Funding paused – project proceeds
In agreement with Kickstarter we have decided to pause the funding of this project. Kickstarter have kindly made us aware that we have involved our backers too early in the production process. A “working prototype” must be developed before seeking funding.
We will carry on our work with Perfect according to the production plan available here on Kickstarter. And when we have a working prototype, at the latest in January 2018, we will relaunch.
We hope you will back us then! Thank you for your support and for your patience!
If you love cooking, help us!
Professional Secrets is all about passion for cooking. We make it our business to supply knowledge and tools from the professional kitchen to all cooks. But when we went looking for the best kitchen thermometer we were surprised to find: There wasn't one.
So we decided to create the ultimate kitchen thermometer ourselves, here on Kickstarter.
The money we raise will go towards development, engineering and design of this entirely new product. We have a prototype, but we need the help of passionate home cooks everywhere to make this essential kitchen tool come true.
Please back us. And please help us spread the word to anyone you know who is passionate about cooking!
Perfecting an important kitchen tool
Ask any chef: The thermometer is one of the most important tools in a professional kitchen. It is essential for cooking meat and fish – and when making sauces, desserts, pastries, bread, and more. However:
• Thermometers available to home cooks are generally of poor quality and equipped with a sub-standard, blunt probe that leaves holes in – or even damages – tender food.
• The industrial thermometers (preferred by professional chefs) are, in turn, extremely expensive and also inconvenient. They have been designed for industrial food inspection, not for intense work in the kitchen.
That is why we want to to create the perfect kitchen thermometer for everyone with a passion for cooking.
With the help of professional chefs
In collaboration with talented chefs we listed the most important qualities and details for a kitchen thermometer. We spent an awful lot of time looking for the right technology and – not least – the right probe. And, employing some of the best talent in the business, we worked hard on the design.
The result is "PERFECT". Here's why we were unable to come up with a more humble name for this thermometer:
For a professional it is all about the probe. That is where this instrument comes into contact with food and where measuring takes place. A blunt, clumsy probe can make meat bleed, leave holes in bread, and damage tender fish.
It took some time, but we were able to find just the probe we were looking for:
- Very thin. (Food inspectors can't leave big holes in inspected food.)
- Very accurate. (Food inspection saves lives.)
- Very fast. (For the sake of effectivity.)
Sensitive, cutting edge technology accurately measures decimals.
Measuring decimals can seem a bit exaggerated in a kitchen, but that is not the point. The decimals allow you to follow – in real time – the rise or fall in temperature. With this thermometer you can actually see where your cooking is heading.
The thermometer will be possible to switch between Celsius and Fahrenheit reading.
Always upright reading. It doesn't matter if you are a professional chef or a passionate home cook, everyone has their own style in the kitchen. And ovens are situated on different levels in different kitchens. That is why we gave PERFECT a display that flips (a bit like the screen on your mobile phone) and that works for everyone, everywhere.
The most sensitive part of the thermometer is the thin probe. So we created a sheath – that is also a form of packaging – that keeps it from harm when the thermometer is not in use. The click-on sheath fits snugly in your apron pocket.
Water resistant and hygienic
Hygiene is a must in all kitchens. "Perfect" is water resistant, allowing for effective, easy cleaning under the tap. (But do not wash in dishwasher or submerge under water for a long time.)
For all uses in the kitchen:
Last but not least: The right price
From the very start of this project it has been our intent to make a professional quality cooking thermometer available and affordable for everyone who is passionate about cooking.
The materials used, the technology incorporated and the design applied will be of professional standard. Despite this the price is affordable price and puts PERFECT within reach for all passionate cooks.
You can choose from a number of exciting Backer rewards that will make it worth your while to support this Kickstarter. We are itching to go ahead with this project and we are going to make great efforts to get your rewards out to you as soon as possible.
Make a difference with your support
By contributing to our project and helping us make this kitchen tool come true, you will not only improve your own cooking with the help of a great cooking thermometer, you will also be helping us in our greater goal: To spread the joy of cooking and a greater awareness of what constitutes good food and the impact it has on people's health and the health of the planet.
Your contribution will be used to:
- Build the prototype
- Compliance testing & Certifications
- Investments in mechanical tooling
- Source components for the first sales batch
- Finalize the design of the Perfect Thermometer
Ways to Contact Us
1. Back our campaign and leave a comment on our Kickstarter page.
2. Send a direct message to us on Kickstarter.
3. For further support, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a member of the press and need more material, please contact email@example.com
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Risks and challenges
The Perfect Thermometer is a complex product with several unique components that leaves us dependant on our suppliers and partners. To lower the risk, we have built up a supply-chain with sourcing partners and manufacturing partners.
Technically there will be obstacles as there always are, but we will tackle them as we go and we will share all our efforts.
Schedule is a risk, depending on so many factors. The main risk though, is poor quality from assembly and mechanical suppliers. We’ll reduce this risk by visiting mechanical suppliers and we will be present during product-builds assembly and testing.
Our most important asset is the people who support us, believe in us and make The Perfect Thermometer possible. We want to thank you and we promise you that we will deliver you the The Perfect Thermometer ever used in the kitchen.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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