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Annoyed by messy and dirty cutting boards and cluttered worktops? The FRANKFURTER BRETT is the solution. For everything.
Annoyed by messy and dirty cutting boards and cluttered worktops? The FRANKFURTER BRETT is the solution. For everything.
487 backers pledged €130,575 to help bring this project to life.

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The FRANKFURTER BRETT is the first workbench for the kitchen.

The FRANKFURTER BRETT
The FRANKFURTER BRETT

It redefines the cutting board and transforms it into a powerful tool: Through extensible brackets different sized containers can be attached directly to the cutting surface, food can now be simply shifted off the board into the containers.

This takes your kitchen work to a whole new level and the result is the smoothest workflow of all times.

(New to kickstarter? We have put together a little guide at the bottom of the page, just scroll down!)

Please check out our homepage: www.frankfurter-brett.com

Dort gibt es alle Informationen auch auf deutsch!

The bracket system is quite simple, but very effective and -last but not least- patented: It is based on the GASTRONORM, the international container standard for professional kitchens. (see CONTAINERS for more details!)

The FRANKFURTER BRETT has integrated extensible brackets, that can be pulled out to take up containers. Additionally, there are smaller separators in between, to create slots for smaller containers.

And this not only on one side, but on three sides!

Extensible brackets & separators for smaller containers
Extensible brackets & separators for smaller containers

This takes your kitchen work to the next level:

  • Use one container for waste
  • one for your chopped food and
  • the third can be used for tools (or whatever comes to your mind)

The containers connect seamlessly to the cutting surface: Simply shift waste and food off the board, straight into the containers.

This always provides the set up for a smooth and clean workflow.

Watch our kitchensession:

As you always need salt, spices and other standard ingredients during your cooking session, we designed the display bracket:

No more cluttered worktops: The display brings even more structure to your kitchen
No more cluttered worktops: The display brings even more structure to your kitchen


The whole system is based on the gastronorm container system

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These containers are extremely functional, sturdy enough to withstand the intense daily use in professional kitchens and come in various sorts and sizes.

The gastronorm system: Modular, efficient and...sexy. After a while.
The gastronorm system: Modular, efficient and...sexy. After a while.

(You probably have seen them before: Literally every restaurant or café in the world uses them, which means that you can buy them in nearly every city worldwide. Or you order them with us, we give you a good deal.)

So good news for all kitchen heroes, handarbeiter and equipment freaks: The FRANKFURTER BRETT is finally a good excuse to have some of them at home! :)

The perfect fit for every kitchen: MINI, MONO and the PHOENIX.
The perfect fit for every kitchen: MINI, MONO and the PHOENIX.

The FRANKFURTER BRETT comes in 3 different sizes:

Each of them has specific characteristics and is designed to match different requirements:

If space matters: The MINI is the ideal tool for small kitchens, where cooking can easily become a logistic nightmare.

It provides almost the same effective workflow like the bigger versions with only half the size.

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So, if space matters, the MINI efficiently structures the work flow and halves the logistic effort needed. With its compact shape and the distinctive mix of materials it looks simply gorgeous.

DETAILS:

  • Body: Bamboo
  • Brackets: Powdercoated steel, available in 6 colours
  • Size & weight: 360 x 200 x 40mm :: 3 kg
  •  Retail price: 199 €

CONTAINERS

  • Front: 2 x 1/6 or 1/9 container of any depth
  • Side: 1x 1/6 or 1/9 container of any depth (note: Due to its size the MINI can only take up containers on 2 sides at a time!)
  • Display: 3 x 1/9 container or 1 x 1/9 and 1x 1/6 container; max. 65 mm deep
Bracket colours: Brass | yellow | red | silver | blue | matte black
Bracket colours: Brass | yellow | red | silver | blue | matte black

The MONO is a highly efficient multitool: Be it lunch for 3 hungry kids, 5 course menue with friends or as a mobile workingstation outdoors at a BBQ:

The MONO takes off the stress.

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The generous dimensions provide enough space on the cutting surface, just like the MINI it can be flipped and used on both sides, the three sided construction adapts flexibly to any situation in the kitchen and the display is large enough for everything you want to have at hand.

The never changing set up makes the kitchen work so much easier: Even after 3 hours of intense cooking your kitchen will look like nothing happened at all.

