There’s nothing quite like having a hot lunch during winter, or a cold snack during summer, whether you’re at work, university, school or out in the wild. And although it may seem like it’s impossible for food to be kept warm several hours after it’s cooked, a lot of people disregard how far technology has come, and the fact that we now have insulated food canisters that make it very possible and easy for us to take our hot lunch wherever we go.
Australians are fortunate enough to have Klean Kanteen food canisters available for them online, which are ideal for keeping foods like pasta, stews, soups and curry warm, and foods like fruid salad, muesli and yoghurt cool. Klean Kanteen food canisters are leak proof, durable, and most importantly, they’re made of healthy materials, just like every other product made from Klean Kanteen. The 18/8 food-grade stainless steel doesn’t absorb food odours and flavours, and the food canisters feature a wide opening that allows for easy cleaning, pouring and scooping. The lid features an airtight seal, and the entire canister is shatterproof.
But stainless steel food canisters trump plastic in many other ways as well. Besides the obvious fact that plastic is actually quite dangerous and is typically intended for single use, stainless steel canisters are dishwasher safe, and they dry all the way without dripping all over your clean dishes because of the crannies and nooks. But more importantly, they can go right into a conventional oven or right in the toaster straight from the fridge, allowing you to save a dish or two in the process. However, do note that you absolutely shouldn’t try to place them in a microwave.
In order to get the maximum amount of time you can expect the contents inside the canister to be kept cool or warm for, you should always pre-cool or pre-heat it. In order to preheat the food canister, fill it with boiling water and leave it for a couple of minutes before substituting the water with your hot food. Conversely, if you’re adding a cold fruit salad or yoghurt, put the food canister in the freezer for several minutes with the lid off, then remove it and add the cold food.
Keep in mind that the more free space or air you leave inside the insulated food canister, the faster the contents will get warm or cool, so it’s best to use a canister that’s about the size of how much food you want and need to fill in it.