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HOTLOGIC Food Warming Tote, Lunch Bag 120V, Black - Food Warmer and Heater – Lunch Box for Office, Travel, Potlucks, and Home Kitchen
HOT FOOD WITHIN ARM’S REACH: Ideal for cooking healthy dishes, heating frozen boxed meals and warming comfort food at home, in the office, or at parties, potlucks, or gatheringsYOUR FOOD, PERFECTLY COOKED: Evenly cooks or reheats fresh or frozen meals - even leftovers - in about an hour without burning or drying out your foodHEAT YOUR WAY: Compatible with most flat-bottom, sealable containers including glass, plastic, Tupperware, metal, aluminum foil, and cardboard. Accommodates containers up to 8.75” W x 6.75” L x 2.5 H“ or 1.5 quarts of foodSET IT AND FORGET IT: Requires no monitoring - just place your meal inside, plug it in, and go about your day, whether it’s work or play and enjoy your meal when you are ready for itDROP THE MIC: No more overcooked meals, frozen centers, waiting in line or dealing with splattered food; HOTLOGIC is revolutionizing the way you make your meals without the old microwave
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30 Reddit comments about HOTLOGIC Food Warming Tote, Lunch Bag 120V, Black - Food Warmer and Heater – Lunch Box for Office, Travel, Potlucks, and Home Kitchen:

u/ImaginaryCheetah · 60 pointsr/electricians

dude, you bring a microwave to the job site? that is some next level genius there.

i've got a nice thermos, and grabbed one of these

to run off the truck inverter... but i think i really do need a microwave.

bringing your own food is way healthier than eating out, anyways.

u/kaidomac · 22 pointsr/mealprep

I have a microwave at my office space rental, but I'm on the road a lot with my job, so I've looked into many different solutions. There are a variety of options available.

Non-electronic storage:

They make a squattier version of the Thermos you have from RTIC, which is what I sometimes use:

Spoon for size comparison:

It's not so deep that I can't get a spoon in. It'd be nice if it were a little wider, but it does the job. A bit smaller than your Thermos at 17 ounces. Pinnacle Thermoware sells insulated a pretty nice insulated bowl set, if you specifically want a bowl shape:

If you need more food than just one bowl can hold, Ailijin makes a 2-bowl, single-tote insulated solution: (kind of a round bento-style)

If you need to heat up a soup before you go to put into an insulated storage container, I use one of these vented microwave mugs, so it doesn't explode all over the inside of my microwave when heating up:

Electronic storage:

Beyond that, there are 3 common electronic options, depending on what power you have available: (12V in a car or an A/C wall plug)

  1. Crockpot Lunch Crock (A/C power)
  2. RoadPro 300F lunchbox oven (12V car power)
  3. HotLogic lunchbox oven (A/C power, car-compatible A/C, or 75w+ inverter for car power)

    The Crockpot unit is basically like your Thermos, except you plug it in to heat it, and it has a pretty nice wide bowl size. My buddy has one & it's pretty dang handy! My brother has the RoadPro, as he's on the road all day long, and it's super nice because it does a pretty decent job (heats up to 300F, basically like a mini oven), so you can heat up burritos, melt cheesy stuff like lasagna, etc.

    The HotLogic is nice because instead of just being a mini portable crockpot, it's also a mini oven, and can be used from a wall plug, a newer-vehicle 2-prong car plug, or with a 75-watt (minimum) inverter. There's a good Facebook group available as well! It heats up to 218F & then holds the food at 180F, so it's more for reheating food than cooking food, like the RoadPro can do (HotLogic says you can cook chicken breast in it in about 2 hours, but ehhh...), but it's also a bit more versatile as you can plug it directly into the wall an hour before lunch & have your food ready to go without needing a microwave or toaster oven.

    Homemade soup:

    If you're into soup & haven't heard of Souper Cubes, it's basically a silicone ice cube tray with 1/2-cup & 1-cup markings (4 per tray) & lids, plus a wire frame around the top to hold it together, which makes portioning out bulk soup cooks super easy:

    I mean, just look at this insanity:

    Also, if you're into making soups at home, the Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker) is my makes cooking soup a lot faster & more automated (aka easier overall!). Poaching from another one of my posts, here are some soup ideas: (I use the IP for soups, stews, bisques, broths, stocks, etc.)

  1. Store a variety of soup flavors at home (Souper Cubes or canned soup)
  2. Heat it up in the vented mug if you need it hot before you leave
  3. Put it into your container of choice
  4. Heat up your container (if needed) & enjoy!

