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A device that holds inverted lids when cooking that also doubles as a display piece and trivet for serving. With its chic, modern design, it's the perfect assistant that fits into any kitchen as that third hand you always wished you had when cooking. It's also a great complement to any meal, whether a small dinner with the family or a large gathering for the holidays both casual and formal.
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- Made of durable cast metal with non-slip silicone pads
- Heat-resistant up to 500°F
- In the Z-shape, holds up to 10 pounds of weight
- Multifunctional to take the place of several tools
- Minimizes clutter in the kitchen
- Reduces the risk of burns from hot lids, damage to surfaces, and the spread of germs
The look (per our fans):
- It's art, that functions - a novel idea!
- Looks like horseshoes? That's good luck! We gave you two. :)
- Handcuffs? Quite the opposite! Trivae doesn't tie you down in the kitchen...
The many functions:
The Z-shape is the perfect place to put hot lids while cooking. And unlike other lid holders, Trivae holds your lids in an inverted position keeping the condensation and food particles from cooking contained.
It works with lids of any shape or size and the break in the rings is wide enough for any user's hand, with any type of lid handle, while leaving it within easy reach at all times.
- Both hands are free for cooking, stirring, and spicing your culinary creations
- Less risk of burns to hands and countertops from contact with hot lids
- Less of a mess to clean up after cooking
Trivae isn't just a safe place to rest your lids when you could use an extra hand. When your meal is ready to be served, fully collapse Trivae into a traditional trivet to protect your surfaces from any hot pot, pan, or dish.
This position is also perfect for compact storage in most standard kitchen cabinets and drawers.
In the fully expanded position, Trivae transforms into a dual trivet and can hold twice as many pots and pans or finished dishes.
It also keeps large casseroles and other irregularly shaped dishes off of your surfaces. The perfect resting spot for that piping hot tray of delicious holiday cookies!
Easy to use:
- Each button (located on either side of the spine) operates the ring closest to it
- Push the buttons toward the center (the arrows point the way) and rotate the rings to the desired position until you hear a click
- The rings lock into each position to ensure stability
Serve and Entertain in Style:
Trivae is visually appealing and perfect for presenting finished dishes in an elegant and unique way whether in a casual or formal setting.
It's also quite useful in a restaurant or catering setting for elevating dishes--like a pizza!
It's the perfect kitchen accessory (and gift) for:
- Modern-day cooks
- Aspiring & professional chefs
- Stylish entertainers
- Well, just about anyone really!
Trivae in the media
We are not the only ones who love Trivae! A special thanks to everyone who has featured us and helped us to spread the word!
Svetlana and her sister, Ruslana, are avid cooks who love to experiment in the kitchen and entertain their family. One day, they finally got tired of dealing with a recurring problem in their cooking routine: the juggle of where to put the lid while stirring a pot or adding more ingredients. At first, they scoured stores in search of a device to solve this problem and were disappointed to find nothing useful.
After many discussions between the sisters and Svetlana's best friend, Rebecca, they finally decided to make one. But nothing is ever really that easy! While working on the idea, they quickly realized that adding yet another tool to a space that is already cluttered with gadgets was solving one problem and creating another, a storage dilemma. So they set out to create a product that would not only be useful for holding lids but would also fold flat for storage and while they were at it, they added a few trivets to take the place of multiple tools. And that's how Trivae was born!
While working with your friends isn't always easy, in some cases it can liven up the daily grind...
A Design Challenge
We explored several different designs and made numerous prototypes while working through each functional consideration. We wanted to make a product that was sturdy enough to support a lot of weight without sacrificing aesthetics. Our earlier efforts can be seen below in the first generation prototype on the right. As you can see, Trivae has traveled a long road.
With the help of several designers and many hours spent scrutinizing CAD models, we've gone over every detail countless times. At each stage throughout the design process, we have made it a point to test Trivae's weight-bearing abilities and select materials suitable for the product's function, such as appropriate heat resistance and durability.
After two grueling years of testing, modifying, and re-testing, Trivae's final design and prototype are complete. Let us just say, we couldn’t be happier with it! The end result is a simple and modern tool that can be used in the kitchen or on the dining table.
The Final Product
Though we tried our best to incorporate all changes during the prototyping stage, there will be a few slight differences between the prototype you see in the video and the final manufactured product. With these tweaks we strengthened the overall structure, made the curves more streamlined, and selected the most durable finish for the product's purpose. See the images below to visualize the differences.
The finished product will look fantastic. We promise!
We have a plethora of rewards for you to choose from! We've spent quite awhile trying to craft the rewards that we think you will like. However, if you can't find exactly what you're looking for, email us and we'll try to figure something out.
The Stretch Goals!Now that you've had a chance to get to know us a little and learn all about Trivae, if you love it as much as we do and want to see it come to market, please help us hit it out of the park with this campaign! And to give you a little extra incentive, we've designed several exciting stretch goals to help reward all of your efforts!
Risks and challenges
While nothing is absolutely certain, we can guarantee that we are a team of highly educated and motivated individuals who want to bring Trivae to you and will continue to work tirelessly to make this product a reality!
We have taken the time to seek out and build trustworthy and reliable manufacturing and supplier relationships to combat any inherent risk and potential setbacks we might experience with respect to the manufacturing process and delivering your rewards to you. We've also tried to be conservative in our delivery estimates to make sure we allow for any unexpected delays, as all projects can experience.
As some of you may already know this is not our first foray into crowdfunding and we learned a lot through that experience. In addition, based on the feedback and results of our first campaign we've been able to secure a lower minimum order quantity with our manufacturer, which has allowed us to decrease our funding goal. With all of those factors combined, we feel confident that we will be able to run a great campaign, complete this project and deliver your rewards to you. So we hope that you will decide to lend us your support to bring this project to life.
If we encounter any issues that will affect you, you will be the first to know. We're not interested in hiding anything. Years on Wall Street have shown us just how important openness and honesty are as key values in a business. We're not miracle workers, but we're determined and tenacious, so you can rest assured that we are doing everything we can to get Trivae into your kitchen (and ours!) as soon as possible. :)Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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