Bento

Bento brings modern convenience and healthy diet together in a new and positive way. Bento is a steamer that cooks a complete and nutritious meal in one step, while simultaneously bringing a revolution in portability to warm, cooked food. Bento heats up the assembly’s base using inductive technology, creating steam from water added to the grains in the bottom container. The steam naturally rises up the assembly, simultaneously cooking the grains as well as the contents of the top two containers. Thus the cooking process is simplified, and the user has a ready-packed meal that will still be warm when lunchtime comes around.

Bento is built on the Asian tradition of the stacked lunch box, and combines it with the modern functionality of an electric rice cooker. In these boxes, different parts of the meal - vegetables, protein, and grains - are separated into various containers. Bento heats up the assembly’s base using inductive technology, creating steam from water added to the grains in the bottom container. The steam naturally rises up the assembly, simultaneously cooking the grains as well as the contents of the top two containers. Thus the cooking process is simplified, and the user has a ready-packed meal.

Bento’s double-walled containers act like a thermos. They prevent the outside walls from getting dangeously hot while at the same time keep its contents warm throughout the day. Bento is rounded out with an elastic band which wraps around the containers, keeping them together as one unit and also serving as a handle for increased portability.