About this project
We enjoy eating delicious, healthy food, but few of us have the energy to cook on a daily basis. We tend to feel tired after working and taking care of our families all day. Nobody likes cleaning up the mess after cooking, and most people simply don’t have the time to read through cookbooks and brush up on their cooking skills. Did you know that every year we spend between 200 to 300 hours cooking at home or waiting in restaurants, just to have a nice, healthy meal? Hiring a private chef to cook our favorite foods can address these issues, but that can be very expensive! Unfortunately this can drive us to unhealthy eating habits like going out for fast food. Do we have another choice?
OneCook is a high-tech cooker that gives you great options for streamlining your cooking experience. Create and tailor your favorite recipes based on your feedback from previous meals. You can also log into the OneCook platform remotely through WiFi to explore more recipe programs and see the pre-portioned meals you need. With OneCook, you can cook your own recipes with less effort. Recipes can be shared between machines. You can taste your mom’s or favorite food blogger's recipes by copying their cooking processes directly into the machine. OneCook will have your meal ready anytime you want. It can even show you future meal plan recommendations and cost estimates. With its modern features, OneCook brings more comfort and healthy eating choices to your life, not tomorrow but today!
As we received a lot of questions about our device features and meal plans, we decided to put some tables here for a better explanation instead of FAQ.
What functions does OneCook have?
What cooking process can OneCook do?
Does the food taste good by OneCook?
Yes, it's the same cooking taste as you cook by yourself. Or, if you are fresh to cooking and learning cooking skills right now, OneCook should do better because all the recipe programs are tested by real chefs. OneCook device is copying the process that a human chef did, so it acts the same way you cook your own food: heat the pot, add different ingredients when necessary, control the temperature, and stir if needed. Plus, OneCook uses fresh ingredients, no left-over taste!
What's different between OneCook and other automatic cookers?
What's different between OneCook meal plan and other meal subscription services?
*The cancellation fee is the number of remained weeks * 4. For example, if you purchase the $99 with a 12-month meal plan, it's 52 weeks. So, if you cancel your plan in the 30th week, there would be 22 weeks remaining, which means 22 * 4 = 88 dollars as your cancellatioin fee. So the total of your device is 99 + 88 = 187 dollars, $112 cheaper than the $299. But if you don't want to buy our meal plan, $299 is the best option, $101 cheaper than future retail price. And, want to know which meal plan is best fit for you? Please check out the FAQ part. Feel free to ask any question to us, we know our cooker and meal plan are a big innovation! Not like a smart watch or a drone that people are already familiar with, sometimes backers could be confused with new inventions. :-)
Meet OneCook’s Food Packages
To reduce your cooking preparation time, OneCook offers pre-portioned fresh food packages. You can buy them on OneCook’s platform with one-day delivery service. These food packages come paired with recipe programs so you can cook instantly. Of course, you can use your own ingredients as well.
Enter OneCook’s AI Enhanced Platform
OneCook’s platform doesn’t just provide you with the one-click cooking function or fresh food package options, but it is also enhanced by an AI system. It can improve recipe programs for your own OneCook device based on your feedback from previous meals. It can even show you future meal plan recommendations.
Click here to find more food packages and features on our platform (beta testing)!
OneCook is convenient to use. One-click makes your favorite meal! With OneCook’s web app, you can also remote control your cooking process from far away. It saves you cooking time and effort, so you can do other things you enjoy. OneCook is the ultimate cooker, bringing you leisure and comfort. Free yourself with OneCook!
OneCook can help you make a diet plan, calculate daily nutrition, and build a healthy body. It uses fresh ingredients, and can keep ingredients frozen day or night if you set the time in advance.
The meals OneCook makes are just as delicious as the ones done by your private chef. Moreover, it’s more personalized because OneCook will learn your taste preferences after each meal. Gradually, OneCook can outperform professional chefs!
You can copy your mom’s or girlfriend’s cooking process with OneCook so that you will always have the same taste. And OneCook can even take care of meals for the young, the old, the ill and the pregnant, because OneCook can recommend necessary meal plan and do all the cooking process automatically.
"Hate cooking? Let OneCook's smart device handle dinner: CES 2016"
"That's the promise of OneCook, a new robotic chef that can blend and cook ingredients and serve you a finished meal."
"OneCook uses patented technology combined with an online ingredient delivery platform to prepare meals. The goal is to allow users to be health conscious without really having to think about it."
“Top 10 picks from the CES 2016”
"The OneCook is demonstrative of the larger trend toward connecting objects (including appliances and cookware) to the Internet, a technological phenomenon that's commonly referred to as the Internet of Things"
As shown, OneCook uses many advanced systems and technologies to make it useful for almost any cooking needs, but that is not it! Another great benefit is OneCook’s web app that lets you log in using any of your mobile devices like your smart phone, tablet, computer, smart watch, or even your car! Here are some of the cool features you will find useful:
Due to our responsibility and some people's curiosity, we decide to shoot a temporary demo video about most of the OneCook's details. This video won't use any internal edition or post production to demonstrate OneCook's real functions and technologies. I'm currently on a business trip to CA, so please forgive me to shoot this video without any preparation in a small hotel room with an unstable cell phone. If anyone wants, please feel free to come to our Boston office or makerspace to see live demos or check out our demos in CES from CNET, Mashable or other media. Thanks a lot!