    For me, it's really about nailing down a solid process & taking care of all of the little annoying details. Like you said, the tall insulated mugs are too small to get a spoon into & eat out of, so you have to find something better that meets the needs of your individual situation better. Then, setting up a system to support convenience means you can always have a variety of soups to grab before you leave the house, whether it's a can that you heat up in a vented mug & store in a food thermos or a frozen Souper Cube that you toss in a Crockpot Lunch Crock & plug in before lunch!
u/dustinpdx · 8 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Hey you should check out the Hot Logic! You can get glass dishes that fit it perfectly and can be reused. There are 12v and 120v versions. We use the 120v with an inverter for the car. My wife plugs her lunch in around 3-4 hours before she wants to eat it and it comes out perfect temperature every time.

u/Kristeninmyskin · 7 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

How about selecting what he will eat off of the healthy list and have a contingency plan for hot food? I think I can help you out here. There are several devices to heat food even on the go. The Mini Crockpot Lunch Warmer is about $15-$20 (depending on color choice) and is great for soups, stews, (turkey?) chili, and pasta with sauce. There is also the Hot Logic Mini Oven ($30-$40 watch for sales!), which is a hot plate inside an insulated, zippered bag. You can put a frozen dinner still in the box, cooked leftovers or raw chicken or fish and it cooks/reheats slowly at a low heat. Plug either of them into the car's lighter with an AC Car Converter ($17) in the morning/beginning of his work day and it will slowly come to temperature and hold it until he's ready to eat!
They took away our microwave at work and I've had to adapt. I love them both!

u/dammitannie · 6 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I’ve heard a lot of flight attendants swear by this HotLogic Mini Portable Oven - Food Warmer and Heater - Lunch Box for Office, Travel, Potlucks, and Home Kitchen

It’s basically a mini oven that you can use to heat up prepared meals, frozen dinners, and things like that.

u/PoledraDog · 5 pointsr/loseit

Not an answer to your question, but I think this might help. I love warm foods and find that I do better sticking to my eating plan if I can have them for lunch. I'm also not a big fan of how some foods end up when heated in the microwave. So I bought one of these personal "ovens" for my desk along with some glass pyrex containers (I like this size ,and it has been a game changer for me. I put my lunch in around 10-10:30 and it's ready by noon. It's a bit on the pricey side, but to me the benefit has been well worth it. Supposedly the voltage is low enough that it is safe to use in a cubicle setting.

One thing I don't like is there's no switch on the thing, so I recommend supplementing with a switch of some sort, but that's not essential.

u/2comment · 5 pointsr/PlantBasedDiet

I used to puncture (not open) cans of veggies, like corn, drain 1/3 the liquid, and heat them in the engine compartment of my car while driving. Think I moved beyond that.

Hard pretzels are consistently the one snack that's with low/no oil. Still would check ingredients. Not quite WFPB, but widespread, vegan and low fat. Still, I find snacks like these don't give good satiety and I keep reaching for them. Easy energy.

Taco Bell is vegan with modifications. Enough oil in it though but food on the go. The two easiest and cheapest things to order is thus:

  • Bean Burrito. Make it fresco (means replace dairy/cheese with pico de gallo).

  • Crunchy or Soft Taco. Make it fresco. Remove Beef. Add black beans.

    Grande meals composed of this are huge and cheap. Check your orders before leaving. Some locations really are bad at screwing it up.

    Some equipment I recommend in your situation:

  • A good chef's knife for chopping and prep work and a short knife (2-3") for peeling and other work.

  • a foldable mat to do chopping on. These are cheap and much easier to clean and portable than wooden blocks.

  • A collapsible silicon colander. Portable. To clean greens. I don't use a salad spinner much anymore, takes up a lot of room and I don't want my greens that dry.

  • Like before, a collapsible silicon bowl for salads and other prep plus to microwave and eat direct from. Easier than constantly tossing paper plates.

  • small glass jar (from marmalade or anything used) to mix dressing with.

    For much of your cooking, a microwave will actually be enough. Oatmeal, potatoes, rice, beans. Sure spaghetti and the rest will work too with practice.

    Panfrying and searing isn't a major requirement in the WFPB kitchen and much could also be done in a conventional oven. You can get a toaster-oven for around $50 if you stay in the same room consistently although I don't think it's necessary. You can get yourself an countertop cooktop for $50-100, but the room will unlikely have ventilation or an outdoor, so this or toasteroven can backfire if smoke occurs.

