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Close up of some polished Grill Pinz with laser applied logo's, the production Pinz will have a stamped logo and satin finish
Close up of some polished Grill Pinz with laser applied logo's, the production Pinz will have a stamped logo and satin finish

 Grill Pinz are Patent-pending and have several trademark applications submitted for approval to the USPTO

Two sets of Grill Pinz with prototype packages, the full color recipe booklet, and our Oak Grill Scraper
Two sets of Grill Pinz with prototype packages, the full color recipe booklet, and our Oak Grill Scraper

 

Team Grill Pinz on the day of our video shoot in a random field in Central NC :) Go Pack!
Team Grill Pinz on the day of our video shoot in a random field in Central NC :) Go Pack!

 

Grill Pinz are the result of a 2 year project to eliminate the shortcomings and hazards of using toothpicks on the grill. The design you see today has safety, functionality, and aesthetics as the main considerations, in that order. 

** Limited Edition polished Grill Pin, production Pinz will have a stamped logo and satin finish
** Limited Edition polished Grill Pin, production Pinz will have a stamped logo and satin finish

Once you hold Grill Pinz you will see and feel the craftsmanship and attention to detail that went into the design. 

This is a premium product that not only looks cool but feels good in the hand. 

Example of the recipes in the recipe booklet included with each set of Grill Pinz, and also on our website Grillpinz.com
Example of the recipes in the recipe booklet included with each set of Grill Pinz, and also on our website Grillpinz.com

We are not exaggerating when we say... "with a few simple ingredients you can make some of the best food you have ever made on the grill".

In fact we would argue that our bacon wrapped chicken cordon-bleu recipe is as good as anything you can make on the grill and could put you and your loved ones into a food coma. 

Not a real coma, just the food type.

    

One set of Grill Pinz with the optional Oak Storage Block
One set of Grill Pinz with the optional Oak Storage Block

 Pictured above is the Oak Storage Block which comes with the gift sets and also in a separate $25 pledge level. The block will be a more durable way to store your Grill Pinz and keep them all together in a drawer. These are hand made by the team and exclusive to our early supporters! 

Team Grill Pinz Oak Grill Scraper
Team Grill Pinz Oak Grill Scraper

 For the gift sets we are including our Oak Grill Scraper pictured above. These grill scrapers work great to clean your grill surface before and after grilling. They are a natural alternative and a solution to the problem of possible wire bristles being shed by typical grill brushes or the plastic residue that can be left on your grill with synthetic bristle brushes. More information on this can be found at: 

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/grill-barbecue-metal-brush-dangers/

 

Grill Pinz exclusive grill apron, available with the gift set support levels
Grill Pinz exclusive grill apron, available with the gift set support levels

Also included in the Deluxe Gift Set will be a custom grill apron that we are having made for this campaign. This is just an example, the pattern we are looking at is nicer, and will have our logo as well. 

These aprons are made in the USA and come out of Charlotte NC, and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with the fine organization below that helps train and employ people in various trades.   

Please visit Upcyclelife for more information on the awesome work they are doing!
Please visit Upcyclelife for more information on the awesome work they are doing!

 Grill Pinz were recently reviewed at the blog below: 

Grill Pinz review and great BBQ Blog!
Grill Pinz review and great BBQ Blog!

 

 

 

 Our video was produced by Mike with Coign Studio, please contact him for any video work needs, he's a great guy to work with! 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges: Let’s be transparent, there are risks associated with everything in life, here's how we see our challenges...

So we'll start with the good news, we placed a substantial down payment on the first order of Grill Pinz. The manufacturer is currently in the tooling process, and production is scheduled for June. Our design was reviewed extensively and even tweaked a bit to meet their suggestions and capabilities, and we don't anticipate any issues there. Regardless of the success of the campaign, Grill Pinz are coming!

Now, the challenge. There are many more costs associated with launching a business than the first production order. We need to package the product, develop partnerships and order more product for the demand we have been receiving, and that takes money. We are seeking $11,000 from this campaign to get us past the limits of the cash we have available to team Grill Pinz.

Lastly, it is possible that delivery could be delayed (hey now, it’s Hurricane season in the south); however, we believe the first batch will ship late June 2017.

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