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A hand-powered 'kitchen gadget' that magically scrambles an egg without breaking or penetrating the shell.

Chicago, IL Food
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Find us at KitchenGoose.com after this Kickstarter Project ends!!!

If you've enjoyed some of the many culinary innovations lately, you may be aware of a rare treat known as ‘the golden egg’. Most people have never tasted the exquisite flavor of an In-shell Scrambled Egg. 

'Golden Eggs' can be enjoyed hard or soft boiled, deviled or in egg salad, fried, pickled, atop noodles, or as a surprise on Easter Sunday. There are many preparations yet to be discovered, perhaps you will be the first to invent a new recipe?

Golden eggs are known to be a delicacy, but you'll have trouble finding a restaurant serving them and there are no utensils designed to create Golden Eggs... until now!  

Introducing the Golden Goose

The Golden 'Goose' is a low-tech, hand-powered kitchen gadget. It has been meticulously designed and tested to smoothly scramble the contents of a shell egg. The device uses ‘centrifugal force’ to scramble an egg without breaking the shell.

It works by alternating the rotation of an egg back and forth. This mixes the white and yolk inside the egg-shell without introducing outside air. It is easily used at any angle. The flavor profile is fresh and delicious, and there is no 'whipping' or bowl needed if you enjoy scrambled eggs on the stove.

The Goose was developed with the home cook in mind, but can just as easily be used by anyone. In fact, some users have suggested it's a good way to store scrambled eggs in a restaurant kitchen.

Creating with the Goose

We've made some delicious treats and shared them to the amazement of our friends.

I had never eaten soft boiled eggs until now.

If you're feeling creative, you can substitute golden eggs anywhere regular hard boiled eggs used to be.

I think we might actually be the first folks to eat a fried golden egg!

Golden eggs go nicely with salads too...

But let's switch gears and talk about how we arrived at the final Goose design.

Details of the Goose:

The Goose features lightweight & recyclable materials, comfortable handles, and the highest quality 1/8”” abrasion resistant cordage system. The Goose main shell is hinged during manufacturing, as part of the Polypropylene shell, to provide ease of use and keep the halves together. The ring turns 12 degrees to securely lock the shell together with an audible 'click'. The Goose features an elastic food-safe & dishwasher-safe 'egg cradle' designed to fit the variable sizes and shapes of eggs. It features specially designed fins to balance the egg and adjust the center of gravity providing smooth and efficient motion.

We never intended to develop a Goose. In fact, when we first heard that it was possible to scramble an egg in its shell, we were so curious that we stayed up until 4-am breaking every egg in sight. 

The following day I was reminded of an old Victorian Era toy that rotates back and forth, so I stole the shoelaces from my tennis shoes and combined them with a plastic jar to create the first rough prototype.

We knew there had to be a better way for us to make Golden Eggs without struggling, and that’s when Y Line Product Design hatched a plan to create The Golden Goose!

The design process took months of careful exploration and testing. We did loads of sketches and built functional and aesthetic models by hand and on the computer.

Some of the prototypes worked better than others, so we incorporated the use of computer aided modeling and 3D printing to refine our performance criteria and eliminate unnecessary features. We eventually dialed-in the performance, feel, and look of the Goose.

The Goose is designed to be effective, and easy to use:

 It only takes a minute to learn, and even kids like doing it.

  • Nest an egg in the cradle
  • Close and turn the ring until you hear a click
  • Swing, then pull the handles to spin it until you hear the egg scramble

Purpose:

The Goose is for Fun. It’s not going to change the world. The Goose is a kitchen utensil that empowers the user to create new recipes, and hopefully creates unique and enjoyable experiences. 

It would be cheaper to manufacture with other materials, but we chose Polypropylene, Nylon, and TPE because they meet our criteria, and are recyclable.

The Goose is easily assembled & disassembled. This means that we save cost and energy in the making of a Goose. We did extra work to ensure it can be easily taken apart so folks could wash or replace parts easily. We hope that users will be empowered to recycle the Goose many years from now when it reaches the end of its life cycle.

The Rewards:

Honkers: Pledge $10 or more
Don’t need any more kitchen gadgets, but still curious? We’ll still send you the Recipe Guide, and the Illustrated Instruction manual to satisfy your curiosity. Plus we’ll scramble a single golden egg in your name and give it to one of our interns for lunch this summer!