    There is one product I don't necessarily recommend for the hotel with the microwave, but if you are out on the road with a car a lot, and that's a HotLogic Mini Oven:



    Consider this not for cooking but for reheating. It's a glorified hot plate that won't burn anything. I recommend the 12v with an good inverter in the car over a 12v version for the simple reason that you can use it in hotel rooms without modification. If you buy a 12v version and buy an adapter for outlets, you are much more likely to forget the adapter in hotel rooms.

    If it's in the running due to extra people, 2 mini size is better than one family size imo.

    The pyrex 6 cup they sometimes bundle with it is not spillproof so it was useless for soups and other wet stuff, but I got a 46 or 54oz glass glasslock-style spill-proof container at a local Marshalls that was perfect.

    There is also those Indian Heat n Eat meals. Kohinoor and the like. Many have butter but there were some vegan varieties.

    Also, up raw food eating. Fruits, salads, etc.
u/PronouncingGif · 3 pointsr/slowcooking

If you want something portable that you may be able to actually use for cooking, try, but no guarantees from me because i only use it for heating. The company says it can cook, though.

u/ChipsFantastic · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

If you are just looking at cold lunches for convenience and have power at your desk I recommend one of these

Simple and will reheat just about anything without worrying about running to the microwave. Just plug it in a few hours before lunch, I usually just plug it in when I arrive at work, and your lunch will be nice and hot for lunchtime.

Been using this for over a year now without problem and it's great to reheat soups, leftovers, and just about anything I have tried. I have one of these, these, and these which covers just about all food types. But I have used just about any type of reusable plastic and takeout container with success.

u/Rexxam · 3 pointsr/lifehacks

Not a lifehack, but this may be worth a look.

u/Pixel_hawk · 3 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I am not a fan of cooking in microwaves and so I use the HotLogic mini for when I am at work. I use it mostly for reheating. But I have seen YouTube videos of cooking with it.

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Black

u/billrebsue · 3 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

Get your self a hot plate lunch box!!

My husband drives semi and was getting tired of sandwiches and salads. Now he can take whatever he wants, there is one downside and that was having to switch to glass storage containers. A lot of the time he takes freezer burritos and wraps them in aluminum foil (not sure if you do the low carb wraps).

u/kaeorin · 3 pointsr/AskWomen

Like one of these? That's brilliant. I know there's at least a couple of microwaves in the school where I work, but I don't love the idea of wandering through the halls at lunchtime carrying my leftovers. (I tend to eat in my desk so I can play on my phone in peace or get extra work done.)

u/HelloMyNameIsAmanda · 2 pointsr/vandwellers

I had something similar while I was briefly on the road: . I really liked it, but it was 120v and I had a pretty underwhelming electrical system, so I usually only used it when I was plugged in or at an actual campsite. The thing is, that although these things are low draw, they take a really long time to actually heat your food. Like, two hours for reheating leftovers. That said, they're a very gentle heat, so leftovers come out warmed a lot nicer than if you used a microwave. And with the one I had I could just put my tupperware in there and half the point was avoiding dirtying dishes and using more water. Didn't try to do any actual cooking with it, though. Had a butane campstove for that.

If you have a robust battery bank/solar and want to have something to reheat stuff or warm up frozen meals nicely over a long period of time, it's not a bad product. Maybe run the numbers and see if you can plug it into your cigarette lighter while driving? But either way, get one of them that are soft-sided so that you can stuff it away somewhere and it takes up barely any space. It's a pretty specific use case, but I was pretty fond of mine.

u/blargyblarg · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Hot Logic Mini is nice if you're just reheating. The disadvantage is speed. But if you can plan it out, they're nice.

u/shurehand · 2 pointsr/EatCheapAndHealthy

I use this to warm up my food at work.

HotLogic Mini Portable Oven (Black)

u/Zzznola · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

Someone posted about it a few weeks ago, it’s this:

u/mattzawr · 2 pointsr/MealPrepSunday

I've been using this hotplate lunch box that reheats your food over a few hours (3+ for a big meal), and it is a huge improvement over nuking it in the microwave. I typically have chicken, coconut rice, and veggies, and it always comes out great. The reviews say it heats up a few hours but I generally find this isn't enough for big meals, and I want the food temp to be well out of the danger zone, so I usually aim for 3+ hours.

