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MicroCool : The Ultimate Cooking Apron with micro-thermal technology to repel hot oil and boiling liquids.
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OUR STORY

Grilling and cooking outdoors is one of the most popular summer activities, however, it usually combines some fairly combustable ingredients; an open fire, hot oil, or boiling water, combined with a splash of alcohol and a touch of testosterone and you have a possible recipe for an accident. In fact, over 10,000 people a year are badly injured by hot oil and boiling liquid cooking accidents. 

Fueled by our own love for grilling and outdoor cooking, we came up with the concept of creating a fabric treatment that would revolutionize safety in the culinary world. We are introducing this technology here on Kickstarter with the creation of the MicroCool Apron, the ultimate protective cooking apron for the everyday backyard chef and grilling aficionado.

 THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND MicroCool

There are plenty of fabrics out there that repel liquids, but our MicroCool Apron repels HOT OIL and BOILING LIQUIDS, as well as being FIRE RETARDANT. Anyone who has been around oil knows that it absorbs into fabric incredibly fast. Now imagine HOT OIL, which has a much higher viscosity and absorption rate. The micro technology used on the MicroCool Apron actually disperses and repels heat from hot oil allowing protection at a time when every second counts. 

OUR MICROCOOL APRON is so much more than an apron...

1. Treated with MicroLok technology. Our unique process provides for protection from hot oil and boiling liquids, and is fire retardant. Best of all, our technology is permanent, so it won't wash out.

2. It's made of durable denim. Just like your favorite blue jeans, our technology leaves our denim fabric soft, breathable, and comfortable to wear.

3. Rugged quality that is made to last. Our focus on function makes our cooking apron suitable for any backyard cook, or commercial restaurant chef.

4. 100% Made In America. Our entire manufacturing process from milling our fabric, to cut and construction is domestically produced.

5. It's manly! Being prudent is also manly, along with fire extinguishers, bike helmets, and life preservers. If we could have given our MicroCool Apron a hairy chest, we would have. Need we say more?

HELP US GET PRODUCTION STARTED

After months of researching, designing, and testing our micro thermal  technology, we are finally ready to launch our first product, the MicroCool Apron. We need your help to fund our initial run of treated fabric and manufacture our aprons. In return for your support, we are offering a special discounted price of $85.00 to our first 200 supporters, and $95 to the Kickstarter community thereafter. Our MicroCool Apron will retail for $125.00.

This is just the beginning for MicroCool. 

We're asking for the support of the Kickstarter community to help us take our technology to the world. Our plan is to eventually broaden our line of protective clothing to include gloves, leggings, sleeves and headgear. We will also introduce a line of culinary garments for the cooking and food preparation industry. We are currently working to enhance our fabric treatment technology to include antimicrobial properties that won't wash out, for the medical and meat preparation industries. 

OUR REWARDS

Reward levels range from MicroCool Aprons to an authentic Low Country Oyster Roast hosted by the founders. US shipping is included.

Support level #3 - Our MicroCool T-Shirts
Support level #3 - Our MicroCool T-Shirts
With family and friends...cooking, boiling, roasting, and feasting.
With family and friends...cooking, boiling, roasting, and feasting.

OUR GUARANTEE

We guarantee you will love the quality and level of protection you receive from your MicroCool Apron. We want our apron to protect everyone, so if you require longer ties, just let us know and we can send you an extender kit to lengthen the ties.

We are 100% committed to making our apron in the USA using only domestic materials and labor.

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Music Credits:

Special Thanks to The Dunder Chiefs for the use of their incredible song "Bye Bye to the Blues". You can find them here, http://thedunderchiefs.com.

Risks and challenges

1. We already have our testing complete. Our textile mill is ready to ship our denim and we can begin our thermal treatment process as soon as our funding is received.
2. Our manufacturing facility has many years experience sewing for national labels. They’re set up to take our orders, and we’re confident in their ability to produce and deliver the quality we require.
3. Delays and unforeseen obstacles are always possible. We find it extremely unlikely. That said, if for any reason we do experience anything unexpected, our community of supporters will be the first to be informed.

