Ferris™ The Worlds Best Spice Rack
Nothing brings people together quite like sharing food. We think sharing a home cooked meal is one of life's pleasures, especially when that meal tastes great.
Chefs know that adding flavour when you cook is the key to great tasting food, but home cooks often miss it out completely. It can be too much effort to dig around in the cupboard for the herbs and spices you need to liven up your cooking.
At Kitchen Pro we want to bring the traditional spice rack bang up-to-date and enhance it with carefully selected herbs and spices to enable home cooks to create delicious masterpieces.
Ferris™ makes accessing your herbs and spices so easy you’ll be adding flavour to your meals every time you cook. Inspired by the fairground Ferris wheel, Ferris™, rotates smoothly with the slightest touch to put your spices conveniently at your fingertips.
Made from durable food safe plastic and a steal frame, Ferris™ is as strong as it is practical. Fitted with an easy glide turning mechanism and soft grip handles Ferris™ comes complete with15 refillable glass jars fitted with dual sprinkle and pour lids.
Size: Ferris™ stands 35cm (13.8 inches) tall and fits comfortably below standard wall mounted cupboards; and has a footprint of 29.5cm (11.6 inches) wide by 27cm (10.6 inches) deep.
Ferris™ Deluxe: We are also launching a luxury version, Ferris™ Deluxe, complete with hand finished bamboo frame to elevate its classic British design.
Because each Ferris™ Deluxe is hand finished numbers are extremely limited.
Ferris™ contains a selection of the most useful herbs and spices from the world's best spice markets, selected to liven up your meals everyday.
We think it's important to have a stock of herbs and spices which work well with a variety of dishes and so we specially selected those which are versatile and keep well in their dried form.
In order to get the most from your spices it's critical to understand their flavour profiles.
All our herbs and spices are processed and packed in the UK under our supervision to ensure they reach you in perfect condition.
Taste without calories: Herbs and spices add flavour to your cooking without adding fat, carbohydrates or calories making them a very healthy way to create delicious real food.
Design: Developed with meticulous attention to detail, Ferris™ and Ferris™ Deluxe have soft-grip handles, smooth rotating mechanisms and tactile textures. Ferris™ is simple to use, practical and looks great.
Whether you want a whole lot of flavour or just a touch, the spice jar lids are designed to allow you to accurately control the amount you add to your cooking. Fitted with dual openings the spices can be accessed without the need to remove the lid from the jar.
Ferris™ looks great on your worktop however the rotating mechanism works just as well in a cupboard and has a footprint no larger than the 15 jars alone making it a great way to organise your herbs and spices.
Ferris™ has been extensively tested to ensure it’s robust enough to take on everyday life.
Backer Options: We have some fantastic backer options which are available across Europe and the USA including early bird backer packages which will mean you not only get a Ferris™ for less than its recommended retail price but you also get it before the other backers.
Shipping: We will ship all backer rewards in time for the Holiday Season, 2016. Shipping is FREE within the UK. We are unable to offer free international shipping but have negotiated competitive rates with European and US couriers to minimise costs.
We are not currently able to ship Ferris™ to any additional countries however we are looking into additional shipping options for after the official launch.
Thanks to the phenomenal success of Ferris™ and Ferris™ Deluxe here on Kickstarter we are launching a very special edition to the Ferris™ family as an additional backer option.
Introducing Ferris™ Indian Spice Market.
The first spice rack specifically curated for people who are passionate about curry, packed full with whole spices ready to be mixed, roasted and ground as required to make delicious aromatic curries.
If you love to make curry from scratch you’ll know that the best flavour comes from freshly roasted whole spices, Ferris™ Indian Spice Market is for you.
India has always been the centre of the international spice trade with connections from North Africa through to East Asia and Ferris™ Indian Spice Market brings together a fusion of the most aromatic and flavour packed spices from India’s best spice markets in one great spice rack.
