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Q: Fortune cookie oven ( No Answer,   11 Comments )
Subject: Fortune cookie oven
Category: Family and Home > Food and Cooking
Asked by: porkribs-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 13 Oct 2005 17:13 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2005 15:01 PDT
Question ID: 580016
I'm looking for a piece of cooking equipment to make fortune cookies.
Searches for "fortune cookie maker" "fortune cookie oven" and a few
others turned up nothing. Perhaps you'll do better.

The answer must point to a piece of equipment specifically used to
make fortune cookies. I've found lots of recipes that call for
flattening with spoons, etc, and I've found crepe makers, etc. None of
those count.

Thank you!

Request for Question Clarification by czh-ga on 13 Oct 2005 22:48 PDT
Hello porkribs-ga,

It seems that fortune cookies are not baked in an oven. They're
grilled. Check this out and let me know if this is the equipment
you're looking for so I can post an official answer. I look forward to
your clarification.

~ czh ~
Sci Technology Inc.
150 Kuniholm Drive
Holliston MA 01746 USA 
Tel : 508-893-0990 Fax: 508-893-0908

Sci Technology (Sci Tech), Inc, established in 1981, is one of the
major manufacturers of automated fortune cookie machine in the world.
Dr. Yong sik Lee, the president of Sci Tech, invented the FORTUNE III
model which is the first fully automated fortune cookie machine and
granted 3 US patents (US patents 4339993, 4426186, and 4431396). Sci
Tech has been a world-wide leader of automated food processing
equipment since 1981.

Sci Tech has recently developed a "mini" fortune cookie machine that
is fully-automated and produces up to 600 cookies per hour. This
machine is a great way to get into the booming low-carb food industry
and to draw customers into your restaurant by showing them how fortune
cookies are made.
Fortune cookie machines
The delicious batter is pumped to the machine that precisely pours it
onto small hot grills, where it starts baking. A few short moments
later, a fortune message printed on a slip of paper - fed from rolls
containing thousands of fortunes - is laid onto the soft golden brown
batter. Clamps close the cookies and formed the shape of fortune
cookie. The cookies are then allowed to sit and cool before packed in
a box or individually wrapped.

Clarification of Question by porkribs-ga on 14 Oct 2005 09:53 PDT
CZH, and PinkFreud: thank you so much for the research! What I'm
looking for is a home fortune cookie maker, something to have in my
kitchen. BUT - that wasn't in my original question, though it should
have been, so if you want to claim the fee due to the research you've
done, I don't have a problem with that.

Of course, if you can find a home fortune cookie maker, that'd be
ideal. But at this point, I'm pretty convinced there's no such thing.
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: pinkfreud-ga on 13 Oct 2005 17:17 PDT
Here's one, but I bet is isn't cheap:
Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: pinkfreud-ga on 13 Oct 2005 17:18 PDT
Oops, typo. I meant to say "I bet it isn't cheap."
Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: porkribs-ga on 13 Oct 2005 17:37 PDT
Pinkfreud, that's hilarious!!!

(And thanks for reading between the lines and realizing that even
though technically that's a correct answer to my question as worded,
it's not quite the machine I was looking for!)

Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: bobbie7-ga on 14 Oct 2005 10:05 PDT
Check out how they make fortune cookies at this small Fortune Cookie
Factory in San Francisco's Chinatown.
Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: porkribs-ga on 14 Oct 2005 10:28 PDT
Thank you, Bobbie7. I'd found that one yesterday, along with some
recipes that involve a standard oven. That's probably the route I'm
going to go.

Thank you all again,

Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: pinkfreud-ga on 14 Oct 2005 12:31 PDT

Your rating is quite harsh, considering that you had previously said this:

"if you want to claim the fee due to the research you've done, I don't
have a problem with that."

A two-star rating can do quite a bit of damage to a good Researcher's
overall rating. Since your earlier remark seemed to indicate
satisfaction, and a willingness to pay, I am puzzled by the two stars,
since you invited the posting of an official answer.
Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: porkribs-ga on 14 Oct 2005 15:25 PDT
CZH and PinkFreud: I'd somehow believed that CZH was a third
researcher, not one of the two researchers I'd made the statement to
that you could claim the fee based on research already done. In short,
you're right, and it's my bad.

So how do I change my rating? I don't see anything that will let me do
this. Please instruct, and I'll change it.

My apologies,

Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: porkribs-ga on 14 Oct 2005 15:31 PDT
CZH or PinkFreud: I do see a "Request Answer Clarification" button
that I'd missed before. If I press that, and request a clarification,
will it let me rerank the answer?

Again, my apologies.

Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: czh-ga on 14 Oct 2005 15:45 PDT
Hello porkribs-ga,

I'm afraid once a question has been rated it cannot be changed. As I
said in my clarification above, I'm sorry you weren't completely happy
with my answer and I've asked the editors to withdraw it. I hope
you'll come back to Google Answers and next time use the clarification
option until you're completely satisfied.

All the best.

~ czh ~
Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: porkribs-ga on 14 Oct 2005 16:04 PDT
Thanks for the info, czh. I hate that the rating can't be changed. I'm
about to post another question (a relatively easy one, I believe) and
the question subject will label it for you. I've priced it at $20 -
please consider at least part of that to be a tip for the unfair bad
rating here. :(

Subject: Re: Fortune cookie oven
From: porkribs-ga on 15 Oct 2005 15:01 PDT
I'm cancelling this question from hell! ;)

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