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"I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers."
- Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Robot Cook  
  A household robot that can cook meals.  

Poor Lena. Her cuproberyl body spent half its time in scattered pieces. Our first attempts were successful only in getting her to serve fried brushes for breakfast and wash dishes in oleo oil. Then one day she cooked a perfect dinner with six wires crossed, and Dave was in ecstasy.
From Helen O'Loy, by Lester del Rey.
Published by Astounding Science Fiction in 1938
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See also the robot chef from Anthony Boucher's 1943 short story Robinc. Also, compare to the robotic cook from Ely's Automatic Housemaid, by Elizabeth Bellamy published in 1899.

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