They’ll keep your food fresh, whether you’re stashing leftovers or prepping herbs and spices for a recipe. Our product tester was pleased to discover that these containers distribute heat evenly in both the oven and the microwave: “I reheated a casserole and found no hot or cool spots,” she says.
These extra-large containers are perfect for make-ahead dinners for the family, for freezing fruits and vegetables, and for collecting odds and ends in the freezer for making soup stock. They’re airtight and watertight for safe storage and for transporting food to potlucks and parties.
The containers are safe for the microwave and for the oven to 932 degrees, so they’re great for baking and roasting, too. The lids and containers are dishwasher safe for easy cleaning every time.
This set garnered high marks for how durable and heavy duty the glass containers are. This set of ten containers with lids includes a variety of sizes and shapes that will come in handy for storing everything from leftover cooked pasta to gummy candies.
The lids lock on and have a silicone ring that prevents spilling if the containers are accidentally tipped. Many reviewers praise the sureness of the lids, saying that they don't have any trouble with leaks and spills.
The lids are not oven safe, but they can handle the microwave if they’re vented and can be used in the refrigerator and freezer. Our product tester gives high marks to the set's tempered glass, which can withstand any oven temperature.
These 32-ounce glass containers are great for pantry storage since the lids clamp on tight and seal completely to keep pests and dust out. While these are great for dry goods, they can be used for liquids as well since the silicone seal prevents spilling and the glass jars are easy to wash in between uses.
Several reviewers say they are happy with how these containers perform for dry food storage, though many observe that the jars are not mason-jar quality as described. Meanwhile, the dual-lock lids seal tight, keeping food fresh, whether its leftover gravy, a sandwich for lunch at work, or onions that were prepped ahead of time for taco night.
Perfectly sized for baby food, this set of four containers has measuring marks that make portioning easy. Several reviewers like how easy these containers are to store: a plastic tray is included, and you can neatly stack sets on top of each other.
These are freezer, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe, and the lids snap on securely for a sure seal. When your little one has outgrown these containers, they’re handy for storing small amounts of herbs, spices, freshly squeezed lemon juice, or pre-prepped garnishes for your favorite recipes.
What We Like Glass dish is microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe This 3-quart dish is the one you’ll reach for when it’s time to prep ahead and cook later.
Make them ahead of time, snap the lid on, and refrigerate them to bake later. Plus, it's great for marinating meats before they meet the grill and for storing leftovers without moving the food to a different container.
When it’s time to bring a dish to a potluck, the lid makes it easy to transport everything from salad to lasagna to cookies, and since it’s microwave safe, food can be easily reheated. The glass dish is safe for the microwave, preheated oven, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher.
Final Verdict Cookbook author Donna Carrie is a writer and product tester for The Spruce Eats. She's also an expert on all things to do with kitchen storage and meal prep solutions.
There’s no right answer for everyone, but it’s wise to look at all the sizes included, so you don’t end up with extra pieces that you’ll store but never use for food. Safe uses: In theory, most glass storage containers can handle a wide temperature range, but if you want pieces that are guaranteed to be safe in the freezer, refrigerator, microwave, or dishwasher, make sure they're rated for those uses.
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But what should you use to for storage, glass is an excellent option, it keeps things fresh, is hygienic, easy to clean and looks superb. So we decided to do the research and have gathered together the 10 Best Glass Food Storage Containers currently on the market.
They are practical on a daily basis and are available in different sizes, shapes, and materials. Whether it is to keep your leftover meals in the fridge or to take them to work with you, a quality glass food storage container is an essential accessory that will ensure you won’t waste any food.
They are made of resistant borosilicate glass fitted with plastic covers, which are BPA free, of course. The boxes are durable, and the only small downside is the side of the covers, whose attachments seem a bit fragile.
The next glass food storage container of our selection comes from Snap ware brand, and this can be used in the oven (without cover) at up to 200° C. It is also compatible with the dishwasher and the microwave. As with our first review and a lot of the upcoming ones, the 24-piece set actually means 12 storage containers.
And the easy open and close tabs ensure secure closure for years to come. This set of low-cost borosilicate glass storage containers are an ideal choice for keeping your leftover meals fresh or taking your lunch with you at work.
And to facilitate storage, they are testable and fit easily to optimize the space in your kitchen cupboards. And these glass food storage containers are ideal for storing, heating, and serving your baby’s dishes on a daily basis.
