About this project
Here is what some people are saying!
"Reader Jessica posted this to my Facebook page, and I thought it was pretty brilliant! At first, I saw it and laughed, thinking it was a joke. It looked like something off of a late-night infomercial! But then I checked out the Kickstarter page for it, I started thinking about how helpful it would actually be..." - Run for the Cookies
"This genius snack jar is called The Kitchen Safe and is essentially a lock box for sugary snacks. This clever cookie concealing creation prevents kids from sneaking cookies when parents aren't looking. You might say it's helping fight childhood obesity (and preventing adults from ruining their diets as well)". - Trend Hunter
"Having a hard time disciplining yourself in the kitchen? We can relate. It's not that easy to resist the temptation of that "one last cookie" or "just one more tiny piece of chocolate," after all. The Kitchen Safe is a gadget intent on holding you to your saner decisions." - CoolThings.com
"It's actually quite brilliant in its simplicity." -USA Today
"It curbs more than food cravings.." -Mashable
What is the Kitchen Safe?
The Kitchen Safe is the world's first time-lock container for food, gadgets, toys and any other items you want, but shouldn't have!
How does it work?
Simply place an item in the Kitchen Safe, close the lid, and set the timer. Once the timer is set, and the button is pressed, you’re locked out! The safe remains locked and cannot be opened until the timer reaches zero.
What can the Kitchen Safe be used for?
Almost anything! We have tested the Kitchen Safe for storing food, electronics, toys, iPhones, and several other items. Check out our list of ideas at http://TheKitchenSafe.com/overview/
Why do I need more than one Kitchen Safe?
People benefit from having one for each different item. Testers have enjoyed having one for chocolates, one for chips (cheetos & doritos), and one for our electronics (iPhone, Galaxy S4, Pebble watch).
Picture of how we use the Kitchen Safe
Why invent It?
Even though I am big into fitness, I had put on some extra pounds from snacking on junk food before dinner. I wanted a tool to help me enjoy the occasional dessert, without the temptation to snack throughout the day.
My first solution involved my wife Jenny hiding the junk food, but in the event of a strong craving, I could find anything. After playing hide and seek with my cookies for a few years, the idea dawned on me. If I had a container with a timed locking mechanism to store my food, I would not be able to snack, and my wife and I could stop with the hide and seek games.
So, I went about designing the Kitchen Safe. With the Kitchen Safe, I need only muster 10 seconds of will-power, to put items in the container, in order to avoid snacking for an entire week.
Who is this for?
Just about anyone! Moms, kids, & families; those watching their weight, into weight loss or diet, fitness, and overall healthy eating; tech, gadget, and engineering lovers; gift givers; smokers and drinkers; those with focus issues or are distracted easily; dog, cat and other pet lovers; those looking to save money. See our website overview page for ideas.
Why we need your help
We have come a long way: We have worked hard to create a great product that I get to enjoy and use every day. Receiving the first working Kitchen Safe was an incredible experience.
However, this is only the beginning: Our goal is to bring the Kitchen Safe to stores so that everyone can enjoy and benefit. To get these stores interested, we need to build demand and produce the Kitchen Safe. Please help us get the word out to others and purchase the Kitchen Safe for our first order with the factory.
Purchase and use the Kitchen Safe: We need to raise enough money through pre-orders to cover the factory setup and fund the first volume production run. By pre-ordering a Kitchen Safe, you are helping us bring the product to the world.
Spread the word: We need your help in spreading the word -- by email, Facebook, and by word of mouth. Some of your friends will likely be interested in the a Kitchen Safe, and just need to know it's available. Remember - it's a brand new product!
Can I buy it outside of the US?
Yes! You can purchase a Kitchen Safe here on kickstarter.com We will ship internationally. Simply click the green "back this project" button and include the international shipping cost as indicated. For instance, the 3 container package is $75 + $35 for international shipping.
Key risks & challenges
Risks and challenges
see above.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
Yes! You can purchase a Kitchen Safe here on https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/thekitchensafe/the-kitchen-safe-the-time-lock-safe-that-puts-you/pledge/new… We will ship internationally. Simply click the green "back this project" button and include the international shipping cost as indicated. For instance, the 3 container package is $75 + $35 for international shipping.
That's great! Select the 3-Pack and add $25 for each additional Kitchen Safe and send us an email at info@TheKitchenSafe.com to let us know. Ordering more saves on packing and shipping costs, so we can pass the savings on to you!
You're not alone. We've had several people increase their pledge from one to to two or three units. If you want 4 or more units, just add $25 for each additional unit! Because we save on shipping costs and packaging material, we can pass that savings on to you.
In order to bring the Kitchen Safe to market, we need to raise money through pre-orders to cover the factory setup and fund the first volume production run. Kickstarter is a crowd funding website that helps with this process. For more information, visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/hello…
The Kitchen Safe is fun and easy to use:
1) Place an item in the Kitchen Safe
2) Rotate the dial to set the timer
3) Press the dial to activate the lock
Once the Kitchen Safe is locked, it cannot be opened until the timer reaches zero.
The Kitchen Safe can be used in the refrigerator under typical conditions. Unfortunately, at this time the Kitchen Safe is not designed to operate in freezers.
Almost anything! We have tested the Kitchen Safe for storing food and several other items.
Yes. The Kitchen Safe is safe to store food; it is made of BPA-free plastic, the quality standard of the industry.
Once you press the dial to activate the lock, you have five seconds to cancel. Simply press the dial a second time before the five-second timer reaches zero. This allows you to double check the timer before the lid locks.
No, the Kitchen Safe will only unlock once the timer reaches zero. No cheating!.
The lid will remained locked and will continue counting down once the battery is replaced.
The Kitchen Safe base is available in either clear or white.
The clear version allows you to see what’s inside, a nice feature if you are using more than one. It also makes for a very clean look.
The white version hides the contents. It helps keep things out of sight out of mind. It also helps if you want to surprise someone with a gift.
Base Color: Clear or WhiteDimensions: 6” Width x 6” Length x 6.5” HeightWeight: 1 poundVolume: 3.5 quartsTimer Duration: 1 minute to 10 daysBattery Type: 2 x AA batteriesBattery Life: 6 months under normal use
Yes! We have strong intellectual property. We have a trademark and patent pending that cover the current Kitchen Safe and future improvements.
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