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No need for a measuring cup when you have a measuring container. Made measures, dispenses, and stores dry goods all in one handy vessel. In fact, "Made" stands for "Measure And Dispense Easily." The unique design holds dry ingredients in a slim, air-tight canister, while the lid doubles as a measuring cup and dispenser. Gently tilt and shake until the right amount of dry goods is in the lid—you can see the amount against the measurement lines. Lift the cap to dispense what you want, while the remaining dry goods stay put. Founder CJ Knapp created Made after he couldn’t measure and mix baby formula—while holding his baby daughter—in the middle of the night. His design makes storing and serving easy. It’s perfect for measuring things that don’t need to be precise—like cereal, oats, nuts, rice, or granola. And it’s good for portion control, too. The shape accommodates the large scoops for bulk dry goods while fitting in one hand, eliminating the need for disposable bags. Use several to store different dry goods—colored bands help identify what’s inside—and turn your pantry into a well-organized space.

Made

Measure And Dispense Easily Container

More in Store

No need for a measuring cup when you have a measuring container. Made measures, dispenses, and stores dry goods all in one handy vessel. In fact, "Made" stands for "Measure And Dispense Easily." The unique design holds dry ingredients in a slim, air-tight canister, while the lid doubles as a measuring cup and dispenser. Gently tilt and shake until the right amount of dry goods is in the lid—you can see the amount against the measurement lines. Lift the cap to dispense what you want, while the remaining dry goods stay put. Founder CJ Knapp created Made after he couldn’t measure and mix baby formula—while holding his baby daughter—in the middle of the night. His design makes storing and serving easy. It’s perfect for measuring things that don’t need to be precise—like cereal, oats, nuts, rice, or granola. And it’s good for portion control, too. The shape accommodates the large scoops for bulk dry goods while fitting in one hand, eliminating the need for disposable bags. Use several to store different dry goods—colored bands help identify what’s inside—and turn your pantry into a well-organized space.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • CJ
    CJ

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Made to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Sally
    Sally
    2/17/2016 10:30 AM

    Would these work for sugar and flour?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:52 AM

    @Sally Hi Sally, yes for sugar, but I wouldn't recommend for flour. Semolina works well, but flour is just a little too fine.

  • Gayle
    Gayle
    2/17/2016 10:30 AM

    What is the capacity of the containers?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 11:02 AM

    @Gayle The Made holds 4.5 cups, which is just over one quart and almost exactly one liter. The made is designed to be portable and fit well in your hand, yet hold a fair amount of content. Not big enough to store rice for a year, but big enough for you to experiment with different kinds of rice and other dry goods without having to make a long term commitment to the product being stored. Thanks Gayle! Also a great intermediary between your dry storage and the kitchen!

  • Gayle
    Gayle
    2/17/2016 10:30 AM

    Are they dishwasher safe?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:53 AM

    @Gayle Yes! completely dishwasher safe.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 11:10 AM

    @Gayle - I typically keep the same product in my Made's, so I rarely have to clean them. One of the great things about the Made is that since the measuring tool is integrated into the container, it eliminates the need to clean a separate measuring tool every time you use it. :)

  • Susan
    Susan
    2/17/2016 10:34 AM

    I gather this wouldn't work for things like sugar and flour? That might be something to work on ?? I would definitely buy something like that. We no longer eat cereals, granola, etc. Possibly things like rolled oats, chia seeds, etc. when precise measurements aren't required. Interesting item!

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:53 AM

    @Susan

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:58 AM

    @Susan - Thanks Susan. I use mine primarily for coffee, rice and steel cut oats, but there are a ton of other products that the Made works great for. I've done a lot of research and found that products with a particle size less than about 200 micrometers are too fine and tend to stick to the side of the measuring cap. for a good differentiation: ground coffee yes, espresso, no, semolina yes, flour no, granulated sugar yes, powdered sugar no.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 11:15 AM

    @Susan Also, the measuring cap hold exactly 1/2 cup, so if you fill the cap you can get a pretty precise amount.

  • Henry
    Henry
    2/17/2016 11:16 AM

    What are the containers made of? Any plans for a stainless steel version?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:22 PM

    @Henry The containers are made of bpa free polypropylene. I initially entertained the thought of stainless steel, but each individual container would have a significantly higher price point. Also, there were some design challenges concerning stainless steel that caused me to go with plastic. In particularl how the join between the measuring cap and the top of the container would look.

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    2/17/2016 11:23 AM

    Are there plans for a larger version, one that would hold a full box of cereal? Or will these hold 24.5oz of cereal?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:23 PM

    @Patrick There are, a larger container with a handle to make it easy to use is something I'm planning on producing, but ya gotta start somewhere!

