- HotLogic Mini Single Sized Food Warming Oven For AC Charging, Pink: $33.99 from Amazon
- HotLogic Mini Single Sized Food Warming Oven For DC Car Charging, Pink: $33.99 from Macys
- HotLogic Casserole Double Sized Food Warming Oven For AC Charging, 3 colors: $47.99 from Macys
This single sized ovens normally sell for $39.99 and the double sized ovens normally sell for $59.99.
After several DDF users wrote that HotLogic ovens were a must have office and travel item, I went ahead and bought a HotLogic Mini and a HotLogic Casserole oven. A standard takeaway food tray, like if you buy a travel meal from a place like Pomegranate, will fit in the Mini oven. The Casserole oven will fit 2 meals.
I often travel with a Polar Bear cooler and a small toaster oven when I go to places without kosher food and have shlepped them to places from Hawaii to Palau and Iceland to the Maldives. It really opens up the world when you’re not limited to destinations that have kosher restaurants. The nice thing about a small toaster oven is that you’re not beholden to begging a hotel to warm up your double wrapped meals. The downside is that it’s a shlep to bring with, though I have sometimes just ordered them to be delivered from Amazon or Walmart to my hotel when possible.
The HotLogic oven on the other hand folds down next to nothing, making it an ideal travel mate. However while a toaster oven will warm up cold food in 20 minutes or frozen food in an hour, the HotLogic will take an hour to warm up cold food or a couple hours to warm up frozen food. That means you’ll have to plan your meals ahead of time.
On the plus side, you can put plastic or foil in the HotLogic without issue and you can put in food in the morning and leave it in there until evening and it will be fine. That’s because the HotLogic only gets up to 165 degrees, so it won’t melt plastic or overcook your food, but it will get your food hot with enough time.
As you only need 45 watts to power the mini or 100 watts to power the Casserole oven, you can use a basic converter to use them overseas.
On the downside, you won’t be making crunchy nachos in a HotLogic like you can in a toaster oven. And you’ll need multiple HotLogic ovens to heat up meals for a whole family.
I have even used the Hot Logic Mini on a plane by plugging it into the in-seat AC power. It took about an hour as it only heats to 165 degrees, but the food was piping hot! Using a HotLogic on a plane is not something that airlines are likely to encourage (though I have seen flight attendants using them as well for their own meals), but it was easier than gambling on whether I’d be able to persuade the flight attendant to warm up my own meal in the plane’s oven. It’s a real game changer!
Note that airplane outlets only supply 60-75 watts of power, so that will likely only work with the Mini, though I didn’t try it with the Casserole.
DDF members also report using a power inverter to have hot food while driving!
Have you traveled with a HotLogic oven?
- Ideal for preparing healthy meals and warm comfort food for a group, at home and at parties, potlucks, or gatherings
- Evenly cooks or reheats fresh or frozen meats and vegetables – even leftovers – without burning or drying your food
- Compatible with most flat-bottom containers with sealable lids, including glass, plastic, Tupperware, metal, aluminum foil, and cardboard – up to 9x13x2.25 inches
- Requires no monitoring – just place your meal inside, plug it in, and go about your day, whether it’s work or play
- Backed by our make it right guarantee and a customer service team that has one job: to leave you utterly and completely overjoyed
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