Frozen Fun

Developing new kitchen tools is a family affair at Prepara, which got its start when the Chapmans started brainstorming together. When you’ve got a family of engineers, product designers, businesspeople, and cooking enthusiasts, it’s a recipe for invention. Prepara’s Super Scooper does double duty as an ice cream scoop and serving gadget. It’s sized for one portion and has a handy kid-friendly grip. Just scoop some ice cream, then hand it off to an eager eater. And when you need to dig into rock-hard ice cream, the ergonomic Power Tip Scoop won’t let you down. This modern ice cream scoop can make short work of even the hardest frozen treats. Dean Chapman is CEO of Prepara, and under his direction, the company still takes a family-brainstorming approach to developing new products that can simplify food prep and make entertaining guests even more fun. New prototypes are debated at the breakfast table and in the office kitchen, and if an idea survives through to the dinner table, there's a good chance the Chapmans will try to produce it.

Prepara

Ice Cream Novelties

Frozen Fun

Developing new kitchen tools is a family affair at Prepara, which got its start when the Chapmans started brainstorming together. When you’ve got a family of engineers, product designers, businesspeople, and cooking enthusiasts, it’s a recipe for invention. Prepara’s Super Scooper does double duty as an ice cream scoop and serving gadget. It’s sized for one portion and has a handy kid-friendly grip. Just scoop some ice cream, then hand it off to an eager eater. And when you need to dig into rock-hard ice cream, the ergonomic Power Tip Scoop won’t let you down. This modern ice cream scoop can make short work of even the hardest frozen treats. Dean Chapman is CEO of Prepara, and under his direction, the company still takes a family-brainstorming approach to developing new products that can simplify food prep and make entertaining guests even more fun. New prototypes are debated at the breakfast table and in the office kitchen, and if an idea survives through to the dinner table, there's a good chance the Chapmans will try to produce it.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Russ
    Russ

    Hi Daily Grommet fans! Have you noticed how today's kitchen products can be too serious, too demanding, and without reward? At Prepara we invent and design fun products that over-deliver. Our kitchen tools and gadgets are functionally appropriate yet sophisticated in nature, look good and can garner envious neighborly looks. Our 'frosty treat' tools follow this mantra as well - useful, colorful and possessing a magic that warrants further attention and continued use. You can use them at home, for parties and they make great gifts.

    Our ice cream scoop has a specially designed 'power tip,' awesome for cutting through the hardest of ice creams - and it gets in the corners! The superscoopers are a 'single serve' ice cream scoop, great for giving kids (and ourselves!) just the right amount of ice cream. The ice balls are sealed pods that can be filled with water and anything else you can dream up. Once frozen, out pops a spherical orb of icyness that chills faster and longer than cubes - great for parties, iced coffee and tea, pitchers of punch, or a tumbler of fine whiskey. I am excited to be with you today to answer any questions.

  •  Kate
    Kate
    5/25/2012 1:20 PM

    Those ice molds are very fun. The hole on the top looks a bit small. Do you have any tips on how to successfully fill it?

  • Russ
    Russ – Special Guest
    5/25/2012 1:41 PM

    @ Kate Hello Kate! Thank you for your question and comment. They are fun. Just ask my kids! Filling is actually quite easy, (again, just ask my kids). But using a measuring cup also ensures an easy success. The Ice Balls are great for all kinds of drinks, both for kids and adults! Enjoy!

  •  Carol
    Carol
    7/10/2012 12:17 AM

    I just received the ice balls and I am having a bit of trouble getting them out of the mold. Do you have any tips?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    7/10/2012 2:56 PM

    @ Carol: Once frozen, the iceballs pop out easily. Can you share more what problems you're having? Thanks.

  • Carol
    Carol
    7/10/2012 6:15 PM

    @Chew-Hoong

    The bottom part of the ice ball comes out easily, it's the top part with the hole for filling that gets stuck. Do I need to run some hat water over it or push it out with something? This has happened with both batches of cubes that I made. Which by the way, look fantastic in my blackberry mojitos!

  •  Russ Johnson
    Russ Johnson
    7/11/2012 5:26 PM

    @Carol

    Hello Carol! Sorry you'r having a bit of trouble, however it's an EZ fix! Simply run a little warm water over the Ice Balls to help the frozen orb release from it's inner sanctum. Your frozen treats will pop out easily and be ready for your next Mojito...raspberry of course!

    Enjoy!

  • ruth
    ruth
    9/11/2012 4:23 PM

    Could you use the ice ball makers for Jell-O?

  • Russ
    Russ – Special Guest
    9/14/2012 5:41 PM

    @ruth: We’ve never tried using Jell-O, but we will and let you know. Thanks for the neat idea.