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/17/2016 11:27 AM

    CJ...where do you have these made?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/17/2016 12:02 PM

    Hi Gary, Made is made in China.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:36 PM

    @Gary Being a startup, it's almost impossible to get a product of this nature produced in the USA. Aside from the significantly higher tooling costs, most local manufacturers won't even talk to you unless you have very high minimum order quantities. I searched for almost a year to find a US manufacturer that I could work with and at the end of the day had to go oversea.

  • snype
    snype
    2/17/2016 11:28 AM

    Stores tend to prefer customers use the store's clear bags for bulk aisle purchases. With the container not being 100% clear and only a small see through window at the bottom instead of the entire height of the container, it seems stores would be concerned about people smuggling: by putting something cheap in the bottom where it can be seen, something expensive the rest of the way up, then topping it off with something cheap again. Also bringing containers from home to the bulk aisle raises sanitation issues when everyone is so afraid of the next new virus or flu.

    Aside from the bulk aisle usage, it seems like a practical space saving idea. What are the materials it is made from? Is it BPA free?

    Also, if you changed nothing except making these these square instead of round, maintaining the same diameter, you'd have more storage capacity per container and no wasted space between them when side by side on a shelf.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:31 PM

    @snype Interesting points. Whole Foods has an "official" policy to discourage using brought in containers, but at the ground level, pretty much every store I've been too has encouraged it. corporate v reality.

    The container is made of BPA free polypropylene and once a reliable source of food grade recycled polypropylene appears, we'll be shifting to that. The goal is to get to a 100% recycled and recyclable product.

    I've had some similar comments regarding square v round before, nice observation. I chose round because I want it to be as user friendly as possible when in use. square is a bit more awkward regarding functionality. Thanks for the comments Snype!

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 1:09 PM

    Also.regarding opaque v clear. I've sold a bunch of Made's to Lundberg Family Farms. One thing the director of sales pointed out to me that he really liked about the opacity was that the main reason bugs get into dry goods is because they can see them! An obvious thing that I hadn't really thought about before.

    Another reason I chose to go opaque rather than clear was the fact that light stales product. It's amazing how many factors I had to consider when putting this seemingly simple product together. Thanks again.

  • Robb
    Robb
    2/17/2016 1:14 PM

    Robb

    You say the product is "air tight". How air tight is it? Example, if I place coffee beans with a humidity of, say, 70%, in the container and do not open it, how many days will the beans remain at 70% humidity. To make the claim of "air tight", I assume you have specifications for that claim. Please share them.

    Thanks!

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 1:51 PM

    @Robb Awesome question. My level of testing hasn't gone to that extent (read: I've dunked it in water to see if any gets in). The Made's join between the madcap and the canister is composed of two pieces a base, and the body of the madcap that rotates within the base to open and shut flow. The bottom of the body is co-molded with tpu. When in the closed position the tpu is designed to seal against the rim in the opening of the base,which creates the airtight seal. The issue in reality is that in the injection mold process, varying rates of shrinkage occurs and the base isn't always flat. Because of that the seal can be compromised. Based on your level of the definition, you're right, we probably shouldn't be using "airtight" as a marketing point. We're not there yet, but we're close.

  • Robb
    Robb
    2/17/2016 3:28 PM

    @CJ

    Thanks for your straight forward answer. I'm impressed!

    Robb

  • Matt
    Matt
    2/17/2016 1:21 PM

    CJ - No question, just a comment. I've been using the Made since your kickstarter, and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. I use them primarily for quinoa, lentils, rice, and steel cut oats and I've noticed a definite uptick in how frequently I make and eat those foods. Unfortunately, I don't have a good bulk foods store near me, but I've found that buying bags of dried grains and dumping them into the Made greatly increases the appeal and usability of those foods since they are close at hand on my counter and not stored in some loosely-closed bag in the back of my pantry. Anyway, I think it's a great product, and I'm happy to see you on the Grommet as well!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/17/2016 3:46 PM

    Wow, thanks so much, Matt! Glad to hear of its success out in the real world.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 5:30 PM

    LOVE to hear that the Made has helped you eat healthier. Sometimes it just takes a small shift in paradigm, or a critical look at a an everyday process to make a big difference! Huge compliment and mana for my soul. Thanks Matt!

