We all have lots of plastic storage boxes to keep leftover food in the refrigerator and to microwave them when needed. But we are learning gradually that these boxes might be harmful and not many people know how and which one of these boxes can cause damage. They have become an everyday necessity in our daily lives and we don’t know how to completely cut them out of our lives. Well, fortunately, we don’t have to. There are a few certain types of Plastic containers that are harmful but there are tons of others which are not and can be used without any worry whatsoever. Here we can guide you towards the best rice box (กล่องข้าว, which is the term in Thai) containers everyone can use safely.
Which Plastic Containers are Harmful
Plastic containers containing BPA or Bisphenol A should be avoided at all costs as it is a carcinogen. When containers with BPA are heated, chemicals leach into the food which makes it toxic. Containers made from plastics Polyvinyl Chloride and Polystyrene should also be avoided if possible. These containers however are safe if used only for putting food in the refrigerator.
Safe Plastic Containers
There are a few plastic chemicals that are not harmful at all type 1 polyethylene terephthalate, type 2 high-density polyethylene, and type 4 low-density polyethylene. A Rice box made with these compounds is safe for storing, microwaving, and refrigerating food.
Advantages Of Using Plastic Containers
The best part about using plastic containers is how light they are. They can be carried anywhere easily and stacked on shelves. They are perfect to carry food to a picnic or road trip.
Plastic containers are the most sturdy containers one can find. They can withstand extreme temperatures and conditions while keeping the food inside safe to consume. A plastic rice box will last a very long time without any wear and tear so that you can get your money’s worth.
Plastic containers are extremely easy to handle. They are light-weight and do not break as easily as other materials like glass or ceramic. They can be used by everyone of all different ages without any fear of accidents.
- Price and Availability
Plastic containers are generally cheap. They can also be found in any store that sells plastic items or containers.
Plastic containers can be extremely useful if they are bought carefully ensuring that they are safe-grade plastics.