HOW TO WARM A THERMOS
If your food isn’t keeping warm as long as you thought, there are a few reasons why.
I know a lot of parents want to send a pizza or some chicken nuggets to school for their kids but it’s very difficult. Why you may be asking? Well, thermal containers need liquid to keep food hot. So what every you are planning on sending in a thermos, keep in mind this very important point.
So, before using your thermos in the morning, follow these steps to ensure your food stays warm until lunch time rolls around.
Most thermal containers need to be pre-heated - here’s how:
1. Boil water
2. Fill thermos container with boiled water, cover
(Putting hot food into a cold right-from-the-cupboard thermos just uses the heat from the food to heat the thermos and usually means a lukewarm (if not cold) lunch)
3. Wait 5 - 10 minutes
4. Warm food in the microwave but preferable on the stove-top (which heats food more thoroughly)
5. Empty the hot water from the thermos, quickly wipe dry
5. Fill piping hot food into thermos - up to the top
6. Close - Pack and enjoy!