Last year Sister held a successful Tupperware party. If you don't know what these are, you invite friends for drinks and nibbles and sell them plastic things and the host of the party gets a commission back from Tupperware. Sister asked if we wanted anything and R suggested a couple of food containers. We received them eventually and Sister said don't worry about the money. The party must have been successful.
When I say plastic things, they are mostly containers and kitchen
aids. They are very well made and last many years. We have a Tupperware
lettuce container and celery container that must be twenty five years
old. They are also beautifully designed. Here is one of the two food containers.
The small handles don't get overly hot and make it easy to remove from the microwave. A sensible easy to use lid handle makes for simple removal lid removal.
The container is principally for reheating food. You don't have to loosen the lid or cover the bowl with plastic wrap. You just remove the soft rubber grommet.
The grommet lifts up, and you pull it out by the tab, and into the microwave the bowl goes.
See the little vent holes around the main hole. Even if you forget to remove the grommet, the pressure with blow it upwards as above and the steam will be released.
The bowl itself is made of hard plastic with a textured inside, which means it won't show scratches. Naturally, all three components can go into the dishwasher.
I would call it a very well designed bowl for storing and reheating food. Good design is a wonderful thing. Here is a plug for the usually interesting programme By Design, presented by Fenella Kernebone each Wednesday on ABC Radio National.