Bumps: Pledge $18 or more
As one of the first 200 supporters, you’ll have dibs on the pilot production run and get your hands on a Goose ASAP! Plus, you'll have access to the digital Instruction Manual and Recipe Guide. You will also receive the Postcard with download instructions. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

 Gaggle: Pledge $24 or more 

You’ll receive your Golden Goose from the first ever full production run, and be one of the only ones using it to be creative. You’ll also receive the printed Illustrated Instruction Manual, Recipe Guide, and Postcard. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

Gander: Pledge $28 or more 

For those who want to stand out, but avoid the hassle of selecting an alternate cordage assembly color, we're got you covered. This reward features a pair of yellow nylon cords, plus we'll toss in the original white ones just in case you change your mind. You’ll receive your 'yellow' Goose and the printed Illustrated Instruction Manual, the Recipe Guide, and the Postcard. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

 Beaks: Pledge $35 or more

You'll be one of the first folks to the Golden Egg revolution (pun intended). You’ll receive a brand new packaged Goose from the first ever production run and the Illustrated Recipe Guide & Illustrated Instruction Manual, plus the T-shirt. You’ll also have the optional upgrade to one of 4 Color Braided Cordage Assemblies. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

 Plumage: Pledge $39 or more 

We’ll send you a production Goose plus a sweet T-shirt with our logo, which we promise to never screen-print again, so you can preen and flock with others ‘in the know’.

 Mother Goose: Pledge $45 or more

With your support you’ll receive a limited edition, hand signed & numbered Goose, and you’ll receive everything the Beaks get. Plus you’ll be able to choose from 4 color options for your Handles, Ring, and Cordage Assembly. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

 Foie Gras: Pledge $50 or more 

You’ll get it all, plus a lot of good Karma. Not only that, but you’ll be invited to be part of the honorary ‘Goose development team’, and have access to the 3D Printer files and print your own Goose at home. Plus you’ll also receive the rewards of the Gaggle group! Plus free shipping in the US.

The Wing-man: Pledge $55 or more 

For those aspiring ‘Makers’ who enjoy dipping their feet in, we’ll send you a fully assembled production Goose, plus a set of limited edition blue Goose parts. You’ll have fun learning and may dare to experiment with your own cordage assemblies!

Nest Builder: Pledge $85 or more

For everyone excited to join the 3D printing revolution, the Nest Builder reward offers the same rewards as the Foie Gras. Plus, we'll provide you with the 3D printer files for the Stretch Goals regardless of meeting the stretch funding. These files can be used to experiment from home, plus you'll have great options for material selection by sending them out to a high quality print-shop which can be found online!

Incubator: Pledge $135 or more  

For the serious hobbyist or decorator, we'll send you all the parts you need to fully customize your Goose, You'll be able to mix and match colors. Plus, we'll provide you with the 3D printer files for the Stretch Goals regardless of meeting the stretch funding. These files can be used to experiment from home, plus you'll have great options for material selection by sending them out to a high quality print-shop which can be found online!

The Farmer: Pledge $2,300 or more 

We’ll send you a Goose to play with, plus a voucher good for 35 (but who's counting?...) hours of design & innovation services from Y Line Product Design LLC.

Whether you have an idea you want developed, or your looking for a brainstorming partner, this is a fitting reward for such a generous donation!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stretch Goals !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Goose Roost: $90K
This goal has been reached already! Everyone will receive a canvass storage baggy with our whimsical silk screened graphic.

Goosie Grail: $180K
We'll send you a silicone manufactured egg-cup, designed by us, with a built-in suction cup so it won't topple from your plate!

Golden Bevy: $240K
This product line extension is for a niche' connoisseur. It has been suggested we consider Duck and Goose eggs respectively. Most folks are going to stick to the good ol' chicken egg, so this item is definitely a stretch, but who knows! Little golden treats...Yum!

Cup Cup Goose: $260K
If we've actually come this far, then we should probably supply you with a Quail-egg cup so you can enjoy the Goose's little buddy!

BirdShot: $290K
Let's face it, this is a whole Kickstarter project of its own. We're shooting for the Moon with the BirdShot! This little gadget is the perfect accessory to the Goose. 

The Birdshot is a 'Rapid Infuser'...using the same forces required to scramble an egg, the Birdshot infuses 1.5 ounces of liquid with the essence of the user's chosen ingredient. 

Use it for flavoring vinegar and anything else you can imagine! 

Special thanks to everyone for honoring us with so much attention!

Additional credit and thanks go to Adlab for helping us get the word out!

Who is responsible for this Goose?!

