Someone Invented a Spit-Free Cake Candle Blowing Device To Spread Less Germs
By Ryan on 11/11/2021 9:03 AM
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 6 billion bacteria reside in the mouth, which is quite an insane amount. This is why coughing and sneezing are some of the major ways that the virus is spreading and also why we are advised to wear masks – to drive down the rate of transmission. The amount of bacteria in the mouth is probably what this Virginia dad was thinking when he came up with a way of blowing birthday candles without spraying saliva on the cake. Other inventions that have tried to solve this issue like the cake cover have been a buzzkill, but with this one you get to do it the old way without losing the fun.
Even children can easily use the no-spit candle blower, nicknamed the Blowzee by the inventor. It’s important to notice that although you blow air into the Blowzee, it’s not the same air that goes over the cake.
How the Blowzee works is, it has a little sensor on the inside of it that activates an electric fan, so when you blow air into it, the sensor is activated which in turn switches on the fan.
Clean air generated by the fan blows out the candle while the air blown inside is circulated back towards them. It’s a simple trick that keeps all the germs to the blower and kids can still have fun blowing out birthday candles. It's actually more fun, especially for the kids!!
According to the inventor, studies have shown that blowing out candles on birthday cakes increases the number of germs on it by 1400%. The Blowzee is designed to redirect the breath and germs away from the cake, while still enjoying the fun of blowing out candles.
Every birthday party will be more fun with the Blowzee. It's small, shaped almost like a kazoo, and is handheld. Blow out the candles, not the germs is a pretty good catch-phrase that explains what the Blowzee is all about.
The operation is pretty simple, blow air into it, the clean air goes to the candles on the cake, and the dirty air with germs comes back to you. You’ll not find a better way to blow out the candles on your birthday cake without messing the icing with spit.
The pandemic has driven up demand for the Blowzee because more and more people are getting obsessed with hygiene. Anything that has the potential to stop the spreading of germs is a gold mine right now.
Coming up with the design was no mean feat though, as claimed by the Blowzee website, it took more than 17 prototypes and over 40 cakes to come up with the perfect design. The Blowzee is powered by a combination of the breath and a lithium-ion battery which cannot be replaced. It goes without saying that if it’s used as a toy rather than the intended purpose, it won’t last as much. Kids and adults alike will love the new way to blow out the candles. The perfect gift when attending a kid’s birthday party, where you can show them how to spread joy and not germs by never spitting at the cake again.
- The Blowzee is made from ABS plastic which has no carcinogens and is BPA-free.
- It measures 10 x 4 x 2 inches, weighs 4.1 ounces, and can be comfortably handheld even by toddlers.
- Repeatedly blowing the Blowzee can result in moisture building up on the inside and potentially destroying the electronic sensors.
- If used to blow out birthday candles only, the life expectancy of this candle blower is pretty great.
- The Blowzee is not dishwasher safe and it should never be submerged underwater.
- What’s recommended for cleaning is an alcohol wipe at the end of it after each use.
- For hygiene reasons, returns for the Blowzee cannot be accepted.