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Perfect for meal-planning
on December 20, 2013
My partner and I have been sticking to a meal plan for some time now. Unfortunately, the plastic containers wouldn't always exactly make it back to the kitchen in a timely manner; being forgotten in a car or a desk drawer for a bit more times than I would have liked. The consequences were either having to deal with the frightening smell left behind for a little while, or just replacing the container.
I initially picked up this set as a gift for a friend. However, after getting to see them first hand, I eventually wound up with a few sets for myself. The smaller containers in the set are what caught my attention, for my specific purposes, but the large containers serve their purposes for family left overs.
I absolutely love the fact that the containers are glass; and rather sturdy at that. They can be the staging ground for a scientific exercise in neglect, then go through a pass in the dishwasher and come out good as new. No smell and no residue from something acidic or with high lipids. Moreover, they have stood up against my partner's less-than-delicate handing when he 'places' them in his lunch bag and my less-than-sure grip when I'm washing them.
The fact that they nest within each other makes storage convenient, particularly when multiple sets are involved. The added bonus of being able to use them as bake-ware only ads to my affinity for these things. They can come out of the oven, rest just long enough for the glass to cool so as to not melt the lids, then go in the fridge for the week. Are they a bit on the pricey side? Yes! However, when I consider the fact that I have yet to need to replace one and that the plastic lids have stood up for this long; despite their daily use, I consider these to be an indispensable tool.
Of final note; replacement lids can be obtained from the manufacturer's website for 'free' and the size for the replacement lid can be found on the bottom of the class container. One just has to pay for the shipping of the lids.