Everyone is looking to save money, and one of the best ways to do that is to bring your lunch with you when you go to work or school. Depending on what you eat, making food at home can cost as little as one tenth of what it would to eat out. That really adds up over the course of a week, a month, and a year.
More people are making lunch at home and manufacturers are meeting the demand by producing products that make bringing lunch to work as convenient as possible. This article will look at lunch trends with a spotlight on the HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven.
How Does the HotLogic Portable Oven Work?
The portable oven doubles as a lunch box so you can carry your meal directly inside. Then, all you have to do is plug it in.
It contains a heating element that will bring your food to the ideal temperature and it will hold it there until you’re ready to eat, whether that’s two hours from when you plug it in, or 12.
It doesn’t dry or burn food. It works on fresh or frozen meals. It cooks evenly and it is plastic, cardboard, foil, metal and glass safe.
In addition to being good for taking your lunch to work or school, it’s also ideal for camping, parties, tailgate parties, dorm eating and more.
Hotlogic Portable Ovens Pros and Cons
The Hotlogic Portable Oven has gotten mostly rave reviews. People love its convenience and its ease of use.
However, the product does require a learning curve. According to the advertising, it seems to intuitively heat food to the right temperature and hold it there. But users say it’s more of a trial and error process when it comes to figuring out how long food needs to heat.
As a result, you may be looking forward to a hot meal and, when you go to eat it, you find out it’s barely warm.
The construction is another common complaint. Users have stated the product is not as durable as it seems. Others say the plug in the back causes fabric to tear causing potential safety issues.
Other Lunch Trends
In addition to convenience, there is also a call for lunch products that are more eco-friendly. Stasher answers the call with a line of reusable food storage products.
Stasher is a brand that creates endlessly reusable food storage bags to keep plastics from entering oceans and landfills. They are made of a self sealing platinum silicon material which does not degrade over time. The bags are free of BPA, BPS, lead, latex, and phthalates, and they are completely food safe.
The line includes a variety of bags including snack bags, pocket bags, sandwich bags, and half gallon bags.
Today’s lunch trends call for added convenience and increased eco-friendliness in the products we use. Companies like Stasher and HotLogic are answering the call with products like the mini-personal portable oven and reusable food storage bags. Which of these trends will you be incorporating into your midday meals?