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LidSitter will hold your iPad, tablet,cookbook on counter and allow lids and ladles to sit on pot's rim. Simply brilliant organization!
LidSitter will hold your iPad, tablet,cookbook on counter and allow lids and ladles to sit on pot's rim. Simply brilliant organization!
LidSitter will hold your iPad, tablet,cookbook on counter and allow lids and ladles to sit on pot's rim. Simply brilliant organization!
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LidSitter - A Brand New Way to Organize Your Kitchen!

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We’ve all lived with and tried to adapt to small or busy kitchens with limited counter space. Imagine your kitchen in the middle of meal preparation, with food ready to prep, kitchen tools, spices, and pot lids covering every inch. Where is that bit of extra space to put the cutting board to slice the veggies or for the bowl to mix the condiments? The LidSitter is here to help organize your kitchen space. LidSitter's unique design allows you to place lids, ladles, spoons, and other kitchen utensils securely on pot rims when not in use and quickly and easily place them back on the pots when the lids are needed.

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Home chefs spend an average of 40,000 to 50,000 hours of their life preparing foods and cooking. There are close to 1.5 billion families worldwide with hot pots and lids to coordinate. That’s a lot of lids and pots that people are juggling every day! We’ve estimated that 3 to 6 billion lids could find homes in LidSitters. Join us to make the cooking experience for yourself and loved ones a little easier and more enjoyable.

We sincerely appreciate the many praises from the US as well as from the International community.  For INTERNATIONAL BACKERS (Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, ...)

We just worked out logistics to ship Lidsitters to backers in Canada, EU, Australia, Japan and Singapore.  AND MANY THANKS for the US Backers for the supports!!!

The LidSitter consists of a stainless steel wire-form and a nylon handle. One end of the wire-form design engages with the pot lid handle while the other snuggly attaches to the cooking pot’s rim. The LidSitter’s unique shape is fabricated from spring-steel that provides a secure attachment combined with flexible mobility. The spring-steel and nylon materials allow heat to dissipate from the device at a much faster rate than other metal surfaces, including the cooking pot and lid, ensuring that the LidSitter can be safely used on a gas stovetop.

LidSitter Details

  • Materials: Nylon Handle and Stainless Steel Body
  • Weight: 100g or 0.22 LBs
  • Dimensions: 8.5"(Length) x 4.5"(Width) x 5"(Height)
Holds Ipad or tablet on counter top - easy access to recipes or your favorite cooking channel
Holds Ipad or tablet on counter top - easy access to recipes or your favorite cooking channel
Holds cook book on counter top
Holds cook book on counter top

Hold Cook Book,iPad or Tablet on Counter Top . Keep cooking recipes organized and easily accessible by sitting cooking book, iPad or tablet right on the counter top using LidSitter.   In addition, have your favorite cooking channel or show on while cooking.

Have your recipe right where you want it
Have your recipe right where you want it
Sit your iPad in the LidSitter, turn it on, load recipes and start making a great meal.
Sit your iPad in the LidSitter, turn it on, load recipes and start making a great meal.

Keep Pot Lids within Reach. For the first time, LidSitter allows lids to sit on the rim of any cooking pot. Once placed on rim, the LidSitter has the ability to slide to the left or right with a small push.

Easily move and place lid anywhere on rim for convenience
Easily move and place lid anywhere on rim for convenience

Reduce Back Strain. Reduce unnecessary back strains from over reaching and repetitive twisting and turing to pick up lids. Reaching for lids has never been easier with lid right within arm reach.

It's OK.  Keep all 4 lids on the rims of the 4 cooking pots.  For the first time, you can do it.
It's OK. Keep all 4 lids on the rims of the 4 cooking pots. For the first time, you can do it.

Reduce Accidental Burning. Never touch a hot lid or lid handles anymore and keep lids off hot surfaces. LidSitter’s unique handle provides a safe and heat resistant surface safe enough to touch.

