Meet Silo, your new countertop staple. Silo is a revolutionarily simple vacuum-sealing container system that keeps your food fresher, longer. Its patented one-touch vacuum technology combined with the IoT infrastructure (Alexa built-in!) ensures your farmers market finds and holiday leftovers last 2-5 times longer.
We believe that a more efficient and more rewarding kitchen starts with vacuum-sealing our food — and creating a better way to manage it.
All too often, the food in our kitchens goes bad before we have a chance to enjoy it.
Air is good for humans - but bad for food. Silo's patented deep vacuum sucks out the air and creates a seal that is only broken with you open the valve - ensuring your food stays fresher - longer.
We took a timelapse through the course of five days. Three avocados, cut in half, where one half was placed in a standard non-vacuum container while the other half was placed in Silo's deep vacuum container. The results speak for themselves.
Silo is the only vacuum sealer on the market with suction from the container's bottom, accommodating liquids and small particles. And Silo's patented containers are designed to vacuum, seal and store almost any food with absolutely no clogging.
The benefits of deep vacuum cannot be overstated. Food items that you would normally place in the fridge can now deep vacuumed with Silo and then placed in the fridge for maximum food shelf life.
Silo's deep vacuum technology works by removing air from the container - as demonstrated by the expanding marshmallows. We’re sorry to inform that your avocados and tomatoes won’t get any bigger - but they will last for up to 5x longer.
Vacuum sealers on the market until now have either been too cumbersome for everyday use, or just too weak to actually change a food's shelf life. We wanted something simple: no pumps, no hoses, no clogs, no messy bags.
1 in 5 U.S. households has a vacuum sealer - but no one is using it to store pretzels: they're too bulky, too weak, too wasteful. Why go through all that hassle for a pretzel?
Simple and snack-friendly, Silo is winning over hearts - and kitchens - around the world, one crunchy carb at a time.
We bring tomorrow’s technology into today's homes. So that anyone can vacuum seal any type of food, and have it ready to enjoy on their terms — seamlessly and effectively.
Imagine a kitchen that's ready when you are. That's Silo.
Finished using Silo's deep vacuum technology? Simply fold it up to reclaim countertop space and continue speaking to Alexa about all of your household needs.
This September, Silo sent 20 prototypes to beta testers around the U.S. to get real feedback and work out initial kinks. The results were incredible. We heard about broccoli slaw that actually got tastier in vacuum. We heard about meat marinading in minutes rather than hours. We heard about lunches packed the night before, and meals prepped for an entire week. We heard about berries staying fresher for way, way longer, and CSA participants reporting their organic fresh-from-the-farm haul staying good all week. More than anything, we heard time and again how simple Silo was to use. We can't wait to spread the freshness, and see Silos in many more households across the U.S.
Silo's “Alexa built-in" easy voice interface combines patented one-touch vacuum storage with cutting edge IoT infrastructure to create a truly modern food management system. No hands - no problem. Just ask Alexa what you need to know about your food.
With Alexa built-in, Silo doesn't just give you freshness updates but can also read you the news, dictate your recipes, and play you some tunes.
Silo’s app includes inventory and consumption tracking, storage suggestions, and automated food repurchase. That means that when you're in the supermarket, you'll know what you have in the fridge - and if it's still good - with the swipe of a finger.
Silo's containers are made from premium Tritan TM plastic. They are BPA free, dishwasher and microwave safe and come in a variety of sizes.
Silo's patented containers can accommodate liquids and small particles while a removable reservoir at the base keeps contents from reaching the pump to avoid any clogging.
Silo's team worked with top manufacturers to find the most durable plastic on the market. The result is a drop-test approved container that can withstand almost any kitchen spill.
Silo includes all of the best features of food storage and inventory management.
Bundles come in black or white, with a coordinating base and containers.
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We have partnered with top tier manufacturers specializing in food-grade Tritan plastics and consumer electronics. And the feedback from our beta testers with our working prototypes has been amazing so far.
We are working with LinkPlay, the biggest Amazon Certified Solution Integrator for Alexa to make sure Silo will provide the best Alexa experience possible.
Risks and challenges
Developing new hardware products requires a healthy dose of humility. There are always risks along the journey from design to manufacturing. Knowing this, we have built a team of experienced developers and designers who understand the complexity of manufacturing. To further mitigate risk, we consciously partnered with proven - and scalable - manufacturers in order to make sure our goals are feasible, manufacturable, and deliverable.
It was important to us not to approach the Kickstarter community with a half baked idea. So we waited, iterated, and validated all components of the product - all while in stealth mode over the past 3 years - to make sure that when the time was right, we would be able to deliver.
Because our leadership team has an engineering background, there is a deliberately scientific process to our development. Each design phase includes several rounds of validation with our partner manufacturers - always with eyes wide open to issues. For example, during our usability study with our beta community comprised of 20 U.S. households, we had an internal team solely dedicated to addressing any bugs or glitches in the prototypes.
One example of an external risk on the horizon: We've been working with the Alexa voice services team for a year and a half, but we still need to get final certification for our Alexa built-in technology. As a registered Alexa developer, we are confident we will, but it is not yet finalized.
We still have many challenges ahead of us. When we encounter them, we promise to enlist our tenacity, grit, and start-up mindset to overcome them - all while maintaining a level of transparency that we know the Kickstarter community deserves.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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