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Wean Green was founded in 2008 to provide a glass, eco-friendly storage options for homemade baby food. Wean Green has now expanded beyond baby food containers and offers glass food storage options in a wide-variety of sizes and lid-colours. All Wean Green products are made of durable tempered glass with a silicone-sealed, leak-proof lid and are BPA, PVC, lead and phthalate free.

Wean Green - Melissa Gunning

ABOUT THE DESIGNER

California based entrepreneur and innovator Melissa Gunning started her business when she grew increasingly concerned with how the heating and cooling in plastic ware would affect the homemade baby food she was preparing for her young daughters. As a former elementary school teacher Melissa aims to provide eco-friendly and safe products to parents that are looking for a product alternative to traditional plastic containers.

OUR PRODUCTS

Wean Green - We Love Glass
Wean Green - Balancing
Wean Green - Lemon Pie

Why Glass?

Glass is highly recyclable and not just once, it can be recycled over and over again without losing any quality or integrity. It requires less energy to manufacture and recycle and is made from naturally abundant resources such as sand, soda ash and limestone. Containing no chemicals that can leach into food and you can easily see when it is clean because it’s clear.

What is tempered glass?

Tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. It is 4 to 5 times stronger than regular glass. During the annealing process the glass is cooled down slowly, which makes the glass much stronger also impact and scratch resistant compared to non-treated glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the interior into tension.

Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass does. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.

Lemon Pie

  • 6 Marie biscuits

  • 4 eggs, separated

  • ⅓ cup cornstarch

  • 1½ cups water

  • 1 ⅓ cups sugar

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 3 tbsp butter

  • 2 lemons, juiced & zested

1. Make crust: crumble a biscuit at the bottom of each bowl

2. Make filling: whisk together cornstarch, water, sugar (reserve a few tablespoons for meringue) & salt in saucepan. Heat over medium high heat, whisking constantly to bring to boil. Boil for 1 min. Remove from heat and slowly whisk in egg yolks. Return to low heat and cook for 1 more min. Remove from heat and add butter, lemon juice & zest. Pour onto crust

3. Make meringue: beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add reserved sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Top the lemon in the bowls with the meringue and use the back of the spoon to create peaks

4. Bake: bake 5-7 minutes at 120°C degrees until the tops brown. Let sit 1 hour.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Which Wean Green product is best for my needs?2019-06-18T21:04:40+10:00

Currently there nine products in the Wean Green range, below are some examples of how our customers generally use each style.

  • Wean Cube – This square container is great for purees, breast milk, toddler snacks or mints in your handbag. Try colour coding your freezer so you can mix and match purees; Blue and Green for vegetables and Pink and Orange for fruits.
  • Wean Tub – Rectangle in shape it’s great to use to store purees for 6+ month weaning baby, carrot/celery sticks for older kids or the collection of bobby pins and hair ties in the bottom of your handbag
  • Wean Bowl – Circle in shape used to store yoghurt, custard, fruit salad or cut up fruit. The round shape makes this style easy to hold when feeding and scrape clean with a spoon
  • Snack Cube – Larger than the Wean Cube this one’s great for 12+ months lunch or dinner serving, yoghurt and muesli or small serves of leftovers
  • Lunch Cube – This big cube will hold your entire lunch or dinner, great for storing leftovers or travel snacks
  • Lunch Bowl – Perfect for salad or soups. The curved edges mean you can scoop up every last drop
  • Meal Bowl – Leftovers, pasta or stews go hand in hand with the largest in the range. Plenty of space for even the largest appetite
  • Baby Starter Set – This handy pack will set up your storage system with everything you need to start the weaning journey and beyond
  • Kitchen Set – Not a fan of plastic storage containers? The Kitchen Set has a collection of all sizes you need to get started on organising your pantry and fridge.  Work out which ones work in your space, then add to your collection with our 4 packs in the size you use most
Can you tell me the dimensions and weight of the product?2019-06-18T16:43:33+10:00
Product name Dimensions Holds (ml) Weight
Wean Cube 6.3 x 6.3 x 6.3cm 120ml 226g
Snack Cube 7.6 x 7.6 x 6.3cm 210ml 226g
Lunch Cube 11.4 x 11.4 x 6.3cm 480ml 362g
Wean Tub 10.0 x 5.0 x 7.6cm 150ml 226g
Wean Bowl 7.6 x 6.3cm 160ml 226g
Lunch Bowl 11.5 x 6.3cm 695ml 362g
Meal Bowl 15.0 x 6.3cm 660ml 453g
Baby Starter Set Various Various 1.2kg
Kitchen Set Various Various 2.7kg
How much does each container hold?2019-06-18T21:01:50+10:00
Wean Cube 120ml
Wean Tub 150ml
Wean Bowl 160ml
Snack Cube 210ml
Lunch Cube 480ml
Lunch Bowl 695ml
Meal Bowl 660ml
What is this product made of?2019-06-18T01:43:52+10:00

The container is made from scratch, stain, and odour resistant tempered glass. The BPA, PVC, phthalate and lead free polypropylene lid is watertight and airtight with an integrated removable silicone seal that keeps food fresh.

What is tempered glass?2019-06-18T01:43:27+10:00

Tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. It is 4 to 5 times stronger than regular glass. During the annealing process the glass is cooled down slowly, which makes the glass much stronger also impact and scratch resistant compared to non-treated glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the interior into tension.

Is this product leak-proof?2019-06-18T01:43:05+10:00

Yes the Wean Green containers are leak-proof as they have a locked lid with an integrated removable silicone seal. Each container has a small glass lip that presses tightly against the seal in the lid. Smart clips lock in freshness and make it easy for little hands to open.

Is this product eco friendly?2019-06-18T01:42:38+10:00

Wean Green products are BPA, PVC, phthalate and lead free.  The glass is 100% recyclable.  They are also reusable reducing the need for disposable food containers.

What are the origins of this product?2019-06-18T01:42:17+10:00

Wean Green is designed in Canada and manufactured responsibly in South Korea.

How do I care for this product?2019-06-18T01:41:27+10:00

The containers can be placed in an oven for re-heating purposes only (with the lid removed) up to 120°C. If container has been kept in the freezer we recommend the container be left at room temperature for around 15 minutes in order to avoid temperature shock.

The containers can also be placed in a microwave (with the lid removed) from the freezer. We recommend the container be left at room temperature for around 15 minutes in order to avoid temperature shock.

When placing containers in the freezer only fill to 70% capacity to allow for expansion of the contents once frozen.

The container and their lid can be placed in the dishwasher (top rack) for cleaning. If choosing to hand wash, please do not use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads as these will damage the glass surface. To allow for cleaning, the silicon seal can be removed using an object with a rounded edge so it does not damage the seal.

Do not reheat containers directly over open flames.

What is the recommended retail price of this range?2019-07-14T23:37:20+10:00

These products are priced between $15.95 and $69.95 AUD inc. GST.  For the range please see our online store here.

Does this product have a warranty?2019-06-18T01:37:25+10:00

Yes, the warranty covers any defects in workmanship or material that arise during the normal lifetime of the product. Any problem that is caused by abuse or negligence is not covered. Normal wear and color fading are not covered. Breakdown of materials over time is not considered a material or manufacturing defect. Incidental and consequential damages are not covered.

During initial use, you may experience a gasket ejection or the lid may be difficult to open. This is due to the airtight function and is not a manufacturer’s defect.

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