Goose is created by designer Geraint Krumpe. He is an innovator with more than 15 years of experience in the Design field. In his professional career he contributed to more than 60 Design and Utility Patents. His work is awarded, and featured in the press, blogs, magazines, for sale, and in homes.

-"It has been hard work and long hours, but anybody who is curious at heart is going to have fun!"

I've recently ‘hung a shingle’ in Chicago with the introduction of a small design studio, Y Line Product Design. In my 'free time' I'm a 3D printing enthusiast, so I want to share the Goose with other enthusiasts. That's why we are offering, as a reward, the option to download and print your own Goose!

More on the egg itself:

What does it taste like?

The short answer is ‘scrambled’, but that’s not entirely accurate. The flavor is rich and subtle. If you are a fan of eggs, and a fan of scrambled eggs, then there is no better way to enjoy them. The science behind it is based on how proteins and fats react to each other inside of the egg without the intrusion of outside air.

The texture is silky, and depending on how long you boil, or at what temperature, you can create a range of flavors and characteristics. In addition, it is a great way to scramble eggs without dirtying a whisk and bowl, and golden eggs poured directly into the frying pan taste better than any scrambled eggs you've ever had...

How else can I prepare a Golden Egg?

Known methods include hard-boiled, soft boiled, deviled, scrambled, egg salads, Scotched, served with Ramen Noodles... and so on...but there are dishes yet to be discovered by the intrepid explorer!

OK, so how do we produce it?

The Golden Goose is not a product, so we have to make it a reality by investing in manufacturing tools & materials. We need to fund both the manufacturing and assembly of each Goose. The design is finalized, and we have quotes from manufacturers domestically and in Asia. The plan is to mold the Goose parts in Asia and assemble them in the US.

Here is a breakdown of our target time-line:

  • June: Pilot production samples and proofs
    Mid-June: Shipping schedule and assembly procedure
  • July: Travel to factory for pre-production confirmation
    Mid-July: Final samples approved
  • August: Pilot Production run
    Mid-August: Shipping to US
  • September: Product received & Assembled - Bumps receive rewards!
    Mid-September: First production run rewards shipped
  • Early October or Late September: Second production run rewards shipped

These are general targets for production and shipping, but we will get the rewards to you sooner if possible. All non-manufactured rewards will ship ASAP. 

Either way you slice it, your donation will help us achieve a concrete goal, and you will be rewarded with gold!

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is the world’s most successful funding platform, but that doesn't mean there aren't inherent risks involved in a project.

Nothing is for certain, but I can guarantee that there are experienced and smart people working to make the Goose project a success.

Injection molding is far from an exotic manufacturing technique, and our design has been carefully crafted to be produced efficiently and assembled quickly and easily.

As we encounter challenges or setbacks we will address them methodically and creatively. When we reach our funding goal, we are going to do everything humanly possible to ensure the Goose takes flight!

8 Iterative rounds of prototyping and design refinement have culminated into the production ready model. We have secured competitive bids from two of the largest and most reliable manufacturers in Asia, and we have been promised lead times of 40 days or less.

The parts produced will be made from high quality materials.

We will confirm our pilot models prior to committing to production, and I will personally inspect the production samples for quality before committing to manufacturing the rewards.

We'll package your Goose with care, and maximize the density of Geese for shipping to further reduce fuel use and our environmental footprint.

Y Line Product Design has invested a great deal of time and energy into the development of the Goose. We've nurtured it as long as we can, and now it is ready to leave the nest. We’re hoping you will weigh the risks involved in supporting our project and decide to help us give the Goose wings!

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FAQ

  • Using the Goose, you can scramble an egg in its shell within 10-15 pulls on the handles or less. This usually means you can scramble a single egg in less than 20 seconds, but this varies from egg to egg.

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  • Storing in-shell scrambled eggs is as safe as storing any scrambled egg in a container within your refrigerator. As with any other prepared food, we recommenced scrambling and eating while your eggs are fresh!

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  • There are not multiple rewards of the same item, but for the intrepid 3D printer enthusiast, you can be rewarded with a manufactured Goose plus you can print your own Goose at home before the manufactured Goose is available! In addition, there are rewards that feature the option to assemble your own Geese. Check them out too!

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  • Yes you can, and just a little bit of help goes a long way!

    Simply telling folks, and posting our link to your social timelines will do the trick!

    Send it to your curious friends for a nice surprise!

    Here's a handy link to copy/paste:
    http://kck.st/1eEGpdY

    And now you can even download a Facebook back-splash to show your support here:
    http://bit.ly/1i8VTXF

    You're the wings of the Goose my friend!

