It sounds convenient to freeze food in zip lock until it’s time to pushing it in to the microwave for reheating/defrosting when required. However, plastic zip lock bags and takeaway containers collected from restaurants are the most harmful ways of storing food. Our food comes in contact with plastic every day and rarely do we ever seem to care about which plastic is safe and deserving enough to hold your food and which is not. We admit that plastic comes handy because of it being lightweight, break proof and cheap. Investing in Tupperware microwave containers make reheating food easier & healthier and that too economically.
Tupperware microwave containers are actually designed to save your time so that working women could equally enjoy the benefits. Tupperware microwave containers can be heated & reheated safely. They maintain the texture, taste and quality of your leftover.
Though Tupperware microwave containers come with limited lifetime warranty, it is necessary you use the containers the way they are meant to use in order to prevent voiding the guarantee.
How to Reheat Food in Tupperware Microwave Containers?
Following these tips will keep your Tupperware microwave boxes new & your food will last the taste longer.
- Fatty foods such as meat and cheese and food that are cooked using boiling water such as soup reach very high temperature. Make sure to reheat the quantity you require than having to reheat the entire batch at once.
- Not all Tupperware containers are safe to be reheated. Double-check the containers when inverting food into a Tupperware container for reheating. Only use Tupperware microwave safe boxes.
- Get Tupperware microwave containers with a vent. It is very important that you do not reheat food with the lid off. Direct exposure of microwaves will turn the food chewy or beady and may dries up the broth. Keep the lid on but the vent open to help the pressure escape gently. If your container does not have a vent, lifting the edges will do the same job.
- Microwave can create hot spots and cool spots that may lead to microbial contamination. When reheating food, make sure you stir and reheat and re-stir.
- Make sure you reheat left over food to a maximum temperature of 165 F. This helps killing the bacteria your food might have come in contact with.
- You can refrigerate food in microwave Tupperware but do not freeze using the same containers. They may warp or break.
- Last but not the least, read the instructions that come with each piece of container you buy. Sticking to it will make everything just so easier!