Why do I need the kSafe?
Short Answer – Because it’s really cool! And, it’s been scientifically proven to increase your chances of reaching your goals.
Long Answer - The kSafe was developed based on research published by scientists at MIT, Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, and Yale. They discovered that pre-commitment can significantly increase our chances of achieving our goals. Pre-commitment is the notion of committing to a smart choice now, when you know you’ll be tempted by a bad choice later. We’ve taken years of inter-temporal and willpower research and reimagined it into a fun and effective product that helps people reach their goals. If you’re interested in this stuff, here is a great TED talk on the subject.
How does the kSafe work?
The kSafe is fun and easy to use:
- Place an item in the kSafe
- Rotate the button to set the timer
- Press the button to activate the lock
Once locked, the Kitchen Safe will not unlock until the timer reaches zero.
Do you have a user guide?
Yes! And it's filled with lots of useful information, check it out by clicking here.
How big is the kSafe?
There are 3 sizes. Click on "Shop" at the top and then click on "Click to comparison sizes" to see a chart that compares sizes.
If your item doesn't fit in the kSafe, we recommend you lock it up with a key and put the key in the kSafe!
Are there any built in overrides?
No. The kSafe was designed to only unlock once the timer reaches zero. No cheating!
How long can I lock the kSafe?
The kSafe can be locked for as short as one minute or as long as ten days.
Will my kSafe lid fit on a kSafe XL or Mini base?
Yes! They use the exact same lid.
What can I store in the kSafe?
Almost anything! The kSafe is designed for safely storing food and many other items.
Can I put the kSafe in the freezer or refrigerator?
The kSafe is not designed for use in a freezer or refrigerator. Humidity from the refrigerator and freezer can damage the electronics and will void the warranty.
However, there is a solution. We recommend you buy a key locking box or banker bag and then place the key in the kSafe. Searching Amazon for "key locking box or bag" will provide some solutions.
Can the kSafe be broken into?
The kSafe was designed to be a deterrent, not an industrial safe. It is made of plastic and can be broken with force. If you drop, attempt to break in, or put force on the lid it can break the base or lid and will void the warranty. If temptation is too strong, break the base (it will crack) as you can buy a replacement base at a fraction of the cost of a full unit. Hopefully the thought of having to buy a replacement base will keep the temptation at bay.
How should I wash the kSafe?
The lid houses electronics so it is is best to wash the Kitchen Safe carefully by hand.
Is the kSafe BPA free?
Yes. The kSafe is safe to store food; it is made of BPA-free food grade plastics, the quality standard of the industry.
Anything I shouldn't use the kSafe for?
The kSafe can be used for most items. However, no time sensitive items such as health critical medicine should be used in the kSafe. There is risk that someone may accidentally set the time longer than intended, that the lid becomes stuck to the base, or that the electronics may fail resulting in the items inside to become inaccessible.