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By Vijay Malik
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OK, this isn't a crazy difficult production function.  Additionally, we have previously worked with the manufacturer. Basically,  what we are doing is talking some serious pieces of steel which are progressively stamped from sheets of 304 grade stainless steel.  Progressive stamping involves stamping a rough outline with one set of tools, and then stamping (like a very big cookie cutter) the subtle radii and details.  With another set of tools the finished product's parts are formed.  The Grate Spatula's handle is then married to its head/blade with two stainless steel rivets to provide a long lasting assemblage.  We decided against a silicone handle because its stainless steel handle, with very low heat transfer, will insulate the user's hand - and will last for a very very long time.

The US patent is already applied for.  International patents will follow.  It will be made overseas with vendors that we currently work with.

Certainly, with any new assembled product, there are areas of strict Quality Control.  Fortunately, we have worked with the manufacturer before. We're very confident that we will execute our design with a long lasting high quality product!

Once the project has been funded, the tools, made and production run the task of shipping out all those thousands of Grate Spatula could be overwhelming.  But again, after decades of experience, we have a fulfillment house that the finished product will be checked in as inventory to and sent out to individual backers with skillful precision and reporting.

Risks and challenges

Well...like any new product concept being brought into production, there will be some adjustments to the tooling once initial pre production sample runs are inspected. That being said, this is not a high tolerance product which has a bunch of parts that must fit together seamlessly. It should be relatively painless to put into full scale production. What minor imperfections arise will be addressed and massaged out. Did I mention having over 20 years experience doing this...

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    Not the Grate Spatula, but a great deal on our MS116 clear/red Butter MIll. This product turns a stick of butter into a thin ribbon and then stores your butter for a longer life. "With childlike fascination we slowly turned the crank. Out came a lovely, paper-thin, undulating ribbon of butter. Cool"
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    The Grate Spatula, literally the greatest and newest grilling tool around!!! Once you've grilled with this bad boy, going back to a conventional flat tip spatula and wire brush would be tough. Ugh.
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    The Grate Spatula, literally the greatest and newest grilling tool around!!! We'll also have your name laser engraved into its head - so your less than holy neighbors won't be tempted to take it home...Once you've grilled with this bad boy, going back to a conventional flat tip spatula and wire brush would be tough. Ugh. (International backers add $15 for shipping)

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    The Grate Spatula, literally the greatest and newest grilling tool around!!! We'll also have your name laser engraved into its head - so your less than holy neighbors won't be tempted to take it home...Once you've grilled with this bad boy, going back to a conventional flat tip spatula and wire brush would be tough. Ugh. Plus, you'll get an invite to its launch dinner party - where surf and turf will be grilled to perfection using, of course, the Grate Spatula!

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    The Grate Spatula, literally the greatest and newest grilling tool around!!! We'll also have your name laser engraved into its head - so your less than holy neighbors won't be tempted to take it home...Once you've grilled with this bad boy, going back to a conventional flat tip spatula and wire brush would be tough. Ugh. Plus, you'll get an invite to its launch dinner party - where surf and turf will be grilled to perfection using, of course, the Grate Spatula!
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