  • Amanda
    Amanda
    2/17/2016 4:04 PM

    I have two small pups that eat different diets. This would be a great way to keep their small kibble on my small (apartment) kitchen counter, measure what I'm feeding the Doxie that suddenly REALLY porked up (1/2 cup per meal is what he gets), and the colored bands lets me see which Made belongs to which dog. It would be a great use for the small pet breed owner.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 4:59 PM

    @Amanda Another great use for the Made! I've also been told it works great with cat food. :). For apartment dwellers (me included) it makes a small kitchen feel a little bigger.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Made

Measure And Dispense Easily Container

More in Store

No need for a measuring cup when you have a measuring container. Made measures, dispenses, and stores dry goods all in one handy vessel. In fact, "Made" stands for "Measure And Dispense Easily."

The unique design holds dry ingredients in a slim, air-tight canister, while the lid doubles as a measuring cup and dispenser. Gently
tilt and shake until the right amount of dry goods is in the lid—you can see the amount against the measurement lines. Lift the cap to dispense what you want, while the remaining dry goods stay put.

Founder CJ Knapp created Made after he couldn’t measure and mix baby formula—while holding his baby daughter—in the middle of the night.

His design makes storing and serving easy. It’s perfect for measuring things that don’t need to be precise—like cereal, oats, nuts, rice, or granola. And it’s good for portion control, too.

The shape accommodates the large scoops for bulk dry goods while fitting in one hand, eliminating the need for disposable bags. Use several to store different dry goods—colored bands help identify what’s inside—and turn your pantry into a well-organized space.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • CJ
    CJ

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Made to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Sally
    Sally
    2/17/2016 10:30 AM

    Would these work for sugar and flour?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:52 AM

    @Sally Hi Sally, yes for sugar, but I wouldn't recommend for flour. Semolina works well, but flour is just a little too fine.

  • Gayle
    Gayle
    2/17/2016 10:30 AM

    What is the capacity of the containers?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 11:02 AM

    @Gayle The Made holds 4.5 cups, which is just over one quart and almost exactly one liter. The made is designed to be portable and fit well in your hand, yet hold a fair amount of content. Not big enough to store rice for a year, but big enough for you to experiment with different kinds of rice and other dry goods without having to make a long term commitment to the product being stored. Thanks Gayle! Also a great intermediary between your dry storage and the kitchen!

  • Gayle
    Gayle
    2/17/2016 10:30 AM

    Are they dishwasher safe?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:53 AM

    @Gayle Yes! completely dishwasher safe.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 11:10 AM

    @Gayle - I typically keep the same product in my Made's, so I rarely have to clean them. One of the great things about the Made is that since the measuring tool is integrated into the container, it eliminates the need to clean a separate measuring tool every time you use it. :)

  • Susan
    Susan
    2/17/2016 10:34 AM

    I gather this wouldn't work for things like sugar and flour? That might be something to work on ?? I would definitely buy something like that. We no longer eat cereals, granola, etc. Possibly things like rolled oats, chia seeds, etc. when precise measurements aren't required. Interesting item!

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:53 AM

    @Susan

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 10:58 AM

    @Susan - Thanks Susan. I use mine primarily for coffee, rice and steel cut oats, but there are a ton of other products that the Made works great for. I've done a lot of research and found that products with a particle size less than about 200 micrometers are too fine and tend to stick to the side of the measuring cap. for a good differentiation: ground coffee yes, espresso, no, semolina yes, flour no, granulated sugar yes, powdered sugar no.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 11:15 AM

    @Susan Also, the measuring cap hold exactly 1/2 cup, so if you fill the cap you can get a pretty precise amount.

  • Henry
    Henry
    2/17/2016 11:16 AM

    What are the containers made of? Any plans for a stainless steel version?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:22 PM

    @Henry The containers are made of bpa free polypropylene. I initially entertained the thought of stainless steel, but each individual container would have a significantly higher price point. Also, there were some design challenges concerning stainless steel that caused me to go with plastic. In particularl how the join between the measuring cap and the top of the container would look.

  • Patrick
    Patrick
    2/17/2016 11:23 AM

    Are there plans for a larger version, one that would hold a full box of cereal? Or will these hold 24.5oz of cereal?

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:23 PM

    @Patrick There are, a larger container with a handle to make it easy to use is something I'm planning on producing, but ya gotta start somewhere!

  • Gary
    Gary
    2/17/2016 11:27 AM

    CJ...where do you have these made?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/17/2016 12:02 PM

    Hi Gary, Made is made in China.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:36 PM

    @Gary Being a startup, it's almost impossible to get a product of this nature produced in the USA. Aside from the significantly higher tooling costs, most local manufacturers won't even talk to you unless you have very high minimum order quantities. I searched for almost a year to find a US manufacturer that I could work with and at the end of the day had to go oversea.