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  • Nope! We're very sorry. It is against Kickstarter policy to ship two or more of the same rewards for the same donation. However, we've added a Wingman reward that features an actual assembled Goose, plus the parts for a blue Goose, and instructions for assembling it. There is also the 'Incubator' reward which features 4 different color sets of Goose parts so you can fully customize, and mix-n-match. It's a fun & educational reward you'll enjoy putting together!

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  • Yes! A complete instruction manual including the directions for cooking and boiling eggs will be provided, along with a recipe book with a variety of unique preparations.

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Rewards

  • You selected
    Pledge $10 or more

    7 backers

    Honkers:

    Don’t need any more kitchen gadgets, but still curious? We’ll still send you the Illustrated Recipe Guide and Instruction Manual to satisfy your curiosity. Plus we’ll scramble an egg in your name and give it to one of our interns for lunch this summer!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $18 or more

    200 backers All gone!

    Bumps:

    As one of the first 150 supporters, you’ll have dibs on the pilot production run and get your hands on a brand new Golden Goose ASAP! Plus, we’ll email you the Instruction Manual and Recipe Guide before it is available in print. You will also receive the Postcard with download instructions. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $24 or more

    4,000 backers All gone!

    Gaggle:

    You’ll receive your fully assembled and packaged Golden Goose from the first ever full production run, and be one of the only people in the world preparing and sharing Golden Eggs. In addition, you’ll receive the Illustrated Instruction Manual, Recipe Guide, and Postcard. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $28 or more

    516 backers Limited (184 left of 700)

    Gander: For those who want to stand out, but avoid the hassle of selecting an alternate cordage assembly color, we're got you covered. This reward features a pair of yellow nylon cords, plus we'll toss in the original white ones just in case you change your mind. You’ll receive your 'yellow' Goose and the printed Illustrated Instruction Manual, the Recipe Guide, and the Postcard. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $35 or more

    150 backers All gone!

    Beaks:

    You'll be one of the first folks to the Golden Egg revolution (pun intended). You’ll receive a brand new packaged Goose from the first ever production run and the Illustrated Recipe Guide & Illustrated Instruction Manual.

    You’ll also have the optional upgrade to a Custom Color Braided Cordage Assembly. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $39 or more

    100 backers All gone!

    Plumage: We’ll send you a production Goose plus a sweet T-shirt with our logo, which we promise to never screen-print again, so you can preen and flock with only those, ‘in the know’.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $45 or more

    150 backers All gone!

    Mother Goose:

    With your support you’ll receive the rewards of the first production run. You’ll also get a limited edition hand signed & numbered Goose, and you’ll receive everything the Beaks get.

    Plus you’ll be able to choose from 4 color options for your Handles, Ring, and Cordage Assembly. Plus Free Shipping in the US.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    150 backers All gone!

    Foie Gras:

    You’ll get it all, plus a lot of good Karma. Not only that, but you’ll be invited to be part of the honorary ‘Goose development team’, and have access to the 3D printing files for 3D printing your own Goose at home.

    Plus you’ll also receive the rewards of the Gaggle group! Plus free shipping in the US.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $55 or more

    150 backers All gone!

    The Wingman: For those aspiring ‘Makers’ who enjoy dipping their feet in, we’ll send you a fully assembled production Goose, plus a set of limited edition blue Goose parts. You’ll have fun learning and may dare to experiment with your own cordage assemblies!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $85 or more

    29 backers Limited (1 left of 30)

    Nest Builder: For everyone excited to join the 3D printing revolution, the Nest Builder reward offers the same rewards as the Foie Gras. Plus, we'll provide you with the 3D printer files for the Stretch Goals regardless of meeting the stretch funding. These files can be used to experiment from home, plus you'll have great options for material selection by sending them out to a high quality print-shop which can be found online!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $135 or more

    14 backers Limited (1 left of 15)

    Incubator: For the serious hobbyist or decorator, we'll send you all the parts you need to fully customize your Goose, You'll be able to mix and match colors. Plus, we'll provide you with the 3D printer files for the Stretch Goals regardless of meeting the stretch funding. These files can be used to experiment from home, plus you'll have great options for material selection by sending them out to a high quality print-shop which can be found online!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $2,300 or more

    2 backers All gone!

    The Farmer:

    We’ll send you a Goose, plus a voucher good for 35 hours of design & innovation time from the design team responsible for creating the Golden Goose.

    Whether you have a new concept you need explored or developed, this is a reward we are very excited to offer in response to what is your incredibly generous support of this project!

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

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