A Patent for What?

By Marcus Chan - 2012-08-27T21:24:43Z

Illustration by William Houraney

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Packing Heat

This invention is for a hand-held, cordless device that can reheat your food directly in a bowl or dish using steam or hot air. The lightweight device "overcomes the well-known drawbacks for microwave ovens such as the partial hardening or drying of the food and the time and inconvenience of transporting the food to and from the microwave," according to the filing. The inventor is William Houraney of Loxahatchee, Florida.