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steasy® - the innovative and fully portable steamer (Canceled)

We developed an innovative, smart and light steamer in the size of a standard lunchbox. So you can heat up your meal wherever you want.

steasy® - the innovative and fully portable steamer (Canceled)

We developed an innovative, smart and light steamer in the size of a standard lunchbox. So you can heat up your meal wherever you want.

pledged of CHF 100,000pledged of CHF 100,000 goal
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Dec 16 2018
Last updated December 16, 2018

What is a prototype?

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Proof of Concept

Explorations that test ideas and functionality.

Functional Prototype

Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.

Appearance Prototype

Looks like the final product, but is not functional.

Design Prototype

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Production Prototype

Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.

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Prototype Gallery

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About

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steasy® is the first smart and portable steamer in the size of a lunchbox. It fits in every handbag. It is absolutely leakproof and with the rechargeable integrated battery we give you independence, freshness and more time for your meal break wherever you are! A new experience designed & engineered in Switzerland.

Life's too short for bad meal breaks.

 

 

 

 

 

The color can be chosen after the Kickstarter campaign.
The color can be chosen after the Kickstarter campaign.

 

 

 

Stop with boring and cheap looking Lunchboxes. That's why steasy® has an outstanding design.
Stop with boring and cheap looking Lunchboxes. That's why steasy® has an outstanding design.

 

 

The integrated battery gives you complete freedom. It supplies enough power to heat up anything you put into steasy, for up to 15 minutes. The battery has a short charging time and is characterized by its longevity. The charging cable is included.
The integrated battery gives you complete freedom. It supplies enough power to heat up anything you put into steasy, for up to 15 minutes. The battery has a short charging time and is characterized by its longevity. The charging cable is included.

 

 

Thanks to its four clips, steasy® is 100% leakproof. So you can be sure that everything is securely contained. Find more explanation in chapter “features".
Thanks to its four clips, steasy® is 100% leakproof. So you can be sure that everything is securely contained. Find more explanation in chapter “features".

 

 

The lid and the inner container are dishwasher safe.
The lid and the inner container are dishwasher safe.

 

 

steasy® can be controlled via your smartphone. Done with waiting in a queue to heat up your food. steasy® is ready whenever you want. And don't forget.. also where you want!
steasy® can be controlled via your smartphone. Done with waiting in a queue to heat up your food. steasy® is ready whenever you want. And don't forget.. also where you want!

 
    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heating system
The stainless steel heating element heats the contained water.   

Control system
The temperature is monitored during the entire heating process.

Stainless steel container
The inner container is made of stainless steel. Therefore it has a great longevity. There are no discolorations and no hygienic losses.

Closing clips
steasy® is completely closed with the closing clips. No food or water can escape and is therefore 100% leakproof.

Clips with closing and steaming function
These two long clips have a double function. When these clips are closed, steasy® is completely sealed. Therefore steasy® can be transported in any position and no water gets to the food or vice versa. Opening these clips slightly, allows the steam to only reach the food, while still remaining sealed to the outside. steasy® can also be heated in the closed position. In this case, no steam is added to the meal. This is an advantage as example for food which should stay crispy.

Double locking system
The double locking system prevents water from leaking to your food or vice versa during transport. steasy® also remains completely closed during the steaming process. Neither odour or steam can escape.

Bluetooth light
This LED glows blue if steasy® has established a bluetooth connection to your smartphone. While searching for a connection, the LED flashes blue.   

On/Off Button
steasy® can also be controlled manually with this button.

Light for battery power and heating process
This LED shows the battery status after switching on. Green means enough energy for reheating, red means that the steasy® battery has to be charged. This LED flashes white during the heating process.

steasy® can be operated through the steasy® App. The following functions are available.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test construction: With the simple first test construction we made about 30 iterations and identified the improvements that led to the highest increases in efficiency.

Proof of concept: We incorporated the learnings from the first test construction into the next construction and identified the positions of the highest heat losses. We already achieved a 80% energy efficiency, which is 20% more as with the microwave.

Here you see one of our first test setup to compare the results of our thermodynamic calculations with the reality. Based on the information we gathered, we built the proof of concept. 

Left: To create an incredible design, we worked together with an industrial designer. We created a moodboard and made the first drawings, which then led to the first concept drawing. We choose the concept and after some iterations the beautiful design of steasy® was finished. 

Right above: Reto developed our electronic board from scheme, over layout until the third iteration of steasy's electronic board. In the picture you see him checking the power lines of the lithium ion batteries.

Right below: Claudio is responsible for the construction and the design of steasy®. Together with a designer and a mechanical engineer steasy® has been developed to a mature stage. Currently the clip closure and the seal are being optimized.

Testing is currently in full swing. There is always something to eat. The test results are very good, although until now only prototype materials could be used. The steasy in white is our testing prototype. It is made out of prototype material, which is food safe, heat-resistant and mechanical strong. 

In the video you see a general test of the heating system. The amount of steam produced is good, but we are improving the heat distribution over the heating plate. The black ring you see is heat resistant silicon glue, which is only used for testing.

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The video shows Reto, how he heat up his meal with steasy® in our office. The part of the heating process is fast-forwarded in the video.

 Here you see steasy® with all the components and the final design.  

 

 

The idea for steasy® was born during our studies. The timetable only allowed a lunch break of 30 minutes. Of course the microwave was already occupied and the queue was much too long for the short lunch break. The food in the cafeteria was unfortunately not very tasty and expensive. The third option we had were restaurants and take-aways in the area. But this option was also very expensive and we still didn't have enough time. So we thought that there should be a lunchbox to heat up food anywhere and the idea of steasy® was born.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Certification:
There are strict safety regulations for the costumer, appliances used with food. Therefore we already dealt with the required standards and guidelines early on and incorporated them into the product development of steasy®. To handle all the necessary steps required to get steasy® approved we're already in contact with different experts and certification bodies. So we are optimistic that steasy® will pass all the certification tests successfully.

Product development:
steasy® is already developed to a mature prototype stage and shows good test results. To minimize the likelihood of errors during the tooling and the mass production, we are working with experts with many years of experience in the development and production of cosumer products used with food and beverage. Also we're already in contact with different manufacturers to reduce the chance of delays. However, we are aware that if something unplanned happens, it can lead to any number of disruptions along the production line and result in delays. If anything does come up along the way, we promise to handle it like the pros we are and will keep our supporters informed of any changes.

We believe we can improve your meal break:
Our company goal is to bring steasy® into our backers homes and into the market. Furthermore we feel us committed to communicate transparent, regularly and fast.

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    Get a really exclusive steasy®! We will engrave your name on the lid with the addition "Super Steamer". We will design the whole engraving together with you, before we produce the special lid for your steasy®. This will be the only seven steasy's with the name "Super Steamer". So it will be a really exclusive steasy®.

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