April 21 09

This is a Rubbermaid Take-Along:

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As part of my plan to get fit and get healthy (and run a half marathon!), i promised myself and my body that i would pack a lunch every single day. now, this is NOT an easy task. NOT EASY. I have, however, learned what things work – key lime yogurts, cashews, hummus and veggies, string cheese. But then I had a brilliant idea! Make some actual REAL home-cooked food the night before to take for lunch. So, i did it. I made some pretty awesome chicken (y’all want the recipe? i’ll share! because i am a giver, readers. A GIVER!). and i took it along to work in my take-along. but, sadly, after just over a minute in the microwave THIS happened – and like any hungry, frustrated and angry person, i turned to Twitter, of course…

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(ps. if you are new to twitter, you need to start at the bottom)

in case you need some evidence, i have some for you!!

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it says “MICROWAVE REHEATABLE” on it, which, um, clearly, is a big fat lie.

Rubbermaid, sadly, did not send over lunch for me.

BUT

they did send this…their sense of humor..

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*sigh*

So, Rubbermaid gets some points for making me giggle a bit, but they get a NEGATIVE review from me for leaving me hungry at lunch time.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

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  1. Blah to cheap plastic containers. I’ve spent a small fortune on Tupperware in my life and I don’t regret it all because of the lifetime guarantee. I’ve tried other stuff but it just doesn’t cut it :(

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    Comment by Katy on April 21, 2009
  2. We use glass Lock-n-Locks that we got at Costco, or smaller Corningware stuff with lids from their outlet stores. I never microwave plastics simply because the heat can promote leeching.

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    Comment by SciFi Dad on April 22, 2009
  3. For a second there, I was worried this was going to be some Biggest Loser-esque product placement.

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    Comment by slynnro on April 22, 2009
  4. I just reuse the plastic containers that our Chinese takeout comes in, they’re also microwavable and I haven’t had any trouble yet (granted for the most part I only take salads to lunch, but I’ve zapped them a few times). I guess this means you need to find a Chinese place with similar containers and order a lot of takeout ;)

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    Comment by El on April 22, 2009
  5. I store my stuff in plastic but I keep a place setting in my desk and transfer it all to that for heating/eating. I just go so tired of trying to scrape burnt food off of plastic. Oh and the whole don’t heat plastic thing got to me.

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    Comment by Chantal on April 22, 2009
  6. I had some of those and they never did that to me… I use mostly glassware now though.

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    Comment by WickedStepMom on April 22, 2009
  7. So was the virtual turkey sandwich any good??? :)

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    Comment by Amberlea on April 22, 2009
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  9. I remember reading your tweets, but missed their reply. Awesome.

    Also love your photoshopped words. Heh.

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    Comment by Angella on April 22, 2009
  10. Hopefully this is the very bad thing that has happened while your huz is away! I will have to stop because I always microwave in those things but that is scary!

    Kathys last blog post..My daughter WANTS to sleep on the floor, really!

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    Comment by Kathy on April 22, 2009
  11. Huh, I use those same containers and they’ve never burned up in the microwave. Perhaps Rubbermaid has something against you?

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    Comment by tutugirl1345 on April 22, 2009
  12. I’m sorry, but Rubbermaid totally just gained a TON of points in my book. I mean, they couldn’t send you a real lunch (they could have sent you a replacement container or coupon, though) but that was funny and they responded! As a marketing person, that is an EXCELLENT use of social media on Rubbermaid’s part.

    I’m guessing your microwave is like mine at work and is super-powered.

    Kristabellas last blog post..And Now, For My Next Trick, I Shall Jinx Myself!

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    Comment by Kristabella on April 22, 2009
  13. Dude, the stink of plastic is almost as nauseating as that of reheated seafood. Blech.

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    Comment by Darcey on April 22, 2009
  14. I HAD those rediculous containers and the lids fall off!! How bad is it that I had to TAPE them on.(fancy in the lunch room) Let’s not mention the leaking… sick.. I am bringing back the tupperware! Stick with the classics!

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    Comment by Suzanne on April 22, 2009
  15. Haha! Great review. GREAT tweets. Classic…. ;)

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    Comment by Haley-O on April 23, 2009
  16. The only thing better than this review is the child like writing on the pictures. bwahhaha.

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    Comment by Amanda on May 28, 2009
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