Good Product: Glass Refrigerator Containers

published Sep 20, 2007
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Plastic has had some bad press lately. Phthalates and other compounds in plastic have been linked to serious health issues, and we are beginning to be a little more aware of how much plastic touches our food.

One relatively easy way to reduce plastic use is to switch to glass storage containers. We are gradually doing this, and there is a real difference in food’s freshness and taste when it’s kept in glass instead of plastic. Here are a couple options we’ve looked at. On the left: Glass Refrigerator Storage Sets, $29.99-$39.99 from Chef’s Catalog. These come in sets of three, and are lovely but rather pricey.

We really like these Vintage Glass Food Storage containers from The Container Store, $5.99-7.99 each. They have glass lids and they are dishwasher, freezer and refrigerator safe – and also safe, to a point, for use in the microwave or in the oven.

If you don’t mind compromising on the lid, this glass bowl with a polypropylene lid is $1.99 at the Container Store.