Cold pizza will still fill you just as well as freshly-baked carbs. But hot food sure as hell always tastes better. If you need to keep food warm while waiting for the rest of your party to show up, here's how you do it: the Bon Home Culinary Heat Lamp.
Based on professional equipment employed by restaurateurs, the immensely useful kitchen contraption is reputedly the first of its kind to be designed for everyday home use. To put it to work, simply shine the mouth of the head directly on the food, where it will send streams of infrared heat. According to the product page, this process seals in the grub's moisture and flavor, instead of drying it out or altering its appearance.
The Bon Home Culinary Heat Lamp is styled like a regular desk lamp and even folds like one for easy storage. Instead of a bulb, though, it uses a ceramic heating element, eliminating the hassle of regular bulb replacement from your maintenance duties. With the adjustable arm, you can set it at a variety of angles to accommodate the size and type of food item.
The smart appliance can be used with carving boards and platters, so you don't need any special trays to hold the food in. One lamp should be able to cover a fairly large-sized platter, but you'll need to tether multiple lamps if you're going to keep a buffet of dishes at the perfect serving temperature.
While it won't keep your soup steaming, the Bon Home Culinary Heat Lamp should easily work its magic on pies, grilled items, plated meals and appetizers. It's available now, priced at $99.95.
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