Friday September 24, 2021

Salad Sling: Salad Tossing Towel

SEASON 12 EPISODE 21
Pitchvegetable drying and salad tossing towel
EntrepreneurJill Visit
Asked For $100,000 for 20%
Dealno deal
Sharkno shark
StatusIn Business

Company Background

What is Salad Sling?

The salad sling is a three-layered ultra-absorbent and waterproof microfiber cloth with four handles.

It enables you to wrap up your chopped lettuce, cucumbers, and other salad ingredients post washing them and twirl them dry in seconds.

It’s machine washable and reversible, making it very convenient and allows you to taste the fresh crispness of the vegetables without a soggy texture.

Who Owns Salad Sling?

Founder and CEO Jill Visit created the Salad Sling under her parent company Mirloco. A graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree, she’s worked for companies that help build brands and held senior executive positions at major retailers.

Presently she’s the Head of Creative at WorldStrides — a travel company for students that assists them to travel overseas on various programs.

Founder’s Story

Jill came up with the idea for the Salad Sling at home, partly due to frustration with her regular salad spinner machine that was bulky, took up storage space, and was difficult to wash. One day while preparing a salad in the kitchen, she tried to use a regular dishcloth instead and ended up making a mess inside the kitchen.

Commenting on this and her idea, her husband Chris prompted her to invent something workable along those lines. After two years of designing various prototypes with different fabrics and shapes, Jill finally had something she was confident in going to market with and got the design patented. She then started Mirloco to handle the marketing and production.

Since its inception, it has proved a popular success, and feature pieces on many platforms, most notably in The New York Times and The Boston Globe, have increased its awareness. Jill continues to sell the Salad Sling for $20.00 online at her website. As well as on e-commerce retailers such as Amazon and The Grommet.

What Happened After Shark Tank Update

Did Salad Sling Get a Deal on Shark Tank?

On Shark Tank Season 12 Episode 21, Jill Visit entered the Shark Tank seeking $100,000 for 20% of her salad tossing towel, the Salad Sling.

Unfortunately the Sharks felt the business was too small and Jill left the Shark Tank without a deal.

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