The Wavebox portable microwave oven
By Gizmag Team
December 29, 2009
The impact of the microwave oven on human grazing habits has been extreme. It can reheat frozen food or cook raw food in a fraction of the time required of a conventional oven and has brought the convenience of preparing food to new levels. Now a portable microwave oven offers those same capabilities to people who need to prepare food away from the kitchen, or indeed off-the-grid entirely – truckies, RVers, boaties, campers … . The US$250 WaveBox weighs just 6.3 kg (14 pounds), runs on mains voltage regardless of country, and can also run from a 12 volt battery using alligator leads or from your in-vehicle power outlet. This is without doubt a killer app!
The microwave has had a massive impact on the way we consume our food, and particularly, when used in conjunction with the deep freeze, it has enabled us to have our food when it is most convenient, rather than being dictated by traditional meal times.
Once upon a time, the effort required to bring together a meal from first principals meant that families congregated at specific times in the day to eat meals together – the microwave has enabled hot food to be prepared very quickly and been one of the many factors involved in the breakdown of traditional family meal times.
The Wavebox takes this a step further and for campers, location workers, travelers, RVers, boaties, truckies, … the advent of the Wavebox will be welcome news to all those who enjoy the great outdoors or need to cook beyond the grid.
The Wavebox comes with three preset cook buttons or you can set your own cook times. It is available in four colors (Pearl, Cherry, Cobalt and Midnight), can be purchased in bulk set for the voltage of your country, and at 28 x 25.5 x 38 cm (11 x 10 x 15 inches), it’s a must have camping accessory.