August Manufacturing Update: Still on Track for November, Mold Revisions Looking Good

Our manufacturing continues to move forwards according to plan, with newly molded parts looking great. Take a look at some of the revised parts fresh off the molds below.

Here’s the logo molded into the handle, the winner of the poll we ran a couple of updates ago. The camera doesn’t capture the contrast between the textured logo and smooth handle as prominently as it shows in real life, but you can get an idea here:


 Instafloss handle


And the revised reservoir with a light frosting effect on the base:


Resevoir for Water Flosser


As well as some light frosting applied to the lid:


Water Tank for Waterflosser


Finally, another neat detail which we wanted to share is the revised PCB. This PCB is the final version which will ship in all Instafloss units. The only difference between it and the PCBs we were using for testing is the length of the potentiometer and reset button. (The unit seen here is without the knob, which would cover the potentiometer.)


Instafloss' Adjustable water flosser control board


But that’s not what we wanted you to see, this is:


Instafloss Internals


Our manufacturer surprised us by printing our logo onto the control board. This little detail is a nice way to bring closure to our troubles securing many of the components on this very board. Seeing that logo there, along with our completed PCB is like a nice bow to wrap up the end of our electronics troubles and delays.

Here’s to hoping the world calms down and we don’t have trouble sourcing for future manufacturing runs, though if it doesn’t we’re more prepared now than ever before to deal with this kind of adversity.

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So, is this thing dead in the water? No updates for months and months!
Instafloss replied:
Hello Rikki,

Thanks for your question!

Instafloss is alive and well, and we were incredibly excited to announce that we’ve already begun delivery of the first units. We’ve also posted an update every month since this one – if you’d like to view them, you can do so at

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Rikki Schwartz

I’m no longer receiving updates like I used to. I’m glad to see things are still moving forward.


Hello. Your latest newsletter said we would be receiving our order in November. It’s January, when is it coming?
Instafloss replied:
Hello Kenneth,

Thank you for writing in!

We’ve continued to post monthly updates that detail our progress. If you haven’t had the chance to read them yet, they can all be found here:

In October’s update, we shared the news that during a round of inspections we noticed that the latest run of piston rods was inexplicably much weaker than in our initial run of the part, despite being from the same mold and supplier. In November’s update, we announced that to solve this, we had decided to go with a new material that is three to four times as strong as the previous material used. This was a more expensive choice for us, but will provide a longer lasting Instafloss for you. Unfortunately, this complication has pushed the completion date of our manufacturing run to early Q1. It’s good that this was noticed, and that you weren’t sent a subpar Instafloss, but it did take a bit of time to fix.

Our latest update is December’s, mostly to say that we are still on track for a Q1 completion date.

Thank you for your patience so far, we can’t wait to bring Instafloss to you!

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Kenneth Nelson

Looking forward to getting this in hand real soon, I’m severely disabled and this will help with my compromised health.

It was a big purchase for me in 2019, and I’m not able to invest another chunk of change for something to have used in the meantime.
Is there a way to confirm what address this will be shipped to? There’s been some confusion on that in the past and I would hate to have any additional delay. I know you all have had your hands full navigating all the complications.

Instafloss replied:
Hello Dan,

We’re very excited to get Instafloss to you – apologies for the delays so far! I’ve just sent you an email with the shipping information we currently have on file. If that needs to be changed, let us know in that email thread, and we’d be happy to update it for you :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team


Great to see the incredible progress! Getting closer to having a unit on my sink! Thanks for what you do. Appreciated, you are.
Instafloss replied:
Thank you, Jeremy! We get more and more excited with each manufacturing milestone that we pass. We can’t wait to get an Instafloss to your sink :)

With Smiles, The Instafloss Team

Jeremy H.

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