Best Food Storage Containers

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 11, 2019
Food storage containers let you separate and organize your pantry. The best food storage containers keep your food fresh anywhere you take them. With these containers, you'll be able to survive (and thrive) making fewer trips to the grocery store. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2019
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PROS

Comprised of silica, limestone, soda ash, and other natural components, the containers' lids are recyclable and BPA-free. They do not contain any harmful environmental elements. The lids are transparent and see-through as well, making it easy to identify the contents.

CONS

The lids do not snap that easily at first.

OUR VERDICT

Glasslock 11292 18-Piece Assorted Container Set is as much about quantity as it is about quality. Having 9 different containers at hand is always a plus. However, having 9 different but equally good containers is a much better deal.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 1 x 6.3-cup, 2 x 3.5-cup, 1 x 1.6-cup

Square: 1 x 3.3-cup, 1 x 1.5-cup

Round: 1 x 3.1-cup, 1 x 1.6-cup, 1 x 0.7-cup

9 matching lids

Materials

Containers: glass

Lids: BPA-free plastic, silicone

Extras

Oven and microwave safe (without lids), dishwasher and freezer safe (with lids), airtight and leakproof lids

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

These food storage containers are dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, pre-heated oven, and freezer safe. The glass and lids here are non-porous, meaning they do not absorb food odors, flavors, or stains. The glass is pretty tough and has no issues with drastically different temperatures. 

CONS

The lids don't seem that reliable. 

OUR VERDICT

Pyrex 10-Piece Set is perfect for storage and transportation. As far as the overall package is concerned, the set is packing the best food storage containers on this list. You can take them anywhere. You can put them anywhere. The containers and lids are especially durable.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 1 x 3-cup, 1 x 6-cup

Round: 2 x 2-cup, 1 x 4-cup

5 matching lids

Materials

Containers: glass

Lids: BPA-free plastic

Extras

Dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, pre-heated oven, and freezer safe; lids are top-rack dishwasher and microwave safe

Warranty

2 years (limited)

PROS

The massive 17.3-cup containers are perfect for broccoli florets, kale, cabbage, lettuce, and/or almost too many grapes. The CrispTray bottom works wonders elevating produce away from moisture and promoting airflow to prevent spoilage. 

CONS

The larger containers might prove too large for some freezers. 

OUR VERDICT

Rubbermaid FreshWorks 3-Piece Set will let you keep just about every food item in the book as fresh as possible for as long as possible. Longer lasting produce means fewer trips to the grocery store, so the set will be able to save your time too. You'll never have to replace the lid filters.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 2 x 17.3-cup

Square: 1 x 6.3-cup

3 matching lids

Materials

Containers: BPA-free plastic

Lids: BPA-free plastic, silicone

Extras

Dishwasher safe, freezer safe, microwave safe (reheat only), FreshVent technology, bottom elevated CrispTray, Long-lasting lid filter

Warranty

1 year (limited)

PROS

The 3.1-cup container is perfect for things like baking items, biscotti, crackers, flatbreads, and nuts. The containers' rounded corners allow for easy and effortless pouring. You push the button on the lid to create an airtight seal, you push again to release the seal. Plus, the button pops up, doubling as a built-in handle.

CONS

You can't wash the model in a dishwasher. 

OUR VERDICT

OXO Good Grips POP Container is smart and efficient. This little container doesn't ask you to sacrifice any kitchen space. The model is as practical as it is effective at keeping your food fresh and your kitchen organized.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Square: 1 x 3.1-cup

1 matching lid

Materials

Container: BPA-free plastic

Lid: BPA-free plastic, Silicone

Extras

POP button that doubles as a built-in handle, silicone gasket is dishwasher safe, container and lid are hand washable, container is microwave safe

Warranty

100% satisfaction guarantee

PROS

Every container incorporates 3 separate compartments, letting you divide your meal into the main course, salad, and desert, making sure they don't mix together during transportation. 

CONS

The containers are not leakproof.

