My borderline peanut butter addiction spurred me to create the PBspoon, which I designed to be the perfect spoon for extracting every last bit of peanut butter from the jar. A cross between a spoon and a spatula, the PBspoon has a rounded face to function like a traditional spoon, but also a flat edge to scrape every ounce out of the peanut butter container. The tip of the spoon is pointed for getting into hard-to-reach ridges, and the back is angled for perfectly spreading peanut butter onto your bread of choice.
Chris Herbert - Creator
The PBspoon takes the best functions of other spoons and rubber scrapers and combines them into one seamless patent-pending design. The traditional round shape of a metal spoon doesn't scrape containers efficiently, since there is only one point of contact with the container. Although rubber scrapers scrape containers well, they can't scoop and are difficult to eat off of. The PBspoon has a flat edge to scrape jars clean and a flat backside for efficiently spreading your PB onto your bread of choice.
Where the flat and rounded edge meet there is a pointed tip, which allows you to get into every nook and cranny of the container. In addition to these functions, it also has a rounded face for the same mouth-feel as eating directly from a traditional spoon.
Although designed specifically for peanut butter, this spoon also works great with other spreads, butters, jams and any condiment in a difficult-to-scoop container. A lot of spreads can be pretty expensive, such as almond, cashew butter or a fancy jam. The PBspoon helps you save money by getting every last bit out.
This idea first came to me as I was camping during the recent Great American Eclipse in Asheville, NC. Like any wood-obsessed designer, I whittled spoons whenever I had downtime during my trip. I realized none of the round spoons I made efficiently scooped peanut butter from the container, and left a lot behind. I thought: "what if there was a cross between a spoon and a spatula to scoop every last bit out of the container?"
From ages 15-21, I worked as a line cook, giving me a great understanding of what functionality means in the commercial kitchen. I founded Herb's Furniture Co. in 2013, an online furniture company where I design and build furniture that is flat-packed and shipped to over 700 happy customers. The first model was made in my workshop, cut out on a bandsaw, and then hand whittled to its final shape.
After daily use of this spoon, I realized the wooden spoon wasn't flexible enough to form to the shape of the jar, so I set out to design a better version. I started with the original wooden spoon shape and dimensions and created a 3D model, allowing me to quickly advance and tweak the design of the spoon. After many rounds of modeling using Fusion 360, 3D printing in TPU using my Creality CR-10 and testing prototypes, I have refined the design into a silicone-headed spoon that is ready for market.
After finishing the design process and receiving patent pending status, I am coming to Kickstarter to fund the production tooling and first run of spoons required to launch in the marketplace.
First the mold makers will create the production mold from steel, allowing the silicone to be injected into it using an injection molding machine.
The handle will then be cut to size and routed to form the rounded end and handle connector that provides a non-slip connection to the silicone head.
Both the head and handle will be inspected by me personally to ensure that the finished product is made precisely to specifications.
After the product is inspected and approved, the spoons will be shipped from our manufacturer to our logistics firm, which will then ship them directly to customers.