Product Inspirations – Stainless Steel Food Jar (SW-GCE36)

Our Stainless Steel Food Jar (SW-GCE36) is a great way to pack a fresh meal that you can take with, wherever you go!

It comes in a 12 ounce capacity and two gorgeous colors–Nut Brown and Cherry Red. The modern design is both functional and beautiful, and takes up minimal space while maximizing capacity.

This food jar is made using our superior double-walled vacuum insulation technology, where the air between the outer and inner layers of stainless steel is removed, so that heat is prevented from passing through. Your food stays at an optimal temperature, hot or cold, until it’s time to eat.

Foods stay fresh in the Stainless Steel Food Jar. The interior is made with sanitary electro-polished SlickSteel® stainless steel, which resists odors and corrosion. And the food jar is easy to fill with a 3 ¼ inch wide opening, and a flat interior that makes it ideal to eat and drink from. This food jar also has a unique removable plastic mouth ring which fits around the rim of the jar for comfort. The food jar and the lid are both easy to clean, and the lid completely disassembles, making it even easier.

We love this food jar for its great features… but mostly for the kinds of foods you can eat from it! Traditional classics like Bean Medley Soup and Total Tonjiru Soup are easily eaten from the food jar. A Stacked Pasta Salad works beautifully in the food jar, easily layered with lots of fresh veggies, pasta and dressing. Bring a snack or dessert, like Red Cranberry Gelatin with Mixed Berries. Even breakfast is easy to make in our food jar! You can make Steel Cut Oatmeal To-Go in the jar with this recipe:

  1. Preheat the food jar by pouring boiling water in it so that it is thoroughly warmed. Keep the water in there for 5 minutes and discard after the jar is preheated.*
  2. Place ¼ cup steel-cut oats and 2/3 cups boiling water into the jar.
  3. Close the lid tightly and shake gently.
  4. Let the oatmeal sit for an hour, and then shake the jar again. Let sit for another hour.
  5. When the oatmeal is ready, carefully open the jar and add sugar and fruit to taste. (May we recommend bananas and chocolate chips, or strawberries and honey?)

* Wasn’t that a great tip? You can preheat and precool the food jars so they keep food as close to the original temperature even more efficiently!

No matter what you bring in your food jar, it’s sure to be fresh and delicious! Find out more about this food jar on our website and as always, tell us about your favorite food jar recipe!

Zojirushi Ms. Bento® Stainless Lunch Jar (SL-MEE07)

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September means back to school, college and work! Our Ms. Bento® Stainless Lunch Jar keeps you organized with a convenient way to take fresh and wholesome food with you, wherever you go.

The Ms. Bento® is a complete package, containing a washable, stainless steel outer jar, two microwaveable inner bowls, chopsticks, chopsticks holder and an easy-to-carry bag.

The durable outer container is made using Zojirushi’s superior vacuum insulation technology, which creates lasting insulation by removing the air between two layers of stainless steel walls. This keeps food hot or cold for hours.

The two inner bowls are perfect for a variety of foods. The main bowl has a 10 oz. capacity, good for holding rice, meat, vegetables, pasta or noodles. The main bowl’s insulated lid locks into place and helps to retain the temperature of the food inside the bowl, as well as prevent heat or cold from transferring from the side bowl, which sits above the main bowl and keeps foods at room temperature. The side bowl has an 11 oz. capacity, and holds foods such as salads, vegetables, fruit and desserts. Both bowls are locked into place with the outer lid.

Like all of our products, the inner bowls, outer container, lids and chopsticks are all easy to clean with soap and warm water.

The Ms. Bento® Stainless Lunch Jar comes in Aqua Blue and fits into the matching tote bag. It’s one of our best-selling products and we know you’ll love its practical and stylish convenience.

As always, we would love to hear from you, so be sure to leave a comment below.

 

Zojirushi’s New Stainless Steel Food Jar–SW-GCE36

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Our new food jar is here!

Now available in Cherry Red and Nut Brown colors, the new SW-GCE36 stainless steel food jar is vacuum-insulated to keep foods hot or cold for a long time, and an electro-polished SlickSteel® interior to repel foreign substances and prevent odors. The wide mouth and easy-to-disassemble lid make eating and cleaning simple.  The lid is specially designed with your everyday use in mind:  A tightly-fitted lid seal minimizes leaks, and a valve gasket mechanism allows you to release pressure from heat buildup for effortless lid removal.

This food jar makes it easy to enjoy breakfast, lunch or any meal right out of the container. Oatmeal mixed with hot water becomes perfectly cooked on the way to work. Soup stays warm and delicious.  The SW-GCE36 is perfect for the winter months!

Our Newest Food Jar – Great for Lunch this Fall!

