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Cozy Up to Fall with Zojirushi’s Vacuum Insulated Food Jars

Lunch spread on a light brown table: a large pink food jar in the background and a light blue medium food jar in front, open filled with food, a side of stew, a bowl of rice and veggies

It’s officially October, which means it’s officially comfort food season! Whether you’re headed to work, going on an outdoor adventure, or need a quick snack on standby, our vacuum-insulated food jars are your trusty sidekicks for keeping your meals hot and ready – no microwave needed. Keep reading to learn more about our full stainless steel food jar lineup, and discover our favorite fall recipes you can use the next time you need some inspiration. Let’s dive in!

Designed For You: Zojirushi Food Jar Convenience Features & Specifications

At Zojirushi, we take pride in the quality and craftsmanship of our food jars. Every Zojirushi vacuum insulated food jar shares a consistent standard that you can always rely on:

Pink lid disassembled in 3 parts

Food jar lids are fully disassemblable for easy cleaning.

  • No-Spill Lid with Gasket: This innovative feature ensures that your food or beverages stay securely sealed inside the jar, preventing leaks or spills during transportation.
  • Wide Opening & Removable Lid Cover: The extra-wide opening makes it convenient for eating directly from the jar and easy to clean. Additionally, the lid cover is removable, allowing for a hassle-free eating experience and ensuring that every bit of your food is accessible.
  • Stay Clean Technology & SlickSteel® Polished Interior: SlickSteel® not only resists stains and odors but also maintains the integrity of your food’s flavors.
Hands holding a pink food jar: Left hand holds the main jar and the right hand holds the lid

Tight-fitted lid with gasket seals tightly and maximizes heat retention

  • Molded Dimples for Easy Grip: The food container is designed with molded dimples on its exterior, providing a comfortable and secure grip. This makes it easy to hold, especially when the jar contains hot contents.
  • Pressure Release feature on the lid for easy opening: The lid has been engineered to relieve pressure generated by steam, so the lid is always easy to open.
Food jar split in half showing it filled with a fruit salad on the left and chicken noodle soup on the right

Zojirushi stainless steel food jars are perfect for taking cold or hot foods with you everywhere you go.

  • Advanced Temperature Retention: Zojirushi’s vacuum insulated food jars are known for their superior temperature retention capabilities. It keeps your food hot or cold for extended periods, ensuring that your meals are just the right temperature when you’re ready to enjoy them.
  • Variety of sizes: The Zojirushi Food Jars are available in various capacities, including 9, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18 and 25 ounces. This allows you to choose the size that best suits your portion needs and preferences, making it versatile for different meals and snacks.
  • Always safe: Like all Zojirushi products, our food containers are made with high-quality 18/8 stainless steel, and all surfaces that come into contact with food or beverage are BPA-free.

Pink food jar with a graphic depicting the vacuum insulation

Meet the Vacuum Insulated Food Jar Lineup

Cue the food jars! Get to know what makes each model special, whether it is size, color, or design.

  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-FBE75: The Stainless Steel Food Jar comes with a convenient tote bag and spoon. Holds up to 25 oz. and comes in Stainless, Pearl Yellow colors.
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-FCE75: Available in 25 oz. capacity, this food jar comes in five color options: Stainless, Aqua Blue, Shiny Pink, Cream, Dark Brown
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-EAE35/50: Clocking in at 12 and 17 oz. these compact food jars come in five colors: Stainless, Aqua Blue, Shiny Pink, Cream, Dark Brown
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-EK26H: Look at those pretty pastel colors! These tiny but mighty 9 oz food jars are our smallest and come in Pale Orange, Pale Blue.
  • Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA Series: It features the new Therma Chamber lid, designed with small chambers inside that improve heat retention. These aesthetically pleasing food jars come in understated colors in a matte finish. Available in 10, 14, 18, 25 oz.
  • ZOJIRUSHI x HELLO KITTY® Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-EAE50KT: If you’re a Hello Kitty fan, add these food jars to your collection! Limited edition 17 oz are available in Black and White colors. They are also individually boxed, making them ideal for gift-giving.

Zojirushi Vacuum Insulated Food Jar Recipes for the Fall

Our portable vessels are capable of storing so much more than soup! Here are some seasonal dishes we think you’ll love: Stainless steel food jar filled with a pasta dish with broccoli and a side of breadsticks on the side

  • Soups & Broths:
    • Bean Medley Soup: This warm and flavorful soup is perfect for lunch or dinner
    • Beefy Daikon Broth: A simple, clear beef soup made with beef and root vegetables.
    • Chicken Noodle Soup: A classic American comfort food perfect for any occasion.
  • Porridge & Grains:
    • Steel Cut Oatmeal: Great for a delicious and nutritious breakfast
    • Rice Porridge: Flavor with soy sauce, and top with pickles or any other toppings you like in your porridge.
    • Korean Gukbap: Rich flavors of beef, sesame, and veggies.
  • Salads & Sides:
    • Saucy Pasta: Bacon, broccoli, onion, and pasta cooked in a slightly spicy tomato sauce
    • Chilled Out Ramen Salad: Dressed with original karashi dressing (mustard)

Red Cranberry Gelatin in a Zojirushi Insulated Food Jar

  • Desserts:
    • Red Cranberry Gelatin: Get festive with this sweet and tart cranberry dessert!

