If you might have a selected hatred for the microwave or want your meals to be heated gently if you’re prepared for lunch, Steambox is prepared in your steamy lunch encounters. The firm sold more than 500 of its device via Kickstarter on the finish of 2019, and is lastly prepared to begin transport its machine. We checked it out at CES in Las Vegas this week.
Between Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and its personal pre-orders, the corporate tells me it has offered 1,300-1,400 Steamboxes so far.
“The Steambox is for every foodie in the world. It’s for everybody who wants to get out there, and be more flexible with the way they heat up their food,” explains Kevin de Krieger, the corporate’s co-founder and COO. He explains why he believes steaming is superior to microwaving. “Steam is very useful because it doesn’t dry out your food. It also ensures the food is heated up equally throughout. It also tastes way better. From our customers, we learned they love steam. The microwave basically kills your food, while with steam, it stays fresher, and it tastes almost like the first time you prepared your food. We love it, and our first customers do too.”
The firm has produced round 3,000 models to date, and the corporate has inventory within the US and in Europe, prepared for consumers keen to half with the $270 to liberate themselves from the workplace microwave.
“In general, it takes 15 to 20 minutes to heat up your food to a hot meal. The battery capacity is for around 45 minutes, so you can use it 2-3 times on a single charge. After that, you need to charge it for two hours,” explains de Krieger.
The Bamboo-topped machine appears to be like extremely modern and has developed a good quantity since its Kickstarter prototypes. One notable setback is that the Kickstarter marketing campaign suggests the machine may be charged with USB-C, however for the ultimate design, the corporate opted to return to a tip-and-sleeve fashion charger. A little bit of a disgrace; it looks like if we are able to cost our high-end laptops from a 65W charger, the corporate might have discovered a strategy to cost the onboard batteries utilizing USB-C as nicely.
“It will be easy to change to USB-C in the future,” de Krieger assures us. “But we haven’t been able to do it so far, because of how USB-C works. With the new regulations for USB-C in 2024, I believe they will upgrade the amount of voltage we can use. We are just waiting for them to make it work, and then we’ll definitely include it in the products.”
The firm’s CEO ready a video exhibiting how the machine works:
The steamer features a 120W heating component, and measures 10.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 inches (27 x 16.5 x 9 cm). The meals container is product of stainless-steel and comes with a silicone lid. It can maintain as much as 25 oz (750 ml), and the entire machine weighs round 4.4 lbs (1991g).
Available to buy now from the company’s website, it prices €249 / $269.
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