 

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Our new Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-HAE55 comes in beautiful steel and rich metallic red finishes, and has the classic Zojirushi 2.5 inch wide mouth, which makes it easy to add food and eat directly from the jar. The SlickSteel® interior finish, electro-polished to a smooth surface, is free of BPA, and is easy to clean and repels foreign substances and stains. Best of all, Zojirushi’s vacuum insulated technology—where the air within the insulation enclosure is ‘vacuumed’ out, minimizing heat convection—keeps foods and liquids hot or cold for hours. The lid has a unique feature that lets you screw off the stopper lid and release pressure, so there’s no need to wrestle with a jar of hot food when you’re trying to open it.

While we’re very excited about the features of our new food jar, we think our customers say it best. Check out these reviews of some of our other stainless steel food jars posted on Amazon.com:

Love this food jar. Exactly like the reviews I read from online. Every morning, I put organic rolled oat and chia seeds in it and add boiling water. I have some commute so when I arrive at work the oatmeal is fully cooked and still burning hot! This product seriously saves my weekday mornings.” ~ by Nicole on 6/19/15

“…This is a long term and wise investment. No plastic container to dispose. No harmful and toxic chemicals that goes into the food – only freshly cooked food wherever you go!” ~ by Bluetooth on 4/4/15

“We use two of these about twice a week for our kids’ lunches. I warm up leftover spaghetti or chicken noodle soup or beans & weanies in a dinner bowl, then scoop the food into these jars, and it stays warm from 6:30 AM to noon. My kindergartener and 2nd grader can handle opening and closing the jars. I have used these for myself too, and it has enough room for the volume of food I eat (average woman). They have held up well for 5 months so far. […] They have not leaked yet, which makes it worth the high price of these in my opinion. We also have a Kid’s thermos version much like these, but these (Zojirushi) are taller, hold more volume, keep food warmer longer, and have a more grown-up appearance, so I like them better. I have travel tea container by the same maker, and it also never leaks.” ~ by JH on 11/23/14

“Got this for my 11-yr old daughter to take hot meals to school. We’ve had it for 3-4 months and used it quite a bit. It does a great job of keeping her noodles or soup warm until lunchtime and is just the right size. We had a small Stanley thermos container that we’d gotten for the same purpose, but it was bulkier and heavier, and was a total dud at keeping the contents warm. There is really no comparison, the Zojirushi is MUCH better.” ~ by Liz and Tom Craffordon on 1/27/15

We hope that you try out this new 19 ounce size stainless steel food jar, and that your own review is as glowing as the ones from our other customers.

For actual product features and use and care instructions, please visit the SW-HAE55 product page.

Delicate Customs: Undo-Kai!

Undo-kai time is here!

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Every year in Japan, schools hold sports festivals showcasing their students’ physical talents in competitive and cooperative sports. Families and members of the community all assemble at their local or school stadium and watch children at each grade level compete in track and field, dance, o-en-dan, kumi-taiso, ki-ba-sen, tama-ire and ball games.

Undo-kai festivals are daylong events, and often coincide with the National Sports Day holiday on October 10, which commemorates the opening of the 1964 Olympic Games in undoukai03Tokyo. The day begins in the morning, with a procession of children marching to music in their gym uniforms – red teams (aka gumi) separated from white teams (shiro gumi) by the color of their hats. Families spread out blankets on the nearby grass, and lay out their cushions and picnic lunches, ready for the morning’s performances. Children on each team warm-up and stretch, the o-en-dan cheering squads perform dances to music and taiko drums, and the track and field and ball games begin!

Each team has been practicing for this event, from the youngest first grader to older sixth grade students. Each member of the team contributes to the team’s points, which will be tallied at the end of the day to declare a winner. The morning’s competition breaks for one of the highlights for families…a picnic or bento lunch.

Students share the bento lunch with their families, taking a long break in the shade to rest and prepare for the afternoon’s competition. Bento lunches are as much a part of the Undo-kai tradition as the games themselves. Parents and grandparents have been up since early morning preparing onigiri, fresh vegetables, fruit, desserts, chicken, fish, shrimp, omelets, sausages, salads, pickles and sandwiches. The shapes and colors and textures of the food, all delicately seasoned, is a sight to see! Freshly-brewed tea is loaded into insulated bottles and the entire feast is packed in beautiful, stackable bento boxes.

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After eating until everyone is satisfied, the children return to the games, and the afternoon’s competitions of kumi-taiso (group gymnastics), ki-ba-sen (shoulder war), dancing and music continue as more points are collected for each team. Finally, the games end, and the scores for each team are announced. The school principal and representatives from each team lead the closing ceremonies. Win, lose or tie, each team has demonstrated a quintessentially Japanese trait… cooperation, even while competing.