, can serve multiple purposes. It can be used as a traditional oven. It can be used as a convection oven. It can be used as an air fryer. It can even be used as a microwave. It can prepare rice in just 5 minutes, or chicken in just 15 minutes. With the Ai-powered app, you can get recommendations on how to use it better.

It's also able to go the other way and replace slow-cookers. It can be set to slow cook, replacing a crockpot or sous vide cooker.

The On2cook also improves energy efficiency. The device is able to produce faster results and still uses 40% less energy to get the job done. All without losing the nutritional value of the food.

Because everything is self-contained, it also means less mess to clean up. There's no splashing or massive cleanup.

Commercial Use

On2cook isn't just for the home kitchen. The device can also be deployed in commercial kitchens, improving efficiency and costs. A restaurant could deploy several of these in a row and cook multiple meals at once, all improved by the built-in AI. However, if the chef wants to determine the specs on their own, that's possible, too.

It's also perfect for a portable kitchen, like a food truck. For a truck that takes orders and delivers the food to a location, the driver can set the cookers to prepare the food and, while it's cooking, you can drive to the destination. For stationary food trucks, you could be preparing several meals at the same time, as opposed to a more one-on-one ordering process.

On2cook will address all gaps in the kitchen that impact work efficiencies, such as time management, recipe management, and ordering of ingredients.


The company expects the On2cook to be available on the market within the next 6 months, pending certifications. The device price is expected to be $500. Learn more about the product at the company's website.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Scott Ertz

Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.


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Todd Cochrane (00:27)

We're gonna welcome Sanandan Sudhir. Did I pronounce it right or get it wrong?

Sanandan Sudhir (00:32)

You can call me Sandy. All right. My name is Sanandan Sudhir. But you can call me Sandy.

Todd Cochrane (00:36)

All right, Sandy, welcome to the show. And you're with Invent India Innovations Pvt. Ltd. So, yes, tell me what you guys are doing here at CES this year.

Sanandan Sudhir (00:46)

So we are showcasing a product here, which is a pre-launch present. In six months, we will be ready with the product. It's the fastest cooking device on the planet,

Todd Cochrane (00:54)

Fastest cooking device on the planet.

Sanandan Sudhir (00:57)

It's a smart device. And it's the fastest cooking device. It can cook up to three times faster than any other conventional method of cooking.

Todd Cochrane (01:04)

So I'm familiar with conventional like canned or gas or a range with electricity or microwave, what are you guys doing differently?

Sanandan Sudhir (01:14)

So whenever you cook food, the main problem is that you have a container, something's cooking from outside, the surface becomes brown, and then slowly, the heat has to go in deep inside to cook the meat right to the center. Now microwaves do that. They do a good job. But then you don't get it brown from outside, right. Conventional ways of cooking, you put it on grill, it takes you a long time doing this doing that and so on. We've combined the two. So we have a pan where you have induction at the bottom, and the lid simultaneously gives microwaves.

Todd Cochrane (01:47)

Oh, oh, wow. Wow, you know something? How simple is that? How come? No one has done that up to this point.

Sanandan Sudhir (02:01)

I was surprised. When I got the patent, the examiner asked me, "What's new? It's just common." But I said, "Look, it's not common sense. Because a metal container you cannot put in a microwave. That's right. And any other container that goes inside a microwave cannot be put on flame, or induction."

Todd Cochrane (02:18)

So how are you accomplishing that with the induction then? And as I'm assuming glass?

Sanandan Sudhir (02:25)

No, if you look at a conventional microwave, right? People forget that it's just a metal box with a lid. That's right. Just take the microwave, make it vertical, open the lid on top, put the flame or induction from below. So you have a container, which has microwaves and you heat the container with induction or flame?

Todd Cochrane (02:45)

Or is one or the other or both at the same time.

Sanandan Sudhir (02:49)

You can do both at the same time that is the advantage. But then you can do individual induction. You can do individually microwave.

Todd Cochrane (02:57)

As you're saying and you're not going to have sparks flying.

