Are you heading to a special event and intend to bring a casserole along with you? If so, make sure you have thought ahead and planned on how you will bring your casserole. When you are bringing your dish in the casserole pan, you need to make sure you have a pan with a good lid. Using the Pyrex dishes with lids that keep the food safe and warm is a great option. However, you should also think about transporting it, such as how to carry the pan. If you don’t place it in anything, the sides will be hot and likely burn your hands. You also need to keep it flat while transporting it.
The Casserole Keeper can solve all of your problems. This is a type of tote bag that holds standard-size casserole dishes that are the 9 x 13 size. This is the rectangular casserole dish most people are going to use. The Casserole Keeper is a gray carrier that holds your dish inside and keeps it warm while also level and protected. The carrier tote is made of thermal Pyrex, so it is strong and durable. There is a handle on top, which lets you carry the casserole while still keeping it level.
In addition to being good for keeping your food safe and level when transporting it, you can also use this carrier tote as a way to keep food hot or cold. It is insulated, so no matter the temperature of your food when it goes in, you can really help to retain your temperature. This means if you are bringing green bean casserole or a lasagna, it will stay warm, while your big casserole dish of fruit salad can stay cold.
It is important that you use the right pans for this casserole dish holder. It is meant to hold standard 9 x 13 dishes, but doesn’t have a lot of extra room inside. What this means is that while it keeps it secure and from moving around, if you are using a dish with larger than normal handles on the end, they might not fit inside the bag. It is meant for the standard handles. Using a typical Pyrex brand casserole dish or one of Rachael Ray’s dishes will fit, but off-brand ones you need to be really careful about the size of the handle. You should also be aware of the fact that it only fits one dish. If you intend to bring more than one, this might not be the carrier for you.