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The CHiP Smart Cookie Oven will bake fresh, gourmet cookies in 10 minutes without preparation, preheat or clean-up.
The CHiP Smart Cookie Oven will bake fresh, gourmet cookies in 10 minutes without preparation, preheat or clean-up.
The CHiP Smart Cookie Oven will bake fresh, gourmet cookies in 10 minutes without preparation, preheat or clean-up.
617 backers pledged $109,406 to help bring this project to life.

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CHiP Smart Cookie Oven—Freshly Baked Cookies in 10 Minutes

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We've listened to your requests for savory cookies and decided that if we reach $125,000 by the end of our Kickstarter campaign, we'll add Lemon Thyme Shortbread, Cheddar Bacon Biscuit, and Black Olive Rosemary Parmesan Cookies to our cookie wishlist! Help us reach our new #stretchgoal by 7.30am PST on Friday 2nd December! 

Meet CHiP—Powered by SideChef

Our Story

We created CHiP™ to make baking easier for everyone, starting with cookies. He brings the joy of warm freshly baked cookies in under 10 minutes to you and those you love. Simply pick what flavors you’d like, and let CHiP take care of the rest. Have your own recipe? No worries, CHiP can help you bake those perfectly too!

 

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Why Do I Need CHiP?

 

Perfect Cookies, Every Time

What is a Perfect Cookie?

Texture, aroma, warm and always fresh–CHiP bakes it how you want. He's able to sense the internal temperature throughout the baking process, so you can customize your cookie preferences.

We've got a cookie for everyone! From college students to working moms or dads, CHiP is a great fit for your diet and lifestyle.

 

How Does It Work?

There’s virtually no preparation or clean-up! Simply scan, drop dough, press start, and you’ll have freshly baked cookies with no mess in 10 minutes or less.

 

Our Gourmet Cookie Dough

Goodbye clean up! No need to mix dough, clean mixers, bowls, measuring cups or spoons. Just drop our ready made dough into CHiP and you're done. 

 

We believe in responsible packaging without sacrificing convenience. We'll be using environmentally-friendly packaging and are experimenting with biodegradable parchment paper wrappers.

Biodegradable Parchment Wrapping Concept
Biodegradable Parchment Wrapping Concept

 

Can I Use My Own Dough?

Absolutely! Have your own go-to or secret family recipe? No worries, you can bake those cookies in CHiP too! He has a manual mode where you can customize the time and temperature to ensure that your dough recipes turn out just the way you like. Best of all, you can save and name your settings for next time.

The removable Non-Stick PFOA and PTFE-Free Baking Tray is 10" and dishwasher-safe which allows for a minimal clean-up baking experience.

 

How is CHiP Better than Other Ovens?

There are several features that make CHiP a truly Smart Oven, such as:

Delay Start Mode allows you to start baking anytime within 4 hours of setting the dough into CHiP. Put the cookies in during your lunch break, before a workout or for a nice afternoon snack. 

Worry-Free Cooking lets you go ahead and enjoy the party! Never burn cookies again, CHiP will automatically start cooling down at the right time and can even keep them warm for up to 2 hours.

CookieGram™ Send a video or text CookieGram that can be viewed after CHiP has finished baking. A warm cookie and personal message is the perfect gift to wish someone luck on a big day or to celebrate everyday moments.

Send a birthday cookie and CookieGram™ to your family and friends!
Send a birthday cookie and CookieGram™ to your family and friends!

The CHiP mobile app, powered by SideChef, provides an easy, fun and intuitive way to customize your cookie preferences.

  • Know when cookies are done with app notifications.
  • Order dough through the CHiP app so you're ready whenever a cookie craving hits.
  • No need to set time or temperature. The app knows precisely how to bake different kinds of cookies perfectly.

 

How Did We Do It?

CHiP's patent pending QuickConvect™ Air Flow System has a 4” convection fan that blows hot air through specially designed air channels. This eliminates hot and cool spots, and ensures hot air flows around the oven at a consistent, even temperature to reduce cooking time.

Revolutionary circular design for balanced heating
Revolutionary circular design for balanced heating
  • Instant Preheat: CHiP’s condensed oven cavity, combined with the air flow system and powerful heating element allows the temperature to rise to desired levels much faster than a conventional oven, saving you time. 
  • Carbon Fiber Convection Heating Element (1300W) is more energy efficient than traditional electric elements and heats up instantly. 
  • Intelligent Baking: Different cookies go through different chemical reactions as they bake, CHiP detects the temperature at all times to ensure that each cookie is perfectly baked.
What happens as CHiP bakes our chocolate chip cookies
What happens as CHiP bakes our chocolate chip cookies
  •  CHiP is a space saver. He is smaller than most countertop appliances and fits in pretty much anywhere. 
 

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Designed to Fit Your Lifestyle

Whether you want cookies for breakfast at home, with a coffee in your office, as an energy boost after the gym, or to share with guests, CHiP is there for you!

What Are the Dough Flavors?

