Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Which Bento Boxes are Microwave Safe?
OnceUponAnEquine wondered about bentos and the microwave.
All these bento boxes are microwave safe to 140 degrees centigrade, which seems to be a common threshold -- that applies to the container and not the lid. Most lids are not recommended for microwaving; Hello Kitty in the picture has an inner seal around the edge of the lid that shouldn't be heated, some of the other lids have inlay, painted designs, or a lacquery finish that shouldn't go into the micro.
So my bento for today:
has a non-microwaveable outer and inner lid but can otherwise be heated. I love this little blue bento! It has a lift-out divided compartment for small amounts of something wet; today I put ginger jam and honey chestnuts in that, and yogurt beside it. The big section has chili hot beans, jasmine rice, tofu stripes, and miso zucchini.
The top of this box has the most wonderful little slogan:
"SO MUCH, IT REACHED THE POINT WHERE YOU CAN SWIM!"
This applies to many life situations, such as academia, where I work, and where the BS factor often suits this slogan; or happiness, which sometimes just floats up around us that much...the little seal and fishies are slightly 3-D and the texture of this box is satiny.
Finally here is a photo of my 2 exhausted poochies, after their morning constitutional today:
Poor Gabey is trying to hold onto his favorite chair, but Rufus is trying to butt him out; very typical.