Here's What Happened To Kitchen Safe After Shark Tank

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The investment show "Shark Tank" takes all sorts of products and businesses and showcases them, sometimes raising them from obscurity. Mashed has highlighted the many kitchen tools that have made it onto the show, like Scrub Daddy sponges, Stasher storage bags, and the Cupboard Pro cutting board.

Another innovative kitchen tool featured on "Shark Tank" is Kitchen Safe, which appeared on season 6 back in 2014. According to Shark Tank Tales, Kitchen Safe is a "time-locked container" that keeps snacks, phones, cigarettes, and other items safely stashed away for a set period of time.

Kitchen Safe was created by entrepreneurs David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng. The duo asked for $100,000 for 5% equity in the company, but their main concern was getting their product into major retailers. Despite agreeing on $100,000 for 20% equity with sharks Lori Greiner and Nick Woodman, the deal was apparently later called off, per Shark Tank Blog. So where is Kitchen Safe today?

The story behind Kitchen Safe

David Krippendorf and Ryan Tseng created Kitchen Safe after Krippendorf wanted a way to keep himself from eating too many cookies. Hey, we've all been there, wanting just one more Oreo. But Kitchen Safe isn't just for cookies.

After developing the product, Krippendorf and Tseng realized that Kitchen Safe could be used for countless other items, including cell phones, game controllers, and cigarettes (via the Shark Tank Blog). For this very reason, guest shark Nick Woodman recommended the duo rename Kitchen Safe — and so kSafe was born. In a later interview with Business Insider, Krippendorf confirmed that more than half of kSafe owners use the product for something other than food.

But how does kSafe work? According to Shark Tank Success, once kSafe is closed, you can set the built-in timer for anywhere from one minute to 10 days. This timer cannot be overridden once set, so you definitely won't be getting at whatever's locked up inside.

Kitchen Safe is as strong as ever

Shortly after appearing on "Shark Tank," kSafe sales skyrocketed. Today, kSafe is sold on its own website, as well as Amazon and other retailers. On Amazon alone, it has a rating of 4.6 out of 5, with more than 6000 reviews.

The kSafe comes in three sizes — mini, medium, and XL — with four color options. You can also choose between a clear kSafe and an opaque kSafe. Out of sight, out of mind, right? Regardless of color, mini and medium kSafes sell for $59 apiece, while the XL sells for $69.

According to the kSafe website, the mini works well for cell phones, money, and cigarettes. The medium works better for snacks and larger phones, and the XL can fit items as large as an iPad Mini. So whether you need to lock up a packet of M&Ms or a bottle of your favorite Kentucky bourbon, there's apparently a kSafe to fit it.