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A compact high-end silicone food container that opens twice its size into two suctioning bowls. Less chaos, more family fun.
292 backers pledged $7,854 to help bring this project to life.

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Enjoy less mess while dining out with your toddler and cut back on waste.

Join us to make this a reality and be the first to get your very own Suction-Go-Bowl. Scheduled to ship in time for Christmas.

Packs small, opens large, suctions firmly to any smooth surface. 

Reduce waste and spills

Replace single use plastic snack bags and restaurant left-over boxes

 Make cleanup time easy 

Pack the mess or leftovers away and keep your diaper-bag clean

 Extreme versatility and durability 

Microwave safe, dishwasher safe, freezer safe, and oven safe up to 400°F   

100% platinum food-grade silicone  

Plastics are petroleum based and can contain toxins that leach into food, especially when used in the microwave.  Silicone is natural (it comes from sand), and it is free of toxins.   No BPA, no PVC, no Phthalates, no worries :)  Our high-end silicone surpasses the FDA requirements for food grade materials and meets the higher European standards for food safety.  

 Save space at home too!   

Suction-Go-Bowl Dimensions

When closed together, the suction bowls transform into a compact food container that holds over one cup of food and easily fits into most diaper-bag pockets. 

Closed dimensions: 7"x 3.25"x 1.85" 

Choose from 3 different pattern designs and colors:

Pick your colors after the campaign ends.  (The robot, tiara, and hedgehog patterns are made of food grade silicone like the rest of the bowl material)

1. Purple and blue

2. Orange and Gray

3 Mint Green and Blue

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Shipping:

Production time and pledges are scheduled to ship and deliver in time for Christmas

The Canadian shipping rates do not include any customs fees.  

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What if I want a Suction-Go-Bowl set but I don't live in the US or Canada?

We would love to ship to you.  Unfortunately as a startup we don't have the volume to get decent shipping rates or service for international orders with reliable carriers and we wouldn't be able to deliver international orderes by Christmas time.  (see comments on other successful kickstarter campaigns to understand the unfortunate nightmare that international shipping becomes for customers ordering from startups)

That said, if you want one please message us on kickstarter with what you want and what country you live in.  If we can get enough interest we will be able provide the volume that DHL and UPS want to see and we will be able to make shipping affordable and efficient even for international orders after the campaign.  

Development and Prototypes

We love to enjoy a good meal and we have very busy kids. Because of that we are huge fans of suctioning silicone trays and bowls.  We also love eating out, we love camping, and we love road trips.  We needed something that would take up less space in our bags, allow us to bring food along, and contain the mess after dining out.  The concept evolved over time as we tried out different solutions.  

Our first attempt at a solution is the bowl pictured below.  It was thinner yet wider than the full sized trays on the market and the suction cup was smaller underneath the bowl so we thought it would be easier to pack on the go. We designed a lid we could use to bring food with and contain the mess.  However, after hauling it around for weeks we realized that it too takes up too much space to be convenient and the lids were easy to misplace ending up being one more thing we had to keep track of. 

As a solution, we changed the size to fit more compact in our diaper bag and made the lid tall enough that it becomes a bowl itself allowing it to pack small when closed but double in size when opened. We also added suction cups to the lid so it would stick to smooth surfaces as well.  It can fit in front pockets, side pockets, and inner pockets of most diaper bags and it has very effectively taken the chaos out of meal-time. 

Next we wanted to maximize it's suctioning power so it would stick as firmly as possible to tables.   After testing what was on the market already we learned that soft suction cups work really well at gripping firmly to many surfaces but we weren't sure if two suction cups would be better than one.  To find out, we designed a mold that had a single rectangular suction cup on the lid and two round suction cups on the base and tested the suction strength of both (if you look carefully you will see these samples with different suction styles in the video)

After months of field testing, the double suction cups have proven to be more secure for two reasons:  first the shape makes each cup hold better than the rectangular shape does, and second if one cup does come detached, the second cup is still in place holding the bowl down.

As a result, the final product is designed with double suction cups on the lid and the base as shown here: 

Our Team:

Matt Lloyd is the project creator and developer.  He is a husband and father with three kids. They love to get out of the house as a family and are always on the lookout for ways to make family time out a little less hectic. 

Matt has experience in digital marketing and has teamed up with Johnny Choi who is a husband and father and has over 8 years of experience in successfully developing and manufacturing baby and parenting products with his company Soho Collections.  Together they have the experience needed to bring the Suction-Go-Bowl to life.     

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We need your help!  

Our molds are ready, the prototypes have been perfected and the factory is standing by ready to begin production.   What we need from you is funding so that we can get an order large enough to bring costs down to a reasonable level.

Risks and challenges

We are aware that delays in manufacturing are fairly common especially for a first run of a new product. We have provided enough time for fulfillment between now and December to accommodate for normal delays and bumps in the road that might occur. We are committed to full transparency if there are any large issues that arise that could cause unexpected delays.

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    Pledge $12 or more About $12

    Early Bird Suction-Go-Bowl Set

    Includes one bowl set of your color choice (two suction bowls that form one container when placed together) Select the colors after the campaign.
    (Estimated Retail Value $18.50)
    *** Shipping charged after campaign ends (see Shipping section for full details).

    Add $12 per set for additional sets you want at this pricing.

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    1 Suction-Go-Bowl Set

    Includes one bowl set of your color choice (two suction bowls that form one container when placed together)
    You will select the color after the campaign.
    (Estimated Retail value $18.50)

    *** Shipping charged after campaign ends (see Shipping section for full details).

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    2 Suction-Go-Bowl Sets

    Includes 2 bowl sets of your color choice (each set contains two bowls that close together to create one container) Color selection will be made after the campaign.
    (Estimated Retail Value $37)

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    Pledge $42 or more About $42

    3 Suction-Go-Bowl Sets

    Includes 3 bowl sets of your color choice (each set contains two bowls that close together to create one container) You will make the color selection after the campaign ends.
    (Estimated Retail Value $55.50)

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    Pledge $65 or more About $65

    5 Suction-Go-Bowl Sets

    Includes 5 bowl sets of your color choice (each set contains two bowls that close together to create one container) You will select the colors after the campaign.
    (Estimated Retail Value 92.50)

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    Pledge $110 or more About $110

    10 Suction-Go-Bowl Sets

    Includes 10 bowl sets of your color choice (each set contains two bowls that close together to create one container) You will select the colors after the campaign.
    (Estimated Retail Value $185.00)

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Funding period

- (32 days)