Our Founder/CEO, Alex Lee, who has an engineering background, came up with the idea and design back in 2008. His idea was rekindled in 2010 with actual working prototypes. Alex had several reasons for coming up with the Hexa Pot™ idea and design. A handful of reasons have been mentioned on our Kickstarter project page. Such as “can help curve” the problem of water conservation, while the Hexa Pot™ nixes that issue. Another reason is traditional stainless steel pots and pans may produce harmful health effects caused from iron, nickel and chromium. Also, germs can spread, if the stainless steel pots are not washed at a temperature of 250 degrees Fahrenheit; therein lays another problem, the use of hot water and the energy used to heat it. All in all, the main reason on how his idea simmered, was due to his love for the outdoors and the gratification gained from camping with his family. Being a father of 3 children and short statured, he was always in charge of hauling all the heavy camping gears, including the heavy pots and pans. Lifting and carrying the heavy camping gears was no easy task for him and it was the only thing he disliked about camping. During one of their many camping trips, an idea struck him when he saw his wife effortlessly carrying the paper plates to their camping site, meanwhile he was struggling with the heavy pots and pans. From here, you know how the story ends and a great product idea begins.