#1062: MealTime

I’m someone who eats so quickly my meals sometimes disappear before I have much chance to savor them.

Today’s invention is for people who eat too fast and therefore often cram in more than is healthy for them.


It consists of a transparent disc which clips to the top of any standard sized bowl or plate. Arms extend from the disc under the plate and are locked in position, covering the freshly-cooked meal beneath.

The disc has a central section which rotates (driven by a clockwork mechanism) and which has an octant-sized aperture -allowing a portion of the meal to be eaten through this.

The octant slowly rotates around the plate, so that eating can occur at a restricted pace. When the full 360 degrees have been sequentially cleared, the clockwork releases the clips, freeing the plate for the dishwasher.

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