Business and Professional
February 18, 2016
ALAMEDA, CA---The problem of preparing meals in a small, cluttered and busy kitchen has finally been solved, thanks to the out-of-the-box thinking of one part-time inventor. The LidSitter is a new kitchen accessory that gets pot lids and utensils safely but not far out of the way, without sacrificing precious counter space. With the LidSitter, users can place pot lids directly onto pot rims, which make for an overall better kitchen experience.
Khanh Bui, the creator of the LidSitter, has developed a Kickstarter campaign (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/365697252/lidsitter-the-next-bigthing-in-the-kitchen-accesso) to ensure that his ingenious and practical invention hits the ground running. The campaign's funding goal will make it possible to complete the fulfillment of orders for all campaign backers as the first step in launching into the consumer market.
"I designed the LidSitter for my wife to help alleviate the pain from turning and twisting around in the kitchen just to find a spot to rest a lid or ladle," explains Bui. "Another danger I saw was the risk of burning when touching hot lids. Amazingly, until the invention of the LidSitter, there were no kitchen accessories in the market that addressed the need to save space on countertops while also being ergonomic and focusing primarily on pots, pans, lids and utensils."
As a truly versatile and user-friendly accessory, the LidSitter offers a multitude of benefits. For instance, the annoyance of condensation dripping onto a stovetop or countertop will be a thing of the past. The LidSitter allows condensation to drip back into the pot, making for one less mess to clean up. Busy cooks will appreciate that the LidSitter keeps lids and utensils in close reach, which can help reduce back strain. Painful burns from touching hot lids have always been common in the kitchen. The LidSitter flips that script, too. Because the accessory dissipates heat so well, the risk of accidental burning is eliminated.
Unlike so many kitchen gadgets and accessories, the LidSitter is unlikely to be forgotten in a drawer. Weighing just a quarter pound, the LidSitter engages with most handle designs and any size lid. Available handle colors include black, blue, red and yellow.
"The best kitchen accessories are simple, elegant and solve a real problem rather than invent one," adds Bui. "Moreover, tools should be multi-purpose and adaptable. I considered all of those things in the original design of LidSitter. Now, I'm asking the Kickstarter community's support to turn this dream into a reality."
Bui and his team have put together a compelling list of rewards to ensure the Kickstarter campaign is a rousing success. At the $10 and $15 levels, backers will receive one LidSitter with black handle. Only a limited number of these deals will be available. For $30, backers will earn one LidSitter with their choice of handle color, as well as fulfillment just two weeks after the campaign ends. A "Friends and Family" pack of 4 LidSitters is available for $55, while wholesalers can pick up 100 LidSitters for a generous contribution of $1000.
A patent for the LidSitter was filed in July 2015, followed by the development of prototypes and the sourcing a manufacturer. In January 2016, a prototype run of 5,000 units was successfully completed. Fulfillment of orders for Kickstarter backers is anticipated to run through November 2016, after which the LidSitter will have a full commercial launch just in time for Christmas.
The Kickstarter campaign is not the only way that consumers can voice their interest in this new invention. Bui encourages everyone to like and share LidSitter's Facebook page, follow the company on Instagram and Twitter, and stay tuned for further developments as the company builds momentum.
About LidSitter LLC
LidSitter is the creation of Khanh Bui, who works for a San Francisco Bay Area biotech company by day and spends his free hours creating novel solutions to everyday problems. Bui currently has patents pending on several inventions.