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I want some sort of safe carrying container for hot food?

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KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 20:38:13

Some mindees I have want to have their tea at home with mum

So I need a safe carrying container with a lid in 2 sizes smallish (2 children portion) larger (plus mum portion)

So any ideas

I am thinking not plastic as it isn't that good for hot food

Am currently using ceramic & foil or pyrex which aren't ideal either - any ideas?

WilfSell Thu 25-Sep-08 20:39:10

I have seen widenecked stainless steel flasks somewhere for stew and soups, not sure if this is what you mean?

No idea where though - try someone like Lakeland etc?

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 20:39:58

Not really

It doesn't need to keep it hot - just be safe carrying it

morningpaper Thu 25-Sep-08 20:41:58

a tiffin thingy

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 20:43:55

a tiffin thingie??

morningpaper Thu 25-Sep-08 20:45:47

like this

brokenrecord Thu 25-Sep-08 20:45:57 tanley-Bolt-Flask-

brokenrecord Thu 25-Sep-08 20:46:23

morningpaper Thu 25-Sep-08 20:46:40

cheaper, better

brokenrecord Thu 25-Sep-08 20:48:25

Those flasks still have some plastic in the lid, but most of the body is steel. DD uses one for hot lunches. You need to heat them with hot water first, and I always take off the sealing ring to clean behind after use, so a bit fiddly, but I like them.

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 20:50:14

I like the tiffin thingie

Slightly more than I was hoping for & no idea on size

Hmm I may need to think about this more

A flask wouldn't work - the meals can be too solid - fishfingers/salmon/spag bol etc

brokenrecord Thu 25-Sep-08 20:52:51

Liquidise them?

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 20:58:39

When mum wants feeding she will be so impressed (not)

Twims Thu 25-Sep-08 21:02:22

Why are you feeding mum? Are you charging more for this service?

MrsBadger Thu 25-Sep-08 21:09:29

buy takeaway-type foil cartons with cardboard lids at a cash & carry

(I hope they are paying a LOT for this hmm)

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 21:13:46

On a busy night I feed 9 under 5, 3 over 5's, 3 staff, DH, DD & me

Sticking enough in for another person is not difficult - but yes I charge her - for her meal, she pays for her children's anyway

littone Thu 25-Sep-08 21:52:07

slight hijack - but does this mean things are picking up for you workwise KatyMac (hopeful emoticon)?

Can you buy foil trays like (this []

Can be recycled and I would have thought washed and used again if you want to be a bit greener?

littone Thu 25-Sep-08 21:53:18

sorry x-post with MrsBadger

KatyMac Thu 25-Sep-08 21:53:55


atm it is 2 under 5, 2 over 5, DH, DD & me sad

But I have downsized & we live in hope

Foil is a possibility - re-use is OK - not sure - I'll ask the mum

KatyMac Fri 26-Sep-08 22:02:30

I think I need stainless steel with a lid

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