From gluten-free to vegan options, choose from a huge variety of flavors.

  • Our ready-made dough produces gourmet sized cookies, larger than your regular store-bought varieties.
  • We are committed to sourcing the finest ingredients. Rest assured we'll always be transparent about our dough.
  • Can’t decide on a flavor? We'll have packs of assorted flavors, with CHiP being able to cook each one perfectly at the same time.
  • Choose the number that suits you. Bake up to four cookies, or even just one.
     

We’re working with our team of cookie experts to create a cookie dough wishlist. From Classic to Premium, find your favorite flavor.

 

 

** Availability is subject to manufacturing limitations.

Choose from an à la carte or subscription. Our ready-made dough will be sold in packs of 4 pods each, and subscriptions will include 4 packs per month.

 

 

 

 

 ** Delivers to anywhere in the Continental US. Taxes and shipping not included.

We're Starting with Cookies, but Have Bigger Plans!

Who is CHiP?

CHiP is not only smart, he has personality. He will interact with you throughout the baking process. When you connect with the CHiP app, he’ll remember your favorite cookies, remind you to order more dough, and even greet you on your birthday!

Top: Standby Mode, Lower Left: Bake Mode, Lower Right: Cookies are Ready!
Top: Standby Mode, Lower Left: Bake Mode, Lower Right: Cookies are Ready!

 

Energy Saving

If only 5% of the estimated 2 billion* cookies consumed by Americans were baked with CHiP, as opposed to using a traditional oven, we could save:

 *Source: http://whatscookingamerica.net, http://energy.gov and http://EPA.gov

 

Additional Features

 

Capacitive Touch Switches provide a simple and intuitive user interface that can control CHiP manually, even if a mobile device or internet connection is unavailable.

Multi-Color LEDs are colorful, fun and indicate CHiP’s current status.

Tempered Glass Lid allows you to witness the magic of your cookie creations.

1-Year Warranty: SideChef will replace CHiP if anything fails within one year from delivery.

Wi-Fi Internet Connection (802.11ac) allows for the fastest possible secure connection between mobile device, CHiP and the cloud. 

Remote Firmware Updates allow delivery of new software innovations and upgrades—even after your purchase.  

Smart Home Integration syncs up with Smart Home systems like Alexa.

 

International 220V CHiP

We're also designing a 220V international model which will retail for US$299.

Spread the CHiP Love!

We need your help to make CHiP come to life, tell your friends and family about us!

 

 

  

Design Process

Early Concept Sketches

It all starts with an idea. We settled on cookies because we love them, and an estimated 95% of all American households eat cookies! We wanted to reexamine that whole experience and see how we could make it faster, easier, better, and more fun. We wanted a compact appliance that would deliver freshly baked healthy or indulgent cookies in 10 minutes or less with no preparation or clean-up.

Early concept sketches
Early concept sketches

First Prototype

To begin with, we created our first working prototype with components from off-the-shelf convection ovens. We first tested the ovens and took them apart to see how they worked. They were all designed to deliver heat from the top, which isn’t a great way to bake cookies because temperatures are so uneven. With baking or convection baking, the primary heat source should be on the bottom.

First working prototype
First working prototype

Early 3D Concepts

Once we proved we could actually make some great cookies using affordable off-the-shelf components, we decided to give the design a try. We started with a lot of high-tech concepts that seem a bit wacky in retrospect, but finally decided on one that would be simple, practical and relatively cost-effective. The round shape is ideal for helping the convection air spread uniformly without any hot or cold spots.

Second Prototype

With this prototype, we wanted to fine-tune the performance and get more specific with the materials and dimensions. We played around with lots of baking trays to create ideal air flow. We also hooked up to an Arduino board to improve the software, cooking cycle and sensor control. Oh yeah, and we also baked (and ate) lots of cookies.

Second working prototype
Second working prototype

Final Prototype

Once we proved we could cook great cookies in just about 10 minutes using accessible, affordable components, we were excited to bring CHiP to life with details that would give him character. We gave him a couple of touch switches for eyes and an LED strip for a mouth. We spent a lot of time improving the user experience by combining sounds, lights, cooking functions and the mobile app design to work together seamlessly for a fun, simple and convenient cooking experience.

3D renderings
3D renderings

 

Prototype molding
Prototype molding

   

Timeline

We have been working hard on delivering CHiP to you! Here’s a timeline of our next steps.

