Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)
Huldra Forsvant (Theodor Kittelsen)

Thursday, October 29, 2009


One of my most hated jobs is putting the meat away when you come back from doing the shopping. Separating it all, tearing off fiddly bits of cling wrap to put the meat in, having to wash your meat-hands after each separate portion. Hate it.

So, while I was trying to get to sleep last night I came up with another rad invention. Introducing, the freezer MeatBox:

Remove one freezer shelf, and substitute it with the meat box. Slide lid open, whack in your meat portions, replace lid, and get on with your life. Simple, yet brilliant.

It isn't copyright at all (I just put the copyright sign on my drawing to look professional), so if you are a famous inventor, you should totally use my detailed blueprints and make this great thing. You'll be rich. I don't even expect royalties- it will be enough for me, just to have a MeatBox of my own one day.


Stuart said...

Yes, please! I would buy several of these. I share your hatred of the handling of fleshy…flesh.

It should be made out of rubber so it's easy to get out — like those groovy ice-cube trays.

If someone wants to make this and needs start-up capital, I'm willing to invest. Seriously.

onlinesoph said...

love it. I put away the meat in our house and it is a horrible job.

I've recently switched to using cheapie plastic sandwich bags rather than cling wrap to cover meat. Life got a bit easier after that.

My only objection to your meat box is you would still need to cover the meat, as frozen bits of old chicken breast stuck to the box can't be hygenic...

Ben McLaughlin said...

Stuart- Yes, that is a good idea. I think the individual tray bits should be rubber, but the edges a firm plastic to slide on the freezer grooves.

Soph- Yeah, I tried little freezer bags for a while. Much better than glad wrap, but still kinda annoying.

Hmm. You raise a good point about coverage, but I think there can be a solution that doen't involve wrapping each bit.. maybe a removable rubber bit in each portion tray.

onlinesoph said...

that would be good. You could take the rubber bit out with the meat for defrosting, and then just wash the rubber bit with the rest of the washing and replace later.

Amy said...

It's automatically copyright to you anyway. Whether or not you put the little symbol there :)

But agree - it is a horrible job.

onlinesoph said...

note to self: do NOT google meatbox in attempt to discover whether someone has already designed one. In fact Ben I think you should reconsider the name.

Ben McLaughlin said...


Couldn't resist googling.

Yes, new name required.

Any ideas?

Ben McLaughlin said...

Got it-

iMeat 2.0