Mattson Cooker

Legume Science – Mattson Cookers to Measure Pulse Cooking Time

In case you need proof that: 1.) science is awesome, and 2.) there is a machine/tool for almost every task imaginable, may I present the Mattson cooker!

They also make for a great conversation starter – show your friends a picture and ask them if they have any guesses as to what this contraption does. Admittedly, results could vary among friend groups… I may have a biased sample with food science folks.

Here is a video explaining how a Mattson cooker works.

Mattson Cooker Research Update!

The research I was working on with colleagues – where we used a Mattson cooker – is now published! Read about that here.


  1. Did not know about Mattson cooker till now. Another great piece of legumes information I know now!

  2. where can I buy a Mattson cooker to use for my research?

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