Eascut, Redefining Cut and Enhancing the Kitchen!

I began with a simple question in mind, how do I simplify the tools that enhances our life? In order to approach this issue, I had to fill a gap which complicates consumers. That is when Eascut was born. Eascut, an acronym for Easy to Cut, is a simple tool that beautifully enhances our everyday life in our kitchen. With a simple downward push of the body, a fruit or vegetable placed beneath it can be cut into two or many different pieces depending on your needs. This kitchen utensil will enable consumers to cut fruits and vegetables quickly in a safer environment. 


Early Development 

The first prototype was built when I was a 4th grader for the sake of a school project. I took it seriously. I was the sole student that invented something. Its original name was “Eastcut,” now known as “Eascut,” was rigorously crafted by using a CAD (Computer-Aided Design) program called Google SketchUp. Shortly thereafter, the first legendary prototype was done with the help of a handyman. 
The overall process took me approximately one month to design and build the prototype. This is my first invention and experience where I had think like a product designer. The moment I started to work on this, I did not even know where to start. It felt like there was a vast space for ideas but there were no starting point. With your ideas, you could start anywhere. And as time passes, I decided to revive the Eascut and focus on the design overhaul to assure that the product that I invented in the past could really be significant. 
 

Issues with standard knives

At the present time, the knife is the most popular tool to cut different slices of fruits and vegetables. It is easy to use and its popularity enables consumers to find a variety of shapes and sizes in today’s market. Unfortunately I noticed a major problem. With a sharp edge sticking out unguarded, it becomes a known concern that it requires a higher degree of security and safety. “When you drop a knife, it has no handle,” they say. As using one is risky, I developed the Eascut to provide a safer and more efficient way to cut fruits and vegetables. It utilizes a system that enables the user to put their hands as far away as possible during the cut while still enhancing the ergonomics. The knife is also known to be more time consuming in a way that it slices objects one by one. This means, if we were to cut ten slices of carrot, we would have to cut it nine times. With the Eascut, we would only have to cut it once with the Adaptive Adapter which features fifteen blades. 

Functionality

The Eascut uses a system of guided springs that requires the main body to be pressed downwards by the user until it reaches the base. The spring is safely protected inside the pipes to prevent any disruption while cutting and to limit the damage of functionality if the product falls to the ground. To cut the fruit or vegetable that is placed right above the base of the Eascut or between the four aluminum pipes, simply push the main body downwards by holding on the built-in handles on the left and right side of the Eascut. By holding it, it will allow our hands to be kept safe from the blades that may harm us. 


Adapters 

Eascut is equipped with two different adapters designed to do multitasking. With a fixed blade version and an adaptive version, the Eascut allows flexibility in cutting vegetables, fruits and many more. Versatility is one of the highlights that this product has. A cookers task in the kitchen can be simplified and more could be done with less time.

Six Blade Adapter

Usage

The “Six Blade Adapter” is one of the most efficient cutting tools. It enables consumers to quickly cut fruits into six equal slices in just one simple, effortless cut. Such adapter is designed for cutting fruits like apples, tomatoes or oranges if possible. The blades of this adapter are fixed and cannot be moved, therefore, providing a rigid structure. The mechanism of the adapter is exactly the same when comparing it to the “Adaptive Adapter,” enabling people to familiarize themselves with the product. To lock the adaptive adapter on to the main body, horizontally rotate the silver lock on the left and right by 180˚ and when properly placed, turn both locks 180˚ again to secure it.

Built Material

Mimicking the “Adaptive Adapter,” it is made out of the exact same material. The body is made out of durable polymer which improves its sustainability. The three blades are also made out of strong stainless steel which are guaranteed to be completely reliable and safe to use. The locks, are also made out of aluminum and they are 100% interchangeable with the “Adaptive Adapter.”

Adaptive Adapter

Usage

Eascut’s fifteen bladed Adaptive Adapter allows consumers to cut fruits and vegetables into two or more slices simply by repositioning the blades. To cut two slices of fruit or vegetable, simply move seven blades to the left and seven other to the right, while leaving one blade in the center of the adapter. To cut more slices, simply add more blades on to the center of the adapter. To lock the adaptive adapter on to the main body, horizontally rotate the silver lock on the left and right by 180˚ and when properly placed, turn both locks 180˚ again to secure it.

Built Material

The Adaptive Adapter is made out of strong and durable polymer that is guaranteed to be safe from causing any diseases. This material is chosen as it would provide a light and yet durable product, allowing consumers to use for a fairly long time. The blades are made out of durable stainless steel which is also safe and eco-friendly. The locks are made out of aluminum which is one of the most efficient and preferred choice of material when it comes to securing the adapter.

The Significance of Eascut

The Eascut is currently the simplest tool consumers can find for their kitchen to cut fruits and vegetables. It increases the productivity rate of any user that cooks in their kitchen by using its versatile “Adaptive Adapter” and quick and easy “Six Blade Adapter” which allows people to get several slices in one cut. By utilizing the spring on the Eascut, it prevents users from having to reposition the main body manually to its original position. Users can now focus on adjusting the formation of the blades for the “Adaptive Adapter” or positioning the fruit or vegetable on the base of this tool.
By providing this tool with the built-in handle, consumers can now be safe as their hands are placed in an area that cannot be harmed during the cut. Unlike standard knifes which dangerously expose their sharp edges, the Eascut assures that the blades are only facing down, reducing the risk of an accidental cut. Strengthening its body, it is built using strong materials to prolong its life and to increase the overall rigidity of the product. Without these necessary features, this tool may never being innovation to our kitchen. The Eascut is surely as simple as cut and it will revolutionize cooking in the future as it simplifies the way we do it.
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