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Dedee DartBy Dedee Dart
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Dedee DartBy Dedee Dart
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$6,173
pledged of $60,000pledged of $60,000 goal
114
backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, September 4 2013 2:01 PM UTC +00:00

About

Find us at SpicyShelf.com

What people are saying about Spicy Shelf:

THE WORLD'S BEST WAY TO STORE SPICES

  • Front Row Display – Allows for easy quick access to all of your spices. Easy to see, easy to get to.
  • Uses only 2 ½" of Space – Only requires 2.5” of perimeter.
  • Store 36 - 108 Containers - One Spicy Shelf creates storage for up to 36 spice containers all different sizes and shapes. Two Spicy Shelves - 72 containers, Three Spicy Shelves - 108 containers
  • Extends the Life of Spices – Stores spices out of damaging light. Spices can lose flavor and become discolored. 
  • Save $$$ - No more buying duplicate spices that you didn't know you already had.

FITS MANY DIFFERENT CABINETS!

  • Wood Spicy Shelf – The wood shelf is a "cut to fit" design and will fit a cabinet 9 inches-18 inches (7 1/2"-17" inside dimension ) resting on adjustable shelf pins (pins included).  Actual dimensions of shelf is 16 3/5" W x 10 3/8" D 
  • Plastic Spicy Shelf – The plastic shelf is more versatile. Adjusts smaller with "snap offs".  It can be installed on the adjustable shelf pins or it has freestanding legs which can be placed in a cabinet without shelf pins or in a cabinet that is wider than 18 inches. It is stack-able as well.  Actual dimensions of shelf is 16 3/5" W x 10 3/8" D  

SEE FOR YOUR SELF HOW EFFICIENT SPICY SHELF IS:

INSTALLATION is a "SNAP", REALLY!

ENJOY COOKING AGAIN!

  • Never lose your favorite spice again – All of your spices will be right where you can easily see them and get them. Once you’re finished put them back where you found them.
  • Gain space you never knew you had – Maximizes unused vertical perimeter space which does not decrease cupboard capacity, it actually increases it.
  • Other methods defeat the purpose – The lazy-susan style do not maximize cupboard space like the Spicy Shelf.  The tiered organizers do not offer easy identification or access to spices. Drawer type storage requires re-labeling of spices for convenience. 

FINALLY, SPICES ORGANIZED!

  • Fits Many Shapes and Sizes – Square, round, rectangle, 3oz, 8 oz, 16 oz containers. It fits them all. 
  • Open shelf design – The U-Shaped design allows taller items to be placed in the cabinet as well without losing valuable space.
  • Adjustable – Spicy Shelf fits many different size cabinets. Just snap or cut to size. Efficient Use of Space - More efficient use in your kitchen cabinet than drawer type or lazy-susan products.

NOT JUST FOR THE KITCHEN!

  • Medicines – Great for storing all of your pills, vitamins, oils and ointments. 
  • Craft Supplies – Store toll paints, bead containers and supplies that easily disappear from view. 
  • Small containers – Anything that gets lost and pushed behind other items.

PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA and made GREEN

  • Wood Spicy Shelf –Made of a beautiful Baltic birch plywood right here in Utah.  Wood, by nature is a renewable resource and ours is supplied by an FSC certified distributor.
  • Plastic Spicy Shelf – Made of a durable ABS plastic.  Every effort will be made to manufacture out of recycled plastic.

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THE STORY BEHIND IT ALL

Several years ago, while I was assembling our cabinets for our new kitchen, I was thinking of where the best place would be to store all of my kitchen stuff. I pretty much had everything laid out then I came to my spice cabinet. It had been one of my frustrations for many years because I couldn't see what I was looking for without moving everything around. Most of the time I ended up pulling everything out of the cabinet just to find the one spice I was looking for. I decided that I was going to come up with a solution. I did, and the Spicy Shelf concept was born.

After using it for a couple of years friends who saw it kept asking me to make them one.  I soon found out that there are many different sized cabinets and many different scenarios. So a little over a year and a half ago, I set out to figure out how to make the shelf adjust to fit as many different sized cabinets as possible. The idea for the first adjustable Spicy Shelf came to me one night so I got up at 2 am and sketched it out.

The following week I went to work in my garage workshop cutting, gluing and creating different solutions. And so began the weeks and months of trial and error. 

After I narrowed down the design for the wood version, my wood manufacturer made our first production run to test it out in real world situations.  It passed with flying colors.  

