I’m always on the lookout for the best food storage containers on the market due to my ever busy weekends with barbecues, home-school picnics and some social events in our church.
There’s always food everywhere. I attend a bring and share function, and end up having to go back home with more food than I brought in. I’m not complaining….in fact, I love it because it means less cooking for me. It also helps that I don’t like cookware in the fridge (it happens…a lot…in a lot of homes, and I’m not judging at all).
My mom keeps telling me that my hand is quite heavy in the kitchen…meaning I cannot measure to save my life! I cook for 4 people yet you’d swear that I was hosting a family cookout. The food storage containers become handy for me to store and freeze away everything.
In a hurry?
Also, for a homeschooling mom like me….time is always a luxury. The last thing I need after we are done with lessons is to be sweating in the kitchen. I simply cook more on weekends and freeze whatever is not consumed. This means that I get to cook only a few times a week, all thanks to food storage containers.
Best Food storage containers….what I personally look for before buying.
Before spending my money on what seems to be the best food storage containers, I check for a few things (some are safety related and some are just a matter of preference).
– They must be BPA free
– Freezer safe (an obvious but often overlooked trait when purchasing).
– I want them fit for microwave use (obviously). I need to be able to re-heat my food straight from the freezer, and not have to wait for it to defrost, then put in another microwavable container. You may have picked up by now that I have a lazy side:)
-I prefer a food storage container to be dishwasher safe….the lazy side again:)
-They must be shatterproof.
–Airtight and Leak-proof
Over and above these essentials, I prefer them to be good looking enough not to hide in the cupboard. If they go well with your kitchen decor, you can simply store them on your counter tops…stack nicely to complement your decor.
A word of advice regarding storage containers; when your guests leave after the dinner or party..DO NOT turn your food storage containers into take-out boxes for your guests. You may never see them again…and that is the truth. They are that cute…and can turn your adorable aunt into a thief. It happens where I am. Always have disposable take out containers in case you need to share leftovers with your guests or family.
My selection of the best food storage containers…
I’ve fallen in love with these food storage containers and I trust you will agree:
Rubbermaid Food Storage Containers -42-Piece set
I love that this is a 42 piece set in various sizes. It allows me to store as much or as little as I need to. This makes the Rubbermaid Easy Find on top of the best food storage containers.
Because of the graduated sizes, they are also easy to store. This set is confirmed to be leak proof by buyers. The beauty of storage food lockers is that they go beyond the storage function and can be used as some kind of a “lunchbox”.
You can take your frozen stew as is to the office to share with your colleagues (provided there is a microwave for reheating). You won’t have to worry about leakage at all…be careful not to overfill the containers.
These Rubbermaid food storage containers are quite popular at Amazon and are on the best seller list daily.
Glass food storage containers – 18-Piece
If microwave safe plastic is not your cup of tea..then this set of glass food storage containers will comfort you as it is made of glass. It is airtight and leak-proof. I like that because it means my leftovers will remain fresh for much longer and can be taken anywhere. I’ve been reading the customer reviews and am not surprised that everyone agrees with me….these containers definitely belong to the best food storage containers list and will look good in any kitchen!!!
These glass food storage containers are oven proof!
Plastic Food Storage Containers, 8 Pack
We bought these plastic food storage containers 9 years ago……I remember so well because we were expecting our daughter at the time (and cooking for yours truly was quite a chore!).
Hubby had to do a lot of cook-and-freeze at the time. I must say that I am impressed with them as they are still going strong, save for some that disappeared or were never returned by our lovely dinner guests.
They are also BPA free..so yeah!!
Customers are as happy as I am about the Popit Little Box Plastic Food Containers.
Best baby food storage containers
For busy and traveling parents – the best baby food storage containers become a necessity. I prefer not to use whatever I already have in the house for babies, so using already existing food storage containers is not advised. When it comes to babies, safety is everything. It goes without saying that the best baby food storage containers should be BPA free.
Over and above safety, practicality should come second. The must be easy to pack and must come in various but compact sizes for ease of traveling. I also love the baby food storage containers that are already portion sized, in case you need to travel with a baby or bring in a baby-sitter. The baby sitter will already have everything in the portion sized baby food storage containers and you need not worry that his/her food will not be prepared according to your preferences.
I’ve picked up 3 of the best storage food containers as well as the best baby food storage containers online for you. I personally love both the Rubbermaid food storage containers and the glass food storage containers.
Since my plastic food storage containers are no longer a complete set – I will definitely need to replace them.
I would love to see what you store in them once you get your own set (yum yum…I can almost taste the goodies). Before you leave, know that you are spoiled for choice when it comes to safe food storage containers.