While the concept of a ‘home-cooked meal’ is often idealized as a wholesome and nourishing activity, the reality remains that it is unattainable for many Americans. Even more so, when it is women (and more specifically, mothers) in the family who are expected to shoulder the burden of everyday cooking.
Throughout history, women have played a vital role in changing the way we cook at home. They have long been the unsung heroes of the kitchen, who have transformed the way we think about food, nutrition, and family meals. From grandmothers to mothers to daughters, women have passed down their culinary knowledge from generation to generation, ensuring that these recipes are preserved for future generations to enjoy.
But despite their invaluable contributions, women have rarely received the support they need in the kitchen. Society expects mothers to cook every day for their families, even if they’d rather put their energy into other pursuits.
It's 2023. We'd have expected things to have changed by now, but here we are. Still sweating it out in the kitchen.
We had always wanted to effectively change this narrative, and help democratize the kitchen. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to cook, regardless of their gender, background, or skill level.
Given all the knowledge we've acquired from women about cooking over the years, it would be a waste not to put it to good use.
We built a fully automated cooking robot that can cook many recipes from various cuisines, start to finish, requiring little to no intervention from the users’ end. While we didn’t primarily make this product with only busy moms in mind. We were confident that Nymble would make everyday meal-planning and eating immensely easier. And, busy mothers would be one of the groups who would benefit the most.
It was only after we shipped the cooking robot to 50 families in the Bay Area that we witnessed how mothers were utilizing their "private robot chef" to maximize their daily schedule and increase efficiency. By delegating meal preparation to the robot, they had more time to dedicate to other important tasks and spend quality time with their loved ones.
Here’s Jyothi, one of our early users echoing a similar message:
“The best risk we took on and it paid off! Nymble makes cooking less of a chore and more of something delicious to look forward to. In addition to all several cuisines and dishes, it helped in recovering precious family time every day.”
Natasha Chakerwarti, Senior Program Manager at Stitch Fix and mother of two boys, credits Nymble with helping her manage multiple responsibilities effortlessly and overcome her fear of the kitchen.
"Nymble has been a game-changer for me! With my personal chef, I can attend early morning meetings while mouthwatering breakfasts are prepared for my family, taking my multitasking skills to a whole new level."
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For moms like Maithilee Samant, having access to chef-crafted recipes at the tap of a button, while also being able to customize them based on her preferences was a dream come true.
Surbhi Gupta highlights the user-friendliness of Nymble and its kid-friendly recipes as its defining attribute, with even her kids being able to prepare meals with the robot, fostering independence and self-reliance.
"Thanks to Nymble's extensive selection of kid-friendly recipes, my picky eaters always have a variety of options to choose from. My 12-year-old loves using Nymble to make different dishes and is always excited to cook with it."
In addition to being users, Nymble moms have also become recipe innovators, creating their own unique recipes and sharing them with the Nymble community.
Objectively speaking, Nymble has saved 93720 minutes, or 1562 hours of cooking time since its launch. Mothers who use Nymble can now enjoy more free time, pursuing personal projects, going on solo trips, or spending quality time with their families, without having to sweat it out in the kitchen for hours on end.
We'd like to add that we do not discourage mothers from spending time in the kitchen and whipping up their beloved recipes. In fact, we’re actually inspired by such versatile and talented home-cooks. However, what we do offer is some valuable assistance in the kitchen to help you prioritize other important things in life.
We're happy to let you know that we have a special discount code (MD50) for Mother's Day that will be available for the rest of the week. By using the code, you can get a 50% discount on Nymble's pre-order fee.
Sign up here to get early access to Nymble and place your pre-order today.