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Kitchen Safe Is a Dieter's (Or a Mother's) Best Friend

If you’ve ever been on a diet, you know how hard it can be. If you live by yourself, you can reduce temptation simply by not buying things like candy or cookies, but if you’re in a house with other people it’s not fair to them if it’s something they’re used to eating. Of course, you could also want to keep something around for a special treat, but if you know you have no willpower it’s hard to deny yourself when there’s a perfectly good cookie sitting right there, practically demanding you eat it.

Enter the Kitchen Safe. It’s pretty simple, really…it’s a plastic container that will hold your goodies, and built into the lid is a lock that can only be opened after a set amount of time has gone by. The time can be set for anywhere from one minute to 10 days, so you can slowly wean yourself off of something if you want (I’m thinking cigarettes here). Once the lock is set, there is no way to open the container until your programmed time has elapsed. At least, not without ruining the Kitchen Safe; I’m sure if you were really determined you could totally get in there.

The safe measures 6 x 6 x 6.5 in. (15.2 x 15.2 x 16.5 cm), and requires just two AA batteries (not included) which should last about six months under normal use. Here’s a thing you should know: if the batteries die or are taken out, the timer retains memory of where it was in its countdown, and will resume when they are replaced. You can use it in the refrigerator, but not the freezer, or leave it on your countertop if you’d rather. It comes in clear or opaque, in case you want to not only lock up but hide whatever you’ve placed inside. It’s directed toward kitchen use, but I can think of a bunch of stuff I could put in it that I spend too much time with: my phone, my jewelry-making tools, the aforementioned cigarettes…anything that will fit that you want to keep away from yourself for a set amount of time will work.

Right now, this is a Kickstarter project, but they are under $5,000 from their goal with almost a month left to pledge. All it takes is $29.00 US or more, and you’re in! They’re anticipating a September 2013 delivery date. I’m going to pledge my money as soon as I get paid.


Source: Gizmag

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