Washington D.C. area startup launches state-of-the-art smart stand for everyday cooks “Top Prop” on Kickstarter

Top Prop is a uniquely designed cooking aid to quickly transition wet pot lids to a designated area, preventing spills and messes on your countertop, alleviating accidental burns and allowing you to free up your hands quicker when cooking.  The geometrically designed unit allows the Top Prop to accommodate the smallest to the largest pot and serving dish lids catching all the drips and can hold one, two, or three lids at a time.

No more messy spills over kitchen counters while wrestling with the lid of a steaming pot! A new state-of-the-art tool has finally come to the rescue.

The inventor, Steven Allamby, stated: “This Product has been designed to help declutter your counter and answer the puzzling question; where can I set this lid? Especially when it’s hot, wet and messy.”


D.C. area parent company AL3 Products has launched the Top Prop, as many have called it The Ultimate Cooking Companion on Kickstarter.com. Steven says “though there are a few competitors, I think many will see the difference, and over time we will gain market share. Carefully thought-out in the eyes of a user, our product is more user-friendly and stylish, as it comes in 8 colors to match your kitchen décor. It can hold multiple universally designed lids, includes a utensil rest, and can easily be disassembled for storing when you’re finished cooking or serving.”   Aptly titled as “Top Prop, The Ultimate Cooking Companion,” the innovative product is a Smart Stand where one can rest any lid safely and catch any run-off so that your kitchen counter and stove are free from the usual nasty drips that occur every time you lift the pot lid.  The stand will also prevent the painful burns which we often encounter while struggling to find a proper place to rest a piping hot lid.

The Kickstarter campaign is geared to raise $35,000 by May 15, 2018.

Top Prop is carefully designed based on considerations of several parameters including – usefulness, accessibility, style, standard cabinet height from the counter, average counter size, lid size, lid weight, product flexibility, and durability.

It has been tried and tested with 4-inch lids, wok pot lids, heavy lids, lids with different edge types and hot lids; for sturdiness, a medium sized lid was placed on the top lid slot with no lids at the bottom slots, and vice-versa for the bottom lid slots.  The utensil feature can accommodate large spoons, small spoons, serving forks and spatulas.

One of the main benefits of this state-of-the-art tool is undoubtedly it’s universal nature. Top Prop can accommodate up to 3 lids at one go, irrespective of size and type. Put simply; if anyone uses 2 or more lids when cooking, this product is absolutely positively for them. 

“Anyone who cooks can relate to the plight of messy kitchen counters resulting from dripping moisture or sweat from pot-lids as s/he lifts them off cooking pots. I am sure one can also relate to being burned by that hot messy lid and making more of a mess trying to get rid of it quickly. But, not anymore- Top Prop will change everything now and make cooking even easier, cleaner, and more enjoyable. Our smart stand will extend the much needed resting place for your lids so that there are no messy drips on your kitchen counter from now on”, stated Steven Allamby, the visionary man behind AL3 Products and Top Prop.

Top Prop stands out with a series of amazing features –

  • Multiple color options
  • Structured from BPA-free, safe food-grade materials
  • 3 tier lid rest
  • Detachable hinge & side base for easy storage and disassembly 
  • Robust re-enforcement for heavy lids
  • Anti-skid base
  • Built-in drip tray
  • Utensil base
  • Sleek & stylish design
  • The smart stand can be used while serving, drying, cooking or as a cookbook/tablet rest
  • Dishwasher safe

“Your generous support will enable us to take Top Prop to every kitchen out there and make cooking easier and safer.”

A series of cool rewards are awaiting our backers. To show your support for the campaign, please visit our Kickstarter campaign.

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Website: www.thetopprop.com/