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The ultimate 3-in-1 cooking utensil for the kitchen and outdoors. A spatula, a spoon, and a perfect set of tongs all nested into one.

We peeked into your kitchen drawers, and WOW were we surprised to find such a bevy of junk and mismatched utensils!  Melted spatulas, bent sporks, and a few forests worth of take out food chopstick sets (some of them slightly used...)  But don't be embarrassed.  We are here to help.  If you are ready to say goodbye to the clutter, then the Clover Cook set is for you!

The Clover Cook set is a 3-in-1 cooking tool that makes cooking in the outdoors (and in the kitchen) extremely simple and a lot of fun! It includes a big spoon for stirring your five-alarm chili, as well as a spatula for flipping golden buttermilk pancakes. The spatula includes a serrated edge for cutting through your sunrise omelet or slicing through that morning sausage. But the real magic happens when the spoon and spatula are joined together to form TONGS! Now you can easily turn that bacon over or serve up your signature super salad! Take this baby outside and you have the ultimate tool for bringing your people together around your Coleman two-burner! Reverse the spoon and spatula and nest back together for space savings and ease on the go.

  • Made from BPA Free, FDA approved Nylon 6
  • Great for use on non-stick cookware
  • Heat resistant up to 240°C/480°F
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Integrated lanyard attachment for easy travel
  • Nesting capability for a compact kitchen set-up

We truly loved coming up with the Clover Cook set. Take a glimpse into our San Francisco studio to check out our design process below.

INITIAL SKETCHES
INITIAL SKETCHES
EARLY ROUGH PROTOTYPES (VERY ROUGH)
EARLY ROUGH PROTOTYPES (VERY ROUGH)
3D PRINTED PROTOTYPES (8 OF MANY)
3D PRINTED PROTOTYPES (8 OF MANY)
FINAL 3D CAD MODELS
FINAL 3D CAD MODELS
FINAL COLORS!
FINAL COLORS!

Designing starts out pretty simple. We think about you! Our products always begin by considering the needs of our potential users. For the Clover Cook set, we asked as many folks as we could about how cooking utensils could make it fun and easy to cook in the outdoors.  The overwhelming feedback that we received indicated that folks wanted simple to use, yet multifunctional utensils that were easy to transport and easy to store. Armed with this information, we put pen to paper and started sketching. Ideas became a multitude of tape, cardboard and wood prototypes. Eventually those rough designs turned into the CAD's that were used to print our 3D models. These models represent the Clover Cook set, our innovative, versatile, and beautiful cooking multi-tool.  And we can't wait to share it with you!

Since the fun part of designing the Clover Cook set is complete, now comes the extremely expensive part of producing the actual product.  In order to do this, we must create the injection mold. The process of creating an injection mold is called “tooling”, and the tooling for each mold is around $10K. For this project we must create TWO molds. (2 X $10K = $20K... whoa...). Once this is complete, we then have to purchase production materials that will go into the mold and eventually become the Clover Cook set.  Investing in injection molds and materials for a production run of the Clover Cook set is a huge burden for our small San Francisco design studio. If we can achieve this financial goal, it will be a giant step towards bringing the Clover Cook set to market. And if we can bring the Clover Cook set to market, then it's burgers and weenies for everyone!

By supporting our project, you will finance the creation of an amazing cooking utensil that will not only help legions of folks organize their kitchen drawers, but will inspire others to get out into the fresh air to cook their next meal!  Best of all, you will be one of the first to get a rad Clover Cook set delivered to your two hands!!

If you donate at a higher level, then we can offer you pieces from our existing outdoor gear collection. Everything from our famous outdoor Monarch and Mantis chairs, to our daypacks and backpacks, to our Sexy Hotness Sleeping Bag and In-Law Outlaw Tent!

We are ALITE. We are a small (six person!), independent, outdoor gear company located in the heart of San Francisco. Since 2009, we've been designing outdoor gear such as backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, outdoor chairs, and more to get folks amped about the outdoors. Because we LOVE the outdoors. A LOT. We love lounging in the park on Sunday Fundays, blasting through 3-day music festivals, taking night hikes through national parks, and road tripping to secret swimming holes or epic outdoor hideaways.

We love the outdoors so much that we created a camping gear lending library where we lend out tents, backpacks, and overnight gear to encourage new campers to get out there and camp! And we lend it out for FREE! We firmly believe that activity in the outdoors is a perfect way to bring folks TOGETHER (have you seen our sleeping bag made for Kama Sutra sex?) And through our business, we want to encourage that. (bringing folks together… that is.)

Though we are a scrappy, young company, we've pushed through some pretty tough economic ups and downs over the past three years.  We have a solid track record for bringing products to market (typically on VERY small budgets!!) So if this project gets funded, that money will go straight toward the production of the Clover Cook set, and we can guarantee that you WILL get your Clover Cook set in March!  If this is a wild success, and we raise more than we're asking for, those funds will go towards future production runs of the Clover Cook set as well as the costs of applying for patents to protect our original designs!

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Our biggest challenge in completing this project is funding. Having already been successful in bringing soft goods and hard goods to market, we feel confident that our designs and materials will meet the expectations for this product. We have also already begun the patent process on the Clover Cook set, and we have a patent pending on the design. However, given the high cost of materials and injection mold production, the financial burden is the largest obstacle that we face.

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