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Role: Product Designer
Client: N / A
Team: Kinsey Johnson

Date: March 2015

Intentions: Tru Pan aims to create a seamless experience from stovetop to oven to serving.

Intentions: Tru Pan aims to create a seamless experience from stovetop to oven to serving.

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Market / user research

We found that gill pans did not have a seamless connection between stovetop, oven, and serving. They were often too heavy and or bulky and cheap. 

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Sketch / Prototype

We worked in foam modeling and sketching to find the optimal feel and dimensioning for our pan, trying to find the best way for the handle to safely and securely engage with the pan.

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dimension / finalize

Finally, we created two versions of the handle, one for stovetop use, and one for oven/grill use. 

The handle engages with the pan so you can easily move from stovetop to oven to table. The handle removal allows users to keep the device cool while cooking, replacing the need for an oven mitt. 

Pan Material: Stainless Steel 
Handle Material: Rubberized outer with Aluminum Core. 

The handle engages with the pan so you can easily move from stovetop to oven to table. The handle removal allows users to keep the device cool while cooking, replacing the need for an oven mitt. 

Pan Material: Stainless Steel 
Handle Material: Rubberized outer with Aluminum Core.