Sanandan Sudhir (03:00)

No, because there's no metal inside it's a normal metal container, right? You roll the casing of the microwave. Wow. Wow. And then you have an app. So you can plan your time. Yeah, you can have your cut vegetables, cut meats as plated from Blue Apron or somebody. Put it in and cook anything in 1/3 the time. I can make rice in seven minutes. I can make chicken in six to seven minutes.

Todd Cochrane (03:25)

So how has the response been by people that have been by your booth and seen this?

Sanandan Sudhir (03:29)

It's amazing. Everybody says "Wow. Why didn't I think about it?".

Todd Cochrane (03:33)


Sanandan Sudhir (03:34)

That's the key.

Todd Cochrane (03:35)

And you got a patent on this.

Sanandan Sudhir (03:36)

I have three granted patents in the US

Todd Cochrane (03:39)

Good for you, my friend. My goodness, that's congratulations. So you're protected for a while. With this for sure.

Sanandan Sudhir (03:47)

And we are filing a lot many more. Yes, we are developing, we're putting an artificial intelligence we have in the newer model, an infrared camera. In actual camera, we have six other sensors. What we want in the future is that you have a dining table, you have two of these devices and a fridge, your food comes and you cook it and you don't need the kitchen at all. You have all your cut vegetables coming in, just use this device by the time you put your utensils. Your food is done. 5, 7, 8 minutes.

Todd Cochrane (04:13)

That's amazing. So what is the response been? I'm sure people are like, "alright, we need to license this". Are you- is that your goal? Or do you want to be the end manufacturer of the product?

Sanandan Sudhir (04:25)

So we are looking at this product as a subscription model. So let's say target can take if you're talking to Amazon, so essentially maybe $100 subscription that you pay and then for two, three years, you buy all the groceries or all the cut vegetables along with the product so that it's easy on all the customers. Plus, they have the advantage of just getting everything. No need to cut, bother anything, and just cook.

Todd Cochrane (04:48)

So what is -what do you think the base cost of the unit is going to be?

Sanandan Sudhir (04:52)

It's $500.

Todd Cochrane (04:53)

$500 for the base unit? Yes. And is it about the same footprint as a microwave then?

Sanandan Sudhir (04:58)

Oh yes, it's the same footprint as a microwave, you're making a smaller one. And you're also making a commercial one which can cook for 10 people.

Todd Cochrane (05:04)

So induction, not gas, correct? Or is it going to be-?

Sanandan Sudhir (05:09)

You can choose if you have gas, you can choose gas. And if you want induction, you can get induction.

Todd Cochrane (05:15)

Aren't any of you guys out, like blown away here just a little bit. I'm thinking about this. And I'm like, Why didn't? How's it taken this long for someone to figure this out? Did you? Were you like in the shower? And having like this, you have this brain epiphany of coming up with this idea? How did you think of- how did you? Where did you get the inspiration to do?

Sanandan Sudhir (05:42)

I'll tell you, I'll tell you. I finished my design education. And I joined GE and I've been a workaholic. So I would work late nights. Sure. And there were no Swiggy or Zomato of the world at that time. I'm talking about 1997. Yeah. So the big in thing at that time was a microwave, right? Okay, let me buy a microwave, that's going to solve all my problems. Sure, I bought the microwave, I would reach home at like 11 or 12 in the night, then I would put the potatoes and wait for 45 minutes, and then sleep by one. And then I have to be back in the office by nine in the morning. So that was not working. But for three months, I tried actually utilizing a microwave, then I bought a stove. And I started cooking using this stuff. And then to save time, I would keep the meat and the vegetables in the microwave, make your curry here, and then mix and eat right. And that's when I was just started to wonder "Why can I not combine these two? Why should I have not a flame device that can also do microwave?"

Todd Cochrane (06:36)


Sanandan Sudhir (06:37)

That's how it started.

Todd Cochrane (06:42)

Sign me up. I found the first thing CES I want to buy.