  •  Rennah
    Rennah
    10/26/2012 3:22 PM

    I cannot find how to order the ice orbs? Any help?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/31/2012 7:53 PM

    @ Rennah: The ice balls were all sold out over the summer. They might be offered for next summer 2013. Thank you for your interest.

  •  cece
    cece
    11/2/2012 10:42 PM

    I would be very interested in purchasing the ice balls. I would use all year long.

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

 

Prepara

Ice Cream Novelties

Frozen Fun

Developing new kitchen tools is a family affair at Prepara, which got its start when the Chapmans started brainstorming together. When you’ve got a family of engineers, product designers, businesspeople, and cooking enthusiasts, it’s a recipe for invention.

Prepara’s Super Scooper does double duty as an ice cream scoop and serving gadget. It’s sized for one portion and has a handy kid-friendly grip. Just scoop some ice cream, then hand it off to an eager eater. And when you need to dig into rock-hard ice cream, the
ergonomic Power Tip Scoop won’t let you down. This modern ice cream scoop can make short work of even the hardest frozen treats.

Dean Chapman is CEO of Prepara, and under his direction, the company still takes a family-brainstorming approach to developing new products that can simplify food prep and make entertaining guests even more fun. New prototypes are debated at the breakfast table and in the office kitchen, and if an idea survives through to the dinner table, there's a good chance the Chapmans will try to produce it.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Russ
    Russ

    Hi Daily Grommet fans! Have you noticed how today's kitchen products can be too serious, too demanding, and without reward? At Prepara we invent and design fun products that over-deliver. Our kitchen tools and gadgets are functionally appropriate yet sophisticated in nature, look good and can garner envious neighborly looks. Our 'frosty treat' tools follow this mantra as well - useful, colorful and possessing a magic that warrants further attention and continued use. You can use them at home, for parties and they make great gifts.

    Our ice cream scoop has a specially designed 'power tip,' awesome for cutting through the hardest of ice creams - and it gets in the corners! The superscoopers are a 'single serve' ice cream scoop, great for giving kids (and ourselves!) just the right amount of ice cream. The ice balls are sealed pods that can be filled with water and anything else you can dream up. Once frozen, out pops a spherical orb of icyness that chills faster and longer than cubes - great for parties, iced coffee and tea, pitchers of punch, or a tumbler of fine whiskey. I am excited to be with you today to answer any questions.

  •  Kate
    Kate
    5/25/2012 1:20 PM

    Those ice molds are very fun. The hole on the top looks a bit small. Do you have any tips on how to successfully fill it?

  • Russ
    Russ – Special Guest
    5/25/2012 1:41 PM

    @ Kate Hello Kate! Thank you for your question and comment. They are fun. Just ask my kids! Filling is actually quite easy, (again, just ask my kids). But using a measuring cup also ensures an easy success. The Ice Balls are great for all kinds of drinks, both for kids and adults! Enjoy!

  •  Carol
    Carol
    7/10/2012 12:17 AM

    I just received the ice balls and I am having a bit of trouble getting them out of the mold. Do you have any tips?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    7/10/2012 2:56 PM

    @ Carol: Once frozen, the iceballs pop out easily. Can you share more what problems you're having? Thanks.

  • Carol
    Carol
    7/10/2012 6:15 PM

    @Chew-Hoong

    The bottom part of the ice ball comes out easily, it's the top part with the hole for filling that gets stuck. Do I need to run some hat water over it or push it out with something? This has happened with both batches of cubes that I made. Which by the way, look fantastic in my blackberry mojitos!

  •  Russ Johnson
    Russ Johnson
    7/11/2012 5:26 PM

    @Carol

    Hello Carol! Sorry you'r having a bit of trouble, however it's an EZ fix! Simply run a little warm water over the Ice Balls to help the frozen orb release from it's inner sanctum. Your frozen treats will pop out easily and be ready for your next Mojito...raspberry of course!

    Enjoy!

  • ruth
    ruth
    9/11/2012 4:23 PM

    Could you use the ice ball makers for Jell-O?

  • Russ
    Russ – Special Guest
    9/14/2012 5:41 PM

    @ruth: We’ve never tried using Jell-O, but we will and let you know. Thanks for the neat idea.

  •  Rennah
    Rennah
    10/26/2012 3:22 PM

    I cannot find how to order the ice orbs? Any help?

  • Chew-Hoong
    Chew-Hoong – Grommet Team
    10/31/2012 7:53 PM

    @ Rennah: The ice balls were all sold out over the summer. They might be offered for next summer 2013. Thank you for your interest.

  •  cece
    cece
    11/2/2012 10:42 PM

    I would be very interested in purchasing the ice balls. I would use all year long.

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