To create the gathering, OXO surveyed campers of various expertise, its sister model Hydro Flask, and the consultants at REI to establish key campsite kitchen instruments. The gathering features a slicing board, grilling tongs and a spatula, and cleansing instruments. The corporate then checked out how every product could possibly be improved to fulfill the precise wants of campers.
A number of objects obtained a pink accent shade, making them simpler to identify amongst a campsite for simple pack-up on the finish of the evening. OXO additionally discovered that efficient, environment friendly cleansing was one other ache level for campers. Its resolution? The Cast Iron & Grill Pan Brush ($9.95) and Pots + Pans Scraper ($5.95). The issue is two-fold, explains senior product supervisor Shannon Ballantyne: campers want instruments that’ll assist with a fast and simple cleanup after lengthy day within the parts (soiled dishes, in any case, appeal to bears), however they typically lack extra water.
“[These tools] cut back folks’s water consumption, which was a typical theme that stored developing,” she stated. “It wasn’t simply because [people] didn’t have entry to sufficient water, however [they wanted to] depart no hint by dumping dirty water.”
OXO additionally added a protecting sheath to a $14.95 8-inch Chef’s Knife. Ballantyne says they discovered that individuals had been “wrapping their blades in tin foil or cardboard,” earlier than throwing it in a backpack. And OXO launched a Campgrounds model of its French Press ($24.95), utilizing Tritan Renew recycled plastic. As a result of, espresso. And naturally, a $14.95 Can and Bottle Opener.
As Ballantyne added:”You solely overlook a can opener as soon as.”
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