SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT: A machine that prints FOOD?!
SEATTLE — Air travel can be stressful. You never know what to expect — from extra fees to flight delays and long lines at security.
But Alaska Airlines has a device aimed to make your time at the airport a little more pleasant.
Introducing the pancake printer.
This device can pump out 180 pancakes per hour, according to the Alaska Airlines blog.
Just push “OK” and you’re on your way to a hot, fluffy pancake in about 20 seconds.
The “freshly baked pancakes” are located in Alaska’s Board Rooms in Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles and Anchorage.
You could call the airline pancake pioneers — Alaska says they were the first to bring these printers to airport lounges in the U.S.
See the pancake machine in action:
A little pancake printer history: Alaska says the device’s creator, a Polish-Australian man, consumed more than one million pancakes while trying to perfect the machine between 2000-2004.
“The first machine, really it was like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang breaking the eggs and making the batter from scratch,” Mike Genereaux, vice president of sales for Popcake North America, told the Alaska Airlines blog.
Now, there are more than 7,000 pancake machines around the world.
Customers seem to like the food printer too.