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$390
pledged of $35,000pledged of $35,000 goal
13
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, August 12 2014 3:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

       Utensilmate is a unique culinary accessory designed to enhance yet control your condiment eating experience. It is fast and easy to use. Easy to wash. And, it is easy to store- for example right on your fridge- if you want to! Utensilmate appeals to a range of users from hot sauce connoisseurs to dieters, who need to measure their condiment or salad dressing intake. It is an innovative new form of condiment dispenser that you can attach to many hand-held, metal eating utensils to accurately measure your condiments, while deliciously savoring your enhanced meal, bite-by-bite. Cleaning-up is easier with the patent-pending Utensilmate since it eliminates the messy dripping residue of sticky hot sauce bottles, for example, or other condiments.

       Utensilmate has been in development for five years. 10 years ago, while working in the food industry, I began growing my own organic hot peppers, and tomatoes, including rarer, “out-of the-ordinary” varieties for use in brewing-up my own hot sauce recipes . Over the years, I began to notice, that depending on environmental conditions, the taste of each year's harvest had a subtly improved bouquet of peppery spices. Since then,I have become a connoisseur of organic, hot peppers, for I learned growing my own organic hot peppers is like growing fine wine grapes. For this reason, each bottle of my finely crafted hot sauce condiments is dated by year, and marked with a batch number.

       People wonder where I got the idea for Utensilmate, and I tell them my “eureka moment” came one day five years ago while I was eating lunch,at my computer station, hunched over a bowl of chili. By habit, I was eating with a spoon in my right hand, and a messy, sticky, hot sauce bottle in my left. Things were getting quite messy. I began to think “there has to be a better more enjoyable way to eat hot sauce”. A nearby inkjet printer syringe, just lying there next to my printer, caught my eye, and BAM! inspiration struck me hard: “with a few modifications”, I thought, “a syringe-like implement could be created to attach to an eating utensil, controlling how much hot sauce I apply to each bite, and eliminating that messy bottle.” Soon after, I began putting a rudimentary one together. Since that time, Utensilmate has evolved through many prototype revisions until reaching the current version presented here.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR EASY USE:

       Utensilmate's color-coded components make it fast and easy to use. Begin by submerging the blue angled nozzle into your condiment. Engage the plunger, and draw the condiment into the reservoir until you reach the desired amount. Now, attach the magnet side of the Utensilmate to a metal fork, spork, or spoon, and dig in and eat! While eating, you can apply downward pressure to the red thumb lever to dispense your condiment. And, the blue angled nozzle rotates for use in either the right or left hand.

       You will find that Utensilemate is easy to wash and store. When you have finished eating, you can store the unused portion in the fridge for later use; Or, you can wash and store the empty Utensilmate right on the fridge by simply reversing the removable plunger to expose the magnets. “Pretty Cool”!

       Utensilmate has been through five years of development.  Its components and prototypes have gone through many revisions and refinements. The final manufactured product will closely resemble the one you see here, but with a few more aesthetic upgrades, such as gradation lines for measuring amounts and an imprinted logo.

       With your contribution I will be able to manufacture the final version, and make it available in the marketplace for others to own and enjoy. Utensilmate is uniquely poised on the forefront of the condiment industry's next wave of development. I hope you will join me in this exciting prospect of further energizing the hot sauce and diet industries locally and worldwide by making a donation to launch Utensilmate.

       There is an expanding Umate product line geared for use with Utensilmate available as a reward for you contribution. As of now, there is a trio of fine crafted hot sauces. and they are..

  • Tomato Habanero
  • Pineapple Lemon pepper
  • Green Tomato Jalapeno

       Each are available as part of rewards for pledging. In addition, there is an "Uncommon" hot sauce option. This will be a random recipe selection made with exotic, lesser known peppers. The recipe from this years crop may include; Chiltepin chili, Bulgarian carrot chili, Mirasol chili, Trinidad scorpion, and/or others!

Utensilmate...innovative, uncommon, and finely crafted...

Risks and challenges

I've done a great deal of homework, met with contacts, learned about the experiences of others, surrounded myself with knowledgeable people and have done my best to understand what to expect of the manufacturing process. And so, I am anticipating possible unknowns, but I believe I'm well equipped to meet first time manufacturing challenges.

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