Product Type: Other Brands Kitchenware
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Handy Little Containers
Rice Mini Food Boxes
Member Name: k2705
Rice Mini Food Boxes
Advantages: Handy for freezing food or using in lunch boxes
Disadvantages: They are a bit on the pricey side
Small pots and containers suitable for the freezer and microwave are something I am often on the look out for, I have purchased many packs from pound stores in the past or save various containers that other food has come in and gradually over time they have split or developed holes and have had to be thrown away. I recently was looking for a container to freeze some leftovers in only to discover that I had totally run out and had to improvise, it was time to have a hunt around for some new containers. As I knew I wouldn't be going into town I decided to have a look online to see if I could get a bargain or even just something suitable to keep me going for a while, that was when I came across the Rice 12 Mini Plastic Food Boxes. I have to admit I was drawn in by the pretty colours but after reading the description about them they seemed ideal for what I needed, they were a little more expensive that what I would normally buy but I was hoping that by spending out a bit more money on them they would last a bit longer.
When my Rice Plastic Food Containers arrived the containers themselves were all stored in a white net type bag with a plastic tab at the top, and from what I can remember there was a small label with the name of the product and manufacturer on, the bag didn't actually serve any purpose other than to keep all of containers together inside the box they came in, I actually threw this away once I had taken the containers out of it as I had to cut it to open it.
Inside the bag you received 12 small plastic containers, these are rectangle, round and square and each come with their own lid. Each container is made from a sturdy brightly coloured plastic, as are the lids, the containers come so that each lid does not match the colour of the pot it is on, for example the bright blue container has a bright orange lid and the orange container has a blue lid, this is the case for all 12 containers, however you can mix and match the lids and containers as you like. The Rice Mini Plastic Containers are of a reasonable size and measure 7cm length, 6cm width and 4cm height, they are designed to hold 70ml comfortably, for me the sizes of these containers are ideal as they are not so big that they take up loads of room in your fridge or freezer, also they fit easily in the microwave to allow you to heat food up. When I received the Rice Plastic Containers I was pleased to discover that the plastic they are made from is reasonably sturdy, they are flexible but at the same time strong meaning that after being put in the freezer and microwave on numerous occasions the plastic will not become brittle and break or crack, again this is a problem I have had in the past with various plastic containers I have saved.
The Rice Mini Plastic Food boxes have a variety of uses you can use them in the fridge or freezer to store leftovers or even put them in the microwave to heat up various foods, the containers are also dishwasher safe, however they do recommend that they are placed on he top shelf, although this doesn't affect us as we do not have a dishwasher, but its handy to know if you do. I particularly like the square and rectangle pots for storing foods in the freezer as I find that they fit side by side and on top of each other nicely. The Rice Plastic Food Boxes can also be used in lunch boxes, children would particularly like these due to their bright colourful appearance, you could even use the pots to store things in around the house, although they are called food boxes there is no reason why they cannot be used to store things other than food, personally I do only use mine in the kitchen for food, however I would certainly consider using these else where in the house should the need arise.
I came across my Rice 12 Mini Plastic Food Boxes on a website called nettlegreen.co.uk, I came across them by chance and this is not a website I have heard of before, the 12 food boxes cost me £6.25, this is a lot more than I would normally pay out for this type of product but I was hoping that they containers would last me longer. So far the food boxes are proving to be long lasting and hardwearing and none of them so far are showing any signs of wear and tear despite being used on numerous occasions. I do not think I would keep paying out this amount of money for food containers but as a one off to get some good quality ones I was happy to pay this price.
Overall I would definitely recommend the Rice Mini Plastic Food Boxes, all parts of each containers are food grade safe so they are perfectly ok to use in the kitchen. They have a variety of uses and can be used in the fridge, freezer and microwave and can be cleaned in the dishwasher if you have one. In my opinion the containers are made from a strong plastic which so far is proving to be hardwearing and strong making the containers long lasting. So far I have been very pleased with my Rice Mini Plastic Food Boxes, they have been extremely useful in my kitchen and have been able to be used in a variety of situations, for me the only disadvantage is maybe the price, however so far I feel I am getting my moneys worth from them. This is certainly a product I would recommend.
Summary: Useful containers with lids
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