All the pieces in the set are thermal shock resistant, which makes them suitable for dishwashers, microwaves, and freezers. Made in the USA, these containers are crafted from tempered glass, a robust and practical material for everyday use.
However, two of the containers are quite small and have limited uses, but they are perfect for storing sauces or aromatic herbs. Compatible with the dishwasher, the oven, and the microwave, they are robust, solid, and made to last.
While OGG is a relatively new brand, they specialize in functional and sustainable creations for the home and kitchen. And as the name implies, the OGG jars are airtight, which ensures that your food lasts much longer.
Their storage boxes are made of borosilicate glass, and their covers feature stainless clamps and silicone gaskets. Highly heat-resistant, they can be used in a traditional oven at up to a very impressive 300° C (without the cover), as well as in the microwave.
Aside from an awesome design, these glass storage containers are solid and waterproof. And thanks to their silicone seal, the Life factory boxes are perfectly airtight and can be transported everywhere.
In addition, the cover has small ventilation tabs that can be opened and make them perfect for microwave use. Despite this tab, there are some rare reports of the cover deforming a little when they are moved from the freezer to the microwave.
So always remember to open the ventilation by flipping the lid before reheating your dish. Sold as a single piece, its dynamic design and varied colors make it easy to find a model that suits your needs.
In addition, we really like the water bottle they produce, among other range of products offered by this young “designer” brand. With a temperature range of -40 °C to + 110 °C, the containers are compatible with the fridge, freezer, microwave oven, and are dishwasher safe.
Available in different colors and easily stackable, they will undoubtedly find a place in many a kitchen. Ox is an American company that offers a range of products intended to make your daily life easier thanks to clever design and quality materials.
We really like these superb food containers because of their large capacity, practicality, robustness, and versatile use. Made of borosilicate glass, they are compatible with the oven, dishwasher, and microwave.
However, the compartments are not watertight, and to avoid mixing up your meal, it will be necessary to keep them perfectly flat. Available in several formats, they are practical on a daily basis, as long as you keep them level.
Remi is the benchmark brand in terms of borosilicate glass products. Featuring both rectangular and square dishes, with each of the shapes being offered in different sizes.
Waterproof thanks to a silicone seal and four flaps, and designed to withstand extreme temperatures (from -40 °C to + 300 °C) and thermal shock (up to 220 °C), they are compatible with the oven, microwave (without the lid), refrigerator and the freezer. Also, these glass food storage containers are testable and can be stacked one inside the other to save you space in your cupboards.
So here are some ideas that will allow you to optimize your storage, beautify your interior, and generally improve your life with these very practical objects: Store your bathroom accessories such as makeup, small hygiene, cosmetics, etc.
Also, a lot of these projects are great activities to do with your kids to share some quality family time. But considering the different volumes, closure systems, materials used, etc., it is not always easy to make the right choice.
So, here are some tips for choosing the glass food storage containers that will best meet your needs. For food in general, you will need larger volumes, ranging from half a liter upwards.
To save space in your cupboards, it is wise to opt for a set of stackable containers. Equipped with a rubber seal, they are perfectly airtight and heat-resistant.
Therefore, they make it possible to preserve either dry food or cooked dishes and can also be sterilized for long storage. Classic designs with cork or bamboo covers, even with a seal that makes them airtight, cannot be sterilized.
So you can use them to store perishable food, but they won’t be able to keep it fresh for long. However, they are cheaper to buy and are perfect for storing non-perishable foodstuffs, such as pasta, rice, semolina, coffee, pulses, cereals, etc.
For your food storage containers to be as versatile as possible, remember to check their compatibility with the oven (the maximum temperature it can withstand), the microwave, the dishwasher, and even the freezer. Certain brands of food storage containers such as Ox or Remi have been recognized for years for the quality of their products.
So choose your glass food storage containers according to your needs and the intended use. Sterilization consists of disinfecting your glass food storage containers by keeping them at 100 °C. This will destroy any microorganisms that may exist.
The better you sterilize your glass containers, the longer your food will keep. Then place your containers, with the lids off, in a saucepan, using tea towels to separate them from the bottom and in between them.
Fill the pan with water until your containers are completely submerged and bring to a boil for about 10 minutes. Then remove the pan from the heat, take out the containers, and place them on a clean cloth to let them dry.
For maximum preservation, avoid defrosted foods, favor blanched vegetables, and wash all of your ingredients, including meat, well. Then you can peel the label off yourself and put your containers in the dishwasher, which will take care of any remaining residues of glue.