Jump to content

Essential Tupperware
Your must have item!


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 becstar101

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:33 PM

I'm off to a Tupperware party tonight (have been promised chocolate and champagne), so will need to do the guilty obligatory purchase. Really not into Tupperware, but I have the can opener, the marinating thingie, and the beet root keeper. I'm after something reasonably priced that's a little different, not just the storage tubs as I'm happy enough with sistema.

My eldest starts school next year, are the Tupperware lunch boxes worthwhile?


#2 Katemeister

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:39 PM

Not sure about the lunch boxes but I recommend the turbo chef  original.gif

#3 SeaPrincess

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:40 PM

We have 8 of the small sandwich keepers and we use them daily (well, not all of them, but at least 3/day).  I like the smaller ones because I'd rather use 2 or 3 than try to fill the big one.

I don't do guilt purchases at party plans anymore though.

#4 charlie23

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

DD & DS have the lunch bags (approx $15 each), they are great!! Ds hasn't used his yet but DD does everyday, really easy to clean out & fits quite a bit of food, even with 2 ice bricks in it!

I also got the lunch boxes (the set of 5) & the small round containers with lids, great for yoghurt, grapes, etc.

I also have the small turbo chef thingy, the ice block makers - though I haven't used them yet. I would probably go for the kids stuff just due to the fact that if they get broken you have a lifetime replacement (except the lunch bag).

Good luck & have fun Tounge1.gif

#5 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:48 PM

A set of 4 bowls with lids. We use them for cereal bowls.

You wil get a lot of use out of a large square container (I think it is called a sweet keeper), they also have a rectangle shaped one, they are good for biscuits and slices.

Don't send kids to school with Tupperware, they tend to lose things.

#6 Bel Rowley

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:51 PM

The Sweet Keeper and the FridgeSmart stuff for vegies. They are literally always in use in my house.

Edited by Bel Rowley, 23 November 2012 - 03:51 PM.


#7 IsolaBella

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

We have the small square sandwich keeper. Been using them for 5 yrs now.

We have had two break in that time, but Tupperware have lifetime guarantee, so happily replaced them for free.



#8 Charlie & Lola

Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

My must have is the quite exxy Microwave stack cooker.

For my kids the lunch boxes are fantastic, the ones we use most are the Sandwich Keeper Plus with separate compartments all in one box. My daughter uses hers for school every day and there is plenty of room for her lunch and snacks. I love that it doesn't have seperate bits so no losing lids. The clasp/latch can be a little tricky for littlies at first so if you buy one make sure that you get in lots of practice with snapping the latch open and closing it tight again.

Edited by Charlie & Lola, 23 November 2012 - 04:00 PM.


#9 StudyMum

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

Happy chopper - awesome for cutting onions etc without having to drag out the food processor. I use it several times a week.



#10 niggles goes feral

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:12 PM

The sandwich keeper lunch boxes are very good.

I use the lunch meat keepers continuously and they do a good job of keeping it fresh. I got them in a set of 2 with one other container as well (I don't use that one as much). Clear plastic with a blue lid.

#11 PopRocks

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:19 PM

The small square fridgesmarts are fantastic. Mushrooms last so much longer in them as do blueberries & strawberries.
Oh and don't buy the bake2basics icing set, absolute waste of money & very difficult to use.

#12 missfrizzle

Posted 23 November 2012 - 04:21 PM

I love love love my Smooth Chopper and my Speedy Chef. The Heat 'n Eat sets are great for storing/freezing and reheating meals.
Last week my MicroSteamer arrived and I am in love with it. I have used it 5 times since last Sunday for steaming veges and I have also made a coconut chicken curry in it.(Recipe is in the cook book it comes with)
I couldn't live without my Tupperwave 1L jug.
I'm waiting on a delivery of the H2-on-the-go water bottles and the Tupperchef muffin form.

I was a Tupperware virgin until about 3 months ago. I had a party and sold around $1900's worth of stuff and got about $400 for free. Now I love the stuff!!

#13 i-candi

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

QUOTE (StudyMum @ 23/11/2012, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Happy chopper - awesome for cutting onions etc without having to drag out the food processor. I use it several times a week.



cool.gif  I threw mine away because I hated it !!!!!!

#14 Princess.cranky.pants

Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:25 PM

Turbo Chef! So easy to use. Great for chopping things like onions. Kids love using it too because they get to pull the cord. lol

http://www.tupperware.com.au/wps/wcm/conne...ials/turbo+chef

Also love the small sandwich keepers.

I have never sent Tupperware lunch boxes to school. I wouldn't like to loose one at the price they are. We just use Smash brand and it doesn't matter if something happens to them.



#15 ArieleMoonfire

Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:08 PM

Sandwich keeper Plus-My kids have used these for 7+ years-never lost one yet original.gif

Heat and eat containers. Go from freezer to fridge to microwave. Most versatile container EVAH.

