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  1. I guess in a perfect world a hot or warm grilled cheese would be better, but I can worry about temp after I fix the soggy thing. I ordered these from amazon to play around with. http://www.amazon.com/KCH-06091-Round-Shaped-Vacuum-Sealing-Food-Storage-Containers/dp/B001A5UAK4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1465044063&sr=8-1&keywords=Zevro+VS2-R-703+Vac+%27n+Save Thanks again for everybody's thoughts.
  2. You have a good memory Zapatos, wow that was a long time ago.
  3. Ok, English is my native tongue, I live in New York.....no Trump jokes please, lol. I did say this I need to get him to eat something somewhat healthy for school lunch. I want to pack him a grilled cheese sandwich or chicken nuggets and I guess it's my fault. If I wanted advice about getting my son to eat healthy foods I would have written after that sentence something like can somebody please offer some advice as to a healthy type of lunch that I can offer my son. This is a science forum in the engineering sections. Why would I come here looking for advice on what type of healthy foods I can feed my child. Wouldn't a nutrition forum or Autism forum make more sense? Since this is a science forum in the engineering section I was looking for advice on how to keep his food from getting soggy. Not to start another fight but really kids eat grilled cheese and chicken nuggets for lunch all the time. I ate Bologna and cheese, turkey and cheese and PB& J all the time for lunch.
  4. The reason I got upset was because I asked a question about how to keep food from getting soggy in a container and many of the responses were things like " Grill cheese and chicken nugget are not healthy " It pisses me off because this went on for many comments and none of the comments pertained tot he original question. I did invite everybody here but to answer a question, and instead I was getting advice which was not asked for. I suggested using Molecular Sieve to absorb the moisture or maybe pump out the air but nobody address that. zapatos you need to think before you type. You wrote " If you don't like the advice, better to just say 'thanks anyway' and move on. No need to be rude to those who cannot give you the exact advice you want on the first try " I am not looking for advice. I am looking for an answer to a question so if you don't have the answer that is fine but don't post advice on how to get my kid to eat better when you have no idea what I am dealing with and have never walked in my shoes. Then you wrote " I find it unacceptable to ask a stranger for advice, then criticize them because they do not have the background to give advice that is useful to you. " again I am not asking for advice. Thank you for everybody that has some empathy. Look I just had a simple question and was looking for an answer, the question was not address and that is all I was looking for, and not for nothing but I am a dude, but makes no difference
  5. The subject line says my son is Autistic and my message says he is a awful eater. That should be enough. I came here with a questions looking to solve an issue and instead I get advice on how to raise my kid......really?? Either answer the question or don't .......yes it's that simple. I love getting schooled about Autism by people who don't know what they are talking about.......... Spend hours trying to teach him how to tie his shoes and still not be able to. Take him to therapy for hrs and hrs to make sure he is able to get by, including food therapy.......do a bunch of things like this and then maybe you could be in a position to school me.....until then please just answer my question or don't bother posting.
  6. Ok, never mind guys. You are spending too much time trying to tell me how I should be helping my son with his issues. Here's the thing and I am really trying to be nice when I say you have no idea what you are talking about. Have you raised an Autistic child or do you even know one? In my case my son has food phobia's that are not going away so if you can help me with an idea then that is great. If you are planning on offering me advice on how to get my son to eat better or to tell me what a crappy parent I am then don't bother posting. Autistic children are not like a mainstream child and there fore you can not treat them the same.
  7. Yeah, you obviously don't have an Autistic child. Many children have issues with food and eat a limited amount of food variety. Maybe instead of judging you could just offer some help.
  8. My son is an awful eater. I need to get him to eat something somewhat healthy for school lunch. I want to pack him a grilled cheese sandwich or chicken nuggets in a container without them getting all moist and gross. I was thinking maybe a container that will let me pump the air out of it once it's sealed could work or I was thinking at wrapping some Molecular Sieve to the lid on the inside of the container to absorb the moisture. Do es anybody think this will work and if not does anybody have an idea?
