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228
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 12 2015 7:47 AM UTC +00:00

Reheatza Microwave Pizza Pan

Crispy, oven-quality pizza from the microwave! Works great with leftover and frozen pizza, fish, chicken, veggies, fries and much more!

Reheatza Microwave Pizza Pan

Crispy, oven-quality pizza from the microwave! Works great with leftover and frozen pizza, fish, chicken, veggies, fries and much more!

$12,602
pledged of $47,500pledged of $47,500 goal
228
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, November 12 2015 7:47 AM UTC +00:00

About

The Reheatza is a specially designed, microwave-safe pan for heating pizza and other food, in the microwave.

We’ve all been there—you order a pizza and it’s great. You finish most of it, but how do you reheat the leftovers the next day? Any time you try the microwave, you know what happens; the crust comes out chewy and soggy, and the cheese and toppings can overcook and turn to an unappealing plastic texture.

 Finally, there’s a quick and convenient way to reheat pizza in the microwave! No longer will you have to compromise quality for speed and convenience. 

No longer will your microwave pizza come out of the microwave with rubbery crust and overcooked cheese and toppings.

 Many college dorms do not allow things like toasters, toaster ovens, and hot plates. The Reheatza will allow you to cook and heat a larger variety of foods using only the microwave allowed to you.

We’ve been working on this idea for a few years now. We started with a crude prototype that included disposable paper crisping trays and used a tank of water to absorb and block the microwave energy.

We’ve taken this concept and brought it to its full realization; using sturdy, FDA-approved materials, we now have a fully functioning prototype ready for production.

But we need your help to put it over the top! We are looking to fund our first production run of the Reheatza, and every contribution helps! 

There is a definite need for the Reheating pizza problem, and we believe we’ve brought forth an amazing solution! We look forward to producing this product and bringing it to the rest of the world.

Every contribution offered is an amazing step to help get us over the top and bring this project to reality!

The Reheatza consists of a microwave-absorbing pan and a microwave-blocking lid. The pan heats up to over 350 degrees Fahrenheit and browns and crisps the crust.

While the pan is browning the crust, the radiant heat it generates is trapped by the lid and heats the cheese and toppings, much like a convection oven effect.

At the same time, the lid is blocking harsh microwave energy from attacking the top of your pizza and overcooking and drying out the cheese and toppings.

The result is perfectly reheated pizza, all without any of the pizza itself ever being touched by a single wave of pizza-destroying microwave energy. 

 We have many video demos of the product available for preview, and we are editing and finalizing several more which we’ll release throughout the duration of this campaign. Click the image below to view our product demos, and subscribe to our YouTube channel or follow us on Twitter for future video updates.

Visit www.reheatza.com to view our growing list of video demos:

As of October, we have a fully-functioning prototype, and it works amazingly well! We are currently making a few last-minute design tweaks; to increase the height of the lid (to accommodate taller food options), and to increase the durability of the product by upgrading the material in the lid.

We will continuously update our backers and the community with any new design updates throughout the duration of this campaign, and beyond.

 We’ve considered many options for backer rewards. In the end, we decided to keep it as simple as possible an are only offering the product itself. We’ve used higher-quality materials than we needed to in order to ensure product durability and reliability, as a result, and given the added cost, we are aiming to keep the reward levels as low as possible, but still below our estimated future retail of $39+.

 The marshmallow test

In the early proof-of-concept demo below, you can see from a single marshmallow how harsh, direct microwave energy is nuking your food in to oblivion. On the other hand, the marshmallow heated inside Reheatza stays soft and warm and toasted on the bottom. Which method would you rather be using to reheat your pizza?

Product dimensions

The diameter is exactly 11.5 inches (29.21 cm) from the edge of one handle to the other. Internal diameter is 10.25 inches (26 cm) and it is 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) tall, though we are working on the final production version of the lid and are designing it to be 3 inches (7.6 cm) tall (to accommodate requests for some 'taller' foods).

Thank you!

Thank you so much for backing our project! We have worked hard to get Reheatza to this point, and every contribution brings us one step closer to bringing this product to reality!

If you have any questions, please feel free to submit them to the comments page. We want to make sure to keep you updated every step of the way.

Risks and challenges

At the time of this Kickstarter, we have already been through extensive product design and testing. Aside from a few final design touches, we are ready for manufacturing. As always, manufacturing and shipping logistics can be challenging. While if all goes perfectly, we may be ready to ship product to our backers as early as December, we are setting our expected fulfillment date to April, 2016. This will give us enough room to deal with any unforeseen manufacturing challenges, shipping issues, customs holdups, dock labor issues, or potential natural disasters that could ultimately delay our timeline.

We will keep you updated from day one through shipping on the progress of manufacturing and shipping so you can always stay in the loop and know what your anticipated arrival date is at all times. Having worked with product development and manufacturing for several years, we would much rather ship your product 4 months early than even a day late.

That said, our manufacturer is on standby waiting for our word to begin production. We look forward to moving ahead and starting this final process.

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    Every bit helps! This pledge will help us bring Reheatza to life! We’ll put your name on our supporters’ web page and be forever grateful for your support!

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    One Reheatza Microwave Pizza Pan

    Thank you for your support! You'll receive a Reheatza and the knowledge that great pizza can indeed come from the microwave!

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    Two Reheatza Microwave Pizza Pans

    One for you, one for the office. Brilliant! Ok, maybe 2 for you? We won’t judge ;)

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    Three Reheatza Microwave Pizza Pans

    Great gift idea! Rescue yourself and two friends from cardboard crusts…forever!

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    **Early Bird Reward**
    No more soggy crust for you! You are on your way to crispy, melty deliciousness!

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    **Early Bird Reward**
    One for you, one for the office. Brilliant! Ok, maybe 2 for you? We won’t judge ;)

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Funding period

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