Collapsible Food Storage Containers

Collapsible Food Storage Containers

Includes 20 oz Silicone Covered Container 40 oz Silicone Covered Container 2 Qt Silicone Covered Container Specifications SKU 99642-Blue Material Silicone Carton Weight 3.0000 lbs Country of Origin China Heat Source Oven Safe Under 430 Degrees, Microwave Cleaning Instructions Dishwasher Safe Reach for the Perfect Set of Blue Silicone Storage Containers If plastic storage containers that may leach chemicals into your foods trouble you, put your trust in silicone containers. This six-piece set of different-sized blue covered containers are made from minerals from the earth’s crust and sand, otherwise known as silicone. They’re lightweight but sturdy and can go where you need them. Take Silicone From the Heat to the Cold With Ease One of the biggest frustrations with most plastic-based storage containers is that they can’t take extreme cold or heat. If you freeze anything in them, they crack. Even if they say they can handle the microwave, they might actually leach chemicals into your food, or they could melt. Silicone is a better solution for any kind of short- or long-term food storage. Silicone is made from some of the most available elements on earth: minerals and sand. Our blue covered silicone containers feel lightweight, but they can stand up to your toughest use. You’ll rely on your silicone containers all the time and love what they offer. Cooking Enthusiasts Agree That Silicone and Ceramic Are Essential When paired together, ceramic cookware and silicone storage containers make your life much easier. Take meal preparation to the next level with easy-to-clean solutions. The containers offered in our six-piece set are perfectly sized for your leftovers. They’re also useful for school and work lunchboxes. Take your healthy meals with you in eco-friendly silicone containers. + Add to Cart
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Collapsible Food Storage Containers

If you use old plastic yogurt containers or takeout containers for basic food storage, you have a few reasons to upgrade. First, you can’t see through yogurt containers, so once the lid is on, you can easily forget about what you have in there (and let it rot). Second, they aren’t leakproof, which means that transporting them to work for lunch can be a messy affair. Third, such plastic containers are not FDA-approved for repeat food storage or microwaving. Upgrading to more durable glass or plastic food storage containers means they’ll last longer and keep your food fresher.
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Collapsible Food Storage Containers

We’ve tested dozens of food storage containers over the past three years, subjecting them to freezing, microwaving, and 3-foot drops onto hard floors. The Glasslock containers beat the competition every time. The flaps on the lids were the easiest to close among all of the containers we tried. The Glasslock containers stayed leak-free and survived our counter-height drop tests onto wood without breaking. They were able to keep stains and smells from lingering and looked great filled with leftovers and stacked in the fridge. The containers even nest with their lids on, so they take up less space in a cupboard than much of the competition.
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Collapsible Food Storage Containers

November 24, 2015: In light of a huge European Food Safety Authority assessment of BPA that came out this year, we believe that plastic is safe for food container use and have updated our guide to reflect that. We plan to revisit testing plastic food-storage containers next year. Glasslock containers, which have a durable seal and stack neatly in the fridge, are our new top pick. If the Glasslock pieces are unavailable, we recommend a set of Snapware Total Solution glass containers, which are also nestable and affordable but paired with flimsy lids that are prone to damage. If you prefer plastic, we recommend the Snapware 18-Piece Airtight Box Set, which acquires smells more easily than glass but can be more convenient to use.
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Collapsible Food Storage Containers

For our 2016 update, our tests included filling the containers with water and shaking them, both before and after they had run through the dishwasher. To test how the containers would react to smells and stains, we filled them with tomato sauce, placed them in the freezer for three days, and reheated the sauce in the microwave for two minutes. We also froze quarter-pound portions of ground beef for two weeks to look at freezer-burn patterns. And, most fun of all, we conducted a drop test from waist height for all the picks (including our glass containers) to see if they would break or if the lids would pop off. We did our drop test on a piece of wood placed over cement in an attempt to simulate a non-bouncy kitchen floor. In our initial tests, we also tracked how long food stayed fresh in the containers by refrigerating fresh, cut strawberries for about two weeks.
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Collapsible Food Storage Containers

