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The COO Cook Droid is distinctive and seldom mistakenly identified due to its chaotic configuration of a dozen or more arms, which could all be fitted with separate tools and appliances. The design of COO Cook Droid complemented this veritable arsenal of culinary utensils, with an olfactory sensor which could literally sniff both ingredients and finished food products to discern freshness and edibility.
The droid was mass produced to be a cheap alternative to sentient labor for cost conscious applications such as military mess halls. Unfortunately, this lead to two distinct design flaws. Firstly, the droid was criticized for its lack of robustness and generally poor build quality. Secondly, and more importantly, units were only configured to prepare a few hundred separate recipes, which was too limited to give long term owners sufficient variation in their dining facilities. Though the droid's software package is modifiable and after-market kits are available, upgrading is often deterred because of the tedious and complex process.
Despite its limited programming, the COO Cook Droid was once a common sight throughout the galaxy thanks to its low cost and its ability to create large amounts of food quickly. With the increasing number of beings throughout the galaxy and the shortage of skilled cooks, the COO Cook Droid is enjoying a renewed popularity.