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Invention of the Week #11: Mess-esity is the Mother of Invention

This week’s featured invention is “Chef-Aid” from independent inventor Annette Johnson, who was tired of messy spoons and spatulas dripping on her rangetop. Goodbye mess, hello to the now patented Chef-Aid.

Annette works with our invention commercialization partner, Invention Home, to help her find marketing/licensing opportunities for her invention.

Chef-Aid, with its unique, patented drain system, is an upright, space saving, multiple utensil holder used during the preparation and cooking process.  The product will safely hold up to five utensils of varying sizes when they’re placed upright against the supporting, horizontal C-shape back. Chef-Aid’s most outstanding feature is the patented drain system in the base, which was designed to prevent the commingling of foods from all utensils. Chef-Aid is a polypropylene product; it’s dishwasher safe and heat resistant. Easily disassembled into three sections.  Chef-Aid’s exclusive design provides the cook with extra space, time and less cleanup than compared to the proverbial spoon rest/soup dish/countertop/sink of the past.

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So, what do you think of “Chef-Aid”? I love cooking and I never have a good spot for my spatulas… Love this one.

To learn about the steps of licensing your own invention, check out this step-by-step process we provide right here at StartupNation.

If you’d like assistance on the commercialization of your invention, check out InventionHome, our very reputable, accountable and effective partner in invention commercialization.

About the Author: Rich Sloan

Rich Sloan is chief startupologist and co-founder of StartupNation and host of StartupNation podcasts. He is also co-author of the acclaimed how-to book, StartupNation: America's Leading Entrepreneurial Experts Reveal the Secrets to Building a Blockbuster Business. Rich encourages you to [...]

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