As often times happens at technology conferences and trade shows, some products pop up that solve proplems you didn’t even know you had. The Heatbox is one such product, which is essentially a lunchbox that uses steam to warm up your food. This, according to the Dutch start-up behind Heatbox, is better than using a microwave as it maintains important nutrients in the food.
The near-final prototype is a relatively large container, probably larger than something I would typically take to work. People that take backpacks to work should be able to use it, though.
It comes with an 18,000 mAh battery, which could take some time to recharge due to its large capacity. You also need to add a small amount of water to the box before leaving for work in order for steaming to take place. The total process will take about 8 minutes to fully heat the food.
This project was launched on Kickstarter back in November 2019 and raised about $91,000 from almost 600 backers. It will cost around $200, which is an exorbitant amount of money for a lunchbox, wouldn’t you agree?
The health claims still need to be tested and the company wasn’t specific about whether it relates to left-overs or just freshly made food.
Whatever the case may be, there could be some people around the world that would find a lot of use out of a device like this. Perhaps you don’t have a microwave in your office, or the queue for the microwave is just too long. It could also be useful for people that can’t share a microwave with others due to religious or cultural beliefs.
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