About this project
Everyone has been scooping ice cream wrong! Current ice cream scoops are designed in a way that forces you to use weak wrist joints to scoop ice cream. When you are scooping ice cream with standard ice cream scoops, you are doing a prying motion. This prying motion puts tremendous amounts of stress on your weak wrist joints. Your brain then tries to save your wrists by not letting you pry very hard--thus making scooping ice cream very difficult.
Through an engineer's understanding of ergonomic design and mechanical force, I came up with a design that protects the wrist when the Midnight Scoop is held. If you're using the Midnight Scoop properly, you're not using the small weak muscles located inside the wrist. Instead, you hold the curved end with the palm of your hand and "push" into the ice cream. This allows you to keep your wrists straight and protected while you use large muscles like your arms and chest – which are significantly stronger than your wrist. This – to me – is how to scoop ice cream properly.
- Hot-Forged From Solid 6061 Aluminum
- Multiple Industrial-Strength Coatings
- Ergonomic Design
- Laser Engraved Logo
- Patent Pending!
The magic is in the handle. The ergonomically shaped curved of the handle lets you push the Midnight Scoop with your palms. Your wrist are kept straight and protected. The handle is also long enough to help you reach all parts of a giant container of ice cream yet narrow enough to fit inside small pint size containers just as well. The Midnight Scoop works exceptionally well with hard-frozen ice cream. No more waiting to thaw – no more bending spoons – and no more hurting yourself.
The front scoop section is thin enough to cut through ice cream like butter, and thick enough to last. The base of the scoop design forces ice cream to curl into that appealing ice-cream-advertisement look, every time.
The Midnight Scoop's Advantage
Sure, there are heated ice cream scoops out there. However, who wants melted ice cream? The Midnight Scoop allows you to serve the coldest/hardness ice cream. Don't let your brain tell you not to scoop harder because it is afraid to hurt your wrists. Scoop through hard ice cream easily and correctly by using the beautiful, Midnight Scoop!
About Midnight Scoop, Inc.
Our company is built on the same principles as the Midnight Scoop – start with the right components, and build something to last. We are a close, tight-knit group that all share the same dream. We are based in South Lyon, MI – about an hour west of Detroit. At no point was this handed to a world-class design firm with thousands of products that look slightly different. It's a homegrown grass-roots dream.
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Kickstarter, between our video and the description above, you should have a pretty good idea on what we have to offer, and where we are with our project. This Kickstarter campaign will allow us to move forward with production tooling and packaging, with expected delivery (barring significant hiccups) slated for the end of December 2014 (before Christmas!--great gift idea!)
All we need now is you. If you want to see this purpose-driven and quality-focused project and company get off the ground, become a backer of Midnight Scoop!
Production Colors - Natural, Ebony, Graphite, Moonstone
Our pledges are fairly self-explanatory. The early adopter specials have the best prices – and limited quantities. We have complete packages (all four colors) available in both early adopter special and standard Kickstarter pricing. No-one will ever get a Midnight Scoop for the price we are offering right now! Once our backers have all had their Midnight Scoops delivered, we will open our e-commerce store, selling each scoop for $50. We have plans for expanding our product line, but right now the Midnight Scoop is the one and only thing on our radar!
Please share this project with your friends and families – anyone who may be interested in a better way to scoop ice cream. Don't forget to find us on social media!
Risks and challenges
Here at Midnight Scoop we have a firm grasp and understanding on the risks and challenges present in any manufacturing project--especially in a revolutionary new product. Working as an engineer, I have solved many quality/design/manufacturing issues. All of those projects have been completed successfully. I am confident that we will deliver a quality product to you.
We have already gone through countless small tweaks and 38 official prototype iterations in order to get the scooper just right and ready for production. We even have a worthy package that we will send the scooper in. We are ready to launch this product - and have chosen Kickstarter to help us!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
The Graphite and the Ebony (Black) are anodized aluminum. This process converts the metal surface into an oxide finish. Unlike paint or plating, this process is fully integrated with the metal so it will not chip or peel. For a colored option, this is the best/safest/most durable out there we know of. Obviously our natural finish (just a polished piece of aluminum) takes it a step further.
As for the the moonstone color (white), the process is an industrial strength coating. The coating is safe per FDA regulations. But upon abuse, it could chip or wear.
We do not recommend putting the scoopers in a dishwasher. The aluminum material may react with other metals in a dishwasher environment.
If you double your pledge, we would gladly send you double the scoops. Just message me which colors you want!
Heated spoons/scoops melts ice cream. The Midnight Scoop will allow you to serve the hardest/coldest ice cream possible!
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