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Nov 13, 2019 7:15 AM ET

Prepd Skillet The convenience of non-stick combined with the versatility, quality, and performance of cast-iron


Prepd Skillet The convenience of non-stick combined with the versatility, quality, and performance of cast-iron

iCrowd Newswire - Nov 13, 2019

About

The cast-iron skillet is the cornerstone of any serious kitchen. With it, you can sear, bake, or fry with unbeatable results. No other type of pan even comes close. But out of convenience, cast-iron is often overlooked in favor of coated non-stick pans.

We set out to change that — introducing Prepd Skillet.

 

Prepd Skillet combines non-stick convenience with the performance, versatility, and durability of cast-iron, to create the ultimate pan.

With a beautiful minimal aesthetic and polished smooth cooking surface, our skillet is unlike any cast-iron you’ve ever seen.

Prepd Skillet can handle any challenge you throw at it and will take your cooking to the next level. It’s the only pan you will ever need. 

 

The cast-iron skillet is a durable and versatile workhorse, but the typically rough cooking surface means it’s not always a smooth operator, and food will occasionally stick. Through precision machining, we completely transform the cooking surface into one that’s perfectly smooth, making it naturally non-stick.

The key to high performing cast-iron is a quality seasoning. With Prepd Skillet, we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. After polishing, we apply multiple coatings of grapeseed oil and extensive heat treatment so that it will outperform any other skillet, right out of the box.

 

The extra hours of polishing and seasoning result in an incredibly smooth, non-stick finish — so smooth that you can fry an egg on it, without it sticking to the pan.

Prepd Skillet rivals even the most high end coated non-stick pans — without any of the synthetic chemicals, so you can cook at high heat without any worries.

 

Prepd Skillet is designed to be the most versatile pan you have ever used. It gives the best results, whether you’re cooking on gas, electric or induction cooktops — you can even use it on the campfire!

Unlike other types of pans, cast-iron cooks food evenly — not just on the surface. Cast-iron has far superior heat retention and volumetric heat capacity, emitting heat beyond the surface of the pan. This results in unbeatable sears, juicy roasts, and perfectly golden bakes that no other pan can offer.

Prepd Skillet does the job of a roasting pan, a stainless steel skillet, and a non-stick all in one.

 

Our skillets are made with care, attention to detail and to the highest quality. Prepd Skillet is an investment that will last many generations, and better yet, it will only improve with age. Every use adds to the layers of seasoning, so your skillet will become even more non-stick the longer you use it. 

 

Our skillet alone will dramatically improve how you cook. But we didn’t stop there… We have created a resource of our favorite cast-iron dishes so that you’ll be able to find awesome new recipes to cook for breakfast, lunch or dinner. From simple one-pan meals to fancy dishes that will impress your friends, there’s a recipe for every occasion.

We’ve also designed an innovative set of accessories to complement your Prepd Skillet.

Made from high-grade leather, the Handle Cover protects you when the pan gets hot. The cover is perfectly contoured to fit the Prepd Skillet handle while still allowing you to easily slide the cover on and off. 

The Table Trivet protects your dining table or kitchen surface so you can take your meal directly from the oven to the table. It’s perfect for entertaining. Made from premium silicone and with a unique ventilated design, the trivet is also easy to clean.

You can add either of these accessories to your order by adding an extra $15 to your pledge. Both of these accessories will later retail for $25 each.

If you would like to order multiples of any one skillet or skillet set, simply multiply your total pledge amount (including the shipping) by the number you would like.

To add these accessories to your order simply increase your pledge amount by $15 (shipping is included). If you’d like to add both simply add $30 to your pledge amount. You will be able to tell us which add-on you have pledged for in a survey that will be sent out after the campaign has ended.

We have been designing and working on the details of the skillet since 2017. Although the product looks very simple it has taken multiple iterations and prototypes of design and we have visited the facilities of dozens of manufacturers to get to this stage.

We have already created and refined the tooling for the product and we are very confident in our ability to deliver on time and at scale.

 

Over the last couple of years of developing Prepd, cooking has become one of the most important parts of our lives. Some of the most enjoyable moments have been sharing a home-cooked meal with friends and family, old and new, with a cast-iron skillet often taking center stage. 

We became obsessed by cast iron skillets, not only for the results they give in the kitchen but by the way that they are made and as industrial designers and engineers we couldn’t help ourselves, we had to challenge convention and take this classic staple in the kitchen and respectfully modernized it, improving performance for everyday excellent cooking whilst retaining the heirloom quality of a 100-year-old skillet.

We’ve already completed our first round of tooling, trialed the machining process, made first full samples and put them through their paces. We are truly blown away with the performance of these Skillets. Now we need your help to enter the final stage, complete the final tooling and kickoff production.

At Prepd it’s our goal to make eating well, fun and enjoyable through good design.

Prepd was founded by two industrial designers: Chris Place & Will Matters, together we have designed and manufactured dozens of products and delivered product to customers all over the world. Our first product together was the Prepd Pack a reinvention of the lunchbox that was launched and successfully delivered to over 12,500 backers on Kickstarter in 2016. We have learned a lot along the way and are always striving to improve.

We can’t wait to go on this next Prepd journey with you!

This project is promoted by Jellop, the ad tech power behind the best Kickstarters with 850+ successful Kickstarter projects with over $370M raised between them. 

Risks and challenges

In 2016 and 2018 we launched our first two products and successfully delivered more than 60,000 units globally since. Over the journey, we have continued to improve how we work and the products we make. Thanks to everybody that has supported us from the beginning.

Production

Unlike our previous products which contained over 60 parts from multiple manufacturers, the Prepd Skillet contains just one part. The challenge is to make this single piece perfectly with multiple processes and quality checks to ensure great results every time.

We have already created multiple sets of test tooling and production lines which have all performed beyond expectation. We are now in the final stage of creating the mass production tooling. We have mapped out the critical path and have made all necessary precautions to ensure we can scale production if we significantly surpass our goals.

We are very confident in our timeline, but it’s our core belief to never settle for a mediocre product, so we won’t be compromising on quality in order to save time. Should any issues arise we promise to keep you updated every step of the way and deliver you the best quality product as soon as possible.

Supply Chain Risk

We have built a very capable team that work hard to ensure smooth delivery of all our products. However, processing delays and unexpected shortages can occur. If this happens, we’ll be sure to keep you informed and work to quickly solve the problem.



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