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Behind The Scenes

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.

Behind The Scenes

Can’t-Live-Without OXO Products from Our Inventor Submissions Program

OXOnians live to solve everyday challenges and never know when inspiration will strike. No one recognizes the truth in the statement “good ideas come from anywhere” better than we do. After all, it was a fishing rod that inspired the design of our egg beater. And a child’s toy was the basis for our now-iconic salad spinner. Even something as mundane as a commercial postal scale served was a thought-starter for our Pull Out Food Scale.

Baby & Toddler, Behind The Scenes

How We Designed the Cubby Strollers

At OXO we apply our “question everything” philosophy to every product we develop. When it came time to design our first line of baby strollers, we knew we wanted them to be lightweight and easy to fold, but also address pet peeves we experienced as parents and questions we had about strollers. We interviewed nearly 1,000 parents, both first-timers and old pros, met with baby store staff, and pored over hundreds of online reviews, to discover what people loved about their strollers—and what drove them nuts. Those pet peeves led to some of the most important and parent-friendly features in our brand new Cubby and Cubby+ Strollers.

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How to Make the Crispiest (But Not Greasy) Bacon Ever

There’s nothing quite like waking up to the smell of bacon (or nothing quite like walking past a deli that’s griddling up bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches). But making the crispy, non-greasy, tasty kind of bacon at home can be tough and messy: grease splatters all over the stovetop, bacon bits burn because the pan is too hot, bacon strips get soggy because the pan isn’t hot enough, and most of the grease usually just ends up down the drain.

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100 Pounds of Potatoes, 20 Varieties of Butter, 4 Bags of Pet Fur and More: Our Year in Product Testing

Can you believe we went through 100 pounds of potatoes to design and test our new mandoline? 2016 has been quite an exciting year for OXO! From pounds of potatoes for slicing, julienning, and waffling, to researching sticks of butter from around the world for our Butter Dish, and let’s not forget those four heavy bags of fur for our Furlifter—we wanted to reflect on this past year and share all these product testing numbers and more with you.