A simple, novel and incredibly good looking kitchen accessory for separating egg yolks from egg whites Read more
This project was successfully funded on March 10, 2013.
About this project
Thank you! ...Announcing our "Stretch Goal"
The YOLKR recipe booklet... Thank you so much to everyone who has backed our project so far!! We are so grateful!
We have decided that we should raise the bar and try for a "stretch" goal...If we can get to £80,000 - we will create a ridiculously good looking and handy YOLKR recipe booklet, full of amazing recipes involving separating eggs! Everyone who has pledged at least £15 will get one (as well as their YOLKR of course)
Please share our page and help us get there. Also if you have any amazing recipes you'd like considered for the YOLKR recipe booklet, please send them in (we'll credit you when going to print!)
About the YOLKR project
Hello Kickstarters! Hamish here from team Yolkr.
We have come up with an innovative and stylish way of separating egg yolks from whites. A good looking utensil perfect for any kitchen.
Forget the traditional method of transferring the yolk between cracked egg shells... and the mess, broken yolks and floating shells that go with it. The yolkr is quick, clean and easy to use. Also the egg white never touches the outside of the shell – so super hygienic too!
The Yolkr concept was born when watching a friend make an omelette! Whilst watching her ‘dig’ broken shell and spilt yolk from her bowl of egg whites, she said "apparently it's possible to somehow suck the yolk out"….
…We now know how! Over the past 6 months we have spent untold hours in a machine shop, perfecting the shape of the Yolkr nozzle – what looks remarkably simple is the result of a lot of trial and error, the final shape extracts the egg yolk perfectly every time! The ultimate test was giving the prototype to my 90 year old grandfather – who has only one eye, wears glasses and shakes somewhat… on instruction to ‘suck the yolk’ -he successfully did so first time… and so has everyone else who’s tested it since!
Form & Function
We believe good design should be fit-for-purpose, functional and good looking. The Yolkr has been optimized in every sense.
The Yolkr has clean external lines, maintaining style and simplicity – fit for any kitchen! The size was of particular importance, we have made it as small as possible without compromising function or ergonomics. The boot wall thickness has been crafted to provide a quality feel when squeezed and of perfect fit with the nozzle to form a seal while keeping it easy to disassemble for cleaning.
The Yolkr comes in 6 modern colors + kickstarter green…
Core Design highlights & key benefits.
FOOD SAFE & LONG-LASTING: The Yolkr has been designed to food industry and consumer product standards. The materials are non-toxic and free of BPA, PVC and phthalate. The Yolkr is hardwearing and designed to spend a lifetime in your kitchen.
RIDICULOUSLY GOOD LOOKING: It will look the part on ANY bench top. We have also optimized size to easily fit in the draw! It really is a talking point – so best kept on the bench top ☺
CLEANS THOROUGHLY & EASILY: The Yolkr is quick and easy to clean by hand. It can be simply broken into 2 parts. Of course, it's dishwasher safe too. We have put it through hundreds of cycles to make sure it didn't degrade or wear over time.
PERFECT FOR ANY KITCHEN: Home or professional use… Needed in every home; for the baker, cook, gym buff, diet conscious, etc. etc. As well as super sanitary and hard wearing for commercial kitchens, bakers, chefs, restaurants, bars and any industrial food prep environment. The Yolkr was designed with both the occasional cook and seasoned chef in mind.
PATENT PENDING: The Yolkr is patent pending and design registered!
Thank you for your support!
Thank you for your support - with your help we will be able to purchase the moulds and tooling required to go into production! As well as the Yolkr it self, t-shirts and aprons are available… there are also some other cool rewards – check the column on the right ☺
For blogs, updates and more information visit our website: www.yolkr.com
We also would like to thank some great people that have helped out along the way and who we couldn't have done with out!
- James Simpson, Producer at Freshly Ground Creative - for the awesome video.
- Logan Tottenham, Coach, Author and Founder of “The 4-balances” - video talent and biceps.
- Nicole Dobbie, Home Executive – video talent and extreme baking skills.
- The Clay Store, Devonport community workshop - for the patience, support and use of machines for months of prototyping.
- Daniel Painter, Project Director - guidance and support in developing the Kickstarter campaign.
- Family and friends - for your help, support, kitchens and encouragement along the way!
Risks and challenges
It took a lot of time defining the shape, form and feel of the Yolkr, but by far the biggest challenge to date has been understanding the shape of the nozzle. So many hours on the lathe changing minor angles, diameters and wall lengths... minor alterations that made huge differences. We can honestly say it is perfect - it works every time.
The same dedication will be applied until we have the kickstarter project rewards with you.
We have already formalized the production process and defined the tooling requirements with a plastics production facility -the same company that has supported us with the prototype development. Once our Kickstarter target is achieved and funds received, we will start the tooling manufacture (design is already complete). The Yolkrs will be available (ex manufacture) within 14 days of tooling delivery.
With a working and well tested prototype, a good relationship with a reliable plastics tooling and production company, and our shear determination (already proven!) we are not loosing any sleep regarding our ability to deliver the Yolkr and other rewards. Rest assured!
Thank you for your faith and support!
[Video music credits: "Fac me vere tecum flere" by The Tudor Consort, "Au coin de la rue" by Marco Raaphorst, "Something Elated" by Broke For Free]Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
We know it's a lot :( ...especially considering it's almost half the cost of the Yolkr. We have joined an 'order fulfillment' provider that can fulfill orders for us in the US, UK and NZ - and that's why we have managed to offer free shipping in these countries. Outside these countries it will cost us on average an extra £8 to ship each package overseas. We are really sorry but it's outside our control, it's really just a reflection of true shipping costs. We definitely arent digging for more funds from international supporters! Sorry that we cant make this any better!
We certainly hope that the added cost doesn't drive backers away. The single £8 shipping addition will cover your entire pledge.. eg. if you were after 2 Yolkrs you only need to add the £8 once.
Thank you again for your understanding and support.
Pledge £15 or more
1,000 backers All gone!
You'll receive a limited-edition Kickstarter Green Yolkr. We're only making 1,000 of these greenies… ever. Free shipping to USA, UK and New Zealand. (If shipping elsewhere, please add £8)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £16 or more
You'll receive the Red "Celebration" Yolkr!! To celebrate reaching our Kickstarter target!! Free shipping to USA, UK and New Zealand. (If shipping elsewhere, please add £8)Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £18 or more
We’ll send you a Yolkr, in any color from our range. Check out the project details for the color options – we’ll ask you for your chosen color at the end of the campaign. Free shipping to USA, UK and New Zealand. (If shipping elsewhere, please add £8).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £40 or more
Yolkr + T-shirt
We’ll send you a Yolkr, in any color from our range + a Yolkr t-shirt in your size (colors: white, gray, blue or black – we’ll ask you for your chosen color at the end of the campaign). Free shipping to USA, UK and New Zealand. (If shipping elsewhere, please add £8).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £40 or more
Yolkr + Apron
We’ll send you a Yolkr, in any color from our range + a Yolkr Apron (colors: red, pink, charcoal, black or navy – we’ll ask you for your chosen color at the end of the campaign). Free shipping to USA, UK and New Zealand. (If shipping elsewhere, please add £8).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
Pledge £58 or more
Yolkr + T-shirt + Apron
As per the above rewards - we'll ask you for your color and size choices at the end of the campaign). Free shipping to USA, UK and New Zealand. (If shipping elsewhere, please add £8).Estimated delivery:Ships anywhere in the world
- (60 days)