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Are These Containers Safe In The Microwave? How To Tell If Something Is Safe For The Microwave.

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We have all been there. The moment you go to reheat your leftovers and you’re not sure they can go in as is. Below are some instructions to ensure your container can handle the microwave.

  • Check the bottom of the container for a symbol. Microwave safe is usually a microwave with some wavy lines on it. If they container has a #5 on it, it is made from polypropylene, PP, so it is generally considered microwave safe. Smart Set Pro and ProView are perfect for microwave applications.microwave safe iconsSmart Set Pro food containers
  • CPET, #1 is safe for the microwave. These containers are usually used for oven ready applications like our meal solutions and bakery trays. Not to be confused the APET, CPET has been crystallized meaning it can withstand much higher temperatures.  CPET products are NEVER clear.
  • APET(E), #1 is not safe for the microwave. These are deli containers, supermarket containers, water bottles, and most containers used for cold foods and display packaging. They are recyclable but not safe to reheat in.
  • PS, polystyrene, Styrofoam, #7 is not safe for the microwave. Most take out containers and clamshells are made of foam for its insulation properties. They keep food warm during transport so you don’t have to reheat them. Be sure to put your food on a plate or other safe container before zapping them in the microwave.
  • Harvest Fiber containers are not recommended for microwave use. They are all natural and compostable.Harvest Fiber food containers
  • Paper products should not go in the microwave since many of them are coated, sealed, or glued to stay together. These additives could leak into your food.

First Ever, National Bakery Day!

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Happy National Bakery Day!!

Whether you are celebrating with an independent bakery in your town, or one of the many national bakeries around the country, the confectionery delights made up by the baking industry are sweet!

selection of bakery items in different containers and trays

Genpak Oven Ready Bakery

Today is the first ever National Bakery Day. This day honors local bakeries throughout our neighborhoods. With local events, like an éclair eating contest in Delaware, tastings, free giveaways happening in every city, we hope you are getting out there to celebrate sweet treats. If you’re in the Charlotte area like us, you can find a few places to get a sweet fix.

Here at Genpak we support local and national bakeries every day with our containers. From oven ready baking trays to clear hinged display containers, we make sure the beautiful products that are created are displayed well. Baking trays, like the 55306, 6 count muffin tray, are perfect for baking in, then showcasing the finished product. The overcap dome lids give plenty of room for lots of frosting and decorating.

Don’t forget we have multiple sizes of angel food cake pans as well. No need to fight with the aluminum pans any more. Various sizes are readily available and easy to use. Check out our video for further proof Genpak provides a great baking container.