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WELLINGTON, Kan. -- A Kansas man's invention is not only helping breakfast lovers everywhere, but making a difference for his community.

Phil Wylie was sick of lumps in his Malt-O-Meal.  "I was tired of taking it out, stirring it and putting it back in, taking it back out, stirring it," Wylie says.  "And I still ended up with lumps, and I don't like lumps in my Malt-O-Meal!"  He created "The StirMate" -- a device that attaches to the turntable inside of a microwave and automatically stirs the bowl inside.

A kitchen supply company has offered to mass-produce the device overseas, but he's refused to sell it.  Wylie tells Wichita's KWCH-TV he'd rather see a local company produce the device.  "The StirMate" is then packaged by a company that employs people with developmental disabilities.

Click here to learn more about the device.

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