There seems to be a problem with the common way to deliver a microwave meal.

From a flat, compartmentalised tray contents must be tipped or spooned onto a plate in order to be eaten. If there are two conjoined trays then one tray cannot be emptied on it's own without spilling the other. They are piping hot and this process can be difficult or even dangerous should scalding hot sauce get onto hands.

Is there a better design of container that would allow for the piping hot contents to be more easily transferred to a plate?

  • Surely this is what spatulas and ladles are designed for? – Brendon Feb 2 '14 at 18:30
  • perhaps i am impatient, but they are far too shallow for any ladle to work effectively and spoons take ages – Toni Leigh Feb 2 '14 at 18:34
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    ... onto a plate in order to be eaten Never did that – hek2mgl Feb 2 '14 at 18:38
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    Yeah, why don't you just eat it out of the tray? That's what it's there for. – Mike Feb 2 '14 at 22:00
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    The question seems almost pointless though - I'm assuming you're not a microwavable tray manufacturer. – Mike Feb 3 '14 at 4:56

From a set like this one:

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use the second tool to the right. It is like a spoon, but large enough.

  • See my main question please. – Toni Leigh Feb 3 '14 at 13:02
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    @ColinSharpe so, you are not asking how to solve a problem, but how to do a (probably complicated) redesign to the container so there will be a second solution to a problem which already has a good solution? This seems to go against the "You should only ask practical, answerable questions based on actual problems that you face." part of the StackExchange philosophy. This is what makes the network valuable for me - when I ask "How to do X", and experienced people tell me "in your case, you should be doing Y because it is easier". Else I could go read a tutorial. – Rumi P. Feb 3 '14 at 13:37

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