Khanh Bui, the creator of the LidSitter, has developed a Kickstarter campaign to fund the new kitchen accessory that he said gets pot lids and utensils safely out of the way, without sacrificing counter space and keeping them close by.
With the LidSitter, customers can place pot lids directly onto pot rims. It is designed to engage with most handle designs and any lid size. The LidSitter weighs one quarter pound and its handle is available in black, blue, red and yellow.
“I designed the LidSitter for my wife to help alleviate the pain from turning and twisting around in the kitchen just to find a spot to rest a lid or ladle,” explained Bui. “Another danger I saw was the risk of burning when touching hot lids.”
Bui also said the LidSitter offers a multitude of benefits such as its ability to allow condensation to drip back into the pot, making for less mess to clean up.
“The best kitchen accessories are simple, elegant and solve a real problem rather than invent one,” added Bui. “Moreover, tools should be multi-purpose and adaptable. I considered all of those things in the original design of LidSitter. Now, I’m asking the Kickstarter community’s support to turn this dream into a reality.”
A patent for the LidSitter was filed in 2015, followed by the development of prototypes and the sourcing a manufacturer. In January 2016, a prototype run of 5,000 units was completed and fulfillment of orders for Kickstarter backers is anticipated to run through November 2016, after which the LidSitter will have a full commercial launch just ahead of Christmas, the company said.