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Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 13 2014
$3,305
pledged of $115,000pledged of $115,000 goal
32
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Jan 13 2014

About

How does the Personal Chef change our world?

A)  Saves everyone their valuable time.
B)  Makes cooking more versatile.

Who can benefit from a Personal Chef?

Singles, Students and College Grads:  Do you have limited space or share that space with others?  The Personal Chef is a small countertop foot print that delivers a lot of capability in exchange for that space. The Personal Chef is an everyday appliance.  Use it for quick, easy meals at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Save money on fast food!  With a few staple ingredients you can save money and time with this simple appliance and make healthy eating, easier.  No messy stove-top cleaning!  The enclosed, ceramic non-stick pan makes cleanup a cinch; another advantage with small living spaces.

Families or Entertaining:  Still a small footprint on your counter, the Personal Chef-Family is larger in pan size and has all the benefits of the smaller 2.5 qt. Personal Chef.  Make cooking for your family or entertaining crowds easier than ever!  Free up your time to accomplish other things while your Personal Chef cooks and stirs for you!

Enabled Cooking:  Do you or someone you know struggle with cooking because of a disability?  The Personal Chef is a great solution!  Its portability allows the user to move it to a lower lever tabletop for use.  The automated stirring helps those who are not able to use a stove-top or do not have the strength for stirring.

Artists, Conservators and Labs:  The paste making process as well as some foods made in food and genetic research labs require heating and stirring.  The Personal Chef is a great aid for these tasks.  We have a long list of art conservators and institutions that have used our product for their needs!

What product development remains to produce the Personal Chef and what is the project timeline?

The Personal Chef appliance final product colors and coatings consist of a white exterior and onyx ceramic non-stick interior

The Personal Chef appliance consists of a: (1) Base  (2) Controls  (3) Support adapter  (4) Pot & handles  (5) Stirrer  (6) Lid

(1) The motorized base is finished.

Motorized Base
Motorized Base

(2) The controls design is in process, the controls module tooling must be finished.

Controls module
Controls module

(3) The Pot or Pan Support is finished.

Pot or Pan Support
Pot or Pan Support

(4) The 2.5 qt. Pot and 4.5 qt. Pot design are in process, the tooling must be finished.  Our designers will blend the specific handles with the entire look of the final product. 

Stir-pot design
Stir-pot design

(5) A new stirrer design is in process, the tooling must be finished. We would like to have a stirrer with two-sides, though we've had a very good experience with one-sided stirrers.

Stirrer designs
Stirrer designs

 (6) The lid is finished, our designers will blend the specific knob with the entire look of the final product.

The Personal Chef appliance final product colors and coatings consist of a white exterior and onyx ceramic non-stick interior. 

The Project Timeline stages, with some overlap, are as follows:
(1) Controls and Pot Design    (2) Tooling    (3) Samples    (4) Certification and Testing    (5) Production    (6) Ocean Shipment    (7) Fulfillment to Backers 

Risks and challenges

These new products have risks we mitigate through planning, core development of the product, and using established suppliers.

Certification: We have experience managing prior patented products early in the development of this category to comply with the rigorous NSF certification requirements for restaurant quality equipment, and consumer use certification in Canada, the U.S.A., and Europe. The testing may reveal a need to modify small aspects of our design; we experienced this with prior products for Europe. This would translate into a time delay prior to production. However, we would notify you and communicate this to you while working to accelerate other time factors to make up for any delay.

Ship Date: We've brought prior products to market and have a true sense for the time needed to implement design changes and produce final products. We have experience shipping products directly to consumers and professionals in Australia, Singapore, the U.K., Sweden, Canada, etc.

The key components are already sourced and tested; nonetheless, we acknowledge the possibility of delays. We've built extra time and realistic expectations into our projections. We will demonstrate our sincere appreciation and respect toward our backers by being on-time.

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    SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERY BACKER: Every single dollar counts – including this one! Help us take Personal Chef to the next level! You'll receive our teams' sincere thanks and we'll keep you up to date with our progress.

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    PERSONAL CHEF RECIPES - a digital copy of tasty "Personal Chef Recipes" for stir cooking savory foods and treats. Plus a heart felt THANK YOU from our team to you on our website.

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    "Home Chef" backers receive One (1) Personal Chef appliance with black exterior and recipe book. The many improvements include the updated controls, improved lid, and ceramic onyx non-stick interior for the 3.25 quart Pot. The voltage and plug are intended for US and Canada household use. Free shipping within continental US, please add $40 for Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada. For other regions, please add $55, however the voltage is 110 voltage, not 220 voltage as in Europe.

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    EARLY BIRD, PERSONAL CHEF - one "Personal Chef 2.5 quart stir-pot appliance," white exterior and onyx ceramic non-stick interior. Shipping included for continental USA, Hawaii, and Alaska, please add $65 for international. This will retail for $149 plus shipping.

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    EARLY BIRD, PERSONAL CHEF, Family - one "Personal Chef 4.5 quart stir-pot appliance," white exterior and onyx ceramic non-stick interior. Shipping included for continental USA, Hawaii, and Alaska, please add $70 for international. This will retail for $179 plus shipping.

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    One "Personal Chef 4.5 quart stir-pot appliance," white exterior and onyx ceramic non-stick interior. Shipping included for continental USA, Hawaii, and Alaska, please add $70 for international. This will retail for $179 plus shipping.

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    CANADA EXCLUSIVE, EARLY BIRD, PERSONAL CHEF, Family - one "Personal Chef 4.5 quart stir-pot appliance," white exterior and onyx ceramic non-stick interior. Shipping included for delivery in Canada.

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    EARLY BIRD, PERSONAL CHEF DUO - one "Personal Chef 2.5 quart stir-pot appliance with an additional 4.5 quart stir-pot," white exterior and onyx ceramic non-stick interior. Shipping included for continental USA, Hawaii, and Alaska, please add $95 for international. This will retail for $249 plus shipping.

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Funding period

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