Can't heat up your lunch at work due to COVID-19 restrictions? This lunchbox will solve your problems —and it's on sale

Anastasia Barbuzzi
·Shopping Writer
·3 min read

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During the pandemic, this electric lunch box will allow you to enjoy warm meals without needing access to kitchen equipment.
During the pandemic, this electric lunch box will allow you to enjoy warm meals without needing access to kitchen equipment.

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My mother is a janitor — and in the school she cleans, all kitchen equipment including the microwave and the stove has been removed.

As far as I know, the stripping of staff kitchens has become common practice in schools across the city of Windsor, Ont., where I’m from, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

One afternoon, she came home with a package from Amazon containing the ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box — and she hasn’t stopped gushing about it since.

ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box

ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box in Orange
ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box in Orange

SHOP IT: Amazon, $34 (originally $40)

I can understand why — a salad is a great midday meal, but getting to enjoy something warm on a chilly day tastes even better.

With nearly 300 ratings and a climbing 4.2-star rating on Amazon Canada, it seems my mum is an early adopter of a trend that will no doubt become a favourite of essential workers.

I mean, why brood over another cold, sad desk lunch when you can have a hot meal ready in under a half an hour?

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With the ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box, you can heat your food anywhere - it comes with a 110V office/school use cable and 12V car/24V truck use cable.

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Available in blue, orange and grey, this inventive product is made of food grade PP plastic and a 1.5-litre stainless steel container. Plus, there’s a removable plastic compartment to separate different types of food and a matching spoon.

The easy to clean material can be wiped down with a soft wet cloth and has strong heat resistance to keep your food warmer for longer too.

All you need is a power source and the lunch box does the work for you.

Inside the ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box.
Inside the ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box.

So far, Amazon customers are loving the ERAY Portable Electric Lunch Box for it’s travel-friendly design, spacious features and ability to quickly heat food.

“I love this food warmer. It only takes 15 minutes and you have a very warm meal,” one reviewer said. “I’m always on the road and I don't eat cold food anymore. It’s like having a microwave but only better.”

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During the pandemic, this on sale lunchbox has proven to be convenient for people avoiding shared appliances in the workplace.

“Great size portion. I got this lunch box for my husband so that he can warm his lunch without sharing the same microwave,” said another reviewer. “The size portion is great and it is in a deep dish style, I can put pasta sauce in the lunchbox and it won’t spill. He tried to warm his lunch in the car. It works out well.”

If you’re on the run, or need to continue going to your workplace during the pandemic, this heat-and-eat device is made just for you.

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