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Product Pitch Hacks: Hack My Kitchen

Posted by Caroline Fong  February 10, 2014 05:00 PM

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At The Grommet, we're a launch platform for undiscovered products. Many of our Grommets are problem solvers.

As part of our kickoff of the 2014 Product Pitch Contest with media coverage on, we will be hosting a series of blog posts that will showcase hacks, or creative solutions, to long-standing and everyday problems.

Last week’s Hack My Life (HML) blog theme was Hack My Kitchen, where I asked the community what were some of their best hacks in the kitchen. It could be an ingenious way to store food or even a way to organize the dinner plates. Or, perhaps another use for one of our many kitchen tools. It could even be a Grommet.

Here are a couple of kitchen hacks you can put to use right away!

From Lisa Eberly of The Skinny on Health:

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In her blog post "Kitchen Hack: Cleaning Your Blender," Lisa shares how to clean the blender -- easy and fast. So if you’ve recently become obsessed with smoothies, this is a total game changer!

STEP 1: Rinse out the blender with hot water.
STEP 2: Drop a dime sized amount of soap into the cup, followed by some hot water (a little less than halfway).
STEP 3: Screw it on and blend. The soap foams up in the water and cleans the cup and blades in seconds!

From Natalie Frasca Surmeli of Make It Raw:

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In her blog post "Hack My Kitchen! The Chalkboard Fridge," Natalie shares how she keeps her insanity when it comes to a family and household tasks. The answer? She keeps a master list on the chalkboard fridge so that she never forgets to pick up almond milk or her husband!

And from yours truly:

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Ever experienced the hassle of trying to determine whether a load in the dishwasher was clean or not? A colleague came up with the brilliant idea of creating a magnet for the dishwasher. Just simply turn right-side up either after a wash or after putting in dirty dishes!

Finally, a few handy kitchen hacks from The Grommet:

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Textured enough for maximum absorption and scouring, the NaWrap dishwashing cloth beats bacteria-filled sponges with its Binchotan charcoal known for its natural anti-microbial and anti-odor properties.

Designed in the UK, the Sinkstation catches peelings for easier disposal and is useful for preparing food that need to be individually hand washed, drained, or defrosted in the sink.

The Get It Right spatula features a solid body silicone construction with a nylon-reinforced interior. Designed to be stiff throughout the handle and flexible at the blade, it’s dishwasher safe, heat resistant, won’t warp, and won’t heat up like metal handles.

Starting Feb. 17th, vote your favorite product hack or innovation to Fenway! The polls will open for The Grommet’s 2014 Product Pitch, and the top 6 voted contestants will get the chance to compete for the ultimate prize. For more info, click here.

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Caroline Fong
Caroline hails from a tiny tropical island originally, but calls Boston home. A curious bird, she spent a spring trekking all over Ireland, has been an Air Force Junior ROTC cadet, and worked at Disney World as a merchandising intern. With a love for all things interesting, she found herself at The Grommet, where she gets to eat, sleep, and breathe innovative undiscovered products. Say hello to her on Twitter.