Professional designer, Jill Visit was sick and tired of washing her greens with a salad spinner. She found the contraption to be bulky and annoying to wash. Because of this, she created a new way to dry her greens! Will she sling a deal on
If you’re short on time, here’s a quick overview of what happened to Salad Sling after
Salad Sling appeared on
Shark Tank Salad Sling Update
- Entrepreneur: Jill Visit
- Business: Patented lightweight and cost-effective salad spinner alternative
- Ask: $100,000 for 20% equity
- Result: No deal
- Shark: None
Dries greens, lettuce or herbs in seconds using centrifugal force. Simply place wet greens in the center of the sling, gather the handles and swing it in a circle.
Basically, you lay your greens on the cloth, then you wrap it up and sling it around. Meanwhile, it has an inner waterproof polyester liner to retain moisture.
On top of being a patented product, the Salad Sling is also BPA-free and meets all the safety standards set by both the FDA and California Prop 65.
When Lori Greiner asked Jill to share what inspired her to make this product, she went on to say that she really hates her salad spinner. She would instead sling her salad greens around in a kitchen towel, but it made a mess all over her kitchen.
Although her family thought she was crazy, she knew she was onto a good idea that just needed some perfecting. She then designed the product into what it is today.
She sells the Salad Sling for $19.99, and it costs her $7.58 to make. Further, year-to-date sales at the time of filming were $49,000.
The sharks were alarmed by this and Jill went on to explain that she was featured in several publications which led to an increase in sales. Because of the promotions, she sold out of her inventory rather quickly.
Unfortunately, that was around the time that COVID-19 came along, which in turn shut down production. This caused her product to become backordered, which is never good for business.
Then as soon as she would restock, she’d get more publicity, sell out, and the cycle would repeat. She says that the help of a shark, could help her build up inventory enough to avoid going out of stock and keep up with demand.
Kevin O’Leary becomes the first shark to drop out, warning Jill that this isn’t the product that will set her free.
Daymond John tried the product during the pitch and didn’t feel like it worked all that well, so he too is out.
Robert Herjavec doesn’t find the company to be investable, so he is also out.
Mark Cuban is next to drop out, as he doesn’t see a path forward in helping Jill to grow her business.
Last but not least, Lori Greiner says she wouldn’t personally use the product, so she doesn’t see herself as the right partner. Lori is the last shark to drop out.
Unfortunately, Jill leaves
In terms of a Salad Sling update, the company is still very much alive and kicking!
While their Instagram page hasn’t been updated in well over a year, the Salad Slings are selling both on the Salad Sling website and on Amazon.
It has a considerable amount of good reviews on Amazon and the product has also been featured in a handful of popular publications, like Southern Living.
Since appearing on
Our Salad Sling update research didn’t find any new revenue numbers, but if we get any in the future we will let you know!
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