DETAILS:

  • Body: Bamboo
  • Brackets: Powdercoated steel, available in 6 colours
  • Size & weight: 500 x 360 x 40mm :: 6 kg
  • Retail price: 249 €

CONTAINERS

  • Front: 3 x 1/6 container or 1 x 1/3 and 1 x 1/6 container of any depth
  • Sides: 2 x 1/6 container or 1 x 1/3 container of any depth
  • Display: 1/9, 1/6 or 1/3 container; max 65 mm deep

Both MINI and MONO are produced by precise CNC-milling machines:

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Bracket colours: Brass | yellow | red | silver | blue | matte black
Bracket colours: Brass | yellow | red | silver | blue | matte black

The PHOENIX is our ULTRA PERFORMANCE TOOL.

First of all: If you are not borderline fanatic about cooking, then it´s just oversized for you. Seriously.

If you are borderline fanatic, the PHOENIX is a true revelation:

The huge range of functions, the precisely thought through functionality and the innovative materials make the PHOENIX the new superlative among cutting boards.

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It is build in 2 parts: The cutting board and the base.


  • The worktop can be flipped without rearranging the containers.
  • Plus the base has integrated anti-slip silicon rings: It is literally almost impossible to move the chopping board without lifting.

The base is made from black, resin-bound concrete.

Heavyweight & rough: Black concrete, powdercoated steel and integrated anti-slip silicon rings. This is a prototype, the final product will look less rough, although we really like it that way.
Heavyweight & rough: Black concrete, powdercoated steel and integrated anti-slip silicon rings. This is a prototype, the final product will look less rough, although we really like it that way.

The black concrete is casted in a mould with steel reinforcement, where it takes 24 hours to harden, before it can be demoulded:

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MATERIAL CHOICES

We offer a range of 6 materials:

For HD-Pictures of the different materials, check our website: www.frankfurter-brett.com >> Phoenix
For HD-Pictures of the different materials, check our website: www.frankfurter-brett.com >> Phoenix

THERMO ASH ::Thermo-ash has been given a thermic treatment during which the wood gets heated to up to 160° degree celsius over days in steam chambers. Its characteristic, darkbrown color is caused by this procedure.

OAK :: The firm and cool wood of the oak is very popular with carpenters. Its high natural concentraion of tannic acids gives it a strong antibacterial effect. Oak changes color to black at the spots where it gets in touch with iron containing tools, like some knifes or other tools. This makes the FRANKFURTER BRETT turn even more explicitely into a unique item, marked by its life in your kitchen.

MAPLE :: Maple distinguishes itself by its dense, almost white wood and the sleek surface, with only very little grain.

BAMBOO :: One of the hardest woods available, and one of the most eco-friendly ones. It is glued in thin lamellars, which results in a unique aesthetic on the sides.

CHERRY :: A wonderful smooth and dense wood, with a noble and expressive grain and a deep colour.

BLACK PLASTIC :: Our material choice for professionals. Dense HDPE, HACCP conform and dishwasher proof. And it looks absolutely impressive #choppingDarthVader

IMPORTANT: Wood is a natural material and therefore NOT suitable for dishwashers!

DETAILS:

  • Frame: Black resin-bound concrete
  • Worktop: Choice of 6 different materials
  • Brackets: Powdercoated steel, available in 6 colours
  • Size & weight: 600 x 450 x 80mm :: 12 kg
  • Retail price: 449 €
  • Special features: 2 level construction | self centering groove and joint system | integrated anti-slip silicon rings

CONTAINERS

  • Front: 3 x 1/6 container or 1 x 1/3 and 1 x 1/6 container of any depth
  • Sides: 2 x 1/6 or 1 x 1/3 container of any depth
  • Display: 1/9, 1/6 or 1/3 container; max 65 mm deep


Bracket colours: Brass | yellow | red | silver | blue | matte black
Bracket colours: Brass | yellow | red | silver | blue | matte black
STRETCHGOAL #1 :: As soon as we reach 100k €, we will add the PHOENIX MINI as a reward. Upgrades can be done by changing your pledge amount.
STRETCHGOAL #1 :: As soon as we reach 100k €, we will add the PHOENIX MINI as a reward. Upgrades can be done by changing your pledge amount.
Our t-shirt: FRANKFURTER BRETT :: Show your support and make a statement!
Our t-shirt: FRANKFURTER BRETT :: Show your support and make a statement!
Early bird rewards: Be fast!
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"This is what I have been waiting for since I have been a professional chef – the Frankfurter Brett is the most intuitive tool I have experienced for optimum workflow in the kitchen." BERN FLEMMING, 1 Michelin star
"This is what I have been waiting for since I have been a professional chef – the Frankfurter Brett is the most intuitive tool I have experienced for optimum workflow in the kitchen." BERN FLEMMING, 1 Michelin star


