Invention in the Spotlight – Melon Peeler

Inventor Jerry Avey hasn’t always been a truck driver.  His true passion is portrait photography.  And years ago, he and his wife dabbled in the restaurant industry, even considering opening their own restaurant for a time.  While experimenting with menus, various recipes, and his own culinary skills, Jerry stood at his kitchen counter slicing melon and realized what a tedious (and potentially dangerous) job that is.  They say “necessity is the mother of invention” and lo and behold, Jerry needed a better way to peel and slice melon.

Jerry went through countless prototypes, revisions and improvements…experimenting with various types of blades, cutting angles and materials, and finally arrived at his current embodiment which he calls “Melon Peeler”.

The Melon Peeler is secured to a kitchen counter with suction cups, and it has a curved base which conforms with the shape of the melon.  A blade rests above the base and can be adjusted to various heights, depending on the rind thickness of the melon being sliced.  First, cut the melon into wedges, then take a wedge, rest it on one side of the base and gently slide it across the base, beneath the blade.  VOILA!  Delicious, peeled fruit could not be easier to achieve.  The Melon Peeler can also be used to create fancy fruit displays like those featured below.  Who says sliced fruit belongs in a bowl? 

Jerry is seeking license opportunities for his patent-pending invention.  Contact my marketing team ([email protected]) if you have interest/questions.

Stay posted to this blog for even more ingenious, unusual, or just zany products from my clients at InventionHome and affiliate company  I hope these posts serve as your inspiration to pursue your own invention.   If you’d like to learn about the steps of marketing and licensing your invention, check out this step-by-step process right here at StartupNation.

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