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Behind The Scenes

From NASA to Hotdog Fingers: Unconventional OXO Product Testing

OXO products are built to last a lifetime, so we put each and every item through extensive testing to ensure it will hold up to everything that’s thrown its way every day.

Often, our product testing is straightforward – we’ve sliced over 700 avocados of different shapes and sizes to test our Avocado Slicer; we’ve cooked over 1,000 of bacon to test our Microwave Bacon Crisper. In the OXO office, we look forward to product testing days because they’re filled with seemingly endless tasty tested treats.

Sometimes, though, we need to get a little more creative with how we test. Here are a few of our favorite examples.

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Staff Picks: What We’re Getting Mom on Mother’s Day

Parents have tough jobs. We know it – we’ve studied and dedicated ourselves to making their lives better every day by solving challenges they face: Wrestling with a stroller while holding a squirming baby. Cleaning the nooks and crannies of sippy cups. Making and storing baby food. Needless to say, we’re big fans of celebrating Mother’s Day to honor and show appreciation for all the moms out there. We spoke to OXOnians, some moms, some not, to find out how they celebrate Mother’s Day and to get ideas for what to do for mom.

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Poached Eggs Just got Easier: Behind the Design of the Silicone Egg Poacher

A perfectly poached egg can be a meal on its own, the heart of eggs benedict, or a delicious compliment to sandwiches and salads. But they’re intimidating to make and it’s really tough to get just right — a silky, white exterior and gooey, liquid yolk inside. People often use the traditional (and painstaking) water bath poaching method – swirling the water, dropping the egg in and crossing their fingers for a smooth poached egg. Who wants the fate of their egg to be in the hands of luck? We don’t, so we decided to make an egg poacher that makes poaching less intimidating and less about chance.