NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH)-- Some bright engineering students at a local college may have come up with a way to keep the pizza you order, as hot when it comes to your door, as it was when it came out of the oven.
That's great news for pizza lovers who make up about 99 percent of the population.
There is nothing quite like the taste of a great pizza, piping hot, right out of the oven.
So, when a group of UNH engineering students were given the assingment of solving a real world problemn it was an easy choice.
"The students naturally order a bunch of pizzas and quite often they find that they're either delivered cold or by the time they get them home, they're cold," said Maria Isabel Carnasciali, UNH Engineering Professor.
Their creation, an insulated wooden box that can keep pizzas out-of-the-over hot for hours.
Cappetta's Italian Imports, Pizza and Catering, just a stone's throw away from the UNH's West Haven campus, is giving the idea a try.
"I figure I heard about it through Facebook and I figured why not try it out in the real world and see if we can use it in our aspect of our business," said Donato Cappetta, Cappetta's Italian Imports.
So, how does the pizza work?
From the outside, it looks like any other wooden box but inside there is insulation room to hold the pies and more.
"Then they have these neat little packs, many of us have seen ice packs and this is a phase change material, pcm's. When they boil it, they become liquid and are hot and release that energy, keeping the pizza hot for several hours," said Carnasciali.
It seems like the perfect win, win situation, great pizza coming to your door 'hot' whether you're five minutes or five hours away.
The UNH engineering professor who News 8 talked to says the focus can now move from the technical side of the project to more 'business-related' concerns.
By that, things like 'pricing' and adapting to the needs of customers.
Simply put this seems to be a very 'tasty' idea indeed.
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