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beachsands

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Looking for a Commercial Microwaveable Safe Container Mon, 08/13/12 11:21 AM (permalink)
Hi Everyone !
I am looking for  microwave safe containers that will hold up for long periods of time. I have tried the square plastic Carlisle\Cambro containers, but they crack after a couple of weeks. I am heating soup in them. I like to have handles so they are easy for the cook staff to handle. I can find home microwave safe items but haven't found commercial type. Any ideas?
 
Thanks for your help !
 
Joel
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:Looking for a Commercial Microwaveable Safe Container Mon, 08/13/12 11:52 AM (permalink)
     
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      HaydenFennell

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      Re:Looking for a Commercial Microwaveable Safe Container Tue, 08/14/12 11:19 AM (permalink)
      Hey, Joel. Have you been using the standard clear plastic Carlisle/Cambro containers? If so, you should try upgrading to the amber containers. The clear containers are made of polycarbonate which, while it does resist temperature somewhat, is really more well known for its impact resistance. The amber containers are made of a material called polysulfone, which has a significantly higher temperature resistance and should survive many more cycles in the microwave than the clear plastic containers will. 
       
      I work for a restaurant equipment supply company that offers a comprehensive selection of polysulfone containers. You can find them listed here:
      jesrestaurantequipment.com/Plastic-Food-Pan-High-Temp_c_2778.html
      (New account won't let me include hyperlinks )
       
      If the polysulfone containers still aren't doing the job, we also offer several Rubbermaid containers (called the "Xtra Hot Food Pan") that are made of a material called UltemĀ® Resin that sacrifices a bit of impact strength (slightly more likely to break if dropped, crushed, etc.) for an even higher thermal resistance than polysulfone.
       
      Hope that helps, and good luck with your search!
       
      - Hayden
       
      [Edit]: Since this post, we have reorganized the food pan listings on our site a bit. The new link is as follows:
      jesrestaurantequipment.com/High-Temp-Food-Pans_c_2778.html
      <message edited by HaydenFennell on Mon, 08/20/12 8:57 AM>
       
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        CCinNJ

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        Re:Looking for a Commercial Microwaveable Safe Container Tue, 08/14/12 11:33 AM (permalink)
        Welcome to Roadfood Hayden!

        Here's the link...

        http://www.jesrestaurante...-High-Temp_c_2778.html
         
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          HaydenFennell

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          • Location: Greenwood, SC
          Re:Looking for a Commercial Microwaveable Safe Container Tue, 08/14/12 1:12 PM (permalink)
          Thanks, CCinNJ. Glad to be here.
           
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            marco226

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            Re:Looking for a Commercial Microwaveable Safe Container Tue, 08/14/12 4:53 PM (permalink)
            welcome to roadfood Hayden.
            we have something in common i work for singer equipment co in pa.
             
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