Best Food Warmers

Review & Comparison, Last Update November 13, 2019
Food warmers will let you bring your food to the office and heat it up without using harmful microwave rays. The best food warmers will also let you keep different meals separated and pack as much food as necessary. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Capacity
Heating Time
Power
Materials
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

You can wrap the cord around the base to keep your work/home space neat and tidy. The tote-like handle is massive, grippy, and comfortable enough. The food container is removable, meaning you don't have to travel with the entire unit.

CONS

The handle starts to wobble with time. 

OUR VERDICT

Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-R is a lunch tote and food warmer in one. The model is able to warm food while you work for the most delicious on-the-go meals ready when and wherever you are. The product's superior portability and easy maintenance do not hurt too.

detailed parameters
Capacity

20 oz

Heating Time

~ 30-40 minutes

Power

50 W

Materials

Food-grade plastic pot, stainless steel food container

Extras

Dishwasher-safe removable container with a spill-proof lid, tote-like handle, easy-travel outer lid, cord storage

Dimensions

8.1" x 8" x 7.7" 

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The 304 stainless steel food container is practically indestructible as well as immune to rust and corrosion. The food warmer incorporates separate storage space for your spoon and fork. There are complementary spoon and fork included in the package. 

CONS

It can take the model more than an hour to warm up your food.

OUR VERDICT

YOHOOLYO COMIN18JU is a total package. It will let/help you do just about everything (diet-wise), from developing healthy eating habits to taking your food to the school, office, picnics, etc. Needless to say, the model is also able to keep your food warm.

detailed parameters
Capacity

~ 25 oz

Heating Time

Summer: 30-40 minutes
Winter: 40-60 minutes

Power

50 W

Materials

Food-grade PP pot, 304 stainless steel food container

Extras

3-compartment design, handles, leakproof rubber seal and buckle, storage box for the spoon and fork (included)

Dimensions

4" x 9.45" x 6.69" 

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The UL-listed power cable is practical and safe. You can remove the container and use the food/soup box separately. The box measures approximately 5" x 3" x 2" in overall dimensions, the perfect size for one meal. 

CONS

The snaps are a little tight. 

OUR VERDICT

Yescom 26ELB001 is as good for home use as it is for offices, campsites, and other purposes. The food warmer's 50-ounce capacity will let you bring 2 sizable meals with you. Plus, the product is as reliable as they come.

detailed parameters
Capacity

50 oz

Heating Time

~ 30-40 minutes

Power

40 W

Materials

Food-grade PP pot, stainless steel food container

Extras

Top handle, locking lid with four snaps, storage box for the spoon (included), food box with lid, UL-listed power cable

Dimensions

4.19"x 6.56" x 9.3"

Warranty

30 days return policy 

PROS

The model seldom takes more than 30 minutes to heat up your food. There's an LED indicator that turns off when the unit is done heating your food. The food container is easy to clean. 

CONS

The instructions are vague at best. 

OUR VERDICT

iHotools 1.5L is excellent for students and office staff. The model will also prove convenient during any trip. Considering its relatively large capacity, the food warmer is surprisingly compact.

detailed parameters
Capacity

50 oz

Heating Time

30-40 minutes

Power

40 W

Materials

Food-grade PP pot, stainless steel food container

Extras

Top handle, locking lid with four snaps, storage box for the spoon (included), food box with lid, CE & ROHS certification, UL-listed power cable

Dimensions

4.33" x 6.3" x 9.06"

Warranty

90 days money-back guarantee, lifetime limited warranty

PROS

Drawing 270 watts, the model is able to heat up your meals in less than 20 minutes. The 360° steam-heating technology is able to guarantee that your food is heated evenly, making it much more delicious. The 3-tier design and the model's 68-ounce capacity will let you pack at least 3 hefty meals.

CONS

The unit is relatively massive. 

OUR VERDICT

JSX 2L will let you pack and bring with you as much food as you want. This heater will save you time too. The stainless steel food containers are immune to rust and corrosion. They're easy to remove and just as easy to maintain.

detailed parameters
Capacity

68 oz

Heating Time

Approx 15-30 minutes

Power

270 W

Materials

Food-grade PP pot, stainless steel food container

Extras

3-tier design, portable handle, locking latches, automatic power-off protection, plug converter included

Dimensions

8.7" x 7" x 7"

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy 

Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-R

Almost too Portable

Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-R isn't too complicated and that's what we like about this product. With its 20-ounce capacity and measuring 8.1" x 8" x 7.7", the model is the perfect size for personal portion lunches or for dips. The outer lid is really nice, keeping your food completely sealed and spill-free throughout your commutes and travels.

Cord storage is probably the biggest detail that separates this model from its peers within the same price range. It's not necessarily huge but the ability to wrap the cord around the base to keep your work/home space neat and tidy is definitely something.

The tote-like handle is pretty cool too. It is massive, grippy, and comfortable enough. As far as we're concerned, the only issue with the handle and the food warmer in general is that the said handle starts to wobble with time. Other than that, it is all good in the proverbial hood.

The food container is removable, meaning you don't have to travel with the entire unit. It is dishwasher safe and, incorporating a spill-free lid, plenty practical too.

Last but not least, the model's exterior doesn't get hot when in use, keeping things nice and safe.

In short, Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-R is a lunch tote and food warmer in one. The model is able to warm food while you work for the most delicious on-the-go meals ready when and wherever you are. The product's superior portability and easy maintenance do not hurt too.

Review of Crock-Pot SCCPLC200-R Lunch Crock Food Warmer

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YOHOOLYO COMIN18JU

Doing It All

YOHOOLYO COMIN18JU is probably the most well-rounded entry on this list. The model's biggest selling point is probably its build though. The food-grade PP pot is environmentally-friendly and non-toxic.