OUR VERDICT

This set is great for any large family. The lids have different colors, so you can choose your personal one. It is also a perfect choice for those who are on a diet and need to control their portions. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 4 x 3.75-cup

4 matching lids

Materials

Container: BPA-free plastic

Lid: BPA-free plastic

Extras

3 compartments (9.4" x 6.1" x 2"), microwave, freezer, dishwasher safe, easy-open lids

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted

Glass is the Way to Go

Glasslock 11292 18-Piece Assorted Container Set is as much about quantity as it is about quality. Having 9 different containers at hand is always a plus. However, having 9 different but equally good containers is a much better deal.

Comprised of silica, limestone, soda ash, and other natural components, the containers' lids are recyclable and BPA-free. They do not contain any harmful environmental elements.

The silicone sealing makes these locking lids particularly airtight and leakproof. They do not snap that easily at first but you shouldn't have any issues a little further down the road.

As it is usually the case, these stackable glass food storage containers are transparent and see-through and so are the glass lids. This way, you're able to easily identify the contents. Plus, they look pretty great in just about any kitchen setting.

Going back to the quantity part, the set comes supplied with 4 rectangular containers (1 x 6.3-cup, 2 x 3.5-cup, 1 x 1.6-cup), 2 square (1 x 3.3-cup, 1 x 1.5-cup), and 3 round containers (1 x 3.1-cup, 1 x 1.6-cup, 1 x 0.7-cup). Needless to say, that's enough to properly sort out many different meals and food items.

Again, what makes Glasslock 11292 18-Piece Assorted Container Set relatively special is the unique combination of quality and quantity. As far as we're concerned, there really isn't anything about this set to complain about.

Review of Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set

 

Pyrex 10-Piece Set

Storage and Transportation

Pyrex 10-Piece Set keep things simple and efficient. The set features two 2-cup round containers, one 4-cup round, one 3-cup rectangular container (rectangle for short), and one 6-cup rectangle. In addition to these containers, the set is packing 5 matching lids.

As per usual, separate containers are perfectly stackable, letting you save kitchen/fridge space. These food storage containers with lids are dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, pre-heated oven, and freezer safe.

The lids themselves are BPA-free and top-rack dishwasher and microwave safe. These lids are as airtight and secure as they come, keeping food fresh for longer periods of time. At the same time, some customers complain that the lids aren't always as reliable, so keep an open mind here. We really like the blue color though, it's a nice little touch that makes these containers stand out a little bit.

On the composition part, the glass and lids here are non-porous, meaning they do not absorb food odors, flavors, or stains. The glass is pretty durable and has no issues with drastically different temperatures.

In short, Pyrex 10-Piece Set is perfect for storage and transportation. As far as the overall package is concerned, the set is packing the best food storage containers on this list. You can take them anywhere. You can put them anywhere. The containers and lids are especially durable.

Review of Pyrex 10-Piece Set Simply Store Glass Meal Prep Food Container

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Rubbermaid FreshWorks 3-Piece Set

FreshVent Technology

Rubbermaid FreshWorks 3-Piece Set is everything. The set is packing two 17.3-cup rectangular containers and one 6.3-cup square container. Of course, there are also 3 matching lids supplied with the package. The massive 17.3-cup containers are awesome. You'll be able to stuff them with broccoli florets, kale, cabbage, lettuce, and/or almost too many grapes. Of course, these large containers might prove too large for some freezers. But that's the trade we're willing to make here.

The set is not about the size though. It is about these little details that make these containers much better than your average deal. These details make up the FreshVent tech that creates an optimal environment for fruits and vegetables. Regulating the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, the technology helps food stay fresh much longer.

It incorporates CrispTray bottom that works wonders elevating produce away from moisture and promoting airflow to prevent spoilage. There's also the long-lasting built-in lid filter that completes the setup and helps with airflow.

Bottom line, Rubbermaid FreshWorks 3-Piece Set will let you keep just about every food item in the book as fresh as possible for as long as possible. Longer lasting produce means fewer trips to the grocery store, so the set will be able to save your time too.