  9. I tried a baby diaper this weekend but it did not absorb anything. I think I might be done. It's just not going to work. Thanks again for all of the helkp and suggestions.
  10. I'm not sure I understand. Plenty of salt? Most of the time I can't even get him to put the new food into his mouth to try.
  11. Yeah we thought of that Zap but I really don't want him eating potato chips for lunch. I relize Chick nuggets and fries may not be that much better. I will keep working at it and post updates when I have them. Thanks again to everybody who is putting their 2 cents in. I really learned alot.
  12. How about just keeping the chicken nuggets warm and not wet then. Maybe I will give up on the french fries. What about Gore Tex. Do you think if I put the food in a metal container and then used a lid made of gore tex that would work?
  13. Thought I would give an update. I tried a few different methods to try and keep the fries dry and warm. I tried a Desiccant pack of clay and that did not absorb enough water. I also bought a zip lock bag that has a pump where you can pump all of the air out. I put chicken nuggets and fries in a bag and pumped the air out. It did not stay warm ( which I expected ) and it still got a little soggy and the fries did get some what flat. I then put the nuggets and fries into a thermos with no lid and then put the thermos into the zip lock bag and pumped as much air as I could out. It seems that when the food cooled it gave the bag some air back and then condensation formed so that did not work either. I am now looking for a meteral that allows air to escape put keep the warmth in. I don't know if that material exist.
  14. Wow, this thread really has taken off. Thanks for all of the replys. I have actually cooked french fries in a Microwave, they now have some silver platform in the box of fries that lets you cook them there. True they are not as good as oven cooked but they are pretty close. If I used a Desiccant pack and taped it to the inside of the lid of where the lunch is do you think that would work? Would it atleast keep the chicken nuggets dry and warm?
  15. But would the Desiccant packs work?
  16. Is there a moisture absorbing or moisture control product that I can put inside the container?
  17. You are judging because even though you say " not to complain about your parenting skills " you really are passing judgement becuase you toped off your question with stating that what I give him for lunch is unhealthy which implies my parenting skills are not good. Why did I even waste the time to type that out to you. There goes another 30 seconds of my life I will not get back. We have tried everything with him food wise. Some things he likes and other things he does not, mostly he does not. At least he is eating something.
  18. My son is Autistic and does not eat many foods. Maybe you should think before you make dumb comments. Sometimes a parent is not a bad parent, sometimes they have circumstance that they have no control over. Not that I need to answer to you or anybody else for that matter but I did want you to think in the future before you judge.
  19. would putting a Desiccants of some type in the container work?
  20. It was filled with Chicken nuggets and french fries and by time he got to school the food was soggy and he would not eat it. I am trying to think of a way to keep it from getting soggy and still keep it dry and warm. I thought by removing the air in the container then condensation would not form. I am assuming that is what happened.
  21. I put my sons hot lunch in a container and it was soggy when he got to school. I was wondering if taking the air out of this container would keep the food dry and warm.
  22. If I put something hot in a small plastic or metal lined box and pump the air out of this sealed box will that keep condensation from forming on the inside?
  23. It does not have to be as big as the one in the website link. It seems like the magnets are held by something that allows them to go up and down. I don't know what to use to hold the magnets in place. Here is another example http://vimeo.com/11606571
  24. Thanks for responding. I am not interested in making ferrofluid, I want to make a magnetoscope. Here is a link to one. http://www.funexhibits.com/magnetoscope.html I just don't know where or how to make the part that holds the magnet and crank it up or down toward the ferro fluid.
  25. I am interested in making a Ferrofluid Magnetoscope. I know where to buy the Ferrofluid from but I don't know where to buy or make the platform that is used to hold the magnet that allows you to move the magnet up and down. I am making this for my son who is 8 yrs old. It does not need to be large or fancy but functional. ALso does anybody know if Ferrofluid comes in any other colors other then black and where I can buy it from? Thanks.
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