Made in the U.S.A! 

Made in the U.S.A! 

Posted on June 13, 2017

In May, we shared a sneak peek rendering of the TempehSure Protein Pod with the inside of the appliance in full view. Now we’re excited to announce that the appliance will be made in the United States. We believe that this not only enables us to better monitor the construction quality to provide you with a superior product, it helps support jobs and the economic vitality of our domestic partners.

  • James Purcell

    Do you have an estimated price point for the TempehSure?

    Why does tempeh only take 24 hours in your device, but when using the oven-light incubator method it’s 12 hours, and then another 24-36 hours in a zip lock bag with holes poked into it. Why is the TempehSure so much faster?

    • John Silva

      Hi James. Thanks for the great Q. There are quite a few methods used around the world (it would seem!) for making tempeh and they vary pretty widely. From my experience, the two biggest factors are temperature and environmental controls and the starter culture being used. We developed our PODs to control the environment as tightly as we could to maintain a most productive use of time. BUT, we did find that the starters we had tried from various sources were inconsistent and played a part– which is why we had to produce our own that has a concentration (CFUs) and other formulary factors that allow Rhiz O to do its thing as efficiently as possible. The two together allow a more rapid tempeh growth than other methods.

      We also had food production in mind when we created TempehSure so that fresh tempeh production can fit within a 24-hour kitchen schedule.

      Happy New Year and our very best to you!

      • James Purcell

        Thank you for your reply, best wishes to you and your family in the New Year.

    • John Silva

      We are struggling with the price point right now for our PODs as US production prices have been sadly daunting. Although our KickStarter friends got a tremendous price that will get them their units when we start to ship, our SRP going forward will be significantly higher than the 399 for the POD and 899 for the POD Plus estimates.