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This project was successfully funded on December 13, 2013.

Tired of eating dry microwaved food? The MOLO - Moisture Lock Microwave Cover keeps your food moist and your microwave clean!

About this project

Microwaving food is a convenient way to heat up meals or snacks. However, microwaving food can remove moisture, leaving food bland and dry. Moisture Lock™ technology locks in moisture to give your food that fresh, never-been microwaved taste.

Difference in Quality You Can See.....

With the new patent-pending MOLO: Moisture Lock Microwave Cover™, enjoying great quality microwaved food can be easy! The MOLO™ is a microwave cover that changes the way food is heated. With the innovative steam chamber, the food’s natural moisture will be preserved during heating. In addition, the cover prevents splatters and keeps food warm before serving.

Top Ten Reasons to use the MOLO™

1. Prevents microwaved food from becoming dry.

2. Prevents food splattering in the microwave.

3. Eco-friendly and money-saving: replaces plastic wrap and paper towels.

4. Warms food evenly.

5. Fits plates and bowls of different sizes.

6. Clear cover allows you to view food while heating.

7. Microwave-safe.

8. Made with FDA grade silicone and polypropylene material.

9. Dishwasher-safe (top rack recommended).

10. Keeps food warm prior to serving.

MOLO comes in FOUR COLORS - Lime, Orange, Blue, and Red so make sure to select your preference when you pledge :) 

MOLO™ does not change the time you ordinarily need to heat food in the microwave. MOLO™ can be used as a regular splatter cover without adding water. 

MOLO™ can also be used to cover food on the dining table or kitchen counter, keeping food warm and protecting it from contaminants and dust. 

Covering food on the table
Covering food on the table

MOLO™ can be used to cover any food in the microwave. Some common examples are as follows: 

Meat: Pork, beef, turkey, chicken, fish, sausage, steak, spare ribs, and chicken wings. 

Staple food: Pasta, rice, noodles, bread, pastries, and oatmeal. 

Veggies: Frozen veggies, cooked veggies, string beans, broccoli, corn, and potatoes. 

Pizza, pasta, sandwiches and hamburgers. 

Desserts: Pies, cookies, and bread pudding. 

MOLO™ makes a great gift for families, especially with the holidays coming up! 

Reward Levels

 Stretch Goal

$12,000 - For each MOLO unit we ship, we will throw in a 3 pack of Drinkin Duck - a beverage can cover that blocks off the dirty stuff when you drink.  

Drinkin Duck was our previous invention that was featured on the Food Network and won the 2011 INPEX Invention show Gold Medal of the food and beverage category. A 3 pack of Drinkin Duck retails between $3.99 to $4.99.

Awards and Media Appearances

The team behind MOLO™ has won multiple invention awards. We have been featured on several TV shows, news reports, and radio shows.

"Innovative Function + Beautiful Design"
"Innovative Function + Beautiful Design"
MOLO on TVB USA and Sing Tao Stations!
MOLO on TVB USA and Sing Tao Stations!
Joe and his wife, Cherie, on the Food Network
Joe and his wife, Cherie, on the Food Network
Joe on KTSF 26
Joe on KTSF 26

Giving back to the Kickstarter Community

MOLO is proudly supported by Kicking It Forward - http://kickingitforward.org/

If successfully funded, we look forward to put 5% of our finished product profits to back other Kickstarter projects.

Our Story - the Birth of MOLO

Joe: What inspired me to invent MOLO was when I was in Vancouver, I always saw my mom use a wet paper towel to cover the rice before microwaving, so the rice would become soft and moist. My dad also used paper towels soaked in water to keep baked goods from becoming hard in the microwave, but using wet paper towels was both messy, and wasteful. I tried using different microwave covers on the market, but they left my food dry. Then one day, while I was microwaving my lunch at the office, the idea of a moisture lock microwave cover popped into my mind. I developed the moisture lock system to keep food from becoming dry and hard, without the mess of wet paper towels.

One of our first ideas was actually a “Ding Ball”- having a ball shaped water container to be placed with food. The product would need to be disposable so we moved on to test another idea.

"Ding Ball" Experiments - June 2012
"Ding Ball" Experiments - June 2012

The idea evolved to have a dish couple from the inner side of the cover, but it is not easy to install. 

