Container to keep a meal warm: Which one to choose?

Container to keep a meal warm: Which one to choose?

Are you someone who likes to eat hot? Do you have trouble keeping your meals warm while on the go? It is obvious that you need a quality container to keep your food warm.

If you are a nomadic person, you may be in the habit of taking your lunches with you. Whether it's at work or at school, having a container is always ideal, especially if you like your food hot. Indeed, everyone knows the difficulty of finishing hard roasts or a completely cold rice during a lunch break. Moreover, few establishments have a microwave oven to allow you to warm up the food before eating it. As a result, you end up eating cold meals without enthusiasm. However, there are bowls available to alleviate the situation and eat hot at any time of the day.

To choose the right container for your hot food, it is essential to invest in a stainless steel bowl. Afterwards, consider the following criteria. These include:

  •     thermal insulation;
  •     the durability of the materials;
  •     the internal compartments that the food box offers.

To help you get started, we've compiled a top 3 list of the best containers in our store along with details for an optimal choice. Let's take a look at it all.

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The three best containers to keep a meal warm

To keep your drinks and meals warm, you can rely on a bento, a thermos or an insulated lunch box. In this regard, our editorial team offers 3 models from the Healthy Lunch store that are very popular with customers.

The Lunch Box Bento


Do you like sober containers that blend in with any decor? This Japanese style bento is certainly the product you need. Apart from its attractive design, it offers you two stackable containers especially made of stainless steel.

This is a fairly heat resistant material that can keep your meal warm for hours. Better yet, your lunch will retain all of its flavor and quality because the canister is BPA-free and food-certified.

Moreover, this lunch box is much larger than a standard plastic bag, as it offers a capacity of 1000 ml. With this large capacity, you will have the opportunity to install various menus to enhance your meal breaks. Better still, it has a perfectly sealed lid that prevents food from spilling, no matter how you move.

After use, the Healthy Lunch Box is easy to wash. You can put it in the dishwasher without any problem at the same time as a plate.

The Red Isothermal Lunch Box

Let's set the scene: this food box from our store keeps food warm for at least 12 hours. No matter what the weather conditions are around you, you can be sure to always eat hot. What explains the performance of this 500ml thermos?


In fact, the mug is designed from stainless steel that is composed of 6 layers of protection. In addition, it is supported in a reusable, PVC-free plastic bowl. Although its 500ml capacity may seem small, the thermal insulation inside the jar is still effective in keeping the heat in.

On the other side, the store offers the product with accessories that change the usage experience. These include a foldable stainless steel spoon and an insulated lunch bag that features the thermos bottle.

The Orange Compartmented Insulated Lunch Box

This beautiful Healthy Lunch container has everything you need to love it. It comes with two tiers for keeping food warm while you're on the go. The first tier, which is perfect for holding snacks and sides, has two compartments .

As for the bottom tier, it's where the magic happens. You can count on its 304 stainless steel insulation for long-term food preservation. Sufficiently airtight, this second level warmly welcomes all your cooked dishes: soups, meats, desserts, beans, etc. All in all, this isothermal lunch box has a capacity of 1.2 liters.

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As all the products of our store, we do not forget to specify that this bowl is also washable in the dishwasher. Small tip from the manufacturer: remember to warm up the inside with boiling water before any use. Moreover, to keep the heat longer, use an insulated bag to transport your meal is recommended.


Why use a container to keep a meal warm?


This question seems trivial, but it's still useful, especially if you're not used to carrying your meals with you. We will not try to limit the importance of keeping your meals warm, because it is obvious. On the contrary, we are trying to show you the advantages of using a bowl adapted for the operation. Moreover, your food containers can be transported in a cooler, which will have the advantage of being even more resistant and keeping the temperature even longer.

Hot meal containers are almost indestructible

Generally, it is recommended to use stainless steel lunch boxes to keep your food warm. Unlike silicone containers that break very quickly, these types of jars can last a lifetime. And when you have a model with the airtight lid, you can travel around the world with it; it won't deteriorate.

Hot meal containers are non-toxic

Many people believe that using a container to keep food warm alters the food quality. This reasoning is only true when you use containers made of plastic. The latter are known to produce intoxication that is likely to damage your health.

On the other hand, Healthy Lunch's stainless steel models are certified food grade and completely BPA free. Simply put, our lunch boxes are antibacterial and retain all the nutrients in your food, no matter the temperature. So you'll eat healthy without putting your nutritional health at risk.

Hot food containers are easy to clean

It's always a nuisance to spend several minutes cleaning out a bowl because it refuses to let go of food debris. By opting for a stainless steel jar, you make yourself immune to this trouble. In fact, it's easy to keep these jars super clean, as their insides are especially polished and non-porous. Plus, you can remove the plastic seal that supports it and clean it separately as well. This ensures that no bacteria can accumulate.

Hot food containers are commendable

Obviously, plastic lunch boxes cost less than steel ones. However, if you incorporate them into your daily routine, you will save money in the long run. In other words, you won't have to spend your life replacing jars because they break after 1 year.


How to choose the right container to keep a meal warm?

It is obvious that you don't choose a bowl at random. Due to the complexity of the product on the market, you need to take into account certain criteria of choice.

The durability of the materials

The quality of materials is an essential key for any informed buyer. Naturally, the best material for keeping a meal warm is stainless steel. However, there are some bad ones on the market. So think about having a truly durable material and our store can provide that assurance. You need a material that is certified for food use, such as 304 steel, which insulates the jars perfectly.

Thermal insulation


Want to invest in a container that can keep food warm for a long time? When buying it, it is important to check if it is well insulated. In this regard, only isothermal containers provide such performance. However, don't fall into the marketing trap of sellers who simply give you an answer without details. Although insulation is important, its effectiveness depends on the number of sofas it incorporates.

Therefore, the best hot meal container is one that has multiple layers of insulation. There are accessible models with 2 layers of thermal insulation for an estimated shelf life of 2 hours. On the other hand, you can choose high-end bowls that offer up to 6 layers of insulation. The latter retain heat for at least 24 hours.

Internal compartments

If you need to carry a variety of food items, a lunchbox with several compartments is the best solution. There are models with 2 to 4 compartments to separate your food: fresh fruits and vegetables, cheese, gratin, etc. The latter are often presented as layers. However, it is possible to opt for a single compartment if you are not greedy by nature and will avoid waste.


Very often, some vendors like Healthy Lunch accessorize their containers. For example, you can have your product delivered with rubber bands for an airtight box, an insulated bag or even cutlery.

All in all, it's easy to see why stainless steel lunch boxes are ideal for transporting and keeping food warm. They are safe, durable and accessible to everyone. Would you like to test one of our models? Don't hesitate to take a look at our various catalogs.

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Thanks for your comment! We have several stainless steel containers on our site. You can discover them on this category:

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