ButterOnce Corn Butterer by Joseph McMahon

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
ButterOnce

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Corn Butterer

INSPIRATION:
While waiting in line at a family bbq to butter on ear of corn off the grill, I saw everyone struggling to get the butter actually on the corn and not fall into a puddle on the plate. I thought I can come up with an easier, better utensil. I went back home and started making molds and using melted plastic to create a shaped knife that matched the conical shape of an ear of corn.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The ButterOnce knife is engineered with a stainless steel curved blade to hold a pat of butter in place while spreading/melting butter on an ear of corn allowing it to fully adhere to the entire corn cob. The curvature of the blade mirrors the conical shape of an ear of corn and will not allow butter to drip off cob onto the plate as applying with a knife does. The beveled edge of the blade allows user to slice or scoop any desired amount of butter they want to apply to the corn.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Slice a desired pat of butter from a stick or scoop out desired amount of butter from a tub. With butter adhered to curved blade, spread butter on hot ear of corn in up and down motion turning the cob as you go to evenly distribute butter over entire ear of corn.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
Project was started in June 2014 in Connecticut and finished in November 2015 in Connecticut. Ecommerce site was launched in November 2015.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The handle is made of high density polyethlene and is molded as 2 halves. The tang/blade is made of 1/16" thick polished stainless steel and is die cut, then stamped to form its curved shape and tang. The 2 halves of the handle are sandwiched over the tang and the three pieces are fasted together with 3 rivets. The outside edges of blade are ground to a suitable sharpness for slicing butter but while not sharp enough to cut hand.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
W38.1 x D12.7 x H165.1 mm

TAGS:
kitchen gadgets, new products, butterknives, summertime, corn on cob,ti

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
After studing the shape and curvature of an ear of corn, I created wood molds to form melted plastic. After getting the shape of the curve right I experimented with aluminum but decided stainless steel was the best material for the blade/tang. Next came what size and form of handle would fit a variety of hands? It was important that while griping the handle your fingers wouldn't make contact with the blade/tang. Next 3D models were made to see which handle felt best. Once a prototype was selected I moved to a working prototype and manufacturers.

CHALLENGE:
The initial goal was to create a singular one piece product that was simply molded and packaged. Plastic seemed to be the answer, however it just didn't have the strength to withstand repeated slicing and spreading. Opting to use High density polyethylene for the handle and full stainless steel tang put an end to having to overcome obstacles and the process moved quickly through the final design into production.

ADDED DATE:
2018-02-19 19:09:38

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Anne McMahon

IMAGE CREDITS:
Image #1: Photographer Beth Zink, 2017
Image #2: Photographer Anne McMahon, 2016
Image #3: Photographer Beth Zink, 2017
Image #4: Photographer Anne McMahon,2017
Video Credit: Videographer Anne McMahon, 2016

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.butteronce.com
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
J+A Designs LLC

PROFILE:
J+A Designs, a product design company, was started by husband and wife team of Joe and Anne McMahon in 2014 to create and market household products that simplify and enhance everyday life. Joe McMahon, an interior architect for several major design firms, has created many workplace products for which he holds several patents. His Neo Ray Nuage light fixture won The Apex award. The Nuage, was selected for the Amtrak waiting room at Penn Station, New York City.    Joe created ButterOnce because as he put it, "It didn't make sense there wasn't a knife that could butter corn on the cob as easily as a buttering a slice of bread." So the ButterOnce Knife was created.  

NOMINATION DETAILS

Butteronce Corn Butterer by Joseph McMahon is a Nominee in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Butteronce Corn Butterer by Joseph McMahon is Winner in Bakeware, Tableware, Drinkware and Cookware Design Category, 2017 - 2018.

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