Without the LidSitter, you will touch that HOT lid one way or another
Without the LidSitter, you will touch that HOT lid one way or another
With the LidSitter on, you are in the clear of hot surfaces on the stove
With the LidSitter on, you are in the clear of hot surfaces on the stove

No More Dripping Messes. Whether the lid is sitting on the rim, or closed for cooking, the condensation gathered on the lid will drain back into cooking pot, conserving liquids and avoiding drippy messes.

What a dripping mess!
What a dripping mess!
Use the LidSitter and make dripping messes history.
Use the LidSitter and make dripping messes history.

Keep Cooking Lid/Utensils within Reach. LidSitter can accommodate ladles, stirring utensils, and other cooking utensils. Once a lid is attached, a large spoon can slide between the lid and the LidSitter, and a ladle can be placed on the cooking pot's rim for quick access.

Perfect for the pot luck next weekend
Perfect for the pot luck next weekend
A nice bonus option
A nice bonus option
Love how the wooden spoon is kept like that to drain off fluid.
Love how the wooden spoon is kept like that to drain off fluid.
All 4 lids and ladles can be kept within reach while cooking.  My small counter doesn't seem so small now.
All 4 lids and ladles can be kept within reach while cooking. My small counter doesn't seem so small now.
Easy to use
Easy to use

Take it Anywhere. When cooking outdoors, never worry about lids on the ground or on dirty surfaces. Keep lids and cooking utensils clean when preparing a camp stew or serving a dish outdoors.

Versitile LidSitters in action.
Versitile LidSitters in action.

Catering and Pot Luck Friendly. Use the LidSitter during events to free both hands while holding plates and serving spoons. Easily place the lid back on the pot when not in use to keep the heat in.

Bring LidSitter to a Pot Luck event to help keep your food warm and impress your friends.
Bring LidSitter to a Pot Luck event to help keep your food warm and impress your friends.

Fits Majority of Lids. LidSitter's unique design fits majority of all pot lid styles that are available at QVC, Walmart, Target and other popular big box retailers. Whether you have knob or wire-form handles, you can be ensured that the LidSitter will fit snug and secure.

LidSitter fits lids in different sizes, from different brands.
LidSitter fits lids in different sizes, from different brands.

Easy to Wash and Store Away. All materials are dish washer friendly, making cleanup a breeze. The LidSitter can be hung on the wall for easy storage when not in use.

Symmetry and simplicity are two of the LidSitter's qualities
Symmetry and simplicity are two of the LidSitter's qualities
3 primary colors
3 primary colors
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For the first time, Introducing the LidSitter...
For the first time, Introducing the LidSitter...

My name is Khanh Bui, and by day I’m an Assay Development Scientist working at a biotech company in the San Francisco Bay Area. In my free time I’m an inventor, creating solutions to everyday problems, and I have several patents pending for my inventions. 

The Inspiration

I developed the LidSitter in response to a dilemma that my wife and I faced working in a kitchen with limited countertop space. Following a recent back surgery, my wife’s mobility was limited. She wasn’t able to stand for long periods, turn from side to side, or move quickly in the kitchen. Cooking has always been a passion for my wife, even while living with chronic back pain. Because our house has a small kitchen with limited surface space, my wife has struggled to find places to put pot lids and tools while cooking. If she placed items on the stovetop, she risked burning herself when reaching for a lid or utensil. If she put a lid on the limited counter space, she inevitably covered up spices or knives that were then out of sight or steamed by a hot pot lid. If you’ve prepared a meal in a small kitchen, you’re familiar with this scene.

The Creative Process

Knowing my passion for inventive problem solving, my wife asked me to create a device to keep pot lids and ladles in easy reach, ideally on a pot’s rim. As I worked night after night on the design, I lost sleep and began engineering lid holders in my dreams. As it happened, early on an April morning in 2015, the current LidSitter design came to me in a dream that woke me from sleep. I got up at three in the morning, gathered my prototyping tools, and got to work. By morning I had a functional LidSitter!

