The Best Non-Plastic Food Storage: Glasslock Snapware Containers

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Item: Glasslock Snapware Food Storage Containers
Price: $49.99 for an 18-piece set
Overall Impression: The best food storage containers I've ever used.

Soup is one of the best lunches — lots of leftovers, stores well, easy to eat at your desk. But how to safely carry your soup to work without spills or leakage? Here's a plug for my favorite food containers of all time.

The Review

Our readers have asked us many times in the past for suggestions for good soup containers. Check out some of the excellent recommendations here, in the comments:

There are some good suggestions in there, including the mason jar, which has the secondary benefit of being cheap and quite multi-tasking. And if you don't have the option of heating up soup at work in a microwave, then a thermos, like the Klean Kanteen thermos suggested in one of those threads, is an excellent choice.

But if you do have the option of heating up your soup, and you want some leak-proof reusable food containers to tote it in, then these are the best ones I've ever found.

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Characteristics and Specs: The base of these containers is made from tempered glass, and the lids are made from BPA-free plastic.

The thing that makes them special and very reliable, is the gasket that forms a tight seal between the lid and glass container. The lid also has flaps that snap down on each side for a nearly unbreakable seal.

Favorite details: When these things shut, they shut. I would put a container of soup in my purse without a qualm. They are also so durable. I've had mine for over two years and they have held up perfectly. I also like the crystal-clear glass, which lets me scan my fridge at a glance without opening lids or peeking inside containers.

Potential problems: At first the lids were hard to snap on, but they eased up a bit after a few uses. They still snap very securely. Also, on Amazon I saw some complaints about glass chipping. I haven't had any problems with this; we've had these containers for years now and they still look new.

Splurge-worthy? They are more expensive than basic plastic containers, but I think in terms of safety (glass vs. plastic) and durability they are absolutely worth it.

Good for small kitchens? Yes, although they don't stack as compactly as I might like.

Do you have these? Or do you have another soup container you like as much as I like these?

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(Images: Faith Durand)

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