Alumnus’ Invention on Jay Leno

March 29th, 2013 by Katlin McNally
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Peter Wachtel's STAKE

Peter Wachtel’s Grill Wrangler

Industrial Design alumnus Peter Wachtel (CCAD 1990) had his invention the Grill Wrangler (formerly known as the Stake) featured on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

Leno had Quirky.com founder Ben Kaufman as a guest on March 20. Kaufman brought several inventions, one of them being Wachtel’s Grill Wrangler, which is available on the site. While looking at the Grill Wrangler, Leno remarked, “That is really cool; I would buy that.”

Quirky.com is a website that helps inventors finance and produce their products.

The Grill Wrangler unites three common grilling tools (spatula, tongs, and a fork), so all necessary tools can easily be taken anywhere.

Peter Wachtel's STAKE

Peter Wachtel’s Grill Wrangler

Wachtel originally submitted his idea to Quirky in 2010. The product is now being sold through venues such as Target, Fab, and ThinkGeek and will soon be available at Williams-Sonoma stores nationwide.

Wachtel is the owner and president of Kid Toyology, which designs and develops items for the toy and entertainment industries. He is a native of Amherst, NY, and attended Sweet Home Senior High.

 

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