But these jars have some points in their favor. They're compact and stackable. The bottoms actually lock right into the lids, reducing the probability that we'll knock the whole stack over as we dig through the freezer. A fill-line makes it easy to know how far to fill the jars to allow for expansion. The jars are made from rigid BPA-free plastic, which is definitely better than our take-out containers.
Those lids screw on tightly, too. One of the reviewers on Amazon says that she uses the jars for storing juice and carries them around all day in her purse without leaks.
The jars are also really inexpensive. They're $5.99 for five of them on Amazon. (Note to self: remember this next time you need to round-out an order for free shipping.)
I've been thinking about trading in some of my old, scratched-up, and mismatched storage containers. A few of these canning jars might be just the thing for freezing summer jam, batches of chicken stock, and even smaller portions of ice cream.
What do you think?
• Find It! Ball Plastic 8-oz Freezer Jars, $5.99 on Amazon