Insulated Containers


Runningforme82

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I'm not sure if this is the right location for this question....but....

Since the Lunch Bots insulated containers are out of stock until October, are their any other suggestions of brands out there? Curious what others are using.

I've been bringing my food in pyrex glass bowls with lids to work and microwaving with out the lid on. Some how...some way...I'm still tasting something funky (plastic) on my food and I'm not cool with that. I'm a little miffed that Whole30 has made me THAT sensitive, lol, but oh well ;)

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These are only 10 ounce containers but I like them. We have three for the kids, but I used to use them when I worked at the hospital and packed up my food for a 12 hour shift. $15-18 depending on the color.

http://www.amazon.co...1&keywords=fogo

This one is pretty... :)

http://www.amazon.com/Thermos-Raya-Compact-Food-Henna/dp/B002VK64GQ/ref=sr_1_34?ie=UTF8&qid=1347411049&sr=8-34&keywords=thermos

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These are only 10 ounce containers but I like them. We have three for the kids, but I used to use them when I worked at the hospital and packed up my food for a 12 hour shift. $15-18 depending on the color.

http://www.amazon.co...1&keywords=fogo

This one is pretty... :)

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=thermos

How long do they hold the heat? For example, if I have a soup or stew and leave at 7am in the morning, will it be warm at noonish? Thinking of days that I am on the road doing my marketing thing. In the office, I have a MW. Hard to think about, but I think this winter, I will want warm meals.

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I read somewhere to fill them with boiling water first to heat the thermos for a few minutes then pour that out and immediately put the hot food in and close. I assume the thought process is it should stay hotter longer because the water heated the thermos instead of the food heating it. I will probably try that once I get one. Looked in stores today and only found 8 oz :(

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How long do they hold the heat? For example, if I have a soup or stew and leave at 7am in the morning, will it be warm at noonish? Thinking of days that I am on the road doing my marketing thing. In the office, I have a MW. Hard to think about, but I think this winter, I will want warm meals.

I tested it just for you. I heated up water and put it in the thermos. I checked the temp with a digital meat thermometer and it was 196F when I put on the lid. 5 hours later I opened it and checked the temperature and got 137F. Still nicely hot for a meal. I believe something thicker like chili with a little fat in it would hold the temp a bit better that plain water but I am not certain. You can test that for yourself... :)

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Dang my Target didn't have squat! Lol. I just checked yesterday. They had a few 8oz ones but not big enough for this hungry girl ;)

Thanks for testing the termos! Awesome results! I think I will check Dick's sporting goods to see what they have in the camping section.

Oh that's a good idea. Okay..two errands..one Target and two Dick's. :)

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