Next I set out to find an engineer to help design the plastic Spicy Shelf.  We went back and forth tweaking here and there until we got it just right.

 After many, many hours of work and many different designs and prototypes we have finally come up with two quality, functional and useful designs. 

You can read the full story about the development over the past year and a half on the Spicy Shelf blog - “On the Edge”

  http://spicyshelf.com/blogs/on-the-edge

I have put together an awesome team to make this happen. Spicy Shelf will be manufactured proudly in the USA. We are lined up with a plastic injection molding company in Springville, UT that has been serving the intermountain west for over a decade. They do everything from creative design, prototyping,  plastic injection & tooling to assembly.

The wood Spicy Shelf will be produced by our wood manufacturer in Payson, UT which has been in business since 2005 with a state of the art CNC machine and the capability to expand if necessary. Additionally, we have a backup wood manufacturer lined up.

Our fulfillment center is located in Provo, UT. They have 13+ years experience in all volumes of shipping for a vast variety of clients. They can handle anything from kitting and assembly, warehousing and order management to shipping.

Here is the dream team:

Dedee Dart, Leslie Jones and Jonathan Hodnett

Dedee has over fifteen years experience running a full service custom photo company with her husband.  For the past five years she has been self-employed working as an architectural real-estate photographer. With the help of her husband she has built her dream home and is always inventing things to make things work better.

Leslie has worked in the professional services industry for 7 years as a real estate consultant. She understands the importance of building relationships and coordinating details which have helped her build a successful real estate business. She gets satisfaction from seeing everything come together successfully.

Jonathan is married and has two kids. He has worked for numerous small companies, mostly in manufacturing. Five years ago the tech bug bit and he began dabbling in web development. Today he runs his own web development business, is continuing his education at Brigham Young University, and is super excited to be helping launch Spicy Shelf.

PATENTS PENDING

Spicy Shelf is such a novel design that it makes it a first-ever-of-its-kind... creating the ultimate spice storage solution.  So we are happy to have multiple pending patents.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT

After thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours we have come to a pivotal part of this process.  Up to this point we have been manufacturing Spicy Shelf out of wood.  We are now ready to take it to the next level, manufacturing a second quality product out of plastic; this is where you come in.  With your support, Spicy Shelf can go from being an idea in a small kitchen in Utah to a quality product available world-wide in everyone's cabinet - starting with yours!

What we've done:  

  • Analyzed for strength
  • Finalized the two designs
  • Produced Final Prototypes
  • Completed tests for the best materials
  • Manufactured limited runs of the wood Spicy Shelf
  • Finalized Retail Packaging Prototypes
  • Have had numerous people purchase and test them in real life (they all loved them by the way!)

What we will do with your help:

  • Finalize the Design Patent and Utility Patent
  • Purchase tooling for plastic shelf mold
  • Baltic birch plywood purchased in large quantities
  • Run the first large batch of wood.
  • Produce first large batch of plastic shelves
  • Finalize retail packaging design

FULL STEAM AHEAD!

As soon as we reach our goal we are all set to start the wheels in motion, even if its on the first day.  By supporting this project you will be a part of changing how the world stores its spices by “Organizing on the Edge!” ™

Thank you so much for your support!

Risks and challenges

We've spent the last 18 months working with our partners to mitigate as many risks as possible, but we know there might be things that come up unexpectedly. We will always keep you up to date about challenges, including these possibilities:

Tooling problems – All though we don’t believe there will be any, you never know until the first parts pop out and you assemble everything to make sure it all works together.

Material availability – If for some reason our suppliers are short on supplies, that could effect delivery time.

Manufacturing – We have developed relationships with experienced manufacturers to help us be aware of things that might delay production.

Ship date – We are working with a fulfillment center to streamline the shipping process and have built in extra time just in case we run into problems. There is always a chance that things will take longer than planned.

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    "THE PRE-CUT GOURMET" (Wood). You get 3 Baltic birch wood SPICY SHELF kits custom cut to fit your cabinet, 1 bottle Spicy Shelf "Only Herbs Gourmet Seasoning" & 1 Spicy Chef Apron. Includes $15 US shipping.

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    "THE ULTIMATE CUSTOM GOURMET" (Wood). You get 3 Baltic birch wood SPICY SHELF kits custom cut and stained to match your cabinet personally Installed by ME!. I will also help you organize all of your spices. 1 bottle Spicy Shelf "Only Herbs Gourmet Seasoning" & 1 Spicy Chef Apron. Anywhere in the US.

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