  • snype
    snype
    2/17/2016 11:28 AM

    Stores tend to prefer customers use the store's clear bags for bulk aisle purchases. With the container not being 100% clear and only a small see through window at the bottom instead of the entire height of the container, it seems stores would be concerned about people smuggling: by putting something cheap in the bottom where it can be seen, something expensive the rest of the way up, then topping it off with something cheap again. Also bringing containers from home to the bulk aisle raises sanitation issues when everyone is so afraid of the next new virus or flu.

    Aside from the bulk aisle usage, it seems like a practical space saving idea. What are the materials it is made from? Is it BPA free?

    Also, if you changed nothing except making these these square instead of round, maintaining the same diameter, you'd have more storage capacity per container and no wasted space between them when side by side on a shelf.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 12:31 PM

    @snype Interesting points. Whole Foods has an "official" policy to discourage using brought in containers, but at the ground level, pretty much every store I've been too has encouraged it. corporate v reality.

    The container is made of BPA free polypropylene and once a reliable source of food grade recycled polypropylene appears, we'll be shifting to that. The goal is to get to a 100% recycled and recyclable product.

    I've had some similar comments regarding square v round before, nice observation. I chose round because I want it to be as user friendly as possible when in use. square is a bit more awkward regarding functionality. Thanks for the comments Snype!

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 1:09 PM

    Also.regarding opaque v clear. I've sold a bunch of Made's to Lundberg Family Farms. One thing the director of sales pointed out to me that he really liked about the opacity was that the main reason bugs get into dry goods is because they can see them! An obvious thing that I hadn't really thought about before.

    Another reason I chose to go opaque rather than clear was the fact that light stales product. It's amazing how many factors I had to consider when putting this seemingly simple product together. Thanks again.

  • Robb
    Robb
    2/17/2016 1:14 PM

    Robb

    You say the product is "air tight". How air tight is it? Example, if I place coffee beans with a humidity of, say, 70%, in the container and do not open it, how many days will the beans remain at 70% humidity. To make the claim of "air tight", I assume you have specifications for that claim. Please share them.

    Thanks!

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 1:51 PM

    @Robb Awesome question. My level of testing hasn't gone to that extent (read: I've dunked it in water to see if any gets in). The Made's join between the madcap and the canister is composed of two pieces a base, and the body of the madcap that rotates within the base to open and shut flow. The bottom of the body is co-molded with tpu. When in the closed position the tpu is designed to seal against the rim in the opening of the base,which creates the airtight seal. The issue in reality is that in the injection mold process, varying rates of shrinkage occurs and the base isn't always flat. Because of that the seal can be compromised. Based on your level of the definition, you're right, we probably shouldn't be using "airtight" as a marketing point. We're not there yet, but we're close.

  • Robb
    Robb
    2/17/2016 3:28 PM

    @CJ

    Thanks for your straight forward answer. I'm impressed!

    Robb

  • Matt
    Matt
    2/17/2016 1:21 PM

    CJ - No question, just a comment. I've been using the Made since your kickstarter, and I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy it. I use them primarily for quinoa, lentils, rice, and steel cut oats and I've noticed a definite uptick in how frequently I make and eat those foods. Unfortunately, I don't have a good bulk foods store near me, but I've found that buying bags of dried grains and dumping them into the Made greatly increases the appeal and usability of those foods since they are close at hand on my counter and not stored in some loosely-closed bag in the back of my pantry. Anyway, I think it's a great product, and I'm happy to see you on the Grommet as well!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    2/17/2016 3:46 PM

    Wow, thanks so much, Matt! Glad to hear of its success out in the real world.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 5:30 PM

    LOVE to hear that the Made has helped you eat healthier. Sometimes it just takes a small shift in paradigm, or a critical look at a an everyday process to make a big difference! Huge compliment and mana for my soul. Thanks Matt!

  • Amanda
    Amanda
    2/17/2016 4:04 PM

    I have two small pups that eat different diets. This would be a great way to keep their small kibble on my small (apartment) kitchen counter, measure what I'm feeding the Doxie that suddenly REALLY porked up (1/2 cup per meal is what he gets), and the colored bands lets me see which Made belongs to which dog. It would be a great use for the small pet breed owner.

  • CJ
    CJ – Special Guest
    2/17/2016 4:59 PM

    @Amanda Another great use for the Made! I've also been told it works great with cat food. :). For apartment dwellers (me included) it makes a small kitchen feel a little bigger.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.