The founder of OXO Good Grips, Sam Farber, loved the letter “O.” His clever wife, Betsey, wanted to create a logo that could be read backwards, forwards and upside down. And while we love the connection to “Hugs & Kisses,” the similarity was not intentional. OXO is pronounced “Ox-Oh.” With its signature non-slip, comfortable handles, OXO Good Grips pioneered the application of user-centered design to tools for the home.
OXO is dedicated to providing innovative consumer products that make everyday living easier. We study people—lefties and righties, male and female, young and old—interacting with products and we identify opportunities for meaningful improvement. Our thoughtful, “question everything” process and relentless attention to detail uncover the best solutions for life’s everyday tasks.
OXO was founded on the philosophy of Universal Design, which means the design of products usable by as many people as possible. Today, OXO offers 1,000+ products covering many areas of the home, all created based on this principle. The company has been recognized globally as an example of how a well-executed Universal Design philosophy not only creates products that are beneficial to end users but is also a sensible business model.
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More than 25 years ago, Sam Farber noticed his wife Betsey was having trouble comfortably holding her peeler due to arthritis. This got Sam thinking: why do ordinary kitchen tools hurt your hands? Why can’t there be wonderfully comfortable, easy-to-use tools? Sam saw an opportunity to create more thoughtful cooking tools that would benefit all users and promised Betsey that he would create a better peeler.
In 1990, after extensive research, hundreds of models and dozens of design iterations, the first 15 OXO Good Grips kitchen tools, including the now iconic peeler, were introduced to the US market. These ergonomically-designed, trans-generational tools set a new standard for the industry and raised the bar of consumer expectation and performance.
Today, OXO has more than 1,000 products that cover multiple areas of the home, all of them tied together by their thoughtful design, innovative features and comfort and reliability. OXO products have won numerous design awards and are included in the permanent collections of many museums worldwide.
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At OXO, we believe in better – better design, better functionality, better experience – and that’s exactly how we make our products. For more than two decades, we’ve made tools that delight and exceed expectations. Our curiosity drives us. Your satisfaction inspires us. And we hope our attention to detail is why you’ll reach for our products again and again. If you’re not satisfied with your purchase, we want to hear about it. We’ll replace it or refund you, because we’re here to make it better – guaranteed.