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This contemporary all-in-one container can be used to collect, rinse, measure and pour ingredients being chopped on a cutting board.
This contemporary all-in-one container can be used to collect, rinse, measure and pour ingredients being chopped on a cutting board.
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We are crazy foodies, Shilpi and Shrenik and we are the founders of kitchen innovation company ThinkHat. After a successful Kickstarter campaign with our first product, the Snugs (now selling in Bed, Bath and Beyond stores across the USA), ThinkHat is back with a brand new product - The ChopTainer.

The well-thought-out industrial design of the ChopTainer had one primary characteristic in mind - Minimalism. It is very intuitive to use and shaped appropriately to help you prep your food prior to cooking. 

There is just no other product like this out there!

If you agree with any one of the above, you need a Choptainer!

Expand your cutting board space by sweeping the ingredients into the ChopTainers while chopping.
Expand your cutting board space by sweeping the ingredients into the ChopTainers while chopping.
Grey and Green Colors (Close Up)
Grey and Green Colors (Close Up)
Relative size of the ChopTainers
Relative size of the ChopTainers
Typical setup of the ChopTainers around the cutting board
Typical setup of the ChopTainers around the cutting board
Ingredients can easily be swept into the ChopTainer
Ingredients can easily be swept into the ChopTainer
Close up view
Close up view
Front view of the colander
Front view of the colander
Top view of the ChopTainers
Top view of the ChopTainers
Invert them for quick drying if washing by hand
Invert them for quick drying if washing by hand
Chopping and Collecting
Chopping and Collecting
Scooping
Scooping

Please check out our website for details on our hit debut kitchen gadget, The Snug, which is a part of some of the reward categories below. These utensil clips are now selling in Bed, Bath and Beyond stores across the USA.

Here is the link again for the Snug Kickstarter campaign.

                          

Chopping veggies and cutting meat is an essential part of any cooking. Whether it is chopping salad, peeling onions, peeling and deveining shrimps, or trying to cut those juicy tomatoes, we could all use a little help in organizing and planning the cutting process. 

We often have many different veggies (often more than 2-3 varieties) to chop, some with juices oozing out when chopped (think tomatoes!). We are often juggling between where to keep the chopped veggies, how to contain the juices, and especially how to transfer the chopped veggies from the cutting board to the stove or into plates and bowls. This is how we have done it for years, and how our parents did it, and theirs. 

We were adamant that this NEEDS TO CHANGE!

We sat down with a napkin (ok it wasn't a napkin but you get our point), and started drawing up what we think is the simplest and the most obvious solution to this problem. We also wanted something that could work with existing cutting boards at home and we don't have to buy new, expensive, special cutting boards with drawers or flaps. 

Sketch of the simplest approach
Sketch of the simplest approach

It wasn't long before we got together with Leo, an extremely talented and enthusiastic product designer, and shared what we were looking for. He quickly jumped on it and came back with several product ideations, and soon we were playing around with lots of mock-ups representing several design routes.

Initial Mock-Ups derived from sketches
Initial Mock-Ups derived from sketches

After reviewing and prototyping several design options, the "tip-cup" design seemed to provide the best features of all. It allowed the user to convert the product from a "collector" to a "container" to a "pourer" by using just one hand, not to mention its use as a colander. Lying down, it's a "collector" to collect the chopped ingredients from the cutting board. Using one hand to tip it up makes it a "container" for later use. Lifting it (again with one hand) and using it to pour the ingredients into the cooking utensil with ease makes it very useful to transport the food from your countertop to the stove.

Final Design Direction
Final Design Direction

CHOPTAINER ON ADOBE SLATE

Thanks to our friends at Adobe who picked the ChopTainer to be featured in their marketing for Adobe Slate for iPad (available on iTunes store).

Here is the ChopTainer brochure created on Adobe Slate.