Can opener. Awesome.

Mahalo salad bowls with seals. great for taking to BBQs, parties etc.

I could go on. I'm a big fan of the tuppercrack ;p




#16 ChilliDog

Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:15 PM

QUOTE (Princess.cranky.pants @ 23/11/2012, 06:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Turbo Chef! So easy to use. Great for chopping things like onions. Kids love using it too because they get to pull the cord. lol

http://www.tupperware.com.au/wps/wcm/conne...ials/turbo+chef


Love love love the turbo chef. Chops onions really well and works easily and quickly!

#17 dorkalicious

Posted 23 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

QUOTE (missfrizzle @ 23/11/2012, 05:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Last week my MicroSteamer arrived and I am in love with it. I have used it 5 times since last Sunday for steaming veges and I have also made a coconut chicken curry in it.(Recipe is in the cook book it comes with)


I've been eyeing this off for a while but its so exxy....  I haven't seen one IRL- does it fit much in it? When you made the curry how many serves was that?

#18 Funwith3

Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

QUOTE (StudyMum @ 23/11/2012, 05:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Happy chopper - awesome for cutting onions etc without having to drag out the food processor. I use it several times a week.

Definitely this!! We use it for onion, herbs, nuts, berries. Its terrific.

#19 vanessa71

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

My happy chopper has been made redundant since the Thermomix arrived.  wink.gif

#20 missfrizzle

Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:48 PM

QUOTE
I've been eyeing this off for a while but its so exxy.... I haven't seen one IRL- does it fit much in it? When you made the curry how many serves was that?


In the recipe it says to use a round heat n eat to put the curry in but I only have the square ones. I had to use one that wasn't too high so that it would fit in with the lid on. I haven't seen the round heat n eats so maybe one slightly smaller in diameter than the steamer itself would fit a good portion in it. I made enough to serve probably 4 adults with some leftovers, but I just did it in 2 batches. It takes 24 minutes to cook so it took me nearly an hour. But once you put it in all you have to do is stir after 12 minutes so it's not like you're constantly cooking for an hour IYKWIM.

#21 Duechristmasday

Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE
My happy chopper has been made redundant since the Thermomix arrived.
Me too LOL.

I use the fridge smarts the square ones.  I chop up carrot, capsicum, cucumber, celery etc into bite size pieces and chuck it all in.  Don't throw out much fruit and vegies as its always there ready to be eaten.  Keeps it fresh, and makes dinner, lunches, and snacks easy.

I chop it all up the minute we get home from the green grocer and it keeps nice and fresh.  I also have one for cut up fruit like watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries and pineapple.  The kids help themselves to fruit and veg all day long!

#22 becstar101

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

So I went, drank champagne and had a lovely giggly night.

Bought the turbo chef and the sift and store, and some sandwich keepers. Looking forward to it arriving!

Thanks for all the suggestions,

Bec


#23 vanessa71

Posted 24 November 2012 - 07:00 AM

QUOTE (becstar101 @ 23/11/2012, 11:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bought the turbo chef and the sift and store, and some sandwich keepers. Looking forward to it arriving!


I do like the sift and store.  original.gif  The silicone bakeware is probably my favourite though.



#24 Cherish

Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:53 AM

Veggie peeler!

#25 F1widow

Posted 24 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

QUOTE (Duechristmasday @ 23/11/2012, 09:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too LOL.

I use the fridge smarts the square ones.  I chop up carrot, capsicum, cucumber, celery etc into bite size pieces and chuck it all in.  Don't throw out much fruit and vegies as its always there ready to be eaten.  Keeps it fresh, and makes dinner, lunches, and snacks easy.

I chop it all up the minute we get home from the green grocer and it keeps nice and fresh.  I also have one for cut up fruit like watermelon, canteloupe, strawberries and pineapple.  The kids help themselves to fruit and veg all day long!


I'm stealing this idea. Thanks.

I love fridgesmarts and have a heap but I don't chop. Will try it now, especially carrots as I love them but usually CBF peeling and chopping when I feel like one.




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

Misery loves Facebook

Facebook users are often criticised for only showing the positive, fun parts of their lives. But what about when it swings the other way, when someone uses it for the purposes of ranting about their children all the time, never posting anything positive?

Toddler's adorable impersonation of pregnant mum

Little Ellis has noticed his mum is walking differently lately, and his impersonation of her is hilarious.

'Forgotten baby syndrome' can happen to any one of us

When my third child was two months old, I strapped her into her car seat, then promptly forgot all about her. But she survived, unharmed, because it was winter, and I was lucky.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

Ten things I've learned about motherhood

Never take a good night's sleep for granted. There is no logic like toddler logic. Standing on Lego hurts every time. These are the truths of parenthood.

