This "self-stirring" pot concept, dubbed the Wrinkle, from designer Cem Tutuncuoglu is a bit perplexingly named. I was excited when I first glanced at it, surmising from the renderings that it's a pot that uses the heat energy from a burner underneath to turn a stirring mechanism. As it turns out, it's less ambitious than that. The material says: "three mixer arms… attach to the handle… which moves by turning the handle around the axis." In other words, you need to do the stirring yourself.
Looks like "self-stirring" in this case is a complete misnomer. Still, it makes me think that self-stirring cookware technology should be achievable — and without using a powered mechanism, which has apparently already been done. Anyone want to take a stab at how a real heat-activated self-stirring pot would work? My chili is waiting.
Via Yanko Design