What are your favorite ways to celebrate fall? Do you have any recipes you love to use in your Zojirushi thermos for food? Please share your comments and rice ideas with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

Healthy Lunch Ideas for Earth Day, with Zojirushi’s New Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Food Jars

Happy April, Zo Fans!

Spring is in the air, and we’re celebrating with some seasonal lunch ideas that you can enjoy at your next outdoor adventure, just in time for Earth Day. Looking for the perfect travel companion? Our Stainless Steel Food Jars SW-KA30/40/52 and SW-KA52H/75H feature vacuum insulation technology with the highest heat retention in Zojirushi history. This means you can enjoy your hot or cold meals longer than ever! So, whether you’re planning a picnic or having a work day outside, let’s enjoy Earth Day the most delicious way.

Meet the Zojirushi Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52 and SW-KA52H/75H
Line up of stainless steel food jars in three different sizes and in beige, green, and blue colors

Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52

We’re incredibly excited to introduce the new Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52 and SW-KA52H/75H because of their unique design, technology features, and their sleek, modern design with a matte finish. Four sizes are available, perfect for taking a quick snack to a sharable meal, and with six fun and unique pastel colors, you will want them all!

The Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA30/40/52 comes in 10 oz,14 oz, and 18 oz capacities and in an earthy Matte Green (-GM), cool Ice Gray (-HL), and in a warm Beige (CM).

Line up of stainless steel food jars in two different sizes and in pink, blue, and brown colors

Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA52H/75H

The Stainless Steel Food Jar SW-KA52H/75H comes in the larger 18 oz and 25 oz sizes; they are ideal for taking a full meal or a shareable dish with you. It comes in 3 lovely colors, Vintage Rose, Ice gray, and Medium Gray.

Now, let’s dive into the features:

3D rendering of the lid design with small inner compartments and another showing heat movement through the lid

Therma chamber lid designed with small chamber structure inside the lid improves heat retention

We put a lot of effort and thought into the lid design, which is jam-packed with features that improve its performance and make it super easy to use. The revolutionary Therma Chamber lid has small internal chambers that reduce heat loss through conduction. Thanks to this new design, the Stainless Steel Food Jars achieve the highest heat retention in Zojirushi history.

Blue lid separated into two parts

New lid design made with fewer parts for easy cleaning

Ease of use is vital to us and is reflected in the lid’s design. The lid has a new leak-proof* one-piece stopper with integrated gasket (*when used properly according to the instruction manual). It has wider grooves making it super easy to clean every nook and cranny. What’s best is that it is made of only two pieces, so you will never misplace small parts anymore!

Hand unscrewing the lid from a blue food jar

The lid is designed to relieve pressure created by hot foods as it’s opened

Lastly, this lid features a unique design that allows it to relieve pressure created by hot foods as it’s opened.

Blue food jar with the left side filled with fruit and the left side filled with chicken noodle soup

Perfect for taking cold or hot foods with you anywhere

The food jar has a 2-7/8-inch wide opening that makes it easy to fill and eat directly out of it and makes cleaning a breeze.

Blue stainless steel food jar open with a clear view of the stainless interior

Lightweight & compact design takes minimal space while maximizing capacity

As always, our vacuum-insulated food jars are made with durable and sanitary 18/8 stainless steel and a SlickSteel® interior finish that resists corrosion and repels stains. All surfaces that come into contact with food and beverage are BPA-free.

Watch the full product video here to see the food jars in action:

Earth Day Food Jar Recipes

What do you have planned for this Earth Day? Whatever you do, don’t forget to stay energized by packing a portable lunch or snack in your Zojirushi food jar! Here are some of our top lunch ideas for Earth Day (and spring!) that we think you’ll love:

Lunch setting with a light blue food jar filled with a vegetable salad with couscous

  • Adventurous Couscous Medley: With quickly heated onions, carrots, mushrooms, green peas, and seasonings with chicken broth, all combined with couscous, this dish boasts the rich flavor of morel mushrooms with white wine vinegar will leave you wanting more.
  • Shiitake Mushroom and Tofu Noodle Soup: The great thing about tofu noodles is that they don’t get soft like pasta when left in liquid for a long time, so they are perfect for soups!

Lunch with a light blue food jar filled with ramen noodle soup and a side of onigiri

  • Steel Cut Oatmeal To-Go in Your Food Jar: looking for a sweet pick-me-up? Oatmeal gives you the carbs and nutrients you need, with the satisfying crunch of your favorite fruits
  • Bean Medley Soup: Warm, flavorful, and hits the spot! Make sure to soak your beans overnight before preparing this savory meal.

What are you looking forward to making and taking in your Zojirushi food jar? For more healthy lunch ideas or lunch ideas for work, visit our recipe database at Zojirushi.com. Share your thoughts, comments, and questions with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! #Zojirushi #ZoFan

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