Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Wrapping a bacon sandwich

  1. Jul 18, 2004 #1

    jimmy p

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Ok, so I was late for work today (as usual), and I had my bacon sandwich in my pocket so that I could eat it when I got there. Anyway, I had wrapped it up in aluminium foil and as I was walking down the road, I thought to myself "was there a better way?".

    The way I saw it was that metal conducts heat right, so if had a hot bacon butty, then much of the heat would be transferred to the metal and then lost radiated into the surroundings. However if I had my sandwich in a Tupperware container that is an insulator, then the heat would remain in the vicinity of the sandwich. Am I right? If not, which is better for containing a hot substance?
  2. jcsd
  3. Jul 18, 2004 #2
    Put the sandwich in the Tupperware, and then wrap that with foil to reflect the heat back to the sandwich. The best of both worlds.
  4. Jul 19, 2004 #3


    User Avatar
    Staff Emeritus
    Science Advisor
    Gold Member

    If you remembered to wrap the foil with the shiny side going inside, you'd be okay for a while.

    I can only imagine the surprised look on the face of that hot chick in your workplace who asked you "Is that a bacon sandwich in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?" and you said "bacon sandwich, baby !!!"
  5. Jul 19, 2004 #4

    jimmy p

    User Avatar
    Gold Member

    Unfortunately I never got to use that line. I am a manager so I had to be in an hour before anyone else was there. Otherwise I would have gladly used the bacon roll to stimulate innuendo filled conversation. :approve:
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?