"The FRANKFURTER BRETT combines joyful cooking with compact logistic. A must-have for every equipment freak!" MARCUS LIEBETHAL, KETAO+, cooking school and event location.
"The FRANKFURTER BRETT combines joyful cooking with compact logistic. A must-have for every equipment freak!" MARCUS LIEBETHAL, KETAO+, cooking school and event location.
"The worktop in my small kitchen has never been so tidy. Finally the drama with the loads of different bowls while chopping has come to an end. Cooking is now pure joy!" CARMEN SORGLER, Frankfurt
"The worktop in my small kitchen has never been so tidy. Finally the drama with the loads of different bowls while chopping has come to an end. Cooking is now pure joy!" CARMEN SORGLER, Frankfurt
"Great idea, great design, true innovation!" JAN HOFFMAN, SEVEN SWANS Frankfurt, 15 Punkte Gault Millau
"Great idea, great design, true innovation!" JAN HOFFMAN, SEVEN SWANS Frankfurt, 15 Punkte Gault Millau

 "I was one of the first persons who had the chance to work with the Frankfurter Brett (thanks guys!) and I am excited! The FRANKFUTER BRETT is one of the rare innovations, which makes you wonder very soon, how you could get along without it before.

The robust and heavyweight cutting board has the potential to become a super functional classic and will amaze professionals and home chef ust as much. It is simply the one and only cutting board every kitchen needs!"

STEFAN PAUL, Nutriculinary

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"Anyone who has ever worked in a professional kitchen will instantly see the value of this heaven-sent creation. After witnessing my chef housemate cry a single tear after seeing this, it became apparent these guys were on to something." NUBI MAGAZINE

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"This is next level home chef stuff, for sure!" DOMINO.com

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"2 brothers, 1 ingenious idea: The twins Johannes & Joseph Schreiter invented the first worbench for the kitchen (...) Cooking is now much faster, more efficient and more comfortable, following the basic principle of the Frankfurter kitchen to optimize and rationalize the workflow in the kitchen."

TOP-MAGAZIN Frankfurt

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"The Frankfurter kitchen by Margarete Schütte-Lihotzy, invented 1926, revolutionised the kitchen design: All important things ought to be quick accessible right at your fingertips. Now the successors of the mother of all built-in kitchen are ready to take off!"

JOURNAL FRANKFURT

The long delivery time is mostly due to the long shipping time of our custom made bamboo from china, which might take up to 3 month. We hope to deliver earlier, but we rather underpromise and overdeliver.
The long delivery time is mostly due to the long shipping time of our custom made bamboo from china, which might take up to 3 month. We hope to deliver earlier, but we rather underpromise and overdeliver.

We bring together a unique mixture of skills and background, each of them contributed to the development of the FRANKFURTER BRETT:

Joseph (left) is an industrial design student at HfG Offenbach, with a background in professional catering.

Johannes is a chef in a Frankfurter Restaurant with a background as a master bricklayer and construction technician.

We developed and designed the FRANKFURTER BRETT over the last 3 years in Offenbach.

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Risks and challenges

As this is our first project of this kind, it is safe to say that we dont have great expertise.

But on the other hand: We are talking about cutting boards and powdercoated brackets.
It´s not exactly rocket science, and fortunately, our manufacturing partners bring a freaking amount of skill & craftmanship to the whole thing.
We have been working closely with them during the last 1.5 years for the prototyping and testing phase, always a streamlined and efficient production in the back of our minds.

MONO & MINI
We are very confident that we will be able to deliver these models on time even on a larger scale without any set backs.

PHOENIX
As the production of the base is very elaborate and time consuming (1 base per day and mould) there is a "natural" limit of output: It is all made by hand and the concrete takes 24 hours to harden.
We are prepared to produce up to 40 units a month. If we get much higher preorders, we will have to make additional moulds.

Although we already incorporated this possibility in our timeline (see "pre production"), we think it is fair to mention that this is the only variable in the process that has the potential to cause delays.

Of course we will do our very best to avoid ANY delay, and keep you updated with the progress at all times.

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