Developing the LidSitter

Since that morning in April, I’ve invested thousands of dollars to secure IP and the support of an experienced engineer to work out 3D plans. After six months of investing my personal time and finances, we’ve created a solid design that is functional and affordable. I’ve researched the options, and I realize that I’ll have to bring the LidSitter to life on my own. After producing prototype batches, I’m now prepared to ask for your help to bring the LidSitter to market. Your financial support will fund the next stages of product and packaging design, website development, advertising, and securing distribution venues.

The Need for the LidSitter

There are 1.5 billion families worldwide with hot pots and lids to coordinate. That’s a lot of lids and pots that people are juggling every day! We’ve estimated that 3 to 6 billion lids could find homes in LidSitters. Please join me in making this dream a reality and together we can make everyone’s cooking experience a little easier and more enjoyable.

Cheers!
Cheers!

Risks and challenges

We work extremely hard to to get to this point and intend to do everything within our power to deliver our promises to you as seamless as possible. The following are risks and challenges that could happen:

MANUFACTURING: There is a 60 - 90 days lead time before shipment. IF there are any problems with supplies, processes and site, delay may occur. At this point, we are in negotiation with two other Mfg sites that may be able to support us just in case there is anything wrong with the first site.

PRODUCT ADJUSTMENTS: Pre-production batches yielded very high score in the QC performed by Mfg site as well as by our team. Although rare for reliable Mfg companies, there might be scale up issues that potentially could slow production. Sourcing for a second and a third Mfg company for contingencies reasons can alleviate this situation.

FULFILLMENT: We do not foresee any delay in shipping out rewards to backers as promised unless either of the two situations above occur.

Your pledge amount brings us one step closer to our goal. Help us bring Lid Sitter™ to your door step by clicking the ‘Back This Project’ button at the top of the page, or by helping us spread the word by sharing our page.

We are humbled by your interest and say THANK YOU for your help!

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    JUST FOR ME

    Make cooking easier for yourself or loved ones with 2 Lid Sitters. You will have the choice to pick color for handle: BLACK, BLUE, RED or YELLOW.

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    THE FAMILY PACK

    Receive 3 Lid Sitters - You will have the choice to pick color for handle: BLACK, BLUE, RED or YELLOW.

    Having 3 Lid Sitters could enhance cooking experience tremendously as you will have the flexibility to manage multiple lids/ladles on the stove at once. Set of 3 Lid Sitters could be very helpful in small pot luck event.

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    FRIENDS AND FAMILY PACK

    Receive 4 Lid Sitters - You will have the choice to pick color for handle: BLACK, BLUE, RED or YELLOW.

    Having 4 Lid Sitters will improve your cooking experience as you will the flexibility to manage multiple lids/ladles on the stove at once and save tons of counter top space. Set of 4 Lid Sitters could be very helpful in small pot luck event.

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    COOL GADGET AS GIFT FOR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS!!!

    10 Lid Sitters - You will have the choice to pick ANY COLOR COMBINATION out of the four colors: BLACK, BLUE, RED or YELLOW.

    With the help of 10 Lid Sitters, the foods from pot luck events or small catering events would be kept warm and moist. Can be used for cool gadget gifts.

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    ONLY FOR INTERNATIONAL BACKERS as MANY REQUESTED

    We will use USPS Intl Medium Flat Rate box to ship. Therefore, pledge will go toward fees and shipping to your place first. The remaining balance will go toward your LidSitters. Therefore, the number of LidSitters you will receive may vary between locations. Receive LidSitters in: BLACK, BLUE, RED or YELLOW. We do not guarantee when items will get to you but will ship out the same time as others. This depends on customs and the unique postal system per country. Please contact before pledge for best coordination. We will not be responsible for any losses due to customs.

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