Alumnus's Invention on Jay Leno

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 invited Quirky.com (a website that helps inventors finance and produce their products) founder Ben Kaufman as a guest on March 20. Kaufman brought several inventions to the show, one of them being Wachtel’s Grill Wrangler, an invention that unites three common grilling tools (spatula, tongs, and a fork), so all necessary tools can easily be taken anywhere. 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.which is available on the site. While looking at The Grill Wrangler, Leno remarked, "That is really cool; I would buy that."

Peter Wachtel's Grill Wrangler

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.