“ Brand: Morrisons / Product Type: Tray „
Although I tend to keep the Plastic tubs that you get from Chinese takeaways for to put food in, and I have a small selection of different sizes of Tupperware tubs I tend to have a pack of Foil trays as well as it's surprising how often I pack food away after making some Spag Bol or that. Often I take food into work with me to save buying in the shop.
This comes in a pack of 14 Trays and the last time I bought these they cost £1. I find that you can pick these up in most Supermarkets and Poundland and they are the same looking product for the same price. The only difference is that the bit paper on top of the pack will say a different Supermarket name or branding.
You can see the trays before you buy these as they are just wrapped in cellophane so you will see the height, width, depth of them etc. All the Trays are stacked in each other and there is a little pile of cardboard lids on the top of the top tray.
The Foil is quite thick, and although if you press onto these then they will dent, but they are sturdy enough for what they are.
The inside part of the tray is good enough and you will get a fair amount of Food in these. Certainly enough for a quick lunch in my eyes.
You can just pop 1 of these in the Oven and cook out the tray. These aren't Microwave safe - as you may have realised being a Foil Tray. It's a pity that you can't just put this in the Micro as it would be the ultimate quick and easy meal, but It's easy enough for me to scoop the food out of here and into a bowl. No big deal.
This is a good handy product at a good price and I will continue to have these in the house.
As I have my third year university exams coming up shortly, I have decided to pre cook all my meals for the next 6 weeks in advance so that I am able to revise as much as possible. I have used foil trays before and so I decided to use them again for my meals. I bought these small foil trays from Morrison's for £1 for a pack of 14 as they seemed about the right size for a meal for one.
The trays are made of a thick silver foil that retains its structure very well. Each tray is 12cm x 14.5cm x 5cm at the largest width, which is a good size for a single meal for one. Each tray has its own lid which is shiny silver on one side and plain card on the other. The lids are sealed onto each tray by folding the top of the foil over the lid. The trays and lids come stacked one inside each other and they are wrapped in a simple polythene wrapper with a small label on the front.
I have used these trays for cottage pie, lasagne and chilli con carne and I have found them very useful so far. Each tray fits a good sized portion of food into each which I have found is enough for one meal. The main advantage of these for me is that they are freezable. I have many of these in my freezer at the moment, all with names wrote on the plain side of the lid. Once taken out of the freezer and defrosted the trays can be placed straight into the oven. You have to remove the lid when placing them in the oven, but this is not a problem as it means it allows the top of food to brown off/go crispy.
I have reheated/cooked lasagne and cottage pie in the oven in these trays so far and I have found that the food cooks through very nicely and evenly. If you are able to get your food out of the tray with ruining the shape then you should be able to reuse it again and again.
I have always liked these trays and always will as they make freezing meals a lot easier and tidier. I will buy these again as they are very handy. Morrison's also do a medium and large size foil tray which would be good if you want to make a freezable meal for two or more people. If you like to freeze food often then I would highly recommend these to you. I am going to give these 5/5 as they are really useful to me and because they are made from only foil and card then they are 100% recyclable too!
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