We didn’t realise how much we used the microwave in our office until we decided to try and live without it, just to see if it’s really necessary to purchase this product. While we’re lucky to have a kitchen with all the utilities we need, several jobs require hopping from one conference room to another. Not all offices are so conveniently equipped, and even if they are, there are often long lines for them that cut into more rigid lunch hours. For those who want hot food on the go, the Futron Electric Tiffin from Milton is a handy option. We think the box is a little too bulky to carry around through the week, but for those who are used to carrying large lunch bags, there are no downsides to the product. It takes a while to heat up your food (it promises 45 minutes, but if your food is very cold, expect to be waiting an hour, sometimes more), but with the built-in safety features (an auto cut-off that helps conserve power as well), you can leave it to heat while you go about your work without constantly having to monitor its progress. It’s a little heavy on the pocket, but it’s available in options with three or four containers, so it’s perfect for busy professionals who don’t have kitchens to help make lunchtime a more homely experience.
Price: Rs 1,064 to Rs 1,327
Where: Major retail stores across the city