Insulated food containers

Keep your food steaming hot with our large range of portable stainless steel insulated food warmers, container set and warm food carriers. Shop our products Australia wide.



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Enjoy your freshly cooked meals, whenever and wherever you like

There’s nothing better than enjoying your hot homemade meal or soup at any time of the day, whether that be at work, a picnic, or on the run between appointments.

An insulated food container will keep your meal hot and fresh like it’s just come off the stovetop, so you can enjoy home-cooked goodness, whenever you desire.

Choosing the right insulated food warmer for your needs

  • Capacity. Consider your typical portion sizes for both the kids and adults in the house so you don’t buy too big or too small.

  • Material. Depending on your needs, you can choose between glass, BPA-free plastic or stainless steel vacuum interior.

  • Durability. Look for a food warmer which can withstand daily use and be enjoyed for years to come.

  • Size. Choose the appropriate size which will be easy to tote around and fit easily into your bags.

  • Weight. Keep in mind how much your container will weigh once it is full so it’s not a burden to carry around.

  • Ease of use. Look for something practical and simple, especially if children will be using it.

  • Price. Available in a range of price points, it may be worth investing a little more for a high quality food warmer that will be used daily.

Know your materials

Glass: Will keep food warmer than plasticware as glass retains heat better and for longer, however it is more susceptible to breakage.

Plastic: Lightweight and easy to carry without the risk of breakage, especially when used by children.

Stainless steel: Won’t affect the taste or flavour of your foods, food grade stainless steel interior is highly sanitary and very easy to clean.

Glass vs plastic food container - let’s compare!


Glass containers are great for retaining heat as they have a non-porous surface that doesn’t absorb like plastic. As glass can withstand high heat, it can be safely washed at higher temperatures in your dishwasher without melting or warping.

Glass is also better for the environment as it not only lasts indefinitely but is 100% recyclable.


Plastic and silicone containers are a convenient option for transporting food as they’re significantly lighter in weight and won’t shatter to tiny pieces if you accidentally drop them, making them much safer for children to use.

Meal prep made easy with our food containers

Meal prep is a fantastic way to plan your weekly meals and stick to your grocery budget while ensuring every meal throughout the week is healthy and nutritious.

Cook in batches and store your meals in the fridge or freezer in a variety of food containers which are conveniently available in different shapes and sizes.

Food container benefits:

  • Keeping last night's takeaway or leftovers

  • Airtight seals keep food fresh for longer

  • Save space by storing and stacking them

Microwave and oven safe food containers

Look for food containers which are microwave and oven safe so you can easily reheat your meals without damaging your containers and will also preserve the nutrients in your meals.

Types of food warming equipment explained

Stainless steel food warmers or vacuum insulated food jars work by using containers which are double walled. The air between the two walls is sucked out during manufacturing which creates a vacuum and stops the heat from escaping.

Food warmers such as Thermos and Pyrolux Pyrotherm use this type of technology and are great for keeping food like BBQ meat warm.

Prevent food spoilage with our insulated food warmers

Hot food which falls below 60 degrees Celsius will begin to spoil, especially if it’s a meat-based meal. Once it does, harmful bacteria may begin to grow, making your food unsafe to eat.

Insulated food warmers will keep your meal at a safe temperature for an average of 5 hours, although some brands may retain heat for even longer.

Maintenance, cleaning, and care

Insulated food containers are easily cleaned with hot soapy water. Avoid using bleach, harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners or pads.

With proper care and handling, your insulated food warmers may be used for years and years to come.

Stackable food container sets for easy storage

Storing your food containers has never been easier with our range of stackable food containers. Designed to help with kitchen storage organisation, they stack neatly in the cupboard when not in use or when in the fridge minimising the amount of space needed.

Food containers also have an airtight seal which keeps food fresher for longer as well as leakproof when used out and about.

Directions on how to safely use insulated food warmers

  • Always start with a clean warmer, container or thermos and follow everyday food safety practices.

  • Pre-warm your container by filling it with boiling water and put the lid back on, let that sit for a few minutes before emptying the water.

  • Once your container is warm, quickly add your freshly prepared at or above 74 degrees Celsius and replace the lid back on tightly.

  • Young children should also ask for help before opening a food warmer to avoid scalding or serious burns.

Brands we know and trust

We carry a range of food warmers, cookware, tableware, stainless steel lunchboxes, bento boxes and kitchenware from some of the most respected brands in Australia and around the world such as Pyrolux, Thermos, Avanti and more. Checkout our full range online now.

Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse

Buying online with Kitchen Warehouse has never been easier, especially with our prices below RRP and a number of payment options available. Shop our extensive range of insulated food containers and kitchen organisers online today and receive free delivery over $100 or visit your nearest store and our friendly team will be more than happy to assist.


Do insulated food containers keep food hot?
Yes, an insulated food container will keep your food hot making it fresh and safe to eat at a later time.

How long will food stay warm in the container?
Most food storage containers will keep food warm for at least 4 hours and some brands even up to 9 hours.