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Non-leaking microwaveable food container?

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Non-leaking microwaveable food container?

Now that winter's coming, I want to take homemade soups to the office. My plastic containers all leak. Can anyone recommend a container for carrying the soups to the office that is microwavable and dishwasher safe? And where to buy in GTA?
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We bought a set of Glasslok containers from Costco last year and they’ve been leak-free. The bottoms are glass so fully dishwasher safe; the lids I don’t think so. Also, only the glass bottoms are microwaveable.
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How about using a mason jar. Microwave without the lid of course.
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mrweather wrote:
Nov 3rd, 2018 3:56 pm
We bought a set of Glasslok containers from Costco last year and they’ve been leak-free. The bottoms are glass so fully dishwasher safe; the lids I don’t think so. Also, only the glass bottoms are microwaveable.
I have the same - both the bowls and lids go in the dishwasher, and all have been fine. If they start leaking in an unreasonably short timeframe, at least you have the Costco protection.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Nov 5th, 2018 10:56 pm
I use whatever regular lunch container.
Except i wrap a piece of plastic on top. It prevents all leaks.
It acts as a sealing gasket with the lid.
Do you put the plastic on top of the lid or between the lid and the container?
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Catnippy wrote:
Nov 6th, 2018 5:55 pm
Do you put the plastic on top of the lid or between the lid and the container?
You put it under the lid. Then put the actual lid on top.

It works VERY well. Because the plastic wrap acts like a gasket to seal it. Like that little ring of rubber that stops your pipe or tap from leaking.
Try it out.

similar concept. Except they're preventing leaks for travel size hygiene products.

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this guy did it with what looks to be a piece of wax paper.
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But I recommend plastic wrap because I always have that in the house.
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Why not use a thermos to bring it to work, then when at work pour the soup into a bowl to reheat?
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Mulder and Scully wrote:
Nov 6th, 2018 7:26 pm
Why not use a thermos to bring it to work, then when at work pour the soup into a bowl to reheat?
If you bring a heat and eat container you wash it after you eat. When you empty food into a bowl, you have to wash transport container and bowl. You have to wash two items instead of one.
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gr8dlr wrote:
Nov 7th, 2018 9:44 am
If you bring a heat and eat container you wash it after you eat. When you empty food into a bowl, you have to wash transport container and bowl. You have to wash two items instead of one.
with my method... you wash half a container. B/c the plastic wrap keeps the lid surprisingly clean!
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I would still wash the lid.
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