Saving food, time and energy are all at a premium these days as food and energy prices remain at a high. Reusable 1.2 litre food storage containers with lids offer a range of benefits for businesses and individuals alike. Here are just some of the uses they can be put to, and some of the things to look out for when buying them.
1.2 Litre Food Storage Containers with Lids
Here are just a few ideas to help you get the most out of your food storage containers. 1.2 litre food storage containers are perfect for:
1. Storing Leftovers
Store leftover meals in these containers to keep them fresh for later consumption. They’re perfect for individual portions. With sky-high food prices, it’s absolutely essential to save food and make it go as far as possible.
2. Saving time by prepping meals
1.2 litre food storage containers are perfect for meal prepping. This is hugely time-saving and you can portion out lunches or dinners in advance, making it easy to grab a healthy meal when you’re busy or on the go.
3. Making snacks for home and for work
Fill them with snacks like chopped fruits, vegetables, nuts, or yogurt to have healthy options readily available for snacking throughout the day. Great for taking to work, so you avoid the expense of buying from vending machines.
4. Freezing soups and sauces
Look for freezer-safe food storage containers, so you can portion out soups, sauces, or stews and freeze them for later use. Make sure, however, to leave some room at the top to allow for expansion as liquids freeze.
5. Reheating Food and Drinks
You should always look for containers that are microwavable. This will ensure that your containers do not warp or deform. Reheating in the microwave is highly convenient, energy-saving and cost-effective, compared to putting contents into an oven proof dish and using an oven. By the way, you’ll also want to make sure the containers are dishwasher-safe too – they should be.
Marinate meat, poultry and tofu before cooking to tenderise and ensure that flavour goes through food. Secure food container lids prevent leaks and spills in and out of the fridge.
7. Saving Canned Food
It’s not a good idea to store food in open cans in the fridge. It’s tempting to put silver foil over items like canned soup and baked beans but it can taint the flavour of foods as metal leaches from the can into the product. It can also make the fridge smell and look untidy, with the risk of spillages too. Much better to decant the food into a purpose-made food storage container. Read more about why you shouldn’t store open cans in the fridge here https://sciencenotes.org/why-you-shouldnt-store-open-cans-in-the-fridge/
8. Storing Baking and Cooking Ingredients
Store dry ingredients like flour, sugar, rice, or pasta in these containers to keep your pantry organised and ingredients fresh.
9. Assembling Salads
Assemble and store individual salads in these containers. Layering ingredients to keep wet items separate from dry ones can help to keep salads crisp and fresh.
10. Saving and Making Ice Cream
1.2 Litre food storage containers are perfect for ice cream portions. Great for making your own too.
11. Transporting Food
When you need to take food for a picnic, an outing or to friends and family, these containers are a convenient way to transport dishes without worrying about spillage. They also make great lunch boxes.
12. Organising the Fridge
Food storage containers can help you to organise your refrigerator, making it easier to find and access items. Categorise them by food type or meal to keep your fridge neat and tidy.
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Can 1.2 food storage containers be used for things other than food?
Yes, these containers can be repurposed to store small craft supplies like beads, buttons or sewing materials. They are also handy for storing paper clips, or office supplies like staples and rubber bands – all the kinds of things that so easily get lost in drawers and cupboards. They area also great for storing small tools and workshop items.
On a final note…
Remember to label your containers with the contents and date to help you keep track of what’s inside and when it was prepared or stored. This can help prevent food waste and ensure you consume items before they go bad.
Using food storage containers is all about storing food in optimal condition, which prevents freezer burn and preserves taste and texture. So, what are you waiting for? Start saving food and save money and energy too!
You’ll find TEC 1.2 food storage containers here https://tecchemicals.com/food-storage-containers-1-2litre/