The way cookie cutters are made is blowing people's minds
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Featured Image Credit: Off The Beaten Path Cookie Cutters
People have had their minds blown by a fascinating video that reveals how a small, family-run cookie cutter business makes their products.
Cookie cutter company Off The Beaten Path’s video has left people’s jaws on the floor and just seconds into the footage you’ll see why.
Needless to say it’s a particularly busy time of year for the company, and after watching this clip, you’ll never bake Christmas tree-shaped cookies in the same way. Watch the video below:
Basically, the first step is to make the cookie cutter coils, which are tin strips rolled into a ring using special machinery.
Then, the special machines that are seen shaping the cookie cutters do so by applying pressure to the circular tin strips while they’re pushed against a metal shape mould.
Once the cookie cutters have been shaped, they’re welded before being packaged up to be sent to budding bakers. How cool is that?
Seeing as we’ve established cookie cutters are a big go this Christmas, now might be a good time to point out some culinary no-nos before the big day rolls around.
For example, don’t even think about using your microwave to cook big items, as money saving expert Martin Lewis pointed out it could cost you a pretty penny.
Speaking on his podcast, Martin warned against the use of energy gobbling microwaves, telling listeners: “The problem with the equation for heating equipment is an oven is going to be about 2000W.
"A microwave I believe, from memory, a best guess explanation, a microwave gives you consistent heat whereas an oven is warming up to full temperature and then topping it up so it isn't running at full power the whole time."
He went on: "But if you're doing a jacket potato for 10 minutes it's going to be far cheaper [in the microwave] than doing a single jacket potato in an oven and keeping it on for an hour and a half.
“However if you were doing a full roast dinner and you were cooking many of them, that is where it's probably cheaper than putting five or six jacket potatoes in a microwave because each additional object you put in a microwave, you need to keep it on longer because a microwave just heats the individual object.”
The money saving expert continued: "General equation is, find the wattage of an item, then work out how many kilowatts or what fraction of a kilowatt it's using, then multiply that by 34p per hour of use.
"If you had a 1000W microwave and you put it on for 10 minutes, one KWH for a sixth of an hour, a sixth of 34p is about 6p, shall we say? So it's 6p turning the microwave on for that amount of time. So yes it's a very useful equation."