Hey! We’re Misen.
We design and make premium quality, affordable kitchen tools. This is our 4th Kickstarter project, and this time around we’re doing something a bit different. With your support, we’re making our best products even better.
Introducing the All New Misen Knives, Stainless Skillet, and Nonstick Pan.
Simply put, the Misen Chef’s Knife is an incredible knife at an honest price. It has better Japanese steel and design features than knives that cost well over $150 (even $200!), at a fraction of the price.
Our new Chef’s Knife is made with even better Japanese AUS 10 steel, more clearance, and an improved bolster. One thing that didn’t change? The price.
(Even) Better Steel
Choosing the right blade steel is a balancing act between toughness and edge holding. Our previous core steel, AUS 8, was (and still is) a fantastic blend of sharp edge retention and durability. It performs meaningfully better than many mainstream “premium” brands.
In perhaps the most impactful (and hard to see) improvement of our knives, we upgraded from the very good Japanese AUS-8 steel to incredible AUS-10. With 40% more carbon than the original version, Misen Knives featuring AUS-10 Steel now hold a sharp edge longer than ever.
(Even) Better Bolster
While bolsters aren’t strictly necessary, our knife incorporates a “sloped” bolster that travels gradually onto the blade face. This helps encourage a proper “pinch grip” and provides more control while cooking
We pulled back our bolster by 1cm, which provides a smoother transition onto the blade’s surface, and better access to the knife’s heel while in use. Translation? Even more comfort and control. Further, our improved bolster has a slimmer under-side profile, which makes knife sharpening even easier.
The last meaningful change we made to our Chef’s Knife was increasing the blade's height by 4 millimeters, providing more clearance between the cutting board and your knuckles. Not only do those 4MM give you extra space for your knuckles, they also give you a longer lasting knife!
Unsurprisingly, all of us here at Misen believe that cooking is incredibly important, and having quality tools makes a huge difference. And we feel just as strongly that quality tools shouldn’t have to cost a fortune.
By partnering closely with our factories and selling directly to you online, we’re able to offer incredible tools at honest prices. While the original Misen Chef’s Knife offered incredible price-value, we think our new version is now a total no-brainer.
We loved our new Chef's Knife so much, we decided to give our other knives a makeover too. Say hello to the rest of the gang!
The Misen Nonstick Pan is, in our humble opinion, the best value in nonstick. It performs better than nonstick pans that cost over $130, at a fraction of the price. No gimmicks. No BS marketing claims. Just premium, long-lasting performance at an honest price.
Our new Nonstick Pan features a 19% larger cooking surface allowing you to cook even more food at once properly.
Larger Cooking Surface
We love our current Nonstick Pan. Its innovative plasma primer and 3-layer PFOA-Free coating form one of the leading (if not the best) Nonstick Systems in the world. Truly the only thing we wanted was more room on the pan to cook. And that’s exactly what we did.
The new Misen Nonstick Pan features a 19% larger cooking surface area, without changing the overall diameter of the pan itself. This increased space allows you to cook more food at once properly without “crowding” the pan.
Our goal in creating the original Misen Nonstick was simple. Create an insanely long-lasting and durable nonstick pan, and sell it for a price that’s fair and affordable. We think we nailed it.
And now, the new Misen Nonstick Pan offers even more value. It performs better, and provides even more cooking surface, than pans that cost well over $100, at a fraction of the price.
The Misen Stainless Skillet is our cookware workhorse. Featuring a 5-ply, 3.0MM steel composite, it heats evenly and is incredibly durable. The cherry on top? It costs a fraction of what other mainstream “premium” brands charge.
Our new Stainless Skillet features a 19% larger cooking surface, allowing you to cook more food properly at once.
Larger Cooking Surface
We truly <3 the original version of our Stainless Skillet. Its 5-ply, 3.0MM thick stainless steel can stand up to (very) serious daily use without compromise. Like with our Nonstick Pan, we just wanted MORE of it.
The new Misen Stainless Skillet also features a 19% larger cooking surface area, while retaining the same overall diameter of the skillet. More space = more room to cook = less “crowding” = better cooked food!
The original Misen Stainless Skillet already offered tremendous price-value. But the New Misen Stainless Skillet is even better. With the same amazing 5-Ply steel and even more cooking surface area, we (humbly) think Misen Stainless is now a no-brainer compared to other mainstream “premium” brands that cost well over $150.
Risks and challenges
No project is risk-free, and with the vast majority of projects, the biggest risk is timing.
This is our 4th Kickstarter Campaign, and with each one we have done, we have been further along in the development and production process to make the process smoother for our amazing backers (you!). This project is no exception. We are further along this campaign now than any of our past 3 campaigns, and have amazing production partners we have been working with for years.
We feel great about getting our products to you on time - but unforeseen events can and do pop up. While we can't control when these events happen, we can and will promise to communicate transparently and frequently with you. That's part of the fun of being a part of a Kickstarter campaign, and it's what you deserve!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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