Unique Lunch Invention | VideoAmy Fox | 7/23/2012
For one Bismarck man, the idea of eating sandwiches and cold leftovers for lunch every day was enough to spark an invention.
"I saw a guy had a funnel on an engine one day, and I tried to heat some food on there, a burrito and tin foil,” said Lunch-Solutions Creator Sheldon Sivak. “And, half of it, one side of it was charred and the other side was cold yet."
After the initial test, Sivak was back at work.
"It was trial and error for several months, you know, testing it to find a hot spot on the engine and once I found a hot spot, every diesel engine with a turbo on it, exhaust manifold it works on."
To use it, you put your meal in the metal box, close the top, and stick it on the exhaust manifold. There’s also a clasp on the box for more security.
And, the Pack ‘N’ Heat is really easy to use, even on a quick lunch break.
"Each piece of equipment is has a different temperature on their engine, so basically, between 30 minutes to an hour," said Sivak.
It`s a device making lunch hour a little better for workers.
"I don`t have to eat cold sandwiches or cold leftovers everyday,” said Sivak. “I can actually make a hot ham and cheese if I want, or I can make anything in this box for lunch and I can heat whatever I want, whenever I want."
Now, the Pack `N` Heat is a household name around the coal factory.
"A few guys from the mine bought some and they really like it. They use it every day and I stated selling more and more. And, I started growing a little bit," said Sivak.
Sivak isn`t stopping with the Pack ‘N’ Heat. He`s already working on another invention for the grill.
If you missed the Pride of Dakota Day at the fair, you can check out Sivak`s products at: lunch-solutions.com.