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Stainless food containers safe for use in a microwave

A new advance has been made in the battle against waste. Specially designed stainless steel containers can now be used in the microwave.

Traditionally, metal food containers have been prohibited from being used in microwave ovens due to electrical arcing inside the ovens. Today it is easy to find microwave-safe stainless steel food containers in a variety of selling outlets, including popular online selling platforms. You can find stainless steel containers in various capacities ranging from 300ml to 1100ml with the most popular products offering around 900ml of capacity.

Most stainless steel food containers are made of 304 grade (18/8 stainless), and new microwave-safe containers have had their corners specially designed so they do not cause problems when used in a microwave oven. Furthermore, the safe use of these products is now guaranteed by many research organizations. Microwave-safe stainless steel food containers are now being sold in Asia, the United States, and Europe. If you’ve been hesitant about using stainless steel containers for reheating cold food, you don’t need to worry any more, but please check before you buy that the product description and the packaging specifically states the containers are ‘microwave safe’ or ‘microwaveable’.

worldstainless Secretary-General, Tim Collins, has been using 2 of these containers for the last 2 months. He testifies: “They work really well in our microwave … uniform heating, very little food splattering and easy to pick up when hot.”