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Look what your Mason jars can do now!
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Ergo Spout: Ergonomic Spout & Handle for Mason Jars

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The Ergo Spout is the world's first ergonomic spout and handle for mason jars.  Transform regular mouth mason jars into a comfortable pouring pitcher without the mess!  Pour hot liquids safely!  Lift large jars easily!

First invented and patented in 1858, the Mason jar is named after its inventor, John Landis Mason.  Originally used in home canning and preserving, the Mason jar has become ubiquitous due to its usefulness. The jar is used for drinking, storage, canning or crafts.  The one thing that sets the Mason jar apart is its standard mouth size.  The regular mouth Mason jar is 2.75 inches (6.985 centimeters) across the top.  The Ergo Spout will fit regular mouth Mason jars, from 12 ounces to half gallon volumes.

The Ergo Spout fits Mason jars whether they were recently manufactured or are of vintage age. This is only for regular mouth Mason jars. 

The Ergo Spout with different sizes of jars.
The Ergo Spout with different sizes of jars.

The Ergo Spout has three physical parts:  

  • The lid is completely removable. It connects inside the spout, creating a hinge for flip-top functionality.
  • The main spout has a curved lip to reduce dripping and connects to a handle that is comfortable and non-slip.  
  • gasket is underneath where the jar comes into contact with the spout.  This provides a complete seal, so there is no leaking between the base of the spout and the top of the mason jar.  

The Ergo Spout could become your favorite kitchen tool because of its versatility.  Use it with pint jars to drizzle homemade salad dressings or breakfast syrups.  Add the Ergo Spout to a quart for easy pouring of juice or serving gravy to your crowd.  Attach one to your vintage half gallon jar to brew your sun tea or lemonade.

The Ergo Spout will be made of food-safe polypropylene, which is BPA and phthalates free.  The material provides the strength to lift heavy jars.  It will not warp in the high temperatures of the dishwasher and microwave.

The Ergo Spout solves three basic problems with Mason jars.  

First, because Mason jars are glass, they become slippery when wet.  With the Ergo Spout you can avoid those slippery jars and pour without the risk of dropping it.  

The Ergo Spout also allows the possibility of pouring hot liquids such as syrup.  Because your hand need not come in contact with the jar, you can safely pour that hot syrup on your pancakes.  

Last, the Ergo Spout prevents sticky drips down the side of the jar by guiding the liquid to the curved spout.  

The Ergo Spout makes for comfortable, safe pouring without the mess.

We have been showing off the Ergo Spout and its development on social media. We are so happy with the love the Ergo Spout has been getting.  Back us today to get your very own Ergo Spout for your kitchen.

The Ergo Spout will come in your choice of three colors: Vintage Blue, Classic White or Barn Red.

               

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

For those who live in the United States, shipping will be added to your pledge and charged upon successful completion of the campaign.

International folks!  As of the launch date we have determined that we will be able to ship to the following other countries at the estimated shipping prices.  Shipping will not be charged as part of your pledge to Kickstarter, but instead will be charged after the campaign is complete and prior to shipping.

  • Canada (estimated shipping ~$18 USD)
  • U.K. (estimated shipping ~$25 USD)
  • Australia (estimated shipping ~$18 for 1 Ergo Spout, ~$25 USD for 2 or 3)

If you don't see your country listed, please contact us and we will review policies and costs for shipment to determine whether we will be able to add you to the list.

IMPORTANT:  International shipping costs do not include custom fees, taxes, duties or other charges for the product to enter your country.  Please take into account any additional amounts that you may have to pay in order to receive the product and ensure that the imported product complies with your national and local laws.

Stretch Goal #1 Once we reach $30,000, we will add a fourth color option. Backers will be able to vote on this color choice. The top color by number of votes wins! Woot Woot!  

Stretch Goal #2 If we reach $50,000, we are adding two additional color options (for a total of six for the campaign)!  There will be a second round of voting with colors added from backer suggestions.

Stretch Goal #3 If we hit $70,000, we have a surprise for our backers.  We will reveal the surprise once we hit the $50,000 goal.  Don't worry, you're going to love it!

When my oldest son was younger, he LOVED pancakes with syrup. It might be more accurate to say that he loved syrup with pancakes. We went though A LOT of syrup at our house.  

My mother-in-law had taught me how to make a simple syrup with maple flavoring. It became a family favorite because it's easy, delicious and economical. She also gave me a fancy syrup dispenser. I loved it and used it all the time. Until...  

One day I chipped the edge while washing it. I searched the internet for a replacement, but couldn't find one. 

Then came the light bulb moment: wouldn't it be great if there were a spout and handle for Mason jars!  I looked all over for that too, but couldn't find it.  My husband, Bryce, and I decided to make one ourselves. 

Now, after laboring over a ton of versions for the last 18 months, we finally have it ready to manufacture.  We are ready to bring you the Ergo Spout!

Why do you call it the Ergo Spout?  

Because of the unique ergonomic handle.  

What about a wide mouth version?  

Due to interest we have decided to launch the Wide Mouth Ergo Spout with it's own Kickstarter campaign.  After the design, engineering and prototyping is done we will be ready to launch.  Look for it Spring 2019! 

What will it be made of?  

The Ergo Spout will be polypropylene.  Polypropylene is a food safe, non-toxic, BPA-free and Phthalates-free plastic. It will also have a silicone grippy over mold on the handle.  

Is it dishwasher and microwave safe?  

Yes. The plastic will not warp in the high heat of a dishwasher or a microwave.  

Is it air tight or does it seal?  

The Ergo Spout includes a silicone gasket to make a complete seal between the jar and the base of the Ergo Spout. We are working to make it as spill-resistant as possible with our flip-top lid. 

Is it dripless?  

The spout's design reduces dripping and will help prevent drips down the side of the jar. 

Are there different colors available?  

Yes, we are offering it in Vintage Blue, Barn Red, and Classic White. We will offer another color as stretch goals.  If the campaign achieve a stretch goal of $30,000 Backers will get to vote on the extra colors.

                                                  
  
Do you like the Ergo Spout video? McKay Kriser did a phenomenal job for us! You can reach McKay at silvercubepictures@gmail.com if you would like him to help with your video, too. 

Risks and challenges

After 18 months of designing, prototyping, and testing the designs along the way with many of you, our loyal customers, we are now ready to kick off the tooling, manufacture the product, and bring you the Ergo Spout.

We are working closely with our designers and manufacturer to make sure the product you get is well-designed, functional and comfortable to use.

If something unexpected occurs, we will make sure the Ergo Spout works. We will keep you updated on the progress.

What you are seeing in our videos and pictures are prototypes and/or renderings. The final product will be even better!

Please feel to reach out to us if you have any concerns at support@ergospout.com or leave a message in Kickstarter for us. Thanks for your support.

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    Welcome to the Ergo Spout community! With an Ergo Spout in your kitchen you can begin to pour from those Mason jars in comfort and style.

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    Sometimes things are just better in pairs. With two Ergo Spouts you can serve multiple liquids in one go.

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    Whether you have a catering business, a restaurant or just need a dozen Ergo Spouts, this package is for you.

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    Want to stock the Ergo Spout in your shop? You can when you have fifty on hand.

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