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lunch container recs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 27, 2012 at 10:30 PM

anyone have recommendations for lunch containers, they will be heated in the microwave so they can't be plastic. i guess there's no such thing as stackable glass containers right? :(

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:21 PM

i love pyrex, good idea

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:20 PM

these are beautiful!

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:11 AM

Yeah, but they rock! Typically I only need to microwave a few things on my plate. So I have a ceramic plate I keep at work, microwave what I want, and then clean it off. I almost never need to microwave the whole lunch.

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Those metal tray lunch boxes are sweet!...but not microwaveable.

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on July 28, 2012
at 12:05 AM

I often carry food to work in canning jars. They come in various sizes, but share common lid sizes, which is convenient. Also, the wide-mouthed jars are safe for freezing. So you can freeze your leftover soup, then just throw the frozen jar in your bag. Let it sit out on your desk for a few hours so it thaws by lunch time, then heat and eat right out of the jar.

The biggest issue with them is that some microwaves are too short inside for larger jars. And, they are more fragile than, say, a thermos, so you need to think about how you pack them so they don't get knocked around too aggressively.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:13 PM

I have a few sets of Anchor brand or Pyrex glass storage containers. Plastic lids, but totally microwaveable without the lid.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:09 PM

How about a thermos? Then you don't have to use the microwave because it will already be hot. I have a Thermos vacuum insulated food jar and it really keeps the food hot.

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3ce6a0d24be025e2f2af534545bdd1d7

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on July 28, 2012
at 02:11 AM

Yeah, but they rock! Typically I only need to microwave a few things on my plate. So I have a ceramic plate I keep at work, microwave what I want, and then clean it off. I almost never need to microwave the whole lunch.

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on July 28, 2012
at 01:54 AM

Those metal tray lunch boxes are sweet!...but not microwaveable.

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on July 28, 2012
at 01:17 AM

I use glass Pyrex containers. Target often has sets of them on sale, so keep an eye out.

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:27 PM

My personal go to: lunch-container-recs?

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:20 PM

these are beautiful!

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on July 27, 2012
at 11:14 PM

I've actually had pretty good luck with the variety of shapes and sizes in the Pyrex line. They have everything from a half-cup size up to gigantic casserole sizes.

The lids are plastic and definitely not water-tight, though.

293ba4c95d190bc616b27d85b10d705a

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on July 29, 2012
at 02:21 PM

i love pyrex, good idea

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