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Hot food when you want it.
on 16 May 2011
There are a lot of reviews of these little fellas saying that they don't keep your food hot long enough. I was initially put off by that, as I work in an office that "due to health and saftey regulations" won't let us have a microwave. I got one of these for Christmas though, so figured It'd be worth a go.
The first couple of meals I tried in here were heated to the recommended timings at 7am. At lunchtime (1pm), I found the meals were as others stated - lukewarm. Initially I only used pasta dishes, as to be honest, they could be eaten hot or cold without making me feel sick - so it wasn't a real problem.
Then one day, I had some left over chili so thought I'd give it a go. I stuck it in the microwave when I got up and left it in for a couple of extra minutes. When lunchtime arrived, I found my chili was still hot enough to need blowing. Hooray! Now I use it for all sorts of hot food I fancy - stews, spag bols, pasta, rice, curry etc etc. The food is always hot and tasty.
I do however have a bad point to note - cleaning this is not pleasant. It seems every food I want to put in here has something orange in it to stain the sides. Would be great if I could stick it in the dishwasher too, but both are minor niggles.
I would definitely recommend these to anyone wanting hot food and no access to ovens during the day. Just heat the food up for slightly longer than you would normally.
[EDIT]It was brought to my attention in the comments, that this is in fact dishwasher safe, so the bad points I mentioned are not actually valid and as such this has no bad points, hurrah![/EDIT]