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UPDATE: FULLY FUNDED IN 8 DAYS!!! Shipping August 2018
Maximize your cooking space with Smoke Staxx Pans. Our goal is to bring to you a better reusable BBQ/Cooking Pan. We literally took the boring old foil pan and gave it a "TWIST" with Smoke Staxx Pans. With our patent pending "Twist & Stack Technology" you can double or triple capacity of your smoker, oven or grill. With our design, when pans are stacked seven air portals surround the pan, allowing smoke and airflow to easily penetrate the lower pans. This feature allows you to cook with two or more pans while stacked and still achieve smoke and airflow to the lower contents. But thats not the only thing that sets this pan apart. A deep food rack has been designed to keep your large cuts of meat, poultry, etc above the drippings they produce. This not only allows you to save those drippings, but it eliminates cross contamination of the items below it, while still allowing a 360 degree air/smoke flow around your food. Finally there's the built in handles. The round pan has 7 handles integrated around the pan for easy lifting. We here at Smoke Staxx really feel like this pan can help the average joe in the backyard up there BBQ game, while simplifying the cleanup process. Simply clean your pan, not your smoker. So whether your cooking for two or twenty, Smoke Staxx Pans are a winning combination with any backyard BBQ.
So here's how it happened, last summer 2017 I finally decided that I needed to get a smoker to add to my bbq arsenal. So I went on craiglist and found myself a brand new 18 inch weber smokey mountain. Man was I excited, I drove 2 hours across Ohio to pick it up! So all summer as I began to learn the craft of smoking low and slow, I noticed something. I noticed that there just wasnt a great BBQ pan on the market, in addition I noticed that there were not any round BBQ pans on the market. We begin to look around at the various other round cookers on the market. Below is a list of all the smokers and grills that are deisgned either round or oval..
So instantly we realized there was a need for a round BBQ pan so we started to brainstorm. As the process went along we also noticed another problem with bullet shaped smokers.. Space was limited.... We thought about this problem and the solution we came up with was a stackable BBQ pan. So the problem was there, the solutions were there, but what next. Luckily my partner Kirk has been here before, he invented a new wrench and had been through the process within the last few years. So we enlisted a designer and we shared our ideas. After several rounds of tweaking and brainstorming, we finally had our product. The original round Smoke Staxx pan. A 15 inch in diameter, 1/4 inch thick and over 7lb true BBQ pan.
So now we have the design, and we have the company and patents filed, what next? its time to find the manufacturing partner to bring this to reality. After many months of searching , phone calls, emails, etc we got lucky as Kirk discovered Dennis, a 30 year Amish foundry man. Dennis is located just 40 minutes from our headquarters. Everything has been lined up for him to begin production within 2 weeks of the successful funding of this campaign. Once we met Dennis we were able to accelerate our speed to market. Dennis was able to make us 6 prototype pans to cook with. These enabled us to fully test out our theory. And it was a huge success!! Kirk and I have put many hours into testing, eating and re-testing again!!
So help us make this product a reality by backing us on Kickstarter today. We will be providing production updates frequently to ensure the utmost transparency throughout the entire process.
Get yours early and be the first to have "The Only Stackable BBQ Pans" Thanks again for your interest in Smoke Staxx Pans.
Now Let's Get Smokin!!!
Brian Halasinski & Kirk Hyust
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Risks and challenges
As with any project comes risk. With Smoke Staxx pans the technology to manufacture has already been in place and perfected over hundreds of years. We have completed the patents searches and submitted the patents. Our biggest challenge now is raising the capital for tooling and that initial production run. If this kickstarter is completely funded we will be in production two weeks after the campaign ends. We will be shipping the first production run in August 2018, and additional runs in the subsequent months thereafter. Thank you for supporting this product. Let's get Smokin!!