GEKKO - The trivets that move with the pan!
A set of magnetic trivets that stick onto your pots and pans. Characterized by neat simplicity with a dash (or splash) of color.
"it is an idea so simple and so useful, I am surprised that it isn’t the norm. For that reason alone, these are worth a buy. ... The trivets also shine on the look and feel department." Sami Mighal, editor, OXgadgets.com
(Se en video på dansk om Kickstarter og hvordan du forudbestiller et produkt her: http://legaarddesign.dk/aarddes/)
Think about the last time you had friends over for dinner. Lot's of laughs, talk, and great food. But perhaps also a slight irritation from having to move the trivets along with the pots and pans?
So why not make the trivets stick to the pot? And, while we're at it, why not make some great looking trivets at a very reasonable price?
These questions marked the beginning of the project, which led to the design of a set of magnetic trivets. We have also done our utmost to make the trivets both attractive and convenient to use.
The 'gekko' (danish for Gecko) trivets come in pairs - an inner, small trivet with a shape that is inspired by the foot of the gecko, and an outer, large trivet.
There is a playful harmoni of colors made by the cutting pattern and the three layers of felt. The color of the middle layer can be chosen to suit your mood and the atmosphere of your home.
To ensure the best possible stability of the trivets, the inner shape has been changed from the three-finger shape to a four-finger shape.
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The trivet set is currently available in eight different color combinations, ranging from the more subtle combination of black and grey, to the combination of turquoise and pink, making it feel like summer!
About the trivet
It consists of 3 layers of polyester felt. Magnets inside of it make sure that it sticks to all magnetic surfaces. (Which include most pots, oven trays and pans - try sticking a magnet under yours to check). As a general rule: If the pan works for induction stoves, the trivet can stick to it.
And while they are not in use, they'll gladly stick to your fridge, ready to be called to duty!
(And even when you use them with things that don't stick, you'll still have some great looking trivets!)
The large trivet measures 18cm x 18cm x 0,9cm and fits cookware from 18 to 30cm in diameter.
The little trivet is app. 14cm x 14cm x 0,9cm and fits cookware from 12 to 20cm in diameter.
- And of course they can be combined to also fit your larger trays.
Clean the trivet with a moist cloth.
We have tested the trivets with very hot pots and pans from both the hotplate and from the oven, and they have excelled in every test. So we are confident that it will perform exceptionally well for all your needs, as long as it is not beyond what we might call 'typical trivet use' in the home.
The trivets are made of polyester fiber, which can withstand heat of up to 260 degrees Celsius (500 degrees Fahrenheit), but they have also been tested with a very hot pizza stone coming directly from a 300 degrees Celsius (572 degrees Fahrenheit) hot oven.
The next step
We are now at a point in the process where we have had prototypes made, and we have the setup for production ready. We 'just' need to invest in tooling to get the project off the ground - and this is where you come in!
If you like the project just half as much as we do, back it, spread the word, and look forward to receiving your very own Gekko trivet set very soon!
Risks and challenges
There is always a risk of production delays. However, we have a very reliable setup (with more than one possible supplier) and have set a realistic delivery date that is confirmed by our selected manufacturer - so it should, hopefully, not be a problem.
We will of course keep you informed every step of the way.
- (40 days)