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    LIGHT THE MATCH.
    Thank-you for your pledge! Every dollar helps us bring the MicroCool Apron to our Kickstarter community. As a reward for your pledge, we'll email to you our personal thank you, along with our recipe for an authentic Lowcountry Deep Fried Turkey.

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    GLOWING EMBERS.
    Our Personalized HANDWRITTEN POSTCARD - MicroCool's two founders, Chuck and John will personally write you a thank you note on a fun collector's postcard displaying a design inspired by their love of backyard cooking.

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    STOKING THE COALS.
    Our "BETWEEN ME, AND HOT TROUBLE". MicroCOOL T-SHIRT will come in your choice of Black or Indigo Blue with white lettering, ALONG with our thank- you collector postcard, and our eternal gratitude for your support. Offered in S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL.

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    Pledge US$ 85 or more About US$ 85

    HOT STUFF.
    The Early Bird MicroCool Apron. We'll always remember you as our first, AND your punctuality will save you $10 off our MicroCool Apron. This package also includes our personal thank-you collector post card, and our eternal gratitude. Only the first 200 supporters will receive this special pricing.

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    Pledge US$ 95 or more About US$ 95

    SCREAMING HOT.
    The MicroCool Apron.
    You'll receive one apron along with our always and forever eternal gratitude and our specially designed thank-you collector post card handwritten by our founders Chuck and John.

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    Pledge US$ 111 or more About US$ 111

    TRIPLE THE HEAT - 1 MicroCOOL T-SHIRT AND 1 MicroCool Apron ALONG with 1 awesome thank- you collector postcard, and our eternal gratitude for your support. US shipping is included.

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    Pledge US$ 250 or more About US$ 250

    RAGING BONFIRE.
    A Lowcountry Oyster Roast. As part of the MicroCool community, you are invited to join Chuck and John (and helpers) for a complete Lowcountry Oyster Roast using local shellfish and refreshments. Mingle with other MicroCool backers while you enjoy live music from Charleston's own, Dunder Chiefs. Everyone receives a MicroCool Apron and our ever and eternal gratitude. Includes optional hand signing of your MicroCool Apron by our founders. Must be willing to travel to Charleston, SC at your own cost. Date to be announced, during oyster season.

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    Pledge US$ 800 or more About US$ 800

    HOT STUFF X10. You'll save $150 off our MicroCool Apron by buying a quantity of 10. This package also includes our personal thank-you collector post card, and a huge virtual thank you hug. US shipping is included.

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    Pledge US$ 3,200 or more About US$ 3,200

    HOT & STEAMY
    Frogmore Stew for 8.
    You and seven friends will enjoy an authentic Lowcountry "Frogmore Stew" shrimp boil (aka. Beaufort Stew) cooked by our founders Chuck and John. Beverages are included. A MicroCool Apron is included for each person, along with an optional hand signing of your MicroCool Apron by our founders, and of course our ever and eternal gratitude. The date will be personally coordinated with you. Must be willing to travel to Charleston, SC at your own cost.

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    THE BIG NIGHT for 12.
    A Wild Turkey Feast. Experience your own private outdoor sit down dinner for 12 people hosted and prepared by Chuck and John (and helpers). You and your friends will enjoy a truly memorable Lowcountry evening with a multi-course meal including deep fried wild turkey. The menu will feature all-in-season local ingredients, with a Thanksgiving theme of culinary delights. Everyone goes home with our MicroCool Apron and a special goody bag filled with memories of the evening. Also included is an optional hand signing of your MicroCool Apron by our founders, AND our FOREVER everlasting gratitude. Must be willing to travel to Charleston, SC at your own cost. The date will be personally coordinated with you.

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