“Bimby, a German-made cooking robot, has become an obsession in Western Europe's poorest country by promising to make cooking cheap and easy.
Bimby looks like a food-processor with a stainless-steel container and a steaming unit that weighs ingredients, chops, grates, blends, beats, mixes and cooks, all under the control of a timer that lets the cook step away from the kitchen until the food is ready.
Its popularity might seem surprising in a country that nearly defaulted on its debt in 2011 and had to accept painful budget slashing in return for an international bailout. But the Portuguese love gadgets and seem determined, despite hard times, to maintain their tradition of regularly getting together for dinner.”
The device is called Thermomix in German speaking markets