V2 was not user friendly enough - September 2012
V2 was not user friendly enough - September 2012

We finally came up with the idea to pour water from outside of the cover.

We started off with some “rough” sketches….
Very rough...
Very rough...
Much better :) - January 2013
Much better :) - January 2013

We then started to finalize the product design to produce the first prototype.

Product Design
Product Design

After talking to several manufacturers, we finally found one that we can trust and had our first prototype!

First prototype - April 2013
First prototype - April 2013
We spent the next few months testing the product - confirming the results we expected.

We had to go through 3 more product iterations, and we are now finally ready to produce our first batch with your help!

Production Plan

After over 1 year of design iterations and finding the right manufacturer, we are finally ready to manufacture our first batch of MOLO™. The manufacturer we chose is a top 3 silicone manufacturer in China with leading US and European clients. We've gone through over five design iterations now and the manufacturer has made over 8 different sample microwave covers in order to ensure our tolerances and quality standards can be met in production volumes. They're ready to start production as soon as we give the go-ahead and we plan to use the funds from Kickstarter to make MOLO™ a reality! 

Future Plan in Progress

Dingware is all about creativity and innovation. Our mission is to make our future lives better, healthier, and more convenient. We are not only dedicated in creating products of the next generation, but also in developing the creativity of the next generation.

Jessop Tai is our very first inventor trainee. He is 1 years old. Taube Tai,  Jessop Tai's soon-to-be brother, is joining the team after his expected birth in the first half of November.

Risks and challenges

On-time delivery of orders is very important to backers. We have nearly 4 years of experience designing and manufacturing products and will definitely do whatever we can to mitigate potential risks and challenges. Our manufacturing plan includes an FMEA analysis and detailed review of assembly instructions with the manufacturer. We are also allowing for some buffer time; despite all this, there are often delays with manufacturing products. We work with a leading manufacturer not only to ensure the quality of the product but also to be able to scale the quantity produced. Although we do not anticipate scaling issues, if we do have a much higher than anticipated demand (which we definitely welcome :) ), there is potential for delay. We will do whatever we can do reduce the impact.

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    THANK YOU and ENTER a DRAWING for a MOLO

    Your name will be in the Thank You Post on our site and you will get access to private Kickstarter updates & pictures!

    Each $1 will be one entry to our drawing for MOLO giveaway! The more you pledge the higher your chance to win!

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    SPECIAL SHOUT OUT on FB/WEBSITE and ENTER the DRAWING for a MOLO

    Thank you for believing in our product. You will receive the biggest personal “Thank you!” - we will hand write your name on a moisture lock and post the pictures on our website and our Facebook page.

    Each $1 will be one entry to our drawing for MOLO giveaway! The more you pledge the higher your chance to win!

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    EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

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    SNOOZER SPECIAL

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    1 BLUE Color - MOLO

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    1 LIME Color MOLO

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    MOLO Gift Pack - 2 Microwave Covers (1 RED and 1 ORANGE Color)

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    MOLO Gift Pack - 2 Microwave Covers (1 BLUE and 1 LIME Color)

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    MOLO Collection Pack - 4 Microwave Covers - one of each color

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    MOLO Collection Pack Plus 1 MOLO signed by the INVENTORS (5 MOLO total)

    Receive one of first units ever produced off the factory line that will be signed by the inventors. It will be numbered from 1 to 99. For your generosity, we will list you on a special thanks page on the website (unless you prefer to remain anonymous).

    MOLO Collection Pack of all 4 colors

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    PERSONAL COACHING - From Idea to Product

    MOLO Collection Pack Plus 1 MOLO signed by the INVENTORS (5 MOLO total)

    Meeting with the DINGWARE team (over the phone, Skype, or anywhere in the Bay Area). We'll discuss your idea and help you figure out how to make it a reality. If it's a good fit - AND you'd like us to stay involved - we may even be able to produce it under the DINGWARE brand!

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    INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY

    MOLO Collection Pack Plus 1 MOLO signed by the INVENTORS (5 MOLO total)

    Joe and Jon will host a lecture for your community (anywhere in the US). We’ll be covering our startup experiences and the product development process.

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Funding period

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