A company has invented a self-heating lunch box that uses steam innovation and smart technology to heat food anytime and anywhere on the go.
Designed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, the Heatbox is an app-connected and controllable, unit that allows specific heating programs. Through its technology, Heatbox’s rechargeable system can heat three meals on a single charge.
Heatbox’s vision is to share the freedom of food, to enable consumers to enjoy a warm and healthy meal, no matter the circumstances.
“Our society is busier than it's ever been, and in turn our bodies are suffering,” the company says. “Eating warm, healthy and fresh meals has become more difficult and the lure of fast food can often win the hearts of those of us who are busy and uninspired. Now, consumers can feel confident that the meals they prepare can be steamed to perfection with a click of a button, or a swipe of their smartphone.”
Ideal for contractors on the jobsite or in the field, Heatbox uses steam to heat up food, ensuring that food tastes better than a microwaved meal and nutrients are preserved, the company says. The integrated battery powers a heating element that creates steam to heat up your food. Users simply add 20 milliliters of water in the morning before they leave home, and once they get hungry, they simply remove the inner lid and turn Heatbox on with the button on the device, or on the app. After 8 to 12 minutes, the meal will be warm and ready to consume.
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Heatbox’s lid is made from 100 percent bamboo and the body is made from PP and PC material. Featuring a leak-proof, double-seal, it has a stainless steel container to store the food. The dishwasher-safe inner lid is made from antimicrobial silicone sheeting. It measures 9 inches by 6 inches by 3 inches and weighs 2.7 pounds. The inner container’s volume is 755 ml and can contain an above average meal of 430 grams.
Charge the Heatbox is straightforward and simple, the company says. It uses a provided USB-C cable to plug into a 110-volt or 220-volt power socket. The unit takes approximately 90 minutes to fully charge and can heat up almost any type of food—including veggies, rice, pasta, potatoes, chicken, meat, fish, soups and other types of food and meals. The battery provides 84 watt-hours.
Amit Jaura, co-founder and CEO of Heatbox, says the company has raised over $175,000 through crowdfunding from 1000+ backers across the globe and is about to start fulfillment. Heatbox is currently taking pre-orders through the company’s Indiegogo InDemand campaign.
The company is running production and plans to start shipping products in early to mid-2021.