Ferris™ has all the flavours you’ll need to make amazing tasting hot and aromatic dishes from across the globe. Included in Ferris™ Indian Spice Market;
• Whole cumin seeds
• Whole coriander seeds
• Cayenne pepper
• Ground turmeric
• Cinnamon sticks
• Whole birds eye chillies
• Whole fennel seeds
• Whole black cardamom pods
• Whole cardamom pods
• Whole mustard seeds
• Whole fenugreek seeds
• Bay leaves
• Garam masala
• Hot chilli powder
To order just select the Indian Spice Market backer option opposite.
The making of Ferris™: Our journey from idea to product prototype has not been one of learning and a lot of fun. We wanted to share a few snippets of what we had to work on to get us to the launch stage.
Kitchen Pro’s founder, Marcus Hacker, gained experience in product development and sourcing manufacturing whilst managing manufacturing operations for a specialist UK communications equipment manufacturer who supply international military and commercial markets.
Passionate about food and about design, Marcus established Kitchen Pro in 2010 to follow his dream of bringing products he loves to market. Kitchen Pro’s design ethos is to help makes people’s lives better by developing great products to enhance their cooking.
Simple • Practical • Design
To manufacture Ferris™ we have teamed up with a renowned homeware design consultancy and world class kitchenware manufacturer responsible for some of the biggest homeware brands. This will ensure Ferris™ is made to the highest possible standard.
Ferris™ has generated a lot of interest with a number of high-end department stores eager to become stockiest and coverage around the globe from Brazil to Australia. We have already invested £30,000 which has enabled us to build prototypes and start the tooling. It has also funded promotion which has generated enough interest for us to be sure that retailers believe in our product. We require £2,000 to contribute towards our first order and to help us go into small-scale production and distribution.
The final design has been signed off and we are ready to launch. Ferris™ is a complex product and so we have started manufacturing of major components ready for the first shipment however your support is required to start assembly, provision of the herbs and spices and packing.
We've already had some fantastic reviews however feedback from the Kickstarter community is really important to us because we know you guys are passionate about design. If you have anything you would like to share please get in touch.
We would really like to reach critical mass and go into full production however to do this we will need your help to reach as many people as possible.
Please help us by sharing this campaign on social media.
Risks and challenges
We are working with some world-class partners in manufacturing, packaging design and food supply to ensure we meet our planned timescales rigorous standards.
We are confident that we can complete production of the launch batch of Ferris™ in time to ship ready the holiday season, 2016 and have limited the numbers available to ensure we are able to live up to our promises.
Challenges ahead: Most major hurdles for the launch order are now behind us but we still face some minor challenges;
• Filling the jars: This is no mean feat. 1000 spice racks mean 15,000 spice jars.
• Final assembly and packing
• Fulfilment: We need to finalise arrangements with our fulfilment partners to ensure rewards are delivered in time for the Holiday Season.
• Up scaling production: We would like to expand our capabilities by working with new partners to complete the jar filling and packing process. This will allow us to focus on promoting Ferris™ in new channels and markets ant to produce enough quantity to expand into retail.
How we will use the money: With the money we raise from Kickstarter we will purchase the jars needed to manufacture our first shipment, invest in jar filling facilities, jar sealing equipment and of course, spices.
As Ferris™ comes complete with herbs and spices we believe it’s important that fulfilment takes place here in the UK where we can oversee the whole process. We will use the funding to setting up a fulfilment centre for final assembly, packing and shipping of orders.
How you can help:
• Back Ferris™: The simplest way is to back us on Kickstarter.
• Help tackle our challenges: To expand Ferris™ into Retail we will need new partners to supply large scale quantities of high quality glass jars and to fill and pack the jars. If you know of UK based companies who might be able to assist us, please get in touch. • Retail/Distribution: Our dream is to see Ferris™ on the high street. If you would like to stock Ferris™ or can help us reach homeware or kitchenware buyers please get in touch.
• International territories: We would also love to see Ferris™ in kitchens around the globe. In order to make this happen we will need international partners.
• Feedback: Feedback is a gift. Please be generous enough to let us know how you get on with your Ferris™
• Share our campaign: We need help reaching new backers. Please share this campaign on social media.
Thank you for taking the time to explore our project. We have worked hard to put it together and we are sure you will enjoy using your Ferris™.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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