Evidently, creative funnel design is a bigger business than I thought, because for the third time in less than a year, I’ve discovered an interesting twist on the traditional funnel. This one is the MultiFunnel II ($7.00) from Inova Designs (firstname.lastname@example.org). As you can see in the photos, it’s essentially a small, slender funnel that has a deep, elongated reservoir on one side. The spout is long enough to fit into the oil or coolant filler openings on most motorcycles, and the combined funnel/reservoir holds about 16 ounces, enough to let you add liquid at a fairly fast, easily controllable rate without fear of spilling or overflowing. The net effect is a funnel that can fit into a lot of tight areas without being so small as to make adding liquid a painstaking affair.
Inova originally designed MultiFunnel for house hold use, particularly targeting people who refill water bottles from refrigerator dispensers and purifying containers. Its practicality for other uses was immediately apparent, giving rise to the MultiFunnel II. Actually, the two products are identical except for color: MultiFunnel I is blue, MultiFunnel II is gray.