THANK YOU

1. Thanks to all of our Kickstarter backers for making the ChopTainer a reality.

2. Thanks to Leonard Wozniak of LeoWoz Design for helping us bring the ChopTainer from concept to final product.

3. Music:

"Leaves" by Airtone featuring Vidian

Available at ccMixter.org  http://ccmixter.org/files/airtone/34427

Under CC BY license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

4. Thanks to Kickbooster for providing all the help and platform to boost our campaign.

Risks and challenges

ABOUT US
Having successfully taken one Kickstarter project (The Snugs) to completion, we are pretty confident about the ChopTainer project. We have gone through intensive design iterations and many prototypes to gain confidence in what the final product should come out to be.
ABOUT OUR FACTORY
We have a competent factory already working with us, and waiting for the green light to go ahead with the molds followed by the actual parts production. They have been long time leaders in manufacturing kitchen tools and medical devices for worldwide customers and experts in food-grade plastic and rubber.
GENERAL MANUFACTURING RISKS
Having said the above, we would be naive in assuming nothing could go wrong. Manufacturing a new product always carries some risks, including issues with final mold (or finish), which might not come out 100% as intended. But having years of career experience in mechanical design and manufacturing of Aerospace products, we always keep risk mitigation plans in place. So please rest assured, the ChopTainers are in good hands! : )

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    CHEF SPECIAL
    1 SET OF 3 CHOPTAINERS:
    You will get 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

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    CHEF SPECIAL
    1 SET OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 3 SNUGS:
    You will get 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 3 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $13 value just for $10 in addition to Free Shipping. Never burn your spatulas again and clip them directly on your pots or pans while cooking!
    Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

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    CHEF SPECIAL
    1 SET OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 6 SNUGS:
    You will get 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 6 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $25 value just for $17 in addition to Free Shipping. Never burn your spatulas again and clip them directly on your pots or pans while cooking!
    Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

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    TOP CHEF SPECIAL
    2 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS:
    Total of 6 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers!
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

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    TOP CHEF SPECIAL
    2 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 3 SNUGS:
    Total of 6 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers!
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 3 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $13 value just for $10 in addition to Free Shipping. Never burn your spatulas again and clip them directly on your pots or pans while cooking!
    Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

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    International Shipping charges include concession equivalent to free US Shipping.

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    TOP CHEF SPECIAL
    2 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 6 SNUGS:
    Total of 6 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers!
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 6 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $25 value just for $17 in addition to Free Shipping. Never burn your spatulas again and clip them directly on your pots or pans while cooking!
    Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

    FREE SHIPPING within the US.

    International Shipping charges include concession equivalent to free US Shipping.

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    MASTER CHEF SPECIAL
    3 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS:
    Total of 9 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers! An extra set can make a perfect gift for your foodie friends or family members.
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

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    MASTER CHEF SPECIAL
    3 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 3 SNUGS:
    Total of 9 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers! An extra set can make a perfect gift for your foodie friends or family members.
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 3 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $13 value just for $10 in addition to Free Shipping. Never burn your spatulas again and clip them directly on your pots or pans while cooking!
    Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

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    International Shipping charges include concession equivalent to free US Shipping.

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    Pledge $73 or more About $73

    MASTER CHEF SPECIAL
    3 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 6 SNUGS:
    Total of 9 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers! An extra set can make a perfect gift for your foodie friends or family members.
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 6 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $25 value just for $17 in addition to Free Shipping. Never burn your spatulas again and clip them directly on your pots or pans while cooking!
    Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

    FREE SHIPPING within the US.

    International Shipping charges include concession equivalent to free US Shipping.

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    Limited 7 backers
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    IRON CHEF SPECIAL
    4 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS:
    Total of 12 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers! The extra sets can make a perfect gift for your foodie friends or family members.
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

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    International Shipping charges include concession equivalent to free US Shipping.

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    IRON CHEF SPECIAL
    4 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 3 SNUGS:
    Total of 12 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers! The extra sets can make a perfect gift for your foodie friends or family members.
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 3 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $13 value just for $10 in addition to Free Shipping. Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

    FREE SHIPPING within the US.

    International Shipping charges include concession equivalent to free US Shipping.

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
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    Pledge $91 or more About $91

    IRON CHEF SPECIAL
    4 SETS OF 3 CHOPTAINERS PLUS 1 SET OF 6 SNUGS:
    Total of 12 ChopTainers.
    Usually prep more than 2-3 veggies or meat at the same time? Then you definitely need more ChopTainers! The extra sets can make a perfect gift for your foodie friends or family members.
    Each set includes 2 grey regular and 1 green colander ChopTainers.

    Also get a Set of 6 of our debut hit kitchen gadget, the Snug, a $25 value just for $17 in addition to Free Shipping. Please visit http://www.thinkhat.com/thesnug to check out the Snugs.

    FREE SHIPPING within the US.

    International Shipping charges include concession equivalent to free US Shipping.

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    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 11 backers
    $
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