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After experiencing one of the most traumatizing events in my life, I decided to invest in more gadgets and supplies that could potentially save my life. If you're from Texas, you know exactly what I'm talking about. (2021 winter storm.) I gathered a list of everything I could need, and y'all, the list is long and expensive, but our lives are priceless and cannot be replaced. A gadget I'm investing in is a portable food warmer, and I think you'll like these awesome warmers as well.
Luckily, these portable food warmers can be used with cigarette lighters in most vehicles. If I had this food heater months ago, things would've been much easier. At least for a day or two, which feels like forever when you're in survival mode.
Not only will they come in handy for emergencies, but teachers are also going to love them!
Best Portable Food Warmers
1. Electric Lunch Box , Eocolz 2 in 1 Food Heater Warmer 1.5L with Removable Stainless Steel Container Portable for Car, Office, School and Home Use 110V & 12V 40W, Spoon and 2 Compartments Included
Eocolz's portable food warmer heater is a fantastic food warmer for the home and car. It contains two different plugs: one for home (110 V) and one for your car/truck (12 volt). The container is made with leakproof food-grade material and has a stainless steel container.
The stainless steel tray is removable and dishwasher-safe. Yay for easy washing! You'll also enjoy this high-quality food warmer since there are two compartments. This means you can heat up two different meals (if you're picky about food touching). Heating food has never been easier.
Enjoy the included spoon as well! Eocolz has you covered in case you forget one. A customer gave it a perfect rating and said, "Even when I'm on the road this lunch box still works because it comes with a car power cable. It is also very easy to clean with compartmentalized sections."
He also made a good point and said that a hot meal was important for his health. I also get an upset stomach from eating cold meat! This $29 lunch box food warmer is worth every penny. Also, be sure to unplug the power cord before eating your delicious warm food!
Visit the product page for warranty information.
2. HTDZ Portable Oven Heated Personal Food Warmer Lunch box(12V and 110V Dual Use) for Car, Or Prepared Meals Reheating at Work Without Using Office Microwave
This portable food warmer has two hot plates (12V and 110-220V), which can be used at picnics, offices, kitchen countertops, or cars. Yep, this electric lunch box food heater is compatible with home outlets and car cigarette lighters!
The food warmer can cook raw food, reheat leftovers, or keep food warm. It is a slow cooker, so please don't even think about taking your Crock-Pot out to the car. However, there are no dials or timers with different temperature controls. The portable food container warmer can warm most meals in about 2-3 hours. Of course, frozen meals need more time.
3. Portable Oven, 12V Car Food Warmer Portable Personal Mini Oven Electric Heating Lunch Box for Meals Reheating & Raw Food Cooking for Road Trip/Camping/Picnic/Family Gathering(Black)
This personal portable oven is perfect for warming prepared meals and cooking healthy dishes in your home and car. However, do not use it on a 24-volt truck. (If you do, the warmer will overheat.)
It is only compatible with a 12-volt car. There is automatic temperature control, so you don't have to monitor it and worry about overheating. It evenly cooks or reheats fresh or frozen food without burning or drying your meal.
Take advantage of the adjustable straps for carrying it around.
A customer tested it out, gave it five stars, and wrote, "Save yourself from having to reheat food or serving cold food at a potluck. This hooks perfectly into the car socket and keeps your food hot! Go for far family reunions or even tailgating events and have this bad boy keeping everything perfectly."
The SabotHeat mini oven only takes 15-30 minutes to fully reheat food! If you don't have access to a microwave or oven, this is perfect for you. SabotHeat says it can quickly reach 100? (212 degrees Fahrenheit) in 30 seconds, and it can even be used to fry a steak.
This warmer also features automatic temperature control for safe heating. Check out this review from Tereen.
5. HOTLOGIC Food Warming Lunch Tote, Lunch Bag 120V, Black - Food Warmer and Heater - Lunch Box for Office, Travel, Potlucks, and Home Kitchen
This electric food warmer has nearly 13,000 positive ratings. The Hot Logic warmer cooks and reheats fresh or frozen meals. It is compatible with most flat-bottom, sealable containers including glass, plastic, Tupperware, metal, aluminum foil, and cardboard.
A customer gave it five stars and wrote, "For every work day, I intended to bring marinated/prepped raw food into the office, put it in this oven in the morning, and by lunch time, have fresh food ready to eat. After testing the unit out at my house, I concluded that I would have to add one more step: sear/brown any meat before putting it in this oven. Otherwise, this unit is fantastic and is worth every penny."
6. Electric Lunch Box -- Toursion Portable Food Heater 2 in 1 for Car/Truck and Work 110V&12V-24V 40W, Removable Stainless Steel Portable Food Warmer 1.5L, Spoon and 2 Compartments Included (Green)
This food warmer comes with everything you need to keep your food warm and ready to eat. You can heat up your food anywhere: at school or on an early morning commute. This is also ideal for truck drivers who spend hours on the road.
When you can't make it to a microwave, this food warmer has 40 watts and takes 30-60 minutes to heat your food, depending on the season. Customers love that they save money by not buying fast food. The food storage containers allow you to compartmentalize different foods, so you always get a variety of nutrition.
7. Electric Lunch Box, Heated Bento Box for Adult, 2 Layers Self Heating Lunch Box, Food Warmer for Home Office School Travel, As an Egg Steamer and Mini Rice Cooker, 304 Stainless Steel Containers(110V)
This electric lunch box is described as a "portable small kitchen." You get the convenience of kitchen appliances within a lunch box. This electric-heated lunch box features food storage compartments so you can pack rice, veggies, and meat without any of them touching.
This lunch warmer is ideal for anyone on-the-go and promotes a healthier lifestyle.
This food warmer features a 20-ounce capacity making it perfect for personal lunch portions. No more asking the office what's for lunch and then settling for the bland cafe across the street. You can bring your delicious home-cooked food and not even visit the office kitchen.
The exterior of this warmer container does not get hot, unlike a regular Crockpot, so you don't have to worry about burning your fingertips. This is also dishwasher safe, so you can easily clean and reuse it for tomorrow's lunch.
These are great products to keep in your emergency kit. They're also great for truck drivers, campers, and more.
This post was originally published on February 18, 2021.