Review of Rubbermaid FreshWorks 3-Piece Set Produce Saver Food Storage Containers

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OXO Good Grips .8 Qt for Nuts and More

Smart Container

OXO Good Grips POP Container is not what you would describe as a set. It is a single container with a lid. Of course, you can purchase multiple containers and make the set yourself. There are many different containers available, with various sizes designed for various food items.

This particular 3.1-cup container is perfect for nuts and things like baking items, biscotti, crackers, flatbreads, etc.

The company's containers keep your dry foods fresh and your pantry organized. Shaped for maximum space efficiency, these stackable, modular canisters can be customized to fit pretty much any space. The containers' rounded corners allow for easy and effortless pouring.

On the lid side, there's this nice little button. You push the button to create an airtight seal, you push the same button to release the seal. Plus, the button pops up, doubling as a built-in handle. The lid unsnaps for thorough and easy cleaning.

The silicone seal is dishwasher safe. We cannot extend the same sentiment towards the container though, so you'll have to go with the good ol' hand wash approach.

In other words, OXO Good Grips POP Container is smart and efficient. This little container doesn't ask you to sacrifice any kitchen space. The model is as practical as it is effective at keeping your food fresh and your kitchen organized.

Review of OXO Good Grips .8 Qt for Nuts and More POP Container – Airtight Food Storage

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EasyLunchboxes ELB2SET

Divide and Conquer

Pack a waste-free lunch in minutes! Bento Lunch Box container is a great choice for taking food to work, to school, on a picnic. This is possible thanks to its ergonomic compartments which are compactly arranged. To be more exact, there are 3 of them: Large 2.5-cup section, smaller 0.75-cup section, and the smallest 0.5-cup. Therefore, you can easily put 3 different tasty dishes for lunch. But the main advantage is that you'll get not one but 4 containers in the set. And they all have covers of different colors. So, now every family member can have their own personalized lunchbox, and enjoy a delicious and nutritious meal!

Just like the other models in our review, this one is made of BPA-free PP (Polypropylene) plastic. It is also approved by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which means that containers are PVC- and Phthalate-free. No more brown baggies or wasteful packaging when you use this eco-friendly alternative. The plastic containers are also resistant to temperature drops, so you or your child will be able to put the dinner in the fridge, or reheat it in the microwave, if necessary. However, note that the lunch containers are transparent, so it is not recommended to expose them to direct sunlight as this may adversely affect the food freshness.

These durable reusable containers from EasyLunchboxes company are very convenient in use as the lid can be opened even by the smallest child. Note that it is not sealed, and consequently not leakproof, so you can't put liquid ingredients. If you are not using the lunchboxes, they are really convenient to store as they can be compactly folded one into the other. What's more, they can be easily cleaned in the dishwasher, and this will not affect their look. Dimensions of one container are 9.4 x 6.1 x 2 inches, weight is 0.25 pounds; the total weight of the set is a mere 1 pound. To sum it up, if you order this set, you will get 4 lunch containers with 12 compartments in total. Great buy!

Review of EasyLunchboxes ELB2SET Lunch Box Containers Set

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What Is a Food Storage Container?

It is really easy these days to buy in bulk. The advantages are numerous, from financial to practical standpoints. At the same time, there are disadvantages too. Food goes bad. Shocker, right? Some food items go bad really quickly. That being said, there are ways you can keep your food fresher for longer.

That's where food storage containers come in. These containers aren't just there to store food. More often than not, they come supplied with airtight lids that make sure the food doesn't immediately go bad. As you would imagine, these containers are as suitable for storage as they are for transportation.

The best containers are dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, (pre-heated) oven, and freezer safe. These containers' lids are, more often than not, top-rack dishwasher and microwave safe too.

The biggest difference is usually glass versus plastic. Glass never absorbs food odors, flavors, or stains. Plastic, on the other hand, is a little more practical since it doesn't break as easily.

Food dehydrators are even more effective at keeping your food fresh by locking vitamins and minerals. Food thermoses, on the other hand, are more practical on the go.

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Publish Date: 2019-09-11 11:42:09