Keeping leftovers and lunches delicious and fresh is an everyday struggle for any thrifty household. But how do you make sure that you don’t get soggy sandwiches or that your leftover lasagne stays as tasty as when you first made it?

We’re here to help with some top tips for keeping your food fresh and finding the right storage containers for the job.

Keeping soups safe

Warming soups are perfect to make at home and take with you as a healthy snack or lunch. Transporting them can be tricky, though, and you could end up with a leak if you choose the wrong container. With these Sistema Soup to go mugs you don’t need to worry about storing, transporting or warming up soups. The mugs are stackable, and can be warmed up in the microwave – simply pop open the vent on the secure clasp lid. They’re even freezer and dishwasher safe.

Lunchtime gripes

Soggy sandwiches and limp salads are the bane of both adults and children. When you get to school or work and find that they’ve gone all mushy and squashed from the morning commute, lunch just isn’t fun anymore. But don’t worry, there are loads of ways to stop the sogginess. First, put your sandwiches in these Sistema slimline lunch boxes. With four compartments in one lunch box, plus a drinks bottle, they’re perfect for separating food. The hard construction helps prevent any damage. Carry in this mini cool bag, and the thick thermal insulation will help keep food and drink cool and fresh. Enjoy your non-squished food!

Jug’s a good’un

In the summer, cold water and squash is just the thing to keep you hydrated, and running the taps to make the water cold is a sure-fire way to waste water and increase your bills. So why not use this fridge jug and store it in the door of your fridge. You’ll always have a cool glass of water at hand, even during the hottest summer months. When it’s empty, simply refill it with your favourite drink. For a little extra cost you could get a filter jug instead, which is ideal for hard water areas and will give you lovely tasting chilled water at any time.

How to reheatContainers

Reheating leftover portions of your favourite meal is a great feeling, but you want your meals to taste just as good as when you first cooked, baked or chopped them up. At wilko, we have a huge variety of food storage containers and using them to store leftovers cuts down on food wastage. Remember, reheating your food carefully is the key to making sure it’s not burnt and is heated through properly without any nasty germs.

The guys over at the Food Standards Agency have a few handy reheating tips:

  • Your food should be piping hot all the way through; this is best achieved by heating food in one minute bursts in the microwave and stirring regularly
  • Don’t forget; if you’re serving the food to a child, make sure you taste it beforehand to check it’s not too hot.
  • To prevent germs, only reheat food once.
  • Use leftovers within two days.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container.
  • Lastly, make sure you give your food storage containers a good clean after each use.


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