This was one of six images (PHIL# 9125 - 9130) depicting an Allegro� Cookware pot by Mirro�, the design of which was a radical departure from traditional cooking utensils. The square shape, unique lid and lightweight materials offered many ergonomic advantages. All the pots, pans and skillets were circular on their bottoms, gradually becoming square toward their tops. This cookware design made the most efficient use of standard round heat sources while at the same time offered greater cubic volume than a circular pot of the same height. As seen in this image, two of the corners created natural pouring spouts, a design consideration that was implemented in response to complaints common with more traditional round cookware. Note the larger, rubberized handles located on the alternate corners of the pot, which aligned and interlocked with the lid handles providing safe and balanced handling. Excess oil was being poured from one of the 'pour corners'.
CDC/ Richard Duncan, MRP, Sr. Proj. Mngr, North Carolina State University, The Center for Universal Design (CUD)
November 3, 2012
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