Budget

Here’s the breakdown of what it will take to bring CHiP to life:

Technical Specifications

 

Color: 

  • Pure White with Light Gray Trim

Product Dimensions: 

  • 12” Diameter x 6.5” Height

Item Weight: 

  • 6 pounds

Carton Dimensions: 

  • 14” x 14” x 8.5”

Shipping Weight: 

  • 8 pounds

Materials: 

  • Lid: Glass 
  • Body: White Enameled Metal 
  • Base: Light Gray Enameled Metal 
  • Baking Tray: Non-stick PFOA and PTFE Free Coated Aluminum

Sound: 

  • 2W speaker
  • 16 bit/44.1Khz DAC

WiFi Frequency: 

  • 802.11 b/g/n 
  • 2.4-2.5 GHz/5 GHz

Security Type: 

  • WEP/TKIP/AES

Security Mechanism:

  • WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK

Electrical Specification: 

  • 120 V/60 Hz 
  • 220 V/50 Hz
  • Max. Load Current: 15A
  • Rated Power: 1800W

Safety Marks/Certifications:

  • CE, ETL CUS, FCC
 

About Us

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why You Should Back CHiP

Now we need your help to bring CHiP to life. CHiP is great for anyone who loves cookies, and it belongs in your office, home, dorm room, hotel room, real estate open house, Airbnb, airport lounge, food truck, anywhere and everywhere cookies can be enjoyed!

 

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Add us on our social media channels and get real-time updates on our project

 

 

 

       
       

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Risks and challenges

Agency Requirements

One challenge will be meeting all of the latest agency requirements for smart household appliances. We are designing for, testing to, and will meet all requirements in the UL 1026 Standard in the U.S. and are also planning to meet CE and CCC requirements for Europe and China. Our CPO comes from a major U.S. appliance manufacturer and has first-hand experience with agency testing and certification for ovens, including the first Wi-Fi connected ovens and ranges for the U.S. market.

Internet Security

Another important challenge will be internet security and continuous security updates. While connecting to the internet brings great features such as remote software updates, remote control, and our new Scan-n-Cook™ feature, it also exposes an appliance to the internet. Our CTO has great experience with internet security, having been a leader at a virtual currency trading company where security was mission critical.

Timeline

Probably our biggest potential risk is losing the support of our backers and we believe that delivering a product on time with outstanding quality will be critical to our success. We think we are conservative with our production timeline and hope to get it out sooner than planned.

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    Your name will be included on our website as a loyal supporter and you will receive the latest exciting updates on CHiP!

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    Crazy Good Cookie Dough

    This is a Kickstarter only special! For a limited time and quantity, get $50 in cookie credits for only $45.

    Imagine all of the extra delicious cookies you can get!

    Pre-order CHiP with cookie credits for the complete zero clean-up baking experience.

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    This is a Kickstarter only special! For a limited time and quantity, get $50 in cookie credits for only $45.

    Imagine all of the extra delicious cookies you can get! Pre-order CHiP with cookie credits for the complete minimal clean-up baking experience.

    Until further notice, cookie dough is only available to ship within the Continental US.

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    Super Early Bird: CHiP

    Super Early Bird special! Get CHiP for only $99.

    That's $150 off the retail value!

    This is the LOWEST price to get a CHiP. Hurry before this deal runs out!

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    Super Early Bird: CHiP + Cookie Credits

    Super Early Bird special! Get CHiP for $99 plus $50 in cookie credits.

    That's $155 off the retail value!

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    Early Bird International CHiP

    Get a 220V CHiP for only $149 USD.

    That's $150 off the retail value! This is the LOWEST price to get a 220V International CHiP.

    Hurry before this deal runs out!

    Cookie dough will not be available outside the US at this time, but we are exploring offering it internationally. The CHiP app includes recipes and a manual mode where you can save and name settings.

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    Black Friday Deal

    Get a Super Early Bird CHiP plus $100 cookie credits for only $184.

    That's $165 off the retail value!

    More cookie credits for more cookies!

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    Back by popular demand!

    Get a Super Early Bird CHiP plus $100 cookie credits for only $184.

    That's $165 off the retail value!

    More cookie credits for more cookies!

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    Get 2 CHiPs for $99 each plus $100 in cookie credits for only $90.

    That's $320 total savings off the retail value!

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    Cookie Credit Special (FREE CHiP)

    For a limited time and quantity, buy $349 in cookie credits and we'll give you a CHiP for FREE!

    The retail value of this deal is $498 and won't last long, so you'd better hurry!

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    Get 3 CHiPs for $99 each plus $100 in cookie credits for only $90.

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    Cookie Influencer (FREE CHiP)

    Pre-purchase $999 in Cookie Credits and we'll name a cookie flavor after you, including a special description of the cookie, and sell it for a whole year!

    Imagine everyone being able to buy "Kate's Double Chocolate Chip Cookies!"

    You'll also get a FREE CHiP including Free Shipping to anywhere in the Continental US!

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    VIP Shanghai Food Tour (FREE CHiP)

    We'll fly you round trip to be our VIP guest in Shanghai, including accommodation for 3 days and 2 nights in a historic lane house.

    You'll meet the team behind CHiP and see all of the latest updates first-hand.

    Enjoy a local street food or fine dining food tour. Explore the culinary scene of Shanghai and see how this community keeps our team inspired.

    On top of all of that, you'll be one of the first people in the world to receive a CHiP with Free Shipping to anywhere in the Continental US when it becomes available and $999 in cookie credits.

    Most important of all, you'll receive our love and gratitude!

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