Parenting past the toddler years: what's next?

Your baby has grown into a toddler, and now your toddler is fast approaching the preschooler stage. What can you expect as a parent?

Tips on what to pack in your hospital bag

Before giving birth I read countless lists, ended up overpacking just a little, and now know what I'll actually want to pack next time.

New app keeps tabs on your kids at childcare

Popular new technology lets parents know what their children are up to at childcare - but not everyone is a fan.

21 things I love about newborns

There?s an irresistible magic about newborns. Of course they're not all smiles and rainbows, but they are undeniably cute and remarkable in so, so many ways.

Kid-friendly hairdressers: who says haircuts can?t be fun?

I?ve found some salons who boast setups ideal for children ? you name it, they?ve thought of it. All are designed to make haircuts fun rather than stressful.

Labour pain relief may reduce risk of postnatal depression: study

Postnatal depression is a complex condition, but researchers say pain relief during labour may help some women.

Why we need better support for men after miscarriage

In a recent study, 85 per cent of men admitted feeling sadness after their partner miscarried, but almost half said they didn't share their feelings at all. What can be done to help them?

Mum in business: Kristy Chong

Kristy Chong is the managing director of Australian-made Modibodi underwear and a mum to Lucas, 6, Jason, 4, and Isaac, 6 months. She shares her advice for other mums thinking about starting their own businesses.

From toddler to preschooler: a developmental roadmap

So your toddler is growing up and will soon be entering the preschooler years. Here are a few ways to frame their development that will help you understand what?s going in those beautiful, funny, clever little heads of theirs.

Mum sacrifices an eye for her unborn baby

Motherhood is full of sacrifices, but this woman has made a life-altering one - and her baby hasn't even been born.

A grandparent by any other name

A growing number of grandparents are shunning tradition and going against conventional names - but a grandparent by any other name still gives the same awesome cuddles and kisses.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

When labour just doesn't happen

After three healthy kids, I can?t help feeling I?ve been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I?ll never get the chance.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Share the little things that make you smile

We're giving away a Mountain Buggy nano, the ultimate travel stroller - and here are some of the great entries so far.

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win a Mountain Buggy nano

We?re giving away the new Mountain Buggy Nano - the lightweight travel buggy! So show us the little things that make you smile for your chance to win.

Be careful what you say, your baby is listening

The importance of speaking to your baby even if they are not old enough to answer back has been highlighted by new research.

Win $1000 with Sea-Bands!

Three lucky fans can win a Sea-Band prize pack valued at over $1000 each, which includes two Sea-Bands plus a $1000 Eftpos gift card!

The beautiful moment a baby was born at the side of a road

It's not where she expected to give birth, but mum Corrine Cinatl is delighted that her daughter's roadside arrival was captured in a series of beautiful photos.

Doctor sings first Happy Birthday to newborns

His job is to deliver babies, but this US obstetrician also has a unique way of celebrating the miracle of life.

Join the Real Mums Test Drive Team

Five mums or mums-to-be will join the EB Test Drive Team and discover great items at an exclusive Big W event. (Sydney only.)

The Nappy Collective starts new drive

It's that time of year when the dedicated volunteers at The Nappy Collective do their bit to help out mums and children in need - and they need your help.

Baby shower cake wrecks

From misshapen cake babies to questionable text, from odd colour choices to internal organ recreation, these are the baby shower cakes that taste forgot.

Photographer captures the beauty of adoption

The love of a family is usually tough to capture on camera. This is an exception.

Pregnancy progression photo ideas

Want to record your pregnancy as your belly grows? Here are some creative, fun ideas for photo shoots along the way.

The myths and facts about "normal" breastfeeding

When it comes to successful breastfeeding, there is a wide variety to what is "normal", according to new research.

Tin can craft and DIY ideas

Got a few old formula, Milo or coffee cans around the house? Use these fantastic upcycling ideas to create items for around the house and yard.

Dads meet their newborn for the first time

Emotional photos of two fathers meeting their newborn son have resonated with viewers worldwide, attracting thousands of Facebook likes and shares.

Skin safety isn't just a summer worry

Lax about the slip slop slap with your kids as weather turns cooler? Here's a reminder as to why we have to remain vigilant for our children?s future health.

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

Creative sleeping baby photoshoots

See how some parents and photographers have captured sleeping babies in unusual positions and using different props.

DIY kitchen and food hacks

DIY your way to a better kitchen and make cooking easier with our clever hacks. (Some content reproduced with permission from mashable.com.)

Winter warmers for babies and toddlers

Your baby or toddler will be nice and snug in these beautiful and fun winter pieces. Most are hand-made or knitted, and they're all designed to keep your little one toastie - and adorable!

 

Mind, body, beauty, life

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.