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Stainless Steel Food Containers 250

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Stainless Steel Food Containers
« on: May 16, 2020, 07:33:26 AM »
This is more of a "Seeking info" Thing.

I've got it into my head, for whatever reason, to get a bunch of SS food containers.

There's two major designs that I've been able to find (with a third one that combines the two....)

For some reason (and it doesn't make sense to me) the stuff is prohibitively expensive. It sure as smurf ain't the materials - because I can buy stainless steel cookware like they're giving it away, so I'm not sure if it is just the limited number of manufacturers, limited demand, or because it's become trendy and therefore attracts a "in vogue" premium.

Anyway! here's some pics of what I'm thinking - if you have this stuff, use this stuff, or know where you can get this stuff at reasonable cost, Please let me know!


Here's some links so y'all know what I'm babbling about.

https://www.ferrehogar.es/epages/eb2406.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/eb2406/Products/555302

https://noplastic.ca/blog/airtight-stainless-steel-food-storage-containers-healthy-convenient-cost-effective-store-food.html

https://www.everten.com.au/avanti-dry-cell-stainless-steel-container-21-5x15-2cm-37001.html

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,517 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Stainless Steel Food Containers
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 09:08:45 AM »
Elephantbox.co.uk



The cantankerous but occasionally useful member, formally known as 50ft-trad
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Re: Stainless Steel Food Containers
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2020, 11:04:06 AM »
$44?!

What else does it do?!


Interestingly though, I was unable to find another that looked just like the Elephant Box ones (close, but not quite the same) which at least leads me to believe they are their own design (as far as that goes) and made especially for them, rather than supplied to anyone with a laser etcher to sell as their own... (there's a few other ones out there that are (at least as far as I can tell via images) identical in every way except the logo....)

The options I have locally are:
https://www.tentworld.com.au/buy-sale/zebra-mess-kit-14cm-stainless-steel (actually a pot, but basically a container with a lockable lid...so....)
or
https://www.tentworld.com.au/buy-sale/zebra-rectangular-lunch-box


The Avanti ones (last link in first post) have a little silicon seal inside making them (presumably) more resistant to leaks.

If I could get my hands on one in person to try, I'd be tempted to get those, but I'm a bit shy about buying things sight unseen.


Before I pull the trigger on anything, I'm hoping to find a commercial kitchen supplier that does small stainless containers with secure lids....I imagine without all the Plastic Free and Enviro Friendly consumer branding it'll cost half as much.


There's an Aussie company that makes stainless catering supplies - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebogVRU60D4

except no one has really told them about the internet, so their website is little more than a business card - https://www.silverglo.com.au/


« Last Edit: May 16, 2020, 11:58:25 AM by Sea Monster »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,517 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Stainless Steel Food Containers
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 05:25:51 PM »
The options I have locally are:
https://www.tentworld.com.au/buy-sale/zebra-mess-kit-14cm-stainless-steel (actually a pot, but basically a container with a lockable lid...so....)


Ahh, yes. I have an MSR Stowaway with my Wild Woodgas stove. Good little pot.



The cantankerous but occasionally useful member, formally known as 50ft-trad
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Re: Stainless Steel Food Containers
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2020, 04:08:13 AM »
So here's what I ended up getting.

Press fit lid, so we'll see how reliable that is, and no seal so not remotely liquid/leak resistant. Cheap though, I think they were $8 each (the next cheapest option was around $35)

I didn't keep the packaging, but I imagine I can reliably say they were made in china buy some underpaid worker, in unsafe conditions, using materials that were dug on up one side of the world, shipped across-planet, manufactured into the end product, then shipped back across planet to sell the consumer. All for $8!

Still hopefully being stainless steel, they can put my ashes in them when I die or something - as opposed to the plastic containers I have to replace every year or so when they become stained, or cracked, or split, or warped, etc etc.

165mm long 120mm wide 50mm deep (about 1L)

No good for curries, but might be okay for salads or sandwiches.

 

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