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$4,450
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The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 1 2015 6:59 AM UTC +00:00
$4,450
pledged of $45,000pledged of $45,000 goal
48
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, October 1 2015 6:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Laura Ivy, Founder of Kitchenwise™

Laura Ivy built Kitchenwise on the idea that great tools in the kitchen can help cooks of all levels create delicious and healthy meals. After working for over a decade at a nationally established, high-end home goods retailer, Laura decided to create her own brand of products that the everyday cook needs but the market lacks. Growing up in a large Italian family with the kitchen being the most popular room in the house, Laura naturally gravitated to the cooking arena. Laura's passion for cooking has shaped her unique style as a perfect blend of old-world Italian cooking and utilizing seasonal and basic ingredients. Just like when she was child, her home today still revolves around the kitchen but is now shared with her husband and children.

The Need For Skrub™

Kitchen knives are considered to be one of the most important yet most dangerous tools a chef can have in the kitchen. Today, there are limited methods for cleaning kitchen knives, each with their own drawbacks.

Placing it in a dishwasher and let the machine do the dirty work, may seem like the easiest way but in reality your knives are being ruined. Due to potent detergents and high heat, some knives may break, separating the handle from the blade. In some cases, blades may get stained and show rust spots due to the harsh environment the dishwasher creates during operation.

Cleaning your knives by hand with hot soapy water and a sponge may preserve your knives, but often times results in accidental cuts. If you're using a folded sponge, the blade can cut through the sponge and eventually cut your hand if you're not careful.

With Skrub, not only will the scrubbing pods clean your knives efficiently but its patented palm protector prevents the blade from cutting through and slicing your hand.

Designed to clean. Built to protect.­

Confidently clean kitchen knives safely with Skrub; it's designed to remove debris, grit, oil, and more without damaging or scratching your gourmet kitchen knives. With a comfortable finger pocket on one side and thumb guide on the other, Skrub provides a protective barrier that a regular sponge or towel cannot. Replaceable pods makes Skrub fully adjustable to what ever your needs are; clean, dry, or polish, Skrub can take care of it. Skrub's proprietary palm protection reduces the risk of accidental cuts when cleaning kitchen knives.

Skrub Frame

Skrub's main body is a double-injection molded part with a rigid plastic sub-frame and a grip-friendly silicone skin. The rigid plastic core allows for pressure transfer from your finger tips to the knife. The exposed, central strip is going to be your new best friend. The palm protector is what will keep the knife from completely slicing through Skrub and into your hand.

Cut-resistant frame reduces the risk of accidentally cutting your palm.
Cut-resistant frame reduces the risk of accidentally cutting your palm.
The integrated thumb stop helps keep your thumb in the ideal location, free from harm and central for applying pressure.
The integrated thumb stop helps keep your thumb in the ideal location, free from harm and central for applying pressure.
The built in finger pocket keeps your digits safe and clear from any stray blades.
The built in finger pocket keeps your digits safe and clear from any stray blades.

Skrub Pods

Like many things in life, the sponge pods won't last forever. Instead of making you throw away the entire Skrub unit, we designed the pods to be removable and replaceable. By integrating the removable pods feature, the main body will have a prolonged life in your kitchen, will be able to dry easily, and in the future, be usable with new and different pods.

Just add soap and hot water, and let Skrub do the rest.
Just add soap and hot water, and let Skrub do the rest.

Replacement pod packs will come with FOUR pods. That's two sets per pack. Replacement packs will be made available in our online store once all Kickstarter pledge orders have shipped.

Pods easily snap on and off for drying and replacing.
Pods easily snap on and off for drying and replacing.
A collection of experiments. Some versions utilized a combination of bristles and sponge material.
A collection of experiments. Some versions utilized a combination of bristles and sponge material.

Rewards

Each Skrub unit comes complete with two scrubbing pods, ready to get to work. Every replacement pod pack comes with four replaceable scrubbing pods. That's two sets of scrubbing pods per pack.

Design

Skrub was developed out of the realization that there are two common results in cleaning kitchen knives; damaging your knives or accidentally cutting your hands. This need for safety and efficiency sparked the imagination and creativity of the designers at WAGIC. The outcome? A simple and efficient product that reduces the risk of accidental cuts, is safe to use for all ages, uses of replaceable scrubbing pods, and is easy to maintain.

Kitchenwise

An idea turned Start-Up, Kitchenwise was born with a mission to find the perfect balance in design, safety, and cleanliness. Founded by a merchandiser for a high-end national retail company, Kitchenwise focuses on what the market "wants & needs" versus chasing the competition.   

Retailers

If you are a retailer and interested in carrying Kitchenwise products such as the Skrub Cleaning System, please contact us directly to discuss these opportunities in more detail with our sales representatives.

Schedule

In the case that we encounter minor delays during production, our projected schedule for manufacturing and fulfillment has an included buffer that takes these unfortunate delays into account.

Notes

When washing your knives, it is highly recommended that you always run your knives with the blade edge facing away from your palm, not towards it. In the case that you run the blade facing your palm, the patented Palm Protection strip will reduce the likelihood of accidental cuts.

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Risks and challenges

Manufacturing any product has its issues and we're ready to take care of what we need to in order to get Skrub fulfilled and shipped on time. We will have an experienced team of experts in manufacturing and logistics working with our suppliers during the production phase to ensure issues will be resolved as quickly as possible.

With an international supply base, transportation of goods will vary in duration and may delay scheduled deliveries of the final product.

Finalizing tooling for production may require small changes that may result in the appearance of the final product to vary from prototypes shown.

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    THANK YOU STICKERS

    You are a rock star! Every bit helps get our product to those who need it. Two Kitchenwise stickers will sent your way as a thank you for your support. Go on and slap them stickers wherever you please!

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    SKRUB - EARLY BIRD

    For the first 200 backers, Skrub will be available for only $10! Get them while you can.

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    SKRUB

    We are one step closer to bringing Skrub to reality thanks to your support. In return, we will send you one Skrub unit. Now you can Skrub your kitchen knives clean like you never have before.

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    SKRUB + REPLACEMENT POD PACK

    You're set to go. You will receive ONE Skrub unit and ONE pack of replacement pods. Your kitchen knives won't know what hit them.

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    SKRUB DOUBLE PACK

    Everybody knows someone who is clumsy with sharp objects. Help them out. The double pack will get you TWO Skrub units, TWO packs of replacement pods, and ONE awesome reusable Kitchenwise grocery bag. One set for you. One set for butterfingers. Use the reusable bag to carry all of your essentials from market to home.

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    SKRUB TRIPLE PACK
    The more, the merrier. Our Triple pack comes with THREE Skrub units, THREE packs of replacement pods, and THREE reusable grocery bags.

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    SKRUB KICKSTARTER EXCLUSIVE

    The limited-edition Autumn Orange Skrub and pods will only be available on Kickstarter. This reward will get you TWO limited-edition Autumn Orange Skrub units, TWO Autumn Orange matching replacement pod packs, and TWO limited-edition Kitchenwise aprons. Get your set before they disappear.

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    SKRUB HOLIDAY SPECIAL

    A gift that can save a finger. The holiday special will get you FOUR Skrub units, FOUR packs of replacement pods, and FOUR limited-edition Kitchenwise aprons. Not only are these going to make awesome gifts, we will make sure your shipment makes it in time for the holidays. Limited to 200 backers.

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Funding period

- (42 days)