If one of your new year’s resolutions is to pack better lunches for your kids or yourself, here’s one way you might do that: with a steam-heated lunchbox. That’s the idea behind the Steambox, a connected lunchbox that will heat food up with a push of a button.
Here’s how the Steambox works: Working like a bain-marie boiler, the Steambox creates steam using its built-in electric heating technology. The user simply adds water in the morning and, when they are ready to eat, turns the Heatbox on and the food will be warm in 8-12 minutes. The box is rechargeable and can heat up to three times on a single charge.
Of course, before you plunk money down for your Steambox, you should know that the company has been working on the products for a couple of years and has a bit of history. The Steambox got started via a Kickstarter campaign back in 2019 and since that time, has showed up CES before, changed its name, had some sort of mysterious dispute, and now is back at CES to show off its lunchbox with promises of an April 2022 delivery.
We’re heading to Vegas and we’ll be checking the Steambox out as well as other food and kitchen gadgets as part of our CES 2022 coverage. We’ll be there all week, so check back on the site, check out our Instagram and Twitter, and send us your tips.