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About

TOP PROP - The Ultimate Cooking Companion   

IMPORTANT: The white prototype seen in the video was Laser 3D printed from nylon. The finished production product will be injection molded from BPA-free, FDA food grade materials. Thanks in advance for your support! International Backers: If you don't see your country listed for shipping please contact us to have it added.

Introducing the cooking tool everyone will use and must have! 

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Product color options: Fire Engine Red - Ruby Red - Sea Glass Blue - Crisp Green - Lemon Yellow - Sharp Blue - Black - White     

 Product Features & Benefits 

Carefully Crafted – We took into consideration multiple developments including: *Standard cabinet height from the counter *Average counter size *Lid weight *Lid size *Lid designs *Product flexibility *Product durability *Product usability and *Style

   

Our Story 

While cooking a delicious spaghetti dish on a ceramic stove top, I took the top off the pot that had my thinly sliced garlic, peppers, and mushrooms waiting to be mixed with my yummy noodles and spilled water all over the stove. Frantically looking for a place to sit down the wet lid and stop this messiness, I eventually flipped the lid over and placed it on its handle, slightly burning my wrist while doing so. I said to myself, after all the years of pots and pans being invented no one has come up with a solution for where to place your tops when cooking. At this point, I knew I was not the only one experiencing this problem and decided to invent a solution for everyone. That is how the Top Prop was founded.

Timeline  

Where we are in the process!  

After design, and the redesign of several prototypes, we've tweaked every last detail to arrive with the most perfect finalized prototype in which, you see today. We want to use this product so badly that we must restrain ourselves almost every day. We have confirmed our manufacturer, based in Iowa, and are proud to be utilizing a company in the USA.  

We need to place a substantial minimum order for the first production run of the Top Prop. That's why we're offering the Top Prop to this awesome community before anyone else.  

What our timeline looks like!  

The Top Prop has been an idea we've been dying to bring to fruition since it was first conceived in 2012. The product you're seeing in this project is the result of innumerable hours of iterating and reiterating. We're perfectionists, and we wanted to make sure we got this one right. Below you'll see a brief outline of the journey we're on with the Top Prop. Attaining and/or surpassing our project goal will allow us the resources to build our injection molds and deliver the Top Prop to you. We are insanely excited and really look forward to putting this awesome product in your hands. You can rest assured that we're going to continue to work day and night until the very last Top Prop is shipped and delivered.

Testimonials   

1. Steve, I need this product. I'm tired of making a mess. I just posted a pic with my lid on the counter to Instagram.  --Dominick S.

2. I'm going to be the first to get one. Since I saw it I can't stand cooking and having to take the lid off with no place to set it. --Ming L

3. Since getting an early preview of this product, every time I pick up my pot lid I'm look for a place to put it and usually just turn it over, burning my hand or somehow splotching my blouse. --Lisa S.

4. I love this product…. its very practical, much needed and well over due, I think you will sell a lot of them. I know my entire family will want one. --Ishmael C.

5. When I first learned of the product I put an order in for 5 of them. --Jeannette J.

6. Having the Top Prop is like having an extra set of hands in the kitchen, without taking up the space. --Audrey R.

Local Chef Natasha wants one in RED. (See her conversation with the inventor).

Our Statement

The Top Prop has been designed for professional and everyday cooks. Our stylish design and color options are so appealing it will seamlessly blend into your kitchen décor atop your counter, or be easily disassembled for storing in the cabinet. The convenience goes beyond just a place to rest your 4 inch-to-large wok pot lids when cooking; it holds up to 3 lids at a time and can be used when serving dinner from serving dishes on a daily basis or during a grand holiday feast.  It has also been built to hold an array of different lid types and provides a perfect place to rest your utensils. Cleanup becomes a cinch as you can easily wipe it clean or wash it in the dishwasher. We intend for this product to become a staple for millions worldwide and make just one more thing a little easier in your life. 

Help Out By Sharing The TOP PROP With Your Friends! (#TopProp)   

Like what you're seeing? Great! Don't be shy about sharing the TOP PROP with your friends. We've made it Super Easy. Just click your favorite link below (or the button at the top of the page). The more people who know about the TOP PROP, the larger our community will become! And the larger the community, the better we'll be able to make one small thing easier for people. TOP PROP! We can't do this without you! 

                 

Rewards  

Super Early Supporters (Available Until April 15) 

Receive ONE Black or White Top Prop -- 50% Savings

Receive TWO Black or White Top Props -- 50+% Savings  

Receive ONE Color Top Prop in the color of your choice -- 50% Savings

Receive TWO Color Top Props in the color of your choice -- 50+% Savings

Early Adopter Rewards

1) 1 x Top Prop -- Early Bird

  • One Top Prop in Black or White ($35.99 MSRP) -- Available for $21.00  

2) 2 x Top Props -- Early Bird 

  • Two Top Props in Black or White, Multi-Unit Special -- Available for $40.00

3) 1 x Top Prop - Color | Early Bird

  •  One Top Prop in Any Color ($39.95 MSRP) -- Available for $23.00

4) 2 x Top Props  - Color | Early Bird

  • Two Top Props in Any Color, Multi-Unit Special -- Available for $44.00

5) 4 X Top Props -- any color options

  • Four Top Props in Any Color, Multi-Unit Special -- Available for $80.00

6) Cook's Kitchen Kit  

  • Bundle Deal $100
  • Two Top Props in any color - you pick the color • Holds 6 lids (good for each side of your stove) • One Premium Serving Utensil Sets (logo engraved) • One Oven Mitt Set (logo engraved)  

7) Cook's Full Product Pack  

  • Bundle Deal $125.00
  • Two Top Props in any color - you pick the color • Holds 6 lids (good for each side of your stove) • One Premium Serving Utensil Sets (logo engraved) • One Oven Mitt Set (logo engraved) • Four Heat Resistant Hot Pot Table Pads (in shape of logo)  

8) U-Pick, Friends & Family Gift Package  

  • Bundle Deal $165.00
  • Receive Eight Top Props in Color  

Shipping Information:

Standard Shipping Fees Apply. 

International Backers  

We're proud to have Top Prop fans around the world. We will ship the Top Prop worldwide. Please note that you may be responsible for duties, fees and taxes applicable to your region.  

Estimated Delivery  

Each reward tier may have a different estimated shipment month. While we do not expect these to change, it is possible that the estimated shipment month may shift. At anytime up until your Top Prop has shipped, you may request a full refund by emailing contactus@thetopprop.com.

Warranty  

We stand firmly behind our products. Each Top Prop includes a 30 day (after you receive it) money back guarantee and minimum 1 year limited warranty. For more information, please email contactus@thetopprop.com

Product Development  

How we got here!

The idea seemed great, but the development of the product was in question. The first model was made with multiple wire hangers. We bent, twisted, and secured the stand that was to hold the lids. We hired an architect to draft the dimensions in a CAD program and worked out several kinks. For months we looked for a local prototype manufacturer, but had to travel to another state to have our 3D rendering printed. After paying thousands of dollars for many design changes and prototypes, we thought we had the perfect product; however, the unit seemed too large. We scaled down the product, adjusted the base plate design, and redesigned the rear hinge, meanwhile maintaining all the functionalities. Follow the images below to see the process. 

If there are any questions or concerns please Contact Us  

 We Greatly Appreciate Your Interest And Support! 

THANK YOU !!!!!!

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges
We have already built, tested, and finalized the Top Prop design to be ready for manufacturing.
With our team’s collective experience in product development we are confident in our ability to overcome any unforeseeable hurdles and deliver our helpful product to patrons around the world.

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