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Don't Just Gas It: CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan

Turn your single purpose smoker, gas, or electric grill into a multi-purpose cooking machine. Don't gas/electrocute your BBQ...CHAR IT

Don't Just Gas It: CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan

Turn your single purpose smoker, gas, or electric grill into a multi-purpose cooking machine. Don't gas/electrocute your BBQ...CHAR IT

$1
pledged of $11,050pledged of $11,050 goal
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backer
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, May 3 2019 5:47 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated May 3, 2019

About

Behind CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan:

Team (Me) desire to turn this part-time project into a full-time job by building a brand and creating solutions.  This is one of two upcoming BBQ projects.  I'm a veteran and a two time furlough (Shutdown ... no paycheck for me :( ) survivor.  With your help ... we can sky rocket the CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan and no more furloughs for me :)!

Background:

The CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan was desired after returning overseas and me making an investment into my first pellet smoker.  The pellet smoker produced the same flavored wood smoked BBQ and there was a desire for charcoal flavored BBQ (yummy ... charcoal steaks and burgers).  After months of searching in stores and by internet for a charcoal grill pan it was determined that there were no universal charcoal grill pans on the market. 

When purchasing a smoker or grill, consumers have five choices 1) various smokers 2) gas grills 3) electric grills 4) charcoal grills 5) combination grills (gas and charcoal ... $$$).  The CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan is an inexpensive approach to converting three of the five grilling options into a multi-purpose grill.  

These events, along with recent furloughs, led me to initiate my first Kickstarter campaign and we hope you will support me in getting this off the ground successfully. 

To the drawing board:

Drawing (Don't Judge):

Printer Paper Box Prototype (Thank you dumpster near the store):

Prototype (Thank you Fiverr guy from India):

Logo creation (Thank you Fiverr guy from Romania):

Project description:

The CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan allow consumers to revamp their various smokers, gas, or electric grill.  You are no longer stuck with a one dimensional grill, now there is an option to have a multi-function grill without paying a premium price for your investment. 

This grilling accessory offers unbeatable taste and is built with the dependability to last. Durable quality premium stainless-steel, the CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan provides easy cleanup with built-in ash pan collector to prevent ashes messes.  Specially designed to sit above gas and electric burners or rest securely in your smoker.  

Here I am ....  please say you like me:

Caution: This grill is not hot ... the fire is photoshopped 

How to use: 

No assembly required, just lift up the food grate, place the CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan into your smoker or on top of your gas or electric burners and replace the food grates. When finished cooking simply dump the cool ashes in the trash.  

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 Highlights:

-CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan fits all various smokers, gas and electric grills. Perfect to achieve the char-broiled taste that you crave without the hassle. 

-Artfully constructed and manufactured using only the highest quality materials. This grilling essential is built from stainless steel which is naturally rust resistant. This pan is built to handle the heat and designed to endure the elements. 

-Easy installation - This CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan  has been specially designed to sit above the burner of any size smoker, gas grill, or electric grill to provide charcoal grilling in any grilling occasion.

-Ashes collect in the bottom of the tray.  No more ashy mess in your grill!

-Quick and easy to clean.  The perfect way to enjoy the smoky char-broiled flavor of charcoal using your smoker, gas, or electric grill.

-The CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan is dishwasher safe.

-Tool Free Installation

-Light and compact and stores easily

-Breathing holes allow air circulation

-Slides back and forth allowing trays to expand and contract

I'm the Box:

Specifications:

-Durable Stainless Steel

-4 pieces 

-Pan (2 pieces)

-Grates (2 pieces)

-Dimensions (Tray)

-Contracts to 10.7 inches

-Extends to 20.15 inches

-Width 12 inches

-Height 1.57 inches

-Dimensions (Grate)

-Length 10 inches 

-Width 11.9 inches

-Hardware

-Wingnuts to lock tray boxes together once size is determined for grill

-2 screws on both ends on try to place grates on

Fully contracted:

Fully Extended:

Were do you want to take us ... Budget?:

What will the funds be used for:

Believer/make my mom proud minimum start up costs: $11,050

-No mold costs (laser/bending): Cost per unit most expensive for the consumer

-Remaining Patent fees

-Uncle Sam

-Trump's tariffs hike

-Misc start up costs

Fairytale minimum start up costs: $19,050

-Die Mold costs: Cost per unit is manageable for the consumer

-Remaining Patent fees

-Uncle Sam

-Trump's Tariffs Hike

-Misc start up costs

Dream come true maximum start up costs: $29,050

-Stretch Mold costs: Cost per unit is the best value for the consumer

-Remaining Patent fees

-Uncle Sam

-Trump's Tariffs Hike

-Misc start up costs


Where are we in the manufacture process:

JUNE 2018: Hmm .... A charcoal steak would be nice right about now

SEPT 2018: Provisional Patent Completed

OCT - DEC 2018: Received and tested samples

JAN 2018: Finalized designs

JAN 2018: Negotiated with manufactures

JAN 2018: Negotiated with winning manufacture

MAR 2018: Producing small batch (laser and cut)

APR 2018: Pending funding for production of mold

APR 2018: Pending Non-Provisional patent

APR 2018: Pending production of units from mold

APR 2018: Market units

MAY 2018: Ship units

JUNE 2018: Send rewards to investors 

JAN 2019 - LIFE: No more furloughs and live happily ever after


Samples:

Risks and challenges

I have already completed a lot of groundwork to bring this product to consumers. I have made prototypes, tested them, and gathered feedback for improvements. Based on the results, a few design improvements were implemented. Currently, I am working to get mass production from the winning manufacturer.

I do anticipate risks and challenges.

1. Manufactures, freight forwarders ... ect. taking advantage of my inexperience of producing and the logistics of the product.

2. Bit behind the curve for grilling season ... shipping by sea will take at least 30 - 45 days to deliver the first batch. I plan on getting a small batch through air which will take 7 - 14 days.

3. Mass marketing

I will ensure to keep you all updated on the progress on regular basis.

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    Believer Reward

    Thank you for your contribution and believing in this product.
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    Mommy Proud Reward:

    Thank you for your contribution in helping me make my mom proud as you will recieve the early bird 50% off MSRP of one CHAR-PiT Universal Charcoal Grill Pan during the first week.

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