It's called the Hot Logic Mini. I keep one at work and bought an extra one for home. Eventually I'd like to put my dinner in the box in the morning but I'm not sure how comfortable I am having my food heated all day.

u/kloseweight · 2 pointsr/loseit

As to your fourth point, I recently purchased a HotLogic portable oven and it's so awesome! Takes about an hour or two to heat up food, even frozen food, and the food tastes way better than in the microwave. All you need is an outlet. I'd invest in that since you don't have a microwave at work. You'll still be able to have hot food.

u/phoonisadime · 2 pointsr/ElectricalEngineering

Save yourself some trouble.

HotLogic Mini Portable Oven - Food Warmer and Heater - Lunch Box for Office, Travel, Potlucks, and Home Kitchen

u/Saajuk-khar · 2 pointsr/ketorecipes

If you have access to a plug or 12v outlet in a vehicle I recommend grabbing one of these, will heat food to steaming hot in about 2 hours and keep it warm so there is no need to refrigerate it.

u/plc268 · 2 pointsr/slowcooking

I know this is /r/slowcooking , but that doesn't seem practical. You're better off taking leftovers with you and keep them heated using this:

u/starwar22 · 1 pointr/keto

No way, it can actually fully cook raw chicken breast? These are the suggestions I was looking for. Thanks man! This is it on Amazon right?

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven

u/sentamalin · 1 pointr/flightattendants

I'm omnivorous, here, but I try to pack some healthier options whenever I can. Of course, I say that but what I do end up bringing still has a pretty high carbohydrate content (I can't get over my love of rice and noodles as a staple food).

In addition to beans and lentils (preferably with a combination of a grain to help balance out your amino acid profile), I recommend not being afraid of adding healthy fats to your food because it'll keep you sated for longer, and if you're careful about calorie watching, is more dense. In practice: I like avocados, and I use the keto trick of adding some coconut oil to airplane coffee to add fat to my breakfast.

Find ways to add fiber and proteins, secondly, to your meal considerations because both will help you feel full, like healthy fats will. Low-sodium jerky, trail mix, and protein/fiber bars are my usual no-refrigeration go-tos for those. Carbs are still necessary, but if possible get them from veggies, and you'll get nutrients to boot. Carrots, celery, broccoli, and grape tomatoes are my usual mainstays because they keep well in not-ideal coolers--especially paired with some dressing to add some fat content to your snacking.

If you don't mind using some of your layover/rest time preparing your meals for the next day and you don't want to be stuck with just the hotel microwave (if it's even provided) I recommend--like others--investing in a HotLogic Mini. I recommend going to their website to buy it because they often have sales. Your other fellow flight attendants occasionally get coupon codes for them, too, if you ask around; and sometimes they offer a BOGO Free deal. Depending on how you meal-prep (for curries, pilafs, ratatouille, etc I just cut up veggies and proteins into a Ziploc bag and spice the bag) it's as easy as putting it all in a Pyrex glass container (one of the HotLogic sets come with a glass container) and plugging the HotLogic in. Recipes that work in a crock pot work best in it, in my opinion. I've also used the Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Cooking Set to cook during layovers, and I prefer it when I'm making pasta, noodles, or rice dishes.

To keep food warm, I've been using an insulated lunch pail like the Zojirushi Mr. Bento as a complement to my cooler. The inner containers can keep food hot/cold for around 8-12 hours while the top container typically remains at room temperature. It's a little thing, but having a hot meal in-between a long 12-hour day with no time to buy expensive airport food is a wonderful way to keep your morale up.

u/TableTopFarmer · 1 pointr/Cooking

For the price of a few lunches out, you can buy a Hot Logic Portable Oven, with an AC or DC plug.

Put the food in, plug it in and let it cook for an hour or two. From the reviews it appears that people use it to heat leftovers, cook frozen dinners, and prepare things from scratch.

u/StolidSentinel · 1 pointr/vandwellers

Wrap in foil and throw it in the engine bay away from moving parts like belts and throttle linkage, maybe?? Also, there is also a little 12V oven that only draws like 200W. There. I think there's some YT vids on a guy trying out all sorts of recipes.

u/huss4030069 · 1 pointr/ketorecipes
u/Calla2015 · 1 pointr/keto

Get a six pack bag and a food warmer. I have one of those bags and it keeps my food cold for hours. And then the food warmer you can just plug it in and warm your food up that way without a microwave. and apparently they are 13% off today for Friday the 13th.

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Black

u/NobleNoob · 1 pointr/MealPrepSunday

I picked up one of these last year.

HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven, Black

Great to have a hot meal while in the road working.