April 20, 2012
Plastic plates and food trays. I just can't do it anymore. Trust me, I did for a while. Yes, they say "dishwasher safe" on the bottom, but as I gradually watched the paint peel off of them in wash after wash, I started to get a bit freaked out. As I once read somewhere, dishwasher safe means safe for your dishwasher — not necessarily you. Add to that concern the effects (both known and unknown) that piping hot food has when it comes into contact with plastic, and it's good enough reason to rethink how you serve your food. One side of me says, we'll I've made it to this age and heaven knows that I must have drank from and eaten off of much worse over the past 30 or so years, but with age also comes wisdom and in my opinion, stainless steel and glass are the best people-safe options for food.
Some moms of young kids have the very valid concern that glass breaks too easily. Enter Brinware. I recently got these beautiful Brinware plates for my kids and they just love them. I do too. Not only are they lovely to look at, but if they fall on the ground they are outfitted with brightly colored, removable silicone sleeves which are fun and protect the tempered glass plates inside.
Brinware is generously offering FIVE weelicious moms the chance to win a set of plates and their food grade silicone placemats. For a chance to win, just tell me what you're most looking forward to this Mother's Day. And if you simply can't wait to find out if you're one of the lucky winners and want to go ahead and get a set now, Brinware is offering weelicious readers a 20% discount! Just enter the code: WEE20 at checkout.
*Brinware is currently set up for domestic shipping only, so this contest is open to US residents only.*
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to the winners!
Ana Maria Sanchez