As I drop a quartet of refrigerated, uncooked rice balls into a pot of bubbling oil, the stove knobs below my hands start moving automatically to increase the heat and return the oil back to its normal temperature. Soon later, once the temperature level is almost back to normal, the knobs slowly turn the other way to ease into the desired degree and keep the oil from going one degree over. Another minute passes, and a smartphone app tells me to remove the cheese balls from the oil. The end result is a perfectly-cooked Arancini that tastes fantastic.
Founded by veterans of Amazon, Pinterest, and RichRelevance, Meld today launched a Kickstarter for a stovetop temperature control system that consists of attachable oven knobs and a metal clip.