Paragon Cooking System Launches Wednesday

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UPDATE: Paragon has now launched on Indiegogo! Follow the campaign. Have you ever wondered why ovens cook at precise temperatures like 325°, but cooktops are limited to a scale of numbers or ambiguous settings like low, medium and high? Every home …

Opal Video Walkthroughs

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We’ve been making a few videos about our Opal Nugget Ice Maker and how to best use it. We hope they are a valuable resource for current owners and soon-to-be owners. After a long wait, we know you just want to …

Custom Fridge

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Imagine a custom fridge design that matched perfectly with the surroundings of any kitchen, basement, or man cave. That’s what vinyl wrapped refrigerators allow you to do. We’ve been testing out various wraps and colors to gauge interest and determine …

New Paragon Mat & Pancakes

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Temperature control is something we’re pretty fond of at FirstBuild. Our Paragon Induction Cooktop allows the user to precisely control the temperature of their food and even do highly-precise methods of cooking, like sous vide. But, even with all of …

Pizza Oven Production

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The Monogram Pizza Oven is an upcoming indoor pizza oven that can be used to make several different styles of pizza with the touch of a button. This product, which a leading consumer magazine has called, “The most innovative product we’ve …

CNET Reviews Paragon

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CNET recently reviewed our very own Paragon Induction Cooktop and while we were certainly confident in our product, none of us really expected the rating it was awarded with. We initially launched Paragon as a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, with …

Behind the Scenes: Pizza Oven

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This week, we ramped up production on the Monogram Pizza Oven. We received lots of interest and great feedback from the two appliance shows we attended in the last two weeks; BrandSource and Nationwide. The oven, which will be included …

Chef Jon Visits FirstBuild

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This week we had the honor of having Chef Jon, from the Monogram Center in Chicago, here at FirstBuild to test out the pizza oven for the first time. Jon has experience making pizza at home but we wanted to see …

#MyParagon Contest

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Most of our backers have received their Paragon Induction Cooktops and have started cooking! We really want to see what all of you are making so, earlier this week, we launched the #MyParagon challenge. The rules are simple: 1. Post …