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I have glass rectangles with the locking lids for meal prep and they do go in the freezer as well. For leftovers like soups and chili or stew, I use mason jars for the refrigerator and the freezer..
I agree I also use mason jars for soups red sauce Chile sauce. I also save my jam jars the ones with the red checked lid for use in freezer & to save half a lemon etc trying to cut out as much plastic as possible. I use mason jars for pantry staples too.
Agree with Shirley about Lock and Lock! Fantastic product. More shapes, sizes, and colors than you can imagine. Great for pantry storage, leftovers and more. They stack into each other to save space and some do have interchangeable lids for different height products. Can find on amazon but QVC has best variety and options, far more than amazon. I like tupperware too. Reusing yogurt containers, etc is fine but not airtight and not safe to reheat in.
I only shop QVC because they have the really best containers. The also have glass and plastic with the snap down sides that they guarantee. The are freezer, dishwasher and microwave safe and their glass is oven safe. They also have easy pay and take all credit cards. Don’t get locked into something you don’t trust. Check In the Kitchen with David on QVC Sundays at 9: 00 am. They have something with Lock and Lock every week.
This is all lovely, but ecologically I prefer to re-use yogurt, etc. containers.
Personally, I just use mason jars!
i use lock and lock works great
Maybe it’s just because my refrigerator is old, but I’m finding the dimensions of new storage containers somewhat of a problem. I was once able to stack three Tupperware containers (2 medium, one small) for maximum space efficiency. The new containers only allow a stack of two in the freezer. And while I’m at it, can’t measuring cup manufacturers make cups with markings that my dishwasher won’t sandblast off?
I don’t have a dishwasher but I buy Pyrex measuring cups and the markings don’t come off.
It seems that containers that all have the same footprint but of different heights and that can all take the same lids would be a huge advantage.
Why did you not consider Tupperware products in your review? They have great BPA free options and wonderful products made specifically for cooking and reheating in the microwave. These products are guaranteed for life and have been around for over 70 years!
Tupperware is good. But I give a lot of food away to older people that can’t stand to chop veggies etc. I buy cheap supermarket containers so the people don’t have to worry about returning them.
You are so right about Tupperware. When I do a purge of containers I never throw out anything Tupperware. They make incredible products with fridge and freezer safe food storage. When I want to guarantee my leftover paint stays for years I use one of the containers I’ve had for 20 years that have benign red sauce stains.
I used to have about $5,000 worth of diverse Tupperware but through the years I’ve downsized from a huge kitchen space to a tiny condo kitchen. I’ve given them to my son to continue their life. You’ll never find a bug that creeps inside or the opposite. If you accidentally have flour moths that came from the package itself when they morph they can’t get out and ruin all your other food in your cabinets or pantry.
As far as other containers are concerned there is nothing better or safer than glass. Plastic is a guessing game. Now there is a toxic substance in PBA plastic THATS just as bad but nobody is talking about it. How many years did it take to expose the dangers of PBA? They knew for years.