About Hot-Can  
  Can I place the Hot-Can in the Microwave?  
  Can I pour out half of the beverage and leave half for later?  
  Can the drink get too hot?  
  How can I be assured that the Hot-Can is safe to use?  
  How do I dispose of the Container?  
  How Do You Know When It Is Hot?  
  How hot does the drink get?  
  Is Hot-Can harmful to the environment?  
  Please take caution  
  What is the Hot-Can made of?  
  What makes it heat up?  
  What products are found in Hot-Cans?  
  Why shouldn't I let my Hot-Can freeze?  
  Why is my Hot-Can not heating up?  
  Why is steam coming from the bottom of the beverage can?  
  Why is the beverage not easy to pour out into a cup?  
  Why use aluminum to make Hot-Cans?  
  Frequently Asked Questions  
  How to use it?  
  Award  

 

 

 

 
Hot-Can Frequently Ask Question
 
 
 

Can I place the Hot-Can in the Microwave?

NO! The Hot-Can is aluminium and should never be placed in a microwave. The heat engine integral with the Hot-Can is designed to heat up the beverage without any external heat source.

Can I pour out half of the beverage and leave half for later?

The Hot-Can is not designed for pouring. It is designed to retain heat and the heat engine is designed to keep your beverage hot for 45 minutes at ambient room temperature. So unlike a standard cup of coffee which gets cold if you do not drink it quickly, your Hot-can beverage will be hot till the last drop!

Can the drink get too hot?

Yes. If you store your Hot-Can in a hot car that may be 40°C (104°F) for example, once the can is activated and the beverage temperature is increased by another 50°C the drink will be too hot to consume safely. We recommend that you store your Hot-Can in a cool dry place. We do not recommend that the can is activated if it has been stored above 25 °C. Should this occur , take caution as the Hot-Can may steam from the bottom of the container. If the beverage gets too hot the red warning indicator label will appear. However, be assured that the beverage in the container will never reach boiling temperature.

How can I be assured that the Hot-Can is safe to use?

Customer safety is our primary concern. We use a 100% natural, non-toxic, non-flammable reaction combining calcium oxide and water to create heat. Moreover, our Hot-Can, unlike other self-heating products currently in the market, only produces natural bi-products: water, calcium carbonate, and calcium hydroxide. These bi-products are the same minerals that make up natural coral reefs in our oceans and are commonly occurring minerals in our soil which are frequently added to soil in farming to enhance the pH balance.

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) of the USA has designated calcium oxide to be Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS), a standard label applied to products that are not harmful. The Hot-Can is also designed with many patented safety features. The heat is generated in a separate chamber called the heat engine, which does not allow the beverage to ever come into contact with the minerals used in the heat engine. MTL Laboratories, and Sirim have tested and independently stated that Hot-Can is safe for consumers.

How do I dispose of the Container?

The container is recyclable and should be placed in the recycling bin. Consult your local council for specific rules for your area.

How Do You Know When It Is Hot?

The patented heat indicator label will clearly indicate when the correct drinking temperature has been reached, by changing from black color to GREEN color. Should the beverage become hotter than the optimum drinking temperature, the heat indicator label will change from black to RED.
 

How hot does the drink get?

The Hot-Can will heat up the beverage by 50°C (122°F) from the beverage starting temperature; so if you activate the container at room temperature of 20°C (68°F) your drink will reach 70°C (158°F); if you activate your drink on a cold day of 10°C (50°F) your drink will reach 60°C (140°F) - still an optimum drinking temperature.

Is Hot-Can harmful to the environment?

No. Not only is the container recyclable, it also complies with beverage container recycling laws, or “Bottle Bills”, that provide financial incentive to consumers for recycling. For more information please visit
www.bottlebill.org <http://www.bottlebill.org>. In addition, our Hot-Can (unlike other self-heating products currently in the market), only produces natural bi-products: water, calcium carbonate, and calcium hydroxide. These bi-products are the same minerals that make up coral reefs in our oceans and are a naturally occurring mineral in our soil and are frequently added to soil in farming to enhance the pH balance.

Moreover, it's almost impossible to boil exactly the right amount of water for a cup of coffee -- there's always a little left over. This means you're wasting precious power, water and time, not to mention drinking twice-boiled water in your next cup. The Hot-Can heats the perfect cup of coffee in less then 3 minutes, whilst using up to 65% less energy than a standard kettle in the process.

