Prepdeck is an all-in-one kitchen organizing cabinet that comes with a cutting board attached and different sections to put vegetables in. The box is dishwasher safe, disinfected and has almost 15 different sections as well as space for a good collection of kitchen tools to fit into the containers.
Other accessories include a rack, cutlery, weighing spoons, and sheets, which are oven-safe, nonstick plastic partitions that let you bake various items on the same baking pan. Prepdeck ensures that meal prep isn’t messy and you can do everything on a single surface.
The kit includes everything for peeling, chopping, or grating plus food-safe containers. The storage unit has vacuum seal lids that will keep your vegetables fresh. There’s also a space to store scraps from cutting vegetables and a garlic cutter feature.
It also includes a tablet stand for looking at recipes while you cook. It was invented by Alexander Eburne- who wanted a cleaner and more efficient way of getting meals ready. He’d already had some experience with marketing, so he used it to kickstart his business, funding it with an IndieGoGo campaign. Through the campaign, he managed to get $359,602.
Before coming to Shark Tank, he managed to sell almost 150,000 Prepdecks through Amazon and even won an award on the platform for innovation. Apart from Prepdeck, the company now also sells other kitchen items.
Are They Still an Active Company?
Yes, the company is active and still in business.
How Did the Shark Tank Pitch Go?
Alexander came to Shark Tank seeking an investment of $750,000 for a 7.5% stake in his company. He started the pitch by demonstrating how to meal prep in an easier way with Prepdeck. He was accompanied by his wife, who cut up the vegetables for the demonstration. Then, he handed out samples to the Sharks.
He shared his positive IndieGoGo experience and the fact that he’d managed to make $1 million in profit through the platform. The year before coming to Shark Tank, he’d managed to grow to $6.2 million annual profit and was expecting at least $10 million in that year. Eburne shared other numbers like the fact that most of the profit was spent on acquiring customers and they had a margin of 69%.
Alexander even told the Sharks how he was planning to use the investment to develop the product even more and to build a team. Then it was time for the Sharks to respond.
Barbara was the first to go because she didn’t like the fact that it had a plastic chopping board. She was followed by Daniel, who was confused by the concept behind the product. Mark stepped out too because he felt the same way. Then Lori, because she didn’t find the valuation good enough.
Kevin was the only Shark to make an offer of a $750,000 loan over a period of 36 months at an interest rate of 9.5% plus an additional 5% stake in the company. Alexander thought about it for a moment then made a counter offer of the same amount but at a 9% interest rate with 3% of these repayments only including interest.
They couldn’t reach any common ground so Kevin stepped out too. Overall, the Prepdeck Shark Tank review was neutral but they left without a deal, having rejected Kevin’s offer. They didn’t really need the investment though because business boomed after their appearance on the show and their sales increased even more. The company grew more popular even getting a magazine feature.
Our Review of Prepdeck
We decided to try out Prepdeck for ourselves to see how it would fare in practice.
The good news is that the design is simple and efficient. The plastic storage containers increase the shelf life of the food, there are a lot of utensils included in the box and the design is gorgeous. The newer version includes a marble top to cover the box when not in use. It’s also safe for the dishwasher, which saves the hassle of worrying about damaging the product and it’s compact.
The bad news is that it takes up a lot of counter space even though it does fold up neatly. It has a plastic cutting board, which can get damaged from cutting vegetables on it and the peeler on the side clashes with the accessory door and can even get stuck while using it. It’s also quite expensive, and it might just be cheaper to get kitchen tools individually instead of buying this product.
Pros and Cons of Prepdeck
Pros of Prepdeck
- Dishwasher safe
- Premium design
- A lot of accompanying utensils
- Multiple features
Cons of Prepdeck
- Takes up counter space
- Gets stuck sometimes
Who Is Prepdeck for?
The Prepdeck is mainly for adults who enjoy cooking or have to cook for themselves.
Are There Any Alternatives?
Although Prepdeck was unique at the time of its invention, there are now many alternatives to it on the market.
Roman Ventures Store’s Bamboo Cutting Board is one good alternative to Prepdeck. Unlike Prepdeck, which is made of plastic, the board’s made of bamboo with the same chop n drop design but with an additional grater and lemon squeezing mechanism as part of it. Instead of just being side-to-side, the containers are stackable and it has handles to keep the product in place.
The cutting board is made of strong durable material and can handle knives without experiencing a lot of wear and tear.
Our Final Thoughts
The Prepdeck meal prep tool is an efficient and easy way of making meals in the kitchen without making too much of a mess. It spares you from having to clean up after you’re done cooking, since everything is in one place plus it keeps spices and vegetables at hand. The product is best to use for people who are always on the go and want to make meal prep as easy and straightforward as possible.
However, there are now better designed alternatives on the market that utilize material other than plastic. Plus Prepdeck is quite expensive.