Cool new kitchen tool praised by professional chefs and requested for celebrity gift bags
Garlic fans are showing their love for their favorite flavoring as they show strong support for the Kickstarter funding campaign of the Garlic Shaker Inc., a startup that debuted its innovative device, Garlic Shaker®, a kitchen gadget that peels garlic skin off an entire head in seconds on Tuesday August 4th.
In just 48 hours, the campaign raised 100% of its $25,000 goal. The average pledge – $50 – is twice the average amount usually seen on Kickstarter.
To join the Kickstarter campaign and see the Garlic Shaker in action, go to Kickstarter campaign.
The campaign will fund the production of this uniquely designed, time-saving and aggravation-saving garlic peeler. “The Shake It Up” campaign, will run from August 4 to September 21, 2015.
“We are solving a very real problem for people. This is the right kitchen gadget at the right time,” said Garlic Shaker co-founder Matthew Ramos. “All of our early bird specials have sold out.”
Garlic Shaker’s “Shake It Up,” campaign is being featured on Kickstarter as number one on the Food Category, and number 17 for all campaigns in all categories.
By backing early through Kickstarter, customers receive rewards and discounts the general public will not receive. The $50, $75, $100 and $150 levels receive big price discounts for gift boxes.
Higher backer levels receive exclusive autographed rewards, professional cooking lessons, and get to privately dine with “Survivor” TV celebrity Jerri Manthey.
All rewards levels receive a full color digital downloadable garlic cookbook with over 125 exclusive recipes, including a signature recipe by five-star Chef Joran “Dutch” Bouwman.
How It Works
To see the Garlic Shaker in action, see the video at kickstarter.com/projects/garlicshaker/garlic-shaker-simply-the-best-way-to-peel-garlic
Before, chefs and home cooks had to use slow, inefficient, unhealthy, smelly, dangerous methods to peel garlic, but now, with the Garlic Shaker® you simply break apart an entire head of garlic, separate the cloves, and put them into the Garlic Shaker. Close it. Shake it up for 10-30 seconds, and bam! An entire head of garlic is peeled and ready for roasting, grilling or sauteing.
“The secret is simple physics. Inside are spiral rings that vibrate the garlic before it hits each end popping off the skin,” said Ramos, a former music business executive who has worked with many national recording artists.
Garlic Shaker has two lids, one on each end, for easy cleaning by hand or in the dishwasher. It is hour-glass shaped and fast becoming the next must-have device for commercial and consumer kitchens.
“Our modestly priced garlic peeler looks more like a device designed by Apple than a kitchen gadget. We are changing the way people peel garlic by shaking it up,” Ramos said.
“Cooks have disliked peeling garlic forever. Garlic Shaker turns the tedious task of hand peeling garlic into a fun and playful activity,” said co-founder Adam Wagner former event designer for Apple and art director for MTV.
Designed for home cooks as well as professional chefs, Garlic Shaker takes the drudgery out of garlic peeling — whether one clove or dozens — quickly and easily.
“It’s functional with no distracting gimmicks,” Ramos said. “We’ve conducted numerous tests on weight, durability and maneuverability to ensure it exceeds customers’ expectations for how to peel garlic safely.”
Garlic Shaker is artistically crafted in five designer shades of red, white, blue, black and silver.
Garlic Shaker is 9-inches high, 3.5-inches long, and 3 inches wide. It weighs 9 ounces. It has a patent-pending ergonomic design with multiple impact points to remove garlic skins.
“Garlic Shaker is like meeting a new friend and wondering how you ever got along without them,” said celebrity Chef Alan Lake who has cooked for Bono, George Harrison and Madonna.
“What a stunning looking garlic peeler. I’ve always disliked peeling garlic. Now I don’t have to because I can just shake it!” Carlos Salomon, owner of Cosecha Café in Oakland.
Garlic Shaker will be in the celebrity gift suite for the Oscars, Emmys and Grammys for 2016.
Sales and Marketing
Garlic Shaker has been asked to sell on, Amazon, Wishbox, Touch of Modern, Price Falls, British GQ, and Publisher’s Clearing House.
About Garlic Shaker:
Founded in 2012, by Matthew Ramos and Adam Wagner, the company is headquartered in San Diego, California.