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Make authentic Neapolitan pizza in just 90 seconds, in your own oven.
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Production and Shipping Update

Posted by Anthony Rotio (Creator)
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Pizza Shelf Backers,

tl;dr - Shipping first week of October (we apologize for the delay, please see below). Upgraded to 316L Stainless Steel. Made in Jersey.

We have some tough news to share and we have some good news to share as noted above. 

First, we have finalized a deal with a local steel manufacturer here in New Jersey. The quality of the finishes we've seen in our test units have been unmatched and we were able to upgrade the steel to the much higher durability 316L variety. What this means is that you'll get a Pizza Shelf that not only looks better but is also easier to clean and will stand up to the test of time much, much better. 316L is the variety of stainless steel that is used in harsh, ocean-facing environments and is meant to stand up to years and years of saltwater abuse and erosion. Needless to say, acidic crushed tomato pulp is pretty unforgiving, especially at very high temperatures, so we found it necessary to upgrade the steel to ensure we are sending you a product that will last.

Our partner, Eric, and I at his shop in New Jersey
Our partner, Eric, and I at his shop in New Jersey
Pizza Shelf made from 316L, perfect mirror finish
Pizza Shelf made from 316L, perfect mirror finish

It took us more time than we expected to get production going, due to this unforeseen, but necessary upgrade, hence the delay in shipping. For full transparency, here's what the timeline looks like:

Your Pizza Shelves are in production now and will be finished, packed and to our last leg shipping partners by 9/29

From there, these should start arriving on doorsteps by 10/8.

As we've said previously, surprises can happen, but we are optimistic about this timeline. All of the pieces are moving now and we look forward to getting Pizza Shelf into your hands as soon as humanly possible. We cannot wait to see what you all can do with them!

We apologize for this unexpected delay. We waited until we had a clear, updated timeline that we could be confident in before sharing the news. We hope you will appreciate the upgraded quality, that Pizza Shelf will be all you hoped and dreamed, and that you will find it well worth the wait.

Thank you so much for your support and patience, we won't let you down!

Rotio

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    1. Anthony Rotio Creator on

      Everyone who commented below should already have your Pizza Shelf except John (still in transit). If anyone else didn't receive theirs please let me know! Amazon is showing the rest of you as "Delivered" Thank you all so much for your support!!!

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      Russ Ray on

      It seems that I am in the same group that has not heard from you and has no idea when to expect this to be shipped. Please respond so I have an idea on an ETA.
      Thank you.

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      Gregory Schillinger on

      It seems that I am in the same group that has not herd from you and have no idea when to expect this to be shipped. Please respond so I have an idea on an ETA.
      Thank you.

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      John Cesario on

      Any update? I have yet to receive an email asking for my shipping address.

      Thank you.

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      Dante on

      Hi guy - trying to figure out a way to update my address since I moved since the last shipping update. Can somebody please reach out to me?

    6. Mitchell on

      What’s the status? Have they shipped?

    7. Mitchell on

      I never got an email from BackerKit, I’m still thinking I got scammed in the preorder process. “Click on "Make a pledge without a reward"”

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      Josh Howard on

      That looks friggin' nice, Anthony! The box looks great too. The delay will be well worth it.

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      CAROL D SNYDER on

      I am sure it will be worth the wait. Glad to help a new entrepreneur! Looking forward to using it for pizzas and flatbreads. Thanks for the update.

    10. Louis Morrissette on

      Thank you for the update! I think all in all this is great news. I'm all for a superior product. I really appreciate the communication on this latest update.

    11. James Johnson
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      Thanks for the update, I'm sure it'll be worth the wait!

    12. Anthony Rotio Creator on

      @Brandon, thank you! @Frederic, we're working a few answers to tariff-related questions including this one. If the answers we discover will result in an impact on our business with you, we will let you know immediately and we'll discuss options with you. Thank you both for your support!

    13. Frédéric Albert on

      Will this product be subject to the Trump steel tarifs and trade taxes. I’m an early investor and would like to know. I am Canadian therefore you will be shipping to Canada. Please advise.

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      Brandon Kea on

      Worth the wait!!