The name was created right in front of the customer! When we go to a show the most important thing to bring is ICE!!! The reason for this is we do a demonstration in front of the customer that we refer to as CHARGING the cup. In order to do this, we dunk it in ice for 5 seconds, equivalent to storing them in your fridge or freezer! Once the cup is charged the customer is in aw on how cold the cup gets in such little time! At this point you would add your cold beverage to keep your drink chilled longer! ...Just CHILLIT!
The best part about the Chillits is how quickly and conveniently you can get them cold again! Throw in an ice cube and swirl it around or run it under cold water - At any point, it only takes a few seconds to recharge your CHILLIT. You can store them in the freezer prior to use however they will come out very cold, often too cold to touch sometimes. In this case you may prefer to place a fabric koozie around it so that it will be more comfy in the hand. Long story short we tell our customers 30 to 45 minutes depending on the temperature outside and how long you are holding onto the cup!
1) Hand stamped Maple leaf on the bottom- The maple leaf is extremely important to us as we are very proud to be able to make our products locally and show off our Canadian authenticity. We use the maple leaf as the center point on each cup. This is the point of contact where the cup meets the surface it sits on - so why not make it spin!
2) Fidget - When people are sitting down enjoying a drink, fidgeting tends to add comfort. As an added bonus, it's great for those trying to quit smoking while drinking and need something to keep their hands busy! Find comfort in the spin and enjoy watching the unique patterns shine in a mesmerizing way.
3) Drink Mixer - Pour in the ingredients of your favourite drink and give it a couple spins to mix it all together! Fidgeting with a purpose - spin it half way through to ensure your drink is kept well mixed the whole time you're enjoying it.
Yes. Depending on how hot it is outside the CHILLIT will leave a kiss of sweat on your frosted cup. Let this visual play an enjoyable part in your thirst quenching experience. We also have designed a neoprene koozie that can slide over your shiny piece. This is helpful to keep your hand warm to if you place your CHILLIT in the freezer!
The best part of Aluminum is it is 100% recyclable making it safe on environment. One of the materials companies are currently working with to replace plastic is Aluminum. 1 million plastic water bottles are being used every minute and they are working on replacing plastic water bottles with Aluminum. Also with our personal experience camping it was amazing to see how much less garbage we brought home after a trip. Just replacing plastic cups with a cup you want to drink out of cut our garbage in half. It is also the third most abundant element on earth with the ability of resisting corrosion and a thermal conductivity of 235 watts per kelvin placing it in the middle between stainless and copper helps accomplish the chill factor we were looking for... Plus its SHINY!
We have done lots of research in this area regarding aluminum leaching. It is an extremely small amount of ppm when heated and even smaller when used chilled. Aluminum is found in many things from deodorant and found naturally in foods like spinach, potatoes and even tea. The World Health Organization pegged the average intake of aluminum from food at about 5 milligrams a day, about 25 times more than you get from using aluminum cookware which would be significantly smaller then in our cups and this point only covers leaching. The most concerning part for our customers has been the link with Alzheimer’s and aluminum which was very concerning in the 60s and 70s and this thinking has been passed down. The best statement I can share is this.
"Current research provides NO convincing evidence that exposure to trace elements of aluminum is connected to the development of dementia."
And that comes from the Alzheimer’s society of Canada.
Leaching when heated
Aluminum tumblers are safe
Long paper on aluminum.
Unfortunately, after a dishwashing bath the Shiny won’t come back. However, we don’t want you stuck with a discolored CHILLIT, so we do offer a swap out option. For $40 we will take your old cup and give you a new one at a show or at the shop and if shipping is required we can ship a replacement for an additional $15. If this happens please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it replaced!
This point really hits home for us! Some of our most prized possessions have been passed down to us and are over 100 years old. At the time in which they were made, the love and care that went into making them was special and resulted in a quality product that was built to last... We believe in sustainable products and wanted to do the same, not only for the world but especially for our customers. We've built our pieces strong enough to park a truck on. We feel that we are creating something of similar quality that will eventually be considered to be an antique one day = BRAND NEW ANTIQUES!
We are proud to be able to manufacture in what we believe is the best country in the world and by placing that maple leaf on the bottom of each piece we take responsibility for creating a product that separates us from the lack of quality you may find in the store. We offer a lifetime guarantee on any of our pieces from breaking. We accomplish this by manufacturing them from a solid piece like they would have been manufactured years ago... Lastly, my father and I wanted to share a story from a time when we were selling in the mall (our First Year in business). We met a customer once whose Grandpa had a collection of Koozies and in his passing his son received his cherished collection. This really resonated with us. The thought of our CHILLIT potentially being so important to someone while they held it through some of the most exciting or adventurous times in there life meant a lot!! And if this unique shiny piece was treasured so much that when people saw it they got reminded of who first cherished it, our hearts would be full and we would feel proud. We believe in making something that will last long enough to be passed down! This is why we are proud to say it will survive lifetimes!!
We have had many customers purchase the CHILLIT for non alcohol type beverages. They are designed to hold pop cans and the standard sized water bottles (not the larger diameter ex: Dasani). You can use them as a cup for any of your favorite beverages! We even have one customer who told us how much she enjoys the CHILLIT despite her trembles. The pattern on the outside creates a grip, along with the finger grooves for comfort!! This way she gets a fancy chilled glass and doesn't have to worry about it breaking if it is dropped!
The unique designs on the outside are truly special!! Custom tools and attention to detail make the pattern on each CHILLIT one of a kind and the best part is when you give it a spin the patterns are even more mesmerizing!! The reason behind this is we add the patterns while the piece is spinning in the machine. This makes them even more special once you spin them at home since the machine works with a spindle speed and feed rate you can see the frequency at which we added the pattern... and when the cup doesn't stop spinning we recommend a glass of water!!!
Very similar to the popular Moscow mule that comes in a copper cup. The Alumi-Mule is served in one of our aluminum CHILLITS with a ginger beer from caravel craft brewery, a shot of Rig Hand Strawberry Rhubarb vodka, fresh strawberries a squirt of lime all blended together to make sure everybody is smiling!!!! :D