Talk:Self-heating can

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Do people push the button and leave? -- Toytoy 22:58, May 11, 2005 (UTC)

At a glimpse, I read it as "self-hating can". Then this reminded me of how this may be an antizionist plot by some crazy people to make people like me think up of a sick combination like "self-heating Jew" -- 01:00, 26 December 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Self-heating ramen? How should that work? You can't keep the ramen in broth for several months. -- 19:43, 4 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Self-heating ramen cans[edit]

I reverted the deletion of self-heating ramen cans, but someone actually living in Japan must have seen these?? They are mentioned on so many blogs but I can't seem to find them for sale anywhere (admitted I've been searching in English though). BeamerNZ (talk) 18:47, 10 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

This is not the way an encyclopedia works. You need to provide reliable sources in the first place, not just write some random buzz and wait for others to substantiate or refute it. Obviously you've just "heard" about these self-heating ramen cans, and the same can be said for the bulk of the bloggers. Others might have read about it on Wikipedia -- go figure!
Notice how none of these bloggers is based in Japan? Notice how there's no mentioning on any of the Japan gadget sites, or Japan news sources? Notice how there's no picture or video of that notorious ramen can? -- (talk) 10:26, 11 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
There's even a vague, one-phrase reference in a NYT article [1] but that's just a short, single phrase in an article not at all concerned with ramen. I seriously doubt the author has put much effort in verifying her assertion.-- (talk) 10:47, 11 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thank you for your understanding. -- (talk) 19:59, 11 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ontech cans[edit]

Still looks like the same design as the recalled cans last year. Have Ontech made improvements to the manufacuring quality since the recall? BeamerNZ (talk) 05:41, 22 December 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OnTech is currently involved in a lawsuit and has shut down operations. This lawsuit, from what was communicated to me, has to do with manufacturing/production/contracts and not with product safety or consumer issues. What I can actually site:

Unfortunately, Hillside Beverages (OnTech) is going out of business. Walmart no longer has them in stock, so please take advantage of our current sale while supplies last. Thank you very much for your continued business and support!!


--Jodiegg (talk) 00:24, 10 March 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Environmental impact[edit]

I would like to know if any reliable sources have looked at how the packaging and materials used to heat the food end up being disposed of. I purchased a self-heating can of coffee to see for myself and was not impressed. I can't imagine any conscientious consumer using these for anything less than an emergency. Agentmoose (talk) 02:28, 31 January 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I agree about wondering waht happens to it after it is used. But I bought a can of the hot cocoa and I though it was pretty good. I don't drink Coffee so I don't know if maybe it is just that. But the Cocoa was pretty good. I will probably buy more of them if I can find them again. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:04, 20 June 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I removed the following text from the main article because it appears to be an advert for a particular manufacturer. --Mdwyer (talk) 01:23, 11 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Hot-Can company in Malaysia [2] has developed and launched in Australia in 2008 a self-heating can that is commercially viable by heating up in less than 3 minutes, with an increase in temperature of 50 - 55°C in a normal aluminum size beverage can that fits any standard filling line and at a retail price that should make it widely accepted.

Article needs massively expanding[edit]

Self heating tins are mentioned as early as 1908 in Wells The War in the Air, (not in a futuristic sense, they were widely available at the time and he mentions them quite casually as part of a lunch hamper) and an improved version were widely used by British and commonwealth troops in WW2, jointly developed by Imperial Chemical Industries and the British offshoot of HJ Heinz. It aint nothing new kids.. Irondome (talk) 06:19, 18 November 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Appropriation of Concept[edit]

The current version is clearly based on a patent or patent application for one possible species of the genre. I've written nearly 100 patent applications and the writing style is unmistakable. It doesn't seem to be copied verbatim from any public documents but publication of pending applications can take years.

This is objectionable because an owner of a patent on one type of self-heating benefits if the public incorrectly believes the general concept of self-heating cans to be synonymous with the patented embodiments of the concept.

Analogoy is how search engine is widely wrongly considered synonymous with Google68.107.97.79 (talk) 04:44, 21 February 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]