'Shark Tank': Does can opener tool Draft Top deserve $300,000 deal? Here's why fans are dissing the product
'Shark Tank' fans are questioning the need of a complicated product like Draft Top, a can opener tool shown on the show
'Shark Tank' is the dream platform for entrepreneurs to not only raise investments for their business but also to showcase their unique and innovative inventions. Unfortunately, not all innovations are well received by the audience, leaving them wondering if there's even a need for the product to even exist. The latest episode of 'Shark Tank' featured one such pitch.
Patrick Parizo and Armand Ferranti entered the tank to pitch their bar tool called Draft Top, which claims to take the top off aluminum cans so that one can enjoy their beverage without getting the aluminum taste. The tool which has four blades, called splitters, needs to be placed on top of the can and rotated so that the top part of the can be removed, making the can topless.
Patrick and Armand demonstrated how to use the tool, and encouraged the sharks to try out the same with their very own customized Draft Tops. unfortunately, none of the sharks could open the can of beer with the tool and instead ended up crushing the can and making a mess. When the sharks pointed out how the device seemed to be a bit complicated to work with, the entrepreneurs admitted that there was a learning curve attached to using the tool correctly, and urged the sharks to continue practicing it.
Eventually, Mark Cuban managed to crack open his can's top with the tool, and was pleased with the results, while the other sharks still continued to be puzzled over how to use the tool. Despite failing at figuring out how to use the tool correctly, Daymond John decided to strike a deal with the entrepreneurs, after hearing their impressive sales numbers, and profit margins. Although Patrick and Armand walked in seeking $300K for 10% stake in their company, Daymond closed the deal at $300K for 20%.
Although Daymond may be very pleased with the deal, fans don't seem to share the emotions. Many fans pointed out how a can opener too can do the same, and questione dthe need for Draft Top. A fan tweeted, "@DraftTop you can do the same thing with a regular can opener ... awk #SharkTank." Another fan wrote, "Dudes on #SharkTank selling a device that takes the entire top off a beer can. We did that with a regular a** can opener all the time in college." "This Draft Top doesn’t sound like a “needed” thing... but I’m also not a big beer guy. #SharkTank," commented a fan.
Dudes on #SharkTank selling a device that takes the entire top off a beer can. We did that with a regular ass can opener all the time in college.— Sad Klaytheist (@andersonmt09) February 13, 2021
This Draft Top doesn’t sound like a “needed” thing... but I’m also not a big beer guy. #SharkTank— 🗣FREDERICK‼️ | ✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 (@CallMeFreddyK) February 13, 2021
Fans were also put off by how the product was complicated to use. A fan shared, "What doesn't take practice is opening it and pouring it in a dang glass. #SharkTank." ANother fan expressed, "Ridiculous that this #DraftTop product needs a learning curve no, no, no NO deal #SharkTank." ""We do tell consumers there is a learning curve" = I'm out. #SharkTank," seconded a fan.
What doesn't take practice is opening it and pouring it in a dang glass. #SharkTank— N💍laChick (@TheNolaChick) February 13, 2021
"We do tell consumers there is a learning curve" = I'm out. #SharkTank— Phil Lemos (@Phil_Lemos) February 13, 2021
'Shark Tank' Season 12 airs every Friday at 8/7c only on ABC.