Kitchen Crop Sprouter SOS
- N Tocus Jul 11, 2005 09:07 PM
Today I found a Kitchen Crop Sprouter new in the box at a thrift shop but the instruction sheet is missing and I can't figure out how to use it. Do I take out the little white plugs or not, where do I put the water, and do I rinse the sprouts with fresh water every day as I do when sprouting in a Mason jar? The blurb on the box mentions a "siphon effect"---how does that work? Thanks for any help.
I Googled "Kitchen Crop Sprouter" and found the following in Google's cached pages. For some reason the NK pages would not open for me:
The Kitchen CropTM Sprouter produces a variety of fresh, crispy sprouts in just a few steps, right in your own kitchen. First, pour seeds into the trays. Next, add water. Exclusive siphon action distributes just the right amount of water to facilitate growth. In 2 to 4 days youll have a bumper crop. With three separate trays, you can time your harvests to provide fresh sprouts daily. The Kitchen CropTM Sprouter makes sprouting fast, easy and fun. Enjoy healthful sprouts every day in soups, salads, or on sandwiches.
The Kitchen CropTM Sprouter consists of 5 parts:
Three clear germination trays, each with a white snap-on siphon cap.
One white top tray with siphon cap which is used as a cover and to conveniently dispense water to the germination trays.
One white base which collects excess water.
Use your Kitchen CropTM Sprouter in several ways:
Start the same type of seed in all 3 trays at once to produce a large batch of a single variety of sprout.
Start a different type of sprouting seed in each tray to produce a variety of sprouts.
Start sprouting seeds in a different tray every other day to produce a continuous supply of sprouts.
I am also fortunate to have been offered one of these brand-new in-the-box units by a friend & neighbor today. It has everything listed, and even (2) large packets of seeds, from the company. But, there are ZERO instructions. I am looking for an online version; help from someone who is familiar with the unit; an e-mail telling me what to do with the unit ~ something.
I think I've had SUCCESS tonight!
Here's the DIRECT CONTACT INFORMATION for the COMPANY listed on the box:
NK Lawn and Garden
P.O. Box 24028
Chattanooga, TN 37422-4028
Toll Free Phone Number - 800-328-2402
Fax Number - 423-499-0276
E-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
This is listed under NK Lawn & Garden (Scroll-scroll-scrool) at:
I have one of these and it doesn't work for me. IT does not seem to siphon enough water and I get soggy, moldy seeds. The instructions offer no help. I sprouted years ago using a jar with lids of varying sized with screens that worked great. Any suggestions? thanks, Audrey
It really does not take much to do. I use a few bamboo baskets and I made a bit of a plastic square to cover to keep the moisture in. . . and I keep the basket on top of cheep chop sticks on top of a plate. . . and some times 3% food grade peroxide. 3 Tbsp of seed in water over night . . . put it in the basket. . . water with your sink salad rince thing or gently for like 30 secs. . . each day. within 9 days you have nice sprouts. . . (you will know when to spray the peroxide mix in . . . if you see anything that looks like a spider web) when I first tried I used a freezer bag over my basket. . . it did work ok . . . just harder to not keep off the top of the sprouts.
low tech but it works