Sanandan Sudhir (06:47)

So happy to hear that.

Todd Cochrane (06:48)

You know, it's true because I live by myself. And I'm crazy busy like you. And you know, there's very little time to come home and cook. Now. You know, I don't necessarily buy into the, you know, buying the subscription stuff because I think half of it would get thrown away because I wouldn't need it. I wouldn't need it in time. But this may change. Well if I can have that at the office.

Sanandan Sudhir (07:12)

Oh, yes. Yes.

Todd Cochrane (07:14)

You know, if I'm working late, pop it in the office. It's right there. It's all self-contained. Boom. I'm done. Not making a big mess. So that's where I think I would probably I'd probably have two. Probably one in the office and one in the house.

Sanandan Sudhir (07:27)


Todd Cochrane (07:28)

Yeah, very, very brilliant. We need- I need your business card. So tell me where can people find out more? And now when do you think this is gonna be available? When do you think is gonna come to the market?

Sanandan Sudhir (07:38)

Six months. We are waiting for certification in the US and European Union. It will take some time because it's a completely new product. We have to help the certification authorities to write a method for certifying this because a product like this does not exist.

Todd Cochrane (07:50)

Yeah, this is a brand new category.

Sanandan Sudhir (07:53)

Yes. And it actually replaces sous vide cooking because you can cook for five hours in this. Keep the low temperature is automated. Yeah, it also replaces a normal air fryer. Because you can do the same in this. Also, keep the microwaves low. Put the fan on, put the stirrer on, and you can do what an air fryer can do. Yeah, you can also do what an induction can do, a microwave can do, a normal oven can do, I can make a cake in about 4 and 5 minutes.

Todd Cochrane (08:18)

I'm not a (sous vide fan at all, but I understand the process. So but wow. All in one.)

Sanandan Sudhir (08:26)

All in one. Yes, exactly. So it replaces five, six gadgets. If you have two of these, you can just cook your meal in 10 minutes for four people ready to eat.

Todd Cochrane (08:35)

And you know what else could this be used for is everyone that has tiny homes. Everyone that is worried about saving space? You get rid of a couple of burners, you get rid of the microwave? Or maybe you couldn't have a microwave and it's in a tiny home.

Marlo Anderson (08:53)

Being from Austin. First thing I thought of was food trucks.

Sanandan Sudhir (08:57)

Oh, yes. Oh, yes.

Marlo Anderson (08:58)

It's a perfect solution for food truck

Sanandan Sudhir (09:00)

They are talking to a company who said that look, with this I get the order. I start driving with the food truck to the place by the time I reach the food is ready. So I don't even need to cook. I can be just walking around cooking and giving it to you.

Todd Cochrane (09:15)

So tell us where the website is. And where can we find all the information about when this is gonna be available?

Sanandan Sudhir (09:22)

It's on www.on2cook.com

Todd Cochrane (09:23)


Sanandan Sudhir (09:25)

Yes. With the number 2.

Todd Cochrane (09:26)

We need to write that down, (so we don't forget it. Well, we got it on tape on digital on2cook.com.)

Sanandan Sudhir (09:34)


Todd Cochrane (09:35)

Oh my goodness. Sandy, congratulations. Congratulations, (thanks for this. You know, this is the coolest product just came across this desk this show.)

Sanandan Sudhir (09:47)

Thank you very much, man. Thanks a lot.

Todd Cochrane (09:48)

Thank you so much for being on me. Thank you. Thank you.

Erin Hurst (09:54)

TPN CES 2022 coverage is executive produced by Michele Mendez. Technical Directors are Kurt Corless and Adam Barker. Associate producers are Nancy Ertz and Maurice McCoy. Interviews are edited by Jo Mini. Hosts are Marlo Anderson, Todd Cochrane, Scott Ertz, Christopher Jordan, Daniele Mendez, and Allante Sparks. Las Vegas studio provided by HC Productions. Remote studio provided by PLUGHITZ Productions. This has been Tech Podcasts Network Production, copyright 2022.

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