AutoStirrer was designed to mechanically agitate fried potato chips (or any other product related food) in a hot oil kettle. It is fully automated and its function is to create a unified cooking environment. It does this by pushing and stirring down the chips that float on top of the cooking oil. It can also gather the chips from one side of the kettle and push them to the other side for unloading. The length of its stroke can also be adjusted. AutoStirrer can time the stirring sequence, as well as control the stirring pressure. The interval movements of this machine can be easily adjusted to suit any purpose. This unit can be easily modified to suit any type of rectangular kettle that consist of different widths and heights. AutoStirrer was used in part of an automated turn-key operation for a food processing line.