Zip Top Containers: Interview with Inventor Rebecca Finell

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Zip Top are a brand-new line of food storage containers that revolutionized the kitchen storage industry.



Zip Top are a brand-new line of food storage containers that revolutionized the kitchen storage industry. Zip Top containers are designed with an innovative and patented design. These are 100% platinum silicone containers that stand up, stay open, and zip shut. The uniquely-textured product has won many awards for its brilliant glue-less and seamless design. Moreover, these durable containers are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer safe. They are also ecofriendly, sturdy yet moldable, and contain no easy-to-lose-lids; plus, they come in an array of cheerful colors.

Zip Top founder and CEO, Rebecca Finell recently discussed this product via an exclusive interview.

Meagan Meehan (MM): How did you discover your talent for inventing and what gave you the idea for Zip Top?

Zip Top Rebecca Finell (RF): When I was in third grade, I won an invention competition called “Invent America.” I guess I have been inventing ever since. I saw the lack of quality or easy to use product in the reusable space as an opportunity to do it better.

MM: How long did it take to invent and patent this new product?

RF: Five mins to invent, more than two years to figure out how to make it, and an additional year or two for all the international patents.

MM: How did you break into the food storage industry?

RF:  I went to the industry trade show where Zip Top was a huge hit. We were awarded Editor’s pick from Good Housekeeping at that show.

MM: What are the biggest benefits of Zip Top?

RF: They stand up, stay open and zip shut. made the USA, won’t rip or tear, plastic free, made of pure silicone. No fillers. Super easy to use and clean!

Zip Top MM: How did you decide on these specific colors?

RF: I wanted colors that work well in the kitchen with food. We are using a super clear material so you can see everything well in your refrigerator.

MM: What kinds of feedback have you gotten about Zip Top so far?

RF: We have thousands of 5-star reviews sharing how much people love using Zip Tops. They appreciate how easy they are to use and that they get clean in the dishwater. I hear about people “getting rid of all the lids” in their storage drawers every day.

MM: What other projects are you working on right now and might you invent other items in the future?

RF: I have several line extensions for the Zip Top brand as well as other eco-friendly products that I will make in the future. I plan to focus the rest of my career on making an impact there.

Zip TopMM: What are your ultimate goals for the future of Zip Tops and is there anything else that you would like to mention?

RF: I hope we can continue to make a dent in plastic waste across the globe while making it easy for people to make the switch.

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