In an ideal world, we'd use nothing but cool vintage Pyrex containers for storing leftovers. But in an ideal world these containers would still be as cheap and plentiful as they were before they become sought-after collectibles. Enter these very simple, very affordable, very kitchen-friendly Frigoverre glass storage containers from Bormioli Rocco.
Sure, they may not have the vintage charm of Pyrex, but after taking Frigoverre for a test drive, we can tell you that there's a lot to love about these containers. In addition to being freezer-, microwave- and dishwasher-safe (though not oven-safe), the thick tempered glass makes them quite rugged and chip-resistant, and we love the fact that you can clearly see the container's contents. The polypropylene lids form an airtight seal, making the containers less likely to spill. In fact, we have yet to have a lid lose its integrity.
When not in use, the containers and lids nest perfectly inside each other, and when they are in use, the square containers fit neatly side by side, maximizing precious fridge/freezer real estate.
And the price! Ooh, the price. We got our set of three pieces (plus lids) on sale for just under $20. Given what good, honest workhorses these pieces are, we reckon it's a bargain of an investment over the long haul.
Three-piece square starter set, $22.95 at Amazon
Four-piece round set, $29.95 at Cooking.com
Individual pieces in assorted sizes, $4 to $8 each at Kitchen Stuff Plus
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