If you are on a tight budget and are looking for ways to save on the money you spend on your weekly grocery shop, you should consider cooking in bulk and putting your portions into food storage containers for the microwave.

This is a great way to not only save money when you are shopping, but you can also save on the time it takes to prepare food by picking one day a week to do your main food preparation so that you only need minutes during the week day evenings to take your portions out of the microwave to quickly reheat and serve.

One of the main reasons to buy good food storage containers is so that you are absolutely sure that you pick the correct type of box or bowl for the microwave.

This information is usually stated on the bottom of the box. If you can not find this information written anywhere on the packaging, I would have second faults about putting it in the microwave.

The 3 things you need to look out for to be sure that it is OK to use a particular plastic food box in the microwave are:

  • If it is stated on the packaging

  • If the symbol for microwave is imprinted on the box

  • If the word microwave is imprinted on the plastic box

Food containers need to be able to withstand very high temperatures so they have been specially formulated in order to carry out this task successfully. Certain chemicals in some plastics are not suitable and could actually create some havoc as the chemicals break down as the plastic begins to melt.

You may have already experienced a plastic container get warped in your microwave. This should not happen to food storage containers specifically made for microwaves.

All plastics that are to be used with connection with food have to meet strict trading standard codes so this should mean that all plastic food containers are safe but why take the chance. It may sound really extreme but it is always better to be safe than sorry.

If you are on the hunt for good quality food storage containers for the microwave, do a quick search on the internet and you are sure to find exactly what you want at a price that is right for you. If you cook in bulk, you could make sure great savings not only from buying ingredients in bulk but also purchasing good containers at great prices.

If you use the right type of sandwich container, you can easily keep your sandwiches or salad box fresh in a stylish insulated lunch bag to take to work. This is perfect for working women to lunch out in style.

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