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How It al started

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HOW IT ALL STARTED

HOW IT ALL STARTED

The AZUME Ceramic Rice Cooker came to life with the help of a lot of people who funded our crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, Indiegogo and here on our website.

Five years ago, the first design sketch was on the table. Four years, we researched and experimented to get the design to be perfect. Getting the most practical and beautiful shape, not only qua shape but also finding the best flameproof material. A lot of partners, including manufacturers, chefs and marketers, have contributed to the final AZUME design.


Special thanks

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

 

Starting a crowdfunding campaign is not at all easy and a hell of a lot of work. That's why I’m very thankful for all the help and support I received.

Foremost it is my wife Roos and my two daughters Sammie and Swaen who helped and supported me all the way.

Ben Oostrum

L5

Studio Oostrum

 

But I also like to thank Rob Smith, Mart Hulspas and the rest of the L5 team. They did a great job in marketing the crowdfunding campaign for the AZUME.

All photo’s and video were done by Studio Oostrum and I thank my brother Hans Oostrum and his team for doing a great job!

vrienden van Kickstarter

Friends of Kickstarter

     
 
   
 

AZUME, The Best Way To Cook Delicious Rice

AZUME, The Best Way To Cook Delicious Rice

Also like to thank

 

 

We have done extensive testing on the AZUME. Not just us, but also Chef Crista Hammel from Kookstudiomix and Chef Jinai Looi from Het Zesde Geluk. Jinai even introduced the AZUME on Dutch television. Both of them also feature in our Crowdfunding video.

 

more thanks

We also like to thank Katrien van der Eerden of FOOD&BOOKS for the styling of the video. Furthermore Freek Vermolen from Let’s Cook Together for the use of their cooking studio in Rijswijk.

We thank our chefs: Esther van Leeuwe, Jinai Looi & Maria van de Spek, Katrien van der Eerden, Yolanda van der Jagt, and Crista Hammel for their recipes, advise and support.

With the risk of forgetting somebody, we would also like to thank:
Ary van Krimpen & Marco Heinen from  Van Krimpen Agencies, Petra Smulders from Moved by Motion, Sammie Oostrum, Mieke Montagne from Studio Poldergoed, Eva Lukkenaer from Pottenbakkerij de Vuurplaats, Bianca Vermeulen, Joost Lasschuit, John Hartman from Cap4All, Robin van der Basch, Monica Ophuijsen from Ophuysen, Luc Scholten & Mark Elderson from Sprank, Darryll Atema, Marcel Oostrom from Catermaat, Harm van der Werf, Shailendra Sripal from SS Administratie en advies, Bart van den Ouden from Cardo Architecten, John van der Tuijn, Martin Oostrum, Rudi Abels from Melkman, Fatma Aktas, Gerard Rinkes from Solinger, Yolanda van der Jagt, Wim Parent, Hans van de Camp, Jeroen van Zeijl, Maarten Reijgersberg from RAUW CC, and many more.


OUR BACKERS:

But everything would have been for nothing if it wasn't for our backers:

Bart van den Ouden, Marcel Oostrom, Shailendra Shripal, Martin Oostrum, Harm van de Werf, John van der Tuin, Rob van der Wolf, Jeroen van Zeijl, Marco Botbijl, Ron van der Meer, Andre te Wiel, Monica Verhoek, Marco Beesemer, Dennis Oemar Said, Cor van Driebergen, Cor van Driebergen, Yolanda van der Jagt, Wim Parent, Peter Snaterse, Tanja Hermans, Joost van Daalen, Vanessa de Groot, Walther van Ekkendonk, Evelien de Leeuw, Marnon Heuvels, Edward Ernst, Gabriel Mendolia, Inge Baay, Chris Alblas, Helma Bergeijk, Gabriella van der Linden, Peter Pannekoek, Johan Boom, FWA drukwerk, Yannick, Jerry Panagiotakis, Hans Oostrum, Sculpin Games, Marc Granlund, Afroshoes, Mieke Cuppen, Anke Viersma, Alvieri LLC, Ricardo Bravenboer, G. van Zeijl, Femke van Zeijl, Wil Adolfs, Silvia B., Eelco vd Snoek, Rob Smith, Ali Benmoussa, Rob, Lulu Fan, Ann Maes, Samuel Zuder, Candra M., Lambert Oostrum, Constantijn & Nancy Labordus, Eveline, Hang Liu, Jan Paul Lagendijk, Marga Beesemer, Andreas Hamm, Arnout Visser, FE Mourer, John, Kookstudio Let's Cook Together, Je Amann, Jacqueline Exton, Gaby, Darren, Eelco van Collenburg, Flint, Barbara Donoghue, Koeckritz, Joost Kadijk, Nixolus, Johan Ong, Brandee Kestermont, Chris Jansen, Theon van Dijk, Henrik Ortved, Roberto de la Fuente, Noe, Colum McNamara, Andre van Mierlo, Lynn, Ronald, Tommy Regoukos, Renate, Revee LeNoir, Luk Sponselee, Maurice Blok, Tur, marie-louise van nieuwenburg, Samuel Keevers, Tobias La Feber, Benoit Marchal, Yvo Greweldinger, Nithin Nirmal, J Slater, Simon Stutz, Amy Reams, Sjef van Opstal, Florian Horsch, Rebecca Poulson, Michelle Tan, Calvin Fritz, Sheri Costa, Ayman Van Bregt, Jeremy Thompson, wdwrd, Arjaan Den Ouden, Pepa, René Onstenk, Douwe van der Werf, Pierre, Suzanne Stam, Roy, Miranda de Ruiter, Chee Lup Wan, Bart Rotteveel, Angela Prijt-de Geus, Kim Lim, Marcel Vroom, KG Visser, Boogiemen, Martin Dragt, Xavo Marketing, Susanne Brakkee, David Armstrong, Ed Catmull, Gabi Preiss, Marion Knubben, Trudy van Dijk, Michael Chia, Tamara Matheeuwsen, Iris van Aken, Ilse Diehl, N. 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