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I am a convert
on October 2, 2013
We've probably all used disposable storage containers before. Ziploc and Glad make them, for example: plastic containers and lids that are pretty cheap and therefore in effect disposable. You can reuse them, but they're inexpensive enough that you don't mind sending them out of the house knowing you'll never see them again. Dixie now offers a product along the same lines, but with a gimmick that sets it apart from the others: hinged lids. When I requested this product I didn't expect to be wowed--how much different could Dixie's containers be?-- but it turns out that the lids make an enormous difference in their usability. I didn't realize how much I hated having to root around for matching lids until I didn't have to do it anymore.
In other respects, too, the Dixie containers do their job perfectly: the sizes are convenient (one and three cups), and they're microwaveable and top-rack dishwasher safe. (I haven't thrown any in the dishwasher, but they've performed fine in the microwave). And they're very cleanable outside of the dishwasher. In particular, the recessed part of the lid, where it fits over the container, is wide enough that you can clean it with a sponge, so nothing gets stuck in there. We've already used them to store a great many food items ("This is the perfect solution for storing feta cheese!" my husband cried from the kitchen the other night) as well as craft items: a three-cupper was just the thing for housing the rubber bands my daughter's using with her Rainbow Loom.
All the above is well and good, but what really sets the Dixie containers apart is their attached lids. I, for one, am a convert. I will not willingly buy disposable storage containers with separate lids again.
UPDATE 11/3/13: A month later, and I'm loving these storage containers even more. I've got them stacked on my kitchen counter, so I've used the top ones repeatedly--used and washed and dried and used again and again. So far, they've held up perfectly: eventually it seems inevitable that the hinges will give out, but there's no sign of it yet. Meanwhile, the other day I took the step of putting my other plastic storage containers away in the back of a cupboard. I haven't used them since these babies arrived.
-- Debra Hamel