At the same time, the 304 stainless steel food container is practically indestructible as well as immune to rust and corrosion. The said container is removable too, making maintenance a breeze.

The 3-compartment design separates the model from its competition about as well as it lets you separate different meals and/or food items. You'll have no issues building and maintaining a balanced, healthy diet. What is more, the food warmer incorporates separate storage space for your spoon and fork. It doesn't hurt that the spoon and fork are included in the package too.

As far as we can tell, the product's only weak link is its warmup time. It can take this handy little unit more than an hour to warm up your food.

On the bright side, the leakproof rubber seal and buckle are convenient and effective. The same sentiment can be extended towards these little handles that always stay cool to the touch, simplifying transportation.

All in all, YOHOOLYO COMIN18JU is a total package. It will let/help you do just about everything (diet-wise), from developing healthy eating habits to taking your food to the school, office, picnics, etc. Needless to say, the model is also able to keep your food warm.

Review of YOHOOLYO COMIN18JU Electric Lunch Box Food Heater

 

Yescom 26ELB001

Separate Containers

Yescom 26ELB001 was clearly designed with overall practicality/convenience in mind. The model doesn't look too sleek but that's not necessarily something we'd hold against it. For our taste, the only problem with this product is that the snaps are a little too tight. We like how effective these four snaps are at keeping our meal(s) sealed but separating them can cause minor issues.

Apart from that, Yescom 26ELB001 doesn't present any challenges. Incorporating food-grade PP (pot) and stainless steel (food container), the unit is safe and reliable. The model's top handle is ergonomic and pretty comfortable.

We really like the complementary spoon and storage box for that spoon. The UL-listed power cable is practical and safe, as the UL listing implies. Just keep in mind that the cable doesn't work with car chargers.

Other than that, there isn't much to add here. You can remove the container and use the food/soup box separately. The box measures approximately 5" x 3" x 2" in overall dimensions, while the overall warmer adds up to precisely 4.19" x 6.56" x 9.3".

In other words, Yescom 26ELB001 is as good for home use as it is for offices, campsites, other purposes. The food warmer's 50-ounce capacity will let you bring 2 sizable meals with you. Plus, the product is as reliable as they come.

Review of Yescom 26ELB001 Portable Electric Heating Lunch Box

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iHotools 1.5L

Compact Warmer

iHotools 1.5L is a really good product that doesn't have any major flaws as far as we can tell. The instruction manual is vague at best though. We wouldn't call that a huge issue since this little contraption is hardly all that complicated but, seriously, that manual could use some improvement in the coherence department.

Setting the manual aside, the model's biggest strength is probably its speed. It seldom takes more than 30 minutes to heat up your food, which is pretty impressive compared to every other product within the same price range.

From the build/design standpoint, this food heater is pretty standard though. The top handle is fairly comfortable. The locking lid incorporates four snaps, keeping your food sealed for days. You have your standard storage box for a spoon and a complimentary spoon supplied with the warmer.

The food-grade PP pot is flexible and harmless towards the environment. The stainless steel food container is rugged and durable. Last but not least, there's an LED indicator that turns off when the unit is done heating your food.

Bottom line, iHotools 1.5L is excellent for students and office staff. The model will also prove convenient during any trip. Considering its relatively large capacity, the food warmer is surprisingly compact.

Review of iHotools 1.5L Portable Food Heater

 

JSX 2L

Heating Evenly

As you can probably tell, JSX 2L is a little different compared to every other heater on this list. The unit isn't necessarily as compact. Measuring 8.7" x 7" x 7" in overall dimensions, it is neither too large nor too small.

Drawing 270 watts, this heater is less energy-efficient but much more effective than its competition. More often than not, the model is able to heat up your meals in less than 20 minutes.

The product's 360° steam-heating technology is probably its biggest selling point. Narrowing the water scope, it is able to guarantee that your food is heated evenly, making it much more delicious.

The 3-tier design is pretty great too. Considering the model's 68-ounce capacity, you'll be able to pack at least 3 hefty meals.

Other than that, it is the usual package. You have your portable handle that helps with transportation, your locking latches that keep the food sealed, and an automatic power-off protection system that keeps you safe. The plug converter is included in the package too.

In conclusion, JSX 2L will let you pack and bring with you as much food as you want. This heater will save you time too. The stainless steel food containers are immune to rust and corrosion. They're easy to remove and just as easy to maintain.

Review of JSX 2L Electric Heating Lunch Box

 

What Is a Food Warmer?

As much as we all love snacking, sticking to a healthy, balanced diet and living on homemade meals is where it is at. Sure, it can be a little difficult and/or time-consuming. You have to prepare these meals. You have to separate them. You have to bring them with you.

Aside from the preparing part, that's where these food warmers come in. Using these electric lunch boxes, you'll be able to bring with you your breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner. More importantly, you won't have to shove these delicious homemade meals into a microwave.

As the "warmer" part implies, these little machines are able to heat up your food. More often than not, it takes these warmers somewhere between 30 and 40 minutes. However, there are models that are able to do much quicker.

What separates various food heaters isn't just the heating speed but also many little design solutions, including but not limited to different tiers/compartments that will let you separate your meals, snaps to keep these meals sealed, and a handle comfortable enough to carry the warmer.

Warming trays, on the other hand, are excellent for parties. They will let you keep multiple meals warm, delicious, and fresh. Food thermoses won't let you heat your food up but will prove much more practical on a camping trip.

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Publish Date: 2019-08-27 14:10:55