Hi! My name is James Williams aka The Green Chef. Like many people, I'm a busy working professional. I work in the medical industry in a lab. Like many people, I want to eat healthy and cook healthy. However like most people, I don't always have the time to do it.
As a cooking enthusiast and kitchen gadget guru, I sought out to solve this problem. I wanted to design a product that was not only health conscience, but also quick and easy to use. That is what inspired the Rotissa-Fry.
The Rotissa-Fry is a powerful portable cooking appliance that cooks food quicker and healthier than traditional ovens, grills and fryers, and uses less energy, making it a greener alternative.It uses 360 degree cooking technology that allows for quick, even cooking at all times.
There are so many things this product can do, I could not do it justice in a 3 minute video. I need to shoot an infomercial so people can see the many things this appliance can do. This is why I started this KickStarter.
With your help, I can make the infomercial and show this infomercial in the USA and Canada and let people see this wonderful product at work. Once they see how easily this cooks everyday food and specialty food easily, saving them time, energy, money and calories, they will make the Rotissa-Fry a part of their weekly and/or daily cooking routine.
Why use the Rotissa-Fry? See how it compares to an oven or grill.
What really makes the Rotissa-Fry special is it is 8 appliances in 1. Take a look.
Another great thing about the Rotissa-Fry is that it is small and light-weight. You can take it anywhere.
You can cook meals like this:
The Rotissa-Fry comes with these accessories.
We also have optional accessories to expand the usefulness of the Rotissa-Fry.
We are trying to build an echo system for the Rotissa-Fry where we have accessories that can expand the specific use of some of the settings.
Here's one of it's greatest features. You can control it with the The Green Chef App.
We have been developing the app beyond the ability to just turn the Rotissa-Fry off/on. You can can change the settings, temperature and time. You can pre-program it to have your meal ready when you arrive. You can pause cooking if you have to do something else. You can control it completely from your Apple or Android based smart phone. With the Green Chef App with Rotissa-Fry functions you will be able to:
- Control the Rotissa-Fry remotely
- Tap into our database of over 40,000 recipes
- Utilize the 'Cook With Me' feature allowing you to cook with me interactively
- Tap into the Rotissa-Fry Interactive Digital Cookbook. We have developed over 500 Rotissa-Fry specific recipes. You can add on to this every growing cookbook with your own RF recipes.
- Meal planning and calorie counter
- Communicate with others in the Green Chef community.
- Stay up to date on all things The Green Chef and Rotissa-Fry
Q. Do you have any cooking tutorials for the Rotissa-Fry?
A. Yes. Lots. For the last 21 days of our Kickstarter I will be demoing all of the attachments of the Rotissa-Fry making various dishes. In addition, I will be cooking comfort foods (healthier), simple meals and gourmet meals. If you have any request of foods/dishes you want to see cooked, email me HERE, and I’ll see what I can do.
Q. I love the Rotissa-Fry, how can I order it?
A. Easy. Just choose the reward level and the Rotissa-Fry and attachments you like.
Q. I have a food/health blog, can I really be in your infomercial, and will it show all over the USA and Canada?
A. Yes. I don't think you could get better exposure than being in our infomercial. If you choose that reward level, you will be in the infomercial and your bl0g/website will be mentioned.
Q. What can I do to share the Rotissa-Fry with my family and friends?
If you have any questions that weren't answered here, please feel free to contact me here.
The Green Chef
Risks and challenges
There are small risks involved with the Rotissa-Fry. This is our 3rd design with the Rotissa-Fry. My first design of the RF was a simpler, but a more crude model. I worked directly with with a manufacturer in China to develop a nice intuitive mold, that was functional, and easy to carry and use. Because I lived and worked in Asia for 12 years, I have a good working relationship with the factory, and understand how to streamline the development process, and articulate the changes accurately. Also if need be, I can and have gone directly to China to work on changes 'hands-on.'
The only other issue we have run in to is with the PCB board. We have developed a full working model of the Rotissa-Fry. However when we decided to add the ability of App control to it, and tested it, the new pcb board didn't quite fit into the existing mold. So we have redesigned a new mold, that would accommodate the new PCB board.
We have a strong App development team who has designed many apps. Mostly for the medical community. In testing, we were able to manipulate the Rotissa-Fry settings with the app; we are confident that once the new mold is ready, we will be able to deploy the app as promised. We will start testing the new mold in the next 30-40 days.
The only other risk associated is the timing element and accuracy for the recipes. We have cooked hundreds of meals in the Rotissa-Fry and have tested recipes relentlessly. Some easier to perfect the timing than others. A lot has to do with the type of meat/protein/fish, size, weight etc. We are trying to narrow down the time to the minute, per ounce for protein.
As for the baking setting...baking is an exact science. This has taken us the longest to test and make accurate as we have baked cakes, cookies, brownies, muffins, breads, pastries etc etc etc at varying settings singularly, as well as with other items in the Rotissa-Fry using the baking high low rack. That has been a pain-staking process. But also a tasty one. :)
We are confident that we will have the correct temperatures and cook time for all of the baked items so that our customers and community can know exactly that the recipes are accurate.
We are also looking forward to the community building on to and adding to our list of recipes and dishes. This is what makes the Rotissa-Fry great.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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