If we reach our goal the Cool Grip will be made in the USA so please support us and keep manufacturing in the United States.
The smart, safe, simple way to microwave food. Cool Grip never gets hot, keeps spills and boil overs contained while preventing burns.
Securely holds bowls and plates of nearly any size.
What is Cool Grip?Cool Grip is an innovative microwaveable tray that never gets hot in the microwave, is safe to handle without oven mitts and helps keep spills, boil overs and messes contained. It stores easily in the microwave and is dishwasher safe.
Where did Cool Grip come from?
Cool Grip came about after my nieces visited me during their winter break and I microwaved a ton of spaghettio's, ravioli and soup food for them. And over and over, I'd burn my fingers on hot bowls and have messy, spilled food everywhere -- inside the microwave and out. There has to be a better way, I thought. After the nieces left and I scoured the kitchen, I did find a better way. And Cool Grip was born.
Cool Grip is an easy-to-store, dishwasher safe tray that makes microwaving food safe and clean and makes transporting hot food simple. It's a useful, practical kitchen product that's had its share of interest from some of the biggest kitchen product companies in the nation and was a finalist in the TeleBrands Inventors Day Competition. The economy, however, had a hand in keeping Cool Grip from physically getting to market and getting on store shelves. Plus, I definitely want to manufacture this product in the U.S.A., but it's a bit more costly to do that than to send it overseas for production.
That's why I need your help.
Safe for kids while keeping your kitchen clean.
Why do I want it?
You want Cool Grip because it is a practical kitchen product. We're all busy, and the microwave is used by every member of the family to heat meals-on-the-go, after school snacks and everything in between. Kids and adults alike can use it to safely microwave and carry food, eliminating spills, burns and messes -- both inside the microwave and around the kitchen. It's dishwasher safe and easily stores right inside the microwave so it's ready for the next person who needs it. Use Cool Grip, and there's no need to use oven mitts or dishtowels to remove hot bowls and plates -- simply grab the handy handles and go.
Perfect for the dorm, because all college students live on ramen noodles.
Quick and useful facts about Cool Grip
· Never gets hot
· Made of food-safe and dishwasher-safe plastic
· BPA-free and safe for all foods
· Deep reservoir keeps spills and boil overs contained
· Just 3ʺ high and just under 12ʺwide -- fits nearly any size microwave
· Holds virtually any size bowl or plate regardless of shape or depth
· Heat your frozen pre packaged meals
· Stores easily in the microwave when not in use
· Comfortable, slotted handles for easy carrying
· Sits flat on any surface (tabletop, TV tray, counter or your lap)
· Perfect for any kitchen, dorm or workplace
· Expected delivery date is April 2013
Why do you need funding?
In this economy, companies are reluctant to provide funding for new products at all, especially those that aren't created inside their own organization. Even though we came amazingly close to having the product produced by large manufacturers, it didn't come to fruition. I'm encouraged and driven by these companies' interest in the product. They all said Cool Grip is a viable, smart product because it's a simple solution to a common problem.
I also am committed to having Cool Grip manufactured in the U.S.A., but it's costly to do that. The injection molding process is very expensive, especially in the United States. With your help, I can give the project to a Midwestern injection molding company and help keep manufacturing jobs stateside and create new jobs at the same time.
Our goal of 8,000 pre-orders will get the Cool Grip up and running right here in the U.S.A.
What do I get?
For each $10 you pledge, plus $5.00 for shipping & handling you'll receive one Cool Grip to make your life cleaner, quicker and safer.
Sorry backers, but we have no control over the shipping cost. But if you order two Cool Grips, the shipping is the same price as ordering one. Get one for work and one for home, or give one to someone you love -- it makes a great gift for anyone!
Any support you can provide is greatly appreciated!
We believe we have reduced the risk of this project failing due to the fact that we have:
• Solved a common problem that everyone has experienced
• Spent over a year testing tray designs until deciding on the great model seen in our video
• Patent has been filed for and is pending
• Interviewed multiple companies before finding dependable manufacturers that produce quality products
• Filed for our trademark
• Designed a website to showcase the Cool Grip
• Created a Facebook page to stir interest
• Brought on an experienced Sales Rep. with contacts from major retailers
• Secured space to handle any inventory needed
We believe we have done our homework and that has put us in a spot to succeed. We haven’t rushed this project and have thoroughly researched every aspect and for that reason we have eliminated many pitfalls that a lot of new projects fall in to. We hope after you review our project you will agree and feel confident in backing the Cool Grip.