Last month, we posted pictures of the Heinz Beanzawave, a USB-powered prototype mini microwave that measures just 7.4 inches tall by 6.2 inches wide and 5.9 inches deep. And while we confirmed the microwave's existence with Heinz, it's still hard to believe that the company is actually developing a $160 companion microwave for its Snap Pots single-serving baked bean containers. And yet, here it is.
Conventional microwaves are some of the biggest energy hogs in the house, using 750 to 1,100 watts of power when in use--more than both refrigerators (725 watts) and washing machines (350 to 500 watts). Enter the Heinz Beanzawave.