Please take caution:

·Keep out of the reach of young children as contents can get VERY HOT!
·Do not microwave this can
·Do not pierce can
·Do not heat this can
·Beware that upon activation this can will get VERY HOT!
·Always use a coaster

Also…
A few things to remember when using the self-heating can.

The can has been insulated - so not only will it keep the beverage hot for about 45min. It will also protect your hands.

If you are not going to use the self-heating can straight away, you need to store at room temperature and not in the fridge.

Why?

Because the can will heat the drink by 50°C from the temperature the beverage starts at. So it’s important not to chill or heat the can.

And remember to recycle your can once you have finished - it is 100% recyclable.

For more information or if you have comments about our product, please e-mail
info@hot-can.com

 

What is the Hot-Can made of?

Our container is made from common aluminum generally used throughout the canning industry. The plastic components are made from polypropylene. All the materials are approved for direct food contact by the FDA.

 

What makes it heat up?

Hot-Can has developed a special double chambered aluminum can which contains the beverage in the outer chamber and holds water and calcium oxide (quick lime) separately in the inner chamber. When the button at the bottom of the can is pressed, the water mixes with the quicklime, starting an exothermic reaction that heats the contents of the outer chamber in less the 3 minutes by 50-55°C to give you a piping hot drink.

What products are found in Hot-Cans?

There are many types of low viscosity foods available from Hot-Can, which include Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate and French Onion soup. Hot-can is working with beverage leaders to bring you new and tasty products.

Why shouldn't I let my Hot-Can freeze?

Allowing your Hot-Can to freeze will cause the heat engine to fail and may permanently damage it. You should never  allow the Hot-Can to be stored below 5°C (41°F)

 

Why is my Hot-Can not heating up?

In most cases it is because you have not firmly pressed the bottom of the can hard enough to fully cause activation of the heat engine.

To properly activate the Hot-can place the can upside down on a firm surface like a table or countertop. Remove the anti tamper label by peeling it off the bottom of the can. Using your thumb firmly press the in the center of the activation button at the bottom of the can until you hear a crunch sound. Gently shake the can from side-to-side for 30 sec (not up & down) and then immediately turn the can upright. Set the can down on a coaster or hold it by the center of the can where the insulated label is and wait 3 minutes.

Do not hold by the bottom of the can and do not sit the can on your lap. Gently shaking the Hot-Can during the 3 minutes of heating will eliminate any steaming.

Should you have any concerns please contact our customer service department; the number is printed on the label, or send an e-mail to the address found in our customer service section.

Why is steam coming from the bottom of the beverage can?

Because the Hot-Can uses 100% natural accruing minerals in its heat engine, there will be some slight variation in the heating process. Some extra energy may escape the heat engine located at the bottom of the can in the form of water vapor or steam. This steam is hot so please do not allow the bottom of the can to be near exposed skin and always use a coaster. Shaking the Hot-Can will eliminate the steaming. The beverage is safe to drink. Should you have any concerns please contact our customer service department; the number is printed on the label, or send an e-mail to the address found in our customer service section.
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Why is the beverage not easy to pour out into a cup?

Because the Hot-Can has a specially designed drinking spout to protect your lips from getting burned, which is not designed for pouring. Should you attempt to pour, the liquid may splatter!


Why use aluminum to make Hot-Cans?

Because of its low carbon footprint! Aluminum, unlike plastic can be recycled again and again. It does not lose any of its strength or quality in the recycling process. It can be a never-ending process that continues to save energy and resources. That is why recycling aluminum makes sense. It saves energy—a lot of energy. Today, aluminum can recycling saves about 11.5 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh)—enough electricity to light a city the size of Pittsburgh for six years. This is A LOT of energy (and CO2
emission) saved!

Recycling saves energy and the fuels used to produce it. Once produced, used, and recovered, the aluminum can is completely recyclable. The process of converting used beverage cans into molten aluminum requires only about 5 percent of the energy needed to produce aluminum from bauxite ore. That's like improving the miles per gallon on your car 19 times over. By recycling just one aluminum can, we save enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning about three and a half hours.

The fact that aluminum is the third most abundant element in the earth's crust and is the earth's second most used metal with the fact that the aluminum drink can is the world's most recycled packaging container - worldwide over 50% of aluminum cans are recycled with the fact that recycling aluminum drink cans saves up to 95% of the energy needed to make aluminum from its raw materials and the choice is obvious. Think Green – Think Hot-Can