The recommended retail price for OneCook was $400. However, during the crowdfunding and pre-sale period, the prices for the OneCook and OneCook bundles are drastically reduced, as listed below.
*Meal plan explanation:
Similar to smart phone’s data plan, OneCook offers meal plan if you want. Generally, the more food packages and longer period you purchase from our platform, the lesser cost your device will be. For example an unlocked device is $299 but a 12-month meal plan makes the device cost only $99. We recommend you to use our food packages because they come paired with our ready-to-use recipe programs. It saves your time to shop, chop and prepare food. However this is optional, you can still use your own ingredients. If you select a meal plan, each week you will spend at least $25 on our food packages, which equals to 3-4 one serving meals. Of course, similar to your data plan, you can cancel your meal plan to have an unlocked device anytime you want, as long as you pay the cancellation fee depending on the rest period of your meal plan.
Currently we have food package distributors for US eastern coast (CT, DE, MA, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, & DC), and we are working hard on finding more cooperative distributors all across the nation, especially on the western coast, even in other countries. This process mainly depends on how many OneCook users there will be in your local area. The more OneCook users are, the higher priority we have to establish food package distribution channel to your area. For those who purchase the full price OneCook, you won't need to worry about meal plan, but we will still take your area into consideration to establish a better food package service for you as soon as possible! More details of each meal plan can be found in FAQ.
**Quality commitment and price insurance:
Any pre-order is possible to get full refund if user cancels before shipping or doesn’t recognize our product quality after shipping in 60 days. And, if we could bargain more from our manufacturer with a larger quantity order, every pre-order will get refunded based on how much we can fight for. Our backers are the most valuable people and your money is always yours until you are satisfied with our high quality product. For backers outside the USA, your OneCook device might need extra certification, so there could be an estimated extra six months for shipping.
- When the crowdfunding campaign reaches $100,000, 50 of the participants who are in this stage will be given a chance for our closed product beta test, two months prior to receiving the final product.
- Further goals will be announced to reward backers when we complete the last goal together!
The TNL team has 6 members, including a marketing manager and five engineers, covering mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, controlling, network developing and AI. Our team owns 5 patents, is invested in by three companies, and receives many local business incubator resources.
We have spent 2 years developing OneCook. During this period, we worked hard on feature analysis, systems design, mechanical design, electrical design, user interface design, web app development, AI development, industrial design, manufacture, assembly, and others. Development isn’t easy, and many examples of trial and error finally lead to a successful, functional prototype. Now we are working on its 4th generation, which is the product version. We are finally almost there in getting the product released!
Why do we need your support?
We want to use the crowdfunding to support the mass production and certification, to expand the market, and to establish more cooperation with the food delivery partners. One the one hand, without enough orders, our manufacturers can’t sign a contract with us to make the products. For example, the first prototype of OneCook’s 3rd generation costs about $8,000! And it’s almost all assembled by hand. To lower the cost of machining and assembling to a reasonable line for our potential customers, we need at least 1,000 units per order. On the other hand, we would like to build a OneCook community where people can create, share and sell their own secret recipes and ingredients to others. In this way users can enjoy authentic delicious food without hiring a private chef. These two aspects call for many people to work together. That’s why we need your supports! Let’s work together to realize the goal!
Our team will continue the approach of home robots and smart home appliances. Currently, we are making a plan of building a smart fridge to co-work with OneCook, so that users will be notified what meal could be cooked in the fridge with OneCook and what need to purchase. We also have plans for creating a smart chair with a robot manipulator to co-work with OneCook so that OneCook could bring meals directly to users. A smart beverage maker is another cool thing we could create for OneCook users. We would like to let OneCook's early backers to vote for the next product they prefer after they start to use OneCook. With a better and better community, we can provide uses more advanced products. Thank you so much!
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Our product website: http://onecook4.me/
Risks and challenges
For a complex hardware project such as this, there are two major risks. The first is technical risk that the functionality and features promised by the creators turn out to be very difficult or even impossible to implement. The second is supplier risk, as creators sometimes find that certain parts of their design cannot be manufactured in a timely or cost-effective manner.
We’ve attempted to mitigate both these risks by building a fully functional prototype before starting our Kickstarter campaign. We’ve already hand-assembled dozens of prototypes as we iterate with our subassembly vendors to meet our demanding specifications. We’ve verified that our design works, and our beta testers have logged hundreds of hours of cooking time on our prototypes to date. All the vendors needed to create OneCook at scale have already been identified and are ready to work with us.
Of course, nothing ever goes exactly according to plan, and our time estimates reflect that. There is a significant amount of buffer time built into our production timeline to account for any unforeseen circumstances. We have high confidence that we can deliver your OneCook by Fall 2016.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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