Behind The Scenes

How We Designed the Pour-Over Coffee Maker with Water Tank

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    Product Testing 101: The Cycle Test

    At OXO, we do all sorts of testing—like drop testing, consumer testing, cycle testing, quality assurance testing, even testing on humans!—because we’re always working to make quality products and meaningful improvements. (more…)

    By Amalia Safran
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    Bicoastal Butter Research: What’s the Difference Between East Coast and West Coast Butter?

    While designing the Butter Dish, we discovered butter is not the same around the U.S. (more…)

    By Erin Zimmer
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    Behind the Design: OXO Hand-Held Spiralizer

    Curious about spiralizing produce? The OXO Hand-Held Spiralizer easily creates vegetable noodles for healthier meals.
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    How & Why We Designed the Grape Cutter

    Does your little one love grapes but you’re nervous about the choking hazard? Enter the OXO Tot Grape Cutter for safely slicing grapes into quarters.
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    Behind the Design of the OXO Salad Spinner

    Ever wondered what a salad spinner does and why you need it? We take you behind the scenes on how we developed our salad spinner so you don’t have to worry about sad salads.

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    Behind the Design: Chef’s Mandoline 2.0

    At OXO, it’s in our DNA to listen and learn — we learn from consumer feedback, retailer feedback, what’s happening in the marketplace, and so on. Then, we take what we learn and create solutions that improve everyday life.

    By Lindsay Mecca
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    How OXO Gets Kids Excited About Engineering

    Here at OXO, we have a strong tradition of teaching middle and high school students all about product engineering because, well, we think what we do each day is pretty awesome and we want to share it! We love getting the younger generation excited about solving everyday pet peeves around the house so they can come and join our team later on.

    By Amalia Safran
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    Behind the Design: OXO’s Iconic Good Grips Handles

    One of the first things you probably associate with the OXO brand is our iconic Good Grips line. The soft, non-slip, black handles can be found on many products from spatulas to can openers. Ever wonder how these comfy, easy-to-grip handles ended up on so many of your favorite OXO products?

    By Valerie Liston
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    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.

    By Lindsay Mecca
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