Best Glass Food Storage Containers

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 7, 2019
Glass food storage containers will help you portion, preserve, store, and carry food with you. These glass storage sets are much better than their plastic counterparts for your health and general well-being. ...Read more ...Read less
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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 hormones. 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

The lids are BPA-free, odorless, and stainproof. They incorporate special non-skid/non-slip coating that allows you to store the containers on top of each other without worrying about them sliding off. 

CONS

The manufacturer doesn't recommend putting the lids in a dishwasher. 

OUR VERDICT

These containers are great but it is the quantity that really sells the set. With so many different containers, you'll be prepared for just as many different applications: gym, portion control, leftovers, work lunches, picnic, travel, the list goes on. 

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 1 x 4.5-cup, 1 x 2.8-cup, 1 x 1.6-cup

Square: 1 x 3.4-cup, 1 x 2.2-cup, 1 x 1.4-cup

Round: 1 x 4.1-cup, 1 x 2.7-cup, 1 x 1.7-cup

9 matching lids

Materials

Containers: glass

Lids: BPA-free plastic, silicone

Extras

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

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The glass here is particularly resistant to temperature changes. You can take the containers out of your freezer (both the lids and the containers are freezer safe) and put them in a microwave right away without worrying about damaging the glass.

CONS

The lids are not see-through. 

OUR VERDICT

This Pyrex 6-piece glass food storage container set doesn't make a particularly appealing quantity case but the containers themselves are top-notch. They're really convenient and the largest 11-cup container will allow you to store enough food items for multiple meals at a time.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 1 x 11-cup, 1 x 6-cup, 1 x 3-cup

3 matching lids

Materials

Containers: glass

Lids: BPA-free plastic

Extras

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

Warranty

2 years

PROS

The 7 matching lids are 100% leakproof, so you can use these little rectangular boxes to transport sauces, soups, and stews. They stack for easy organization, making it possible to store meats, veggies, fruit, and many more foods in the fridge without causing any clutter.

CONS

The containers aren't good for holding liquid (hard to pour the liquid out).

OUR VERDICT

These stackable plastic containers are a lot lighter than glass, making them far more convenient in terms of transportation. You can take them with you to work/school and you might not even notice that the containers are there in the bag. All in all, these containers are particularly practical.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 1 x 9.6-cup, 2 x 3.2-cup, 4 x 1.3-cup

7 matching lids

Materials

Containers: BPA-free plastic

Lids: BPA-free plastic, silicone

Extras

Dishwasher, microwave and freezer safe (with lids), splatter-free vents for safe microwaving, airtight and leakproof lids

Warranty

Lifetime

PROS

The containers come equipped with 3 compartments each. You can and should use these compartments for portion control, separating different parts of the meal. Plus, they come supplied with reusable cutlery that stows easily in the convenient lid compartment. 

CONS

The glass containers are a little heavy. 

OUR VERDICT

This bento box set from Prep Naturals is a little different from every other entry on the list. It is less about storage and more about meal prep. These are great for people leading an active lifestyle. You'll have your meals ready anytime, anywhere.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

Rectangular: 3 x 4.25-cup

3 matching lids

3 sets of cutlery (fork and knife)

Materials

Containers: glass

Lids: BPA-free plastic, silicone

Cutlery: BPA-free plastic 

Extras

3 compartments in each container, oven and microwave safe (without lids), dishwasher and freezer safe (with lids), airtight and leakproof lids

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted

Quantity Meets Quality

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 hormones.

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 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 cups, 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

 

Bayco 18 Pieces

A Container for Every Occasion

These glass food storage containers from Bayco are about as good as these things come. The quality glass is strong and tough. The lids are BPA-free, odorless, and stainproof. Without the lids, the containers are oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe. With the lids, you can put them into the freezer.

The lids are as airtight as leakproof as the next lids. What's more, they incorporate special non-skid/non-slip coating that allows you to store the containers on top of each other without worrying about them sliding off.

All in all, the containers are as convenient as they come except for the fact that you have to clean the lids separately and can't put them in a dishwasher with the containers.

Inside the package, you'll find a 4.5 cup, 2.8 cup, and a 1.6 cup, all rectangular. In addition to that, the company sends you 3 square containers (a 3.4 cup, 2.2 cup, and a 1.4 cup) and just as many round containers ( a 4.1 cup, 2.7 cup, and a 1.7 cup). Of course, with these containers, you receive 9 matching lids.

With so many different containers, you'll be prepared for just as many different applications: gym, portion control, leftovers, work lunches, picnic, travel, the list goes on. They will be able to keep your food nice and fresh without changing its taste.