The Reditainer Deli Food Storage Containers are typically used in professional restaurant kitchens because they’re cheap to buy in bulk, uniform, and store very neatly. While these containers didn’t leak and kept freezer burn at bay, but they stained easily and hung onto food odors. These containers also shattered in our drop test.
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Collapsible Food Storage Containers

The Snapware glass containers don’t have the ability to nest with their lids on, but they stack well and the lids fit together nicely. Their locking flaps open and close easily and feel secure when shut. Some of the lids in this set are even interchangeable with the plastic Snapware set we also recommend in this guide. (The orange lids for the round containers and the aqua lids for the rectangle containers work for both sets.) The containers tested well across the board, and because they’re Pyrex, the bottoms are oven-safe. We were amazed that the glass container didn’t break after we dropped it at different angles four times. Snapware came in second after Glasslock in our drop tests this year: The lid cracked slightly on the corner only after the fourth drop from waist height.
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Collapsible Food Storage Containers

If plastic storage containers that may leach chemicals into your foods trouble you, put your trust in silicone containers. This six-piece set of different-sized blue covered containers are made from minerals from the earth’s crust and sand, otherwise known as silicone. They’re lightweight but sturdy and can go where you need them.
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Ganda Suthivarakom, who wrote our original guide, has spent dozens of hours researching and testing (including filling, shaking, storing, freezing, microwaving, washing, and dropping) food containers. Michael Sullivan, who contributed to our 2016 update, has reviewed electric kettles and immersion blenders, as well as other kitchen gadgets for The Sweethome. For this guide, he tested food storage containers for several months.
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The Rubbermaid TakeAlongs 40-Piece Storage Set is perfect for transporting food to parties and other functions, and since it’s so cheap, you won’t mind leaving pieces behind. This set comes in a variety of sizes ranging from ½ cup to just over 6 cups, with containers that stack well for convenient storage. They slightly hung onto scents and stains after washing, but they were some of the only cheap containers we tested that didn’t leak.
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The Glasslock set comes with square, rectangular and round containers ranging from 0.73 cup (173 ml) to 6.3 cups (1.5 L) in size. The walls are thick but perfectly see-through, and same-shape containers nest even with the lids on. Like Pyrex and Anchor Hocking, Glasslock makes its containers of tempered soda-lime glass that are oven-safe up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Originally, we tested the straight-sided Glasslock containers, but we have been using the slope-sided versions the past two and half years and like them better. The empty containers nest with the lids on, so they’re great for storing in a small kitchen and for keeping the containers tidy. They all still work as well as they did when we first got them. Negative reviews regarding chipping and breakage seem to have tapered off over the past few years, so at this point we feel comfortable recommending the nesting, oven-safe version.
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While we like the Glasslock containers best, if their price goes up, or if you have a Costco membership, a set of Snapware Total Solution Pyrex Glass containers is the way to go. Unlike the Glasslock lids, these lids don’t have a removable gasket. Instead, the grooves around the lip of the containers are lined with a sort of firm silicone sealant where moisture can collect and grow mold. If you get grease in the groove, it can be a little difficult to clean if you’re washing by hand. However, this set has the best price of the glass options: When purchased from Costco, these are about 25 percent cheaper than the Glasslock pieces.
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In light of a huge European Food Safety Authority assessment of BPA that came out in 2015, we believe that plastic is safe for food container use and have updated our guide to reflect that. After a new round of tests this year, we recommend the Snapware Total Solution Plastic Food Storage 18-pc Set. This affordable set resisted leakage well in our tests, and stains and smells didn’t linger after washing. They stayed sealed in our drop tests and sustained only minor cracks on the edge of the lid after repeated drops from waist height. The containers stack well, and multiple lids fit more than one container.

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