Lunch box Uhmm box, hip Danish design bread bin
Do you know that? Such an overflowing kitchen cupboard or kitchen drawer full of storage boxes and lunch boxes? Then you have found the container, but not the lid. That turns out to be swinging all the way in the back somewhere. But in the meantime you have had to clear out your cupboard or drawer to find the lid.
The ladies behind the Uhmm box also know this problem and have developed this very nice solution. Designer Anne Qvist has succeeded in making a combination of a lunch box, storage tray, bowl and plate with the Uhmm box. She found the inspiration for the design in an old tradition: food has been packaged in palm leaves in Vietnam for millennia. Folding the palm leaves into a bowl or plate became the technique behind the Uhmm box.
How does the Uhmm box work?
The Uhmm box will be sent to you flat in a cardboard package. You can easily fold the Uhmm box, put the lid over it and secure it with the silicone strap. The folding is straightforward, but you can always check the instructions again. In the beginning, when you use the box for the first time, this is still a bit stiff, but you will notice that it folds smoothly after a few times. Incidentally, folding has been tested no less than 1.000 times during product development.
When the Uhmm box is closed, it is not 100% waterproof. This ensures that the food stays fresh and can 'breathe'. The small openings on the lid minimize condensation and are so small that liquid food does not run out (of course, always handle soup with care, for example).
The openings also work as vapors and therefore the lid does not need to be opened when using the Uhmm box in the microwave. You can also use the Uhmm box in the freezer! You can also make delicious ice cream yourself and serve it in a beautiful way in this box.
When you want to eat, open the lid and have a bowl. Need more space? Then you fold the edges back and you have a board. This flat plate is also the way to easily clean the Uhmm box in the dishwasher. You just fold it flat between the plates.
Specifications Uhmm box
- Dimensions: 18 cm wide, 10 cm deep, 5 cm high
- Does not contain phthalates such as parabens and other heavy metals
- No more plastic bags or silver foil needed
- Less food waste: take food leftovers to work or sports club for example
- Approved for food; does not give off odor or color
- Can be used in the microwave, dishwasher and freezer
- Comes in a durable Kraftpak cardboard gift box
- Make it personal with texts or drawings! See explanation below
Make your own unique Uhmm box with a beautiful text or illustration
The Uhmm box look great, of course, but you can even give it your own personal touch. Nice as a gift, with a suitable quote on it for example! If you write / draw on it with a water-based marker, this will come off during washing. But if you use a porcelain pen, your creation will remain on the Uhmm box.
Personalize an Uhmm box. How do you do that?
Place the Uhmm box flat on the table, write / draw on it and then put the Uhmm in the oven at 25 ° C for 100 minutes. After 25 minutes, turn off the oven and leave the Uhmm box in the oven until it has cooled down. Now your personal Uhmm box is ready and your creation remains on it! Important: do not set the oven higher than 100 ° C, otherwise the plastic will melt!
Uhmm box: beautiful and durable Danish design
Uhmm box is made of polypropylene. This is a durable plastic material. It is not only approved for foodstuffs, but also for recycling 5. This means that the plastic material from the Uhmm box can be recycled after its useful life and if the box is incinerated, it only leaves water and a little CO0 behind in the environment.
Uhmm Box therefore leaves no harmful substances for the environment or food, because it is free of both phthalates and parabens and other heavy metals. Even while heating in the microwave, Uhmm Box does not leave any harmful substances in the food.
The Uhmm Box is surface treated so that it does not absorb odor or color from the food. Over time the surface treatment wears out and therefore the life of the Uhmm Box is about 2 years