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 …

KBIS Monogram Pizza Oven Unveil

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By Michael DiLauro The big week was finally here, the 2016 Kitchen & Bath Show in Las Vegas. The pizza oven successfully made it out to Las Vegas, engineers Brian and Chris installed it in the booth and got it …

Opal Update Jan 8 + Melt Rate Test

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By Scott Tarr On Monday we started testing our latest Opal prototype.  Here you can see it running with the top removed and a GoPro camera capturing the action.  There is a lot of excitement at FirstBuild around this product.  Over …

Control Box Demo

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This week we built a control demo box that demonstrates how the LED touch interface will work on Opal. The objective is to clearly communicate to the team what the different modes mean, and make it easy for Ricky (electrical …

Producing the EZ Load Oven Drawer

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The Easy Load Oven is a 30” free standing oven that has not one, but two oven cavities within the same unit. For many years, this style of cooking appliance was produced standard with only one large cooking cavity. Through …

Opal Passes $2 Million!

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Earlier this week, Opal reached and exceeded $2 million in contributions on Indiegogo! We’d like to thank everyone who supported Opal; whether you purchased or just helped get the word out, we can’t thank you enough for making the Opal …

The Return of the Pizza Oven

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After weeks of tweaking and tuning, the pizza oven is up and running again at FirstBuild. A couple months ago, we were cooking pizza after pizza in the oven; as flour and toppings began to accumulate on the pizza stone …

Paragon to launch on Indiegogo

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The Paragon Induction Cooktop is almost here! On February 3rd, Paragon will be available via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Paragon will retail for $249, but if you go to our Indiegogo page on the first day, you will have the opportunity …