Review of Bayco 18 Pieces Glass Storage Containers with Lids

 

Pyrex 6-Piece

Robust Glass

This Pyrex 6-piece keeps things simple. It doesn't include too many containers. You won't find square and round items here. All the company sends you are 3 rectangular food storage containers: 11-cup, 6-cup, and 3-cup as well as 3 matching lids (as per usual). As you would imagine, this particular entry here goes with quality over quantity.

Sure, 3 containers are probably not enough to sort out every single food item/meal in your fridge. But their quality does not disappoint.

The glass here is particularly resistant to temperature changes. You can take the containers out of your freezer (both the lids and the containers are freezer safe) and put them in a microwave right away without worrying about damaging the glass.

Furthermore, the glass dishes are dishwasher and oven safe (just make sure to take the plastic lids off before putting the containers into the oven).

The bright red plastic lids are not see-through, that is definitely a minus in our book because you won't be able to identify the contents from every angle. Other than that, however, we don't really have any major complaints.

Once more, this Pyrex 6-piece glass food storage container set doesn't make a particularly appealing quantity case but the containers themselves are top-notch. They're really practical and the largest 11-cup container will allow you to store enough food items for multiple meals at a time.

Review of Pyrex 6-Piece Simply Store Glass Rectangular Food Container Set

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Rubbermaid Brilliance 14-Piece Set

Not Exactly Glass

Rubbermaid 1977447 14-Piece Brilliance Set, as far as we're concerned, isn't really all that brilliant. It's not bad but the package has its flaws. We can't say that it is necessarily a flaw but the containers here are plastic, not glass. Now, it is a food-grade, high-quality, BPA-free, so you shouldn't have any issues with it.

Plus, the containers do look like glass, with a premium look as well as stain- and odor-resistant coating. All in all, they're pretty good for storing all types of food.

We really like the splatter-free vents and the latches that you can lift to reveal these vents. It allows you to re-heat your leftovers without removing the lid.

Besides, plastic has its advantages too. The material is a lot lighter than glass, making the containers far more convenient in terms of transportation. You can take them with you to work/school and you might not even notice that the containers are there in the bag.

The 7 matching lids are 100% leakproof, so you can use these little rectangular boxes to transport sauces, soups, and stews. They stack for easy organization, making it possible to store meats, veggies, fruit, and many more foods in the fridge without causing any clutter.

The only issue we have in this regard is that the shape makes it a little inconvenient to pour the liquids out but not necessarily too inconvenient.

Review of Rubbermaid Brilliance 14-Piece Set Food Storage Container

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Prep Naturals Bento Box

Bento Boxes

Prep Naturals with this particular set go with a slightly different approach. These little boxes are as much storage containers as they are lunch containers or, as Japanese call them, bento boxes.

The small but noticeable difference is that the containers here come equipped with 3 compartments each. You can and should use these compartments for portion control, separating different parts of the meal. This way, it is much easier to put your meal plan into action.

On top of that, these containers come supplied with reusable cutlery that stows easily in the convenient lid compartment. You'll have your meals ready anywhere you want without worrying about forks, knives, and other cutlery necessary to properly eat them.

As far as we're concerned, the only downside to these bento boxes is that the dividers make the containers a little heavy compared to your average glass food storage containers but not necessarily too heavy to make them particularly inconvenient. Plus, the glass here is top-notch. There's very little chance it will warp or break with regular use.

All things considered, this bento box set from Prep Naturals is a little different from every other entry on the list. It is less about storage and more about meal prep. These are great for people leading an active lifestyle.

Review of Prep Naturals Bento Box Glass Food Storage Containers with Lids

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What Are Glass Food Storage Containers?

Plastic has its moments but these moments seldom have anything to do with food. It can be BPA-free. It can be food-grade. It doesn't matter. Plastic is plastic. It will affect your meals and food items, one way or the other. That's just what plastic does. Glass, on the other hand, is a different story. It doesn't affect your meal's taste or smell. It is a heavier material, there's no doubt about it.

But, as far as we're concerned, glass is still an overall preferable choice to plastic. That's why we've decided to make this glass food storage container list. Here, you can find 5 different sets, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.

To make the right choice, make sure to keep in mind how many containers you're looking for and how different you want these containers to be. In this case, "different" isn't just about the size but also about the shape. As you would imagine, rectangular, square, and round containers have their own advantages and disadvantages too.

You can use these containers for liquids but, needless to say, they aren't that convenient for drinks. You do you, of course, but we would recommend these blender bottles and water glass bottles instead.

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Publish Date: 2019-05-23 15:05:41