On tonight’s episode of Shark Tank, professional chef Tyler Peoples, from Colorado Springs, Colorado, makes a pitch for his Scooping Bowl, a new mixing bowl that he believes will become the next go-to kitchen gadget.
The Scooping Bowl is the brainchild of Tyler Peoples, and his aptly named company, Peoples Design.
The kitchen gadget is basically a mixing bowl with a built-in spatula – but not your average spatula. It’s actually quite ingenious in its design, featuring a semi-circular hinged spatula assembly that hugs the contour of the bowl, providing an efficient and effective solution to cleaning a bowl entirely of its ingredients in one scoop. The built-in spatula also doubles as a separator, which can be utilized to divide the bowl into two separate zones for serving. As an example – chips on one side, dip on the other.
Available in two colors, Cornflower Blue and Sage Green, the bowls can be purchased online for $26.95 each. The company is currently offering a special Shark Tank pricing deal where you can pick up a bowl for $22.95.
From what I’ve learned, the Scooping Bowl has been kicking around since 2014. I’m sure Peoples is hoping his appearance on Shark Tank will help make his is unique bowl go viral – making him rich in the process. While it’s received some localized media coverage, the bowl has largely gone unnoticed.
Peoples faces four kitchen savvy Sharks in the tank: Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner, and Robert Herjavec.
With sales of just 200 bowls to date, Tyler entered the tank seeking $75,000 for 25 percent of his business.
Lori Greiner was the lone Shark to bite, with a reasonable counter-offer of $75,000 for 33.3 percent of the company.
Tyler eventually accepted the offer after Lori rejected the idea of a royalty deal of $1 per bowl.
A Closer Look
You can also check out Tyler Peoples on his personal Facebook page for more information about the bowl’s creator.
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To Bowl or not to Bowl
The Scooping Bowl is a unique kitchen gadget that just might be solving a problem that doesn't really exist. While I believe the design is ingenious, I'm not sure it's the next must-have kitchen gadget.
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