Electric lunch boxes or electric food steamers are portable cooking appliances that allows users to heat up or cook foods conveniently without using open flames. They are ideal for maintaining the quality, nutrition and flavors of foods and promote healthy dining on-the-go.
Market key trends:
One of the major trends driving the growth of the electric lunch box market is the increasing health-consciousness among consumers. Electric lunch boxes help maintain the nutrients and flavors of foods as they steam or heat foods instead of boiling or frying them. This allows users to carry home-cooked healthy meals to work or school in a hygienic and worry-free manner. The ease of use and compact designs of latest electric lunch boxes are also fueling their adoption.
The Electric Lunch Box Market Demand is segmented into standard, vacuum-insulated, and carbon-fiber electric lunch boxes. Among these, the standard electric lunch boxes segment dominates the market and accounted for nearly 50% of the overall sales in 2023. The segment is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period due to low cost of standard electric lunch boxes as compared to vacuum insulated and carbon-fiber variants.
The global electric lunch box market is expected to witness high growth, exhibiting CAGR of 7.0% over the forecast period, due to increasing demand for easy-to-carry, on-the-go heating solutions. The global electric lunch box market size was valued at US$ 600.8 Mn in 2023.
Asia Pacific dominates the global electric lunch box market and accounted for over 35% of the global sales in 2023. China represents the largest market in the region owing to increasing demand for convenient meal solutions from working population. North America is expected to witness fastest growth during the forecast period led by the US.
Key players operating in the electric lunch box market are Crock-Pot (Owned by Sunbeam Products, Inc.), Zojirushi Corporation, Ecolunchbox, Gideon, Hot Logic, Milton, Electric Lunchbox Co., Cello World, Preethi Kitchen Appliances Pvt. Ltd., Skysonic, Milton (Hamilton Housewares Pvt. Ltd.), Mr. Bento, Grub2Go, Sovereign, NutriBox. These players are focusing on new product launches and geographical expansion to gain higher market share.