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Great for packing lunches, excellent warranty,
This review is from: Snapware 18pc Glasslock Tempered Glass Storage Containers 18piece Set with Lids (Kitchen)
I've been using these to pack hubby's lunch for years, since the days when you had to find them at the Korean supermarket (sandwiches can go into a Snapware plastic box, but if it's going in the microwave, I'd rather pack it in glass). I have yet to find anything superior.
Snapware is the US distributor, not the manufacturer, but they're not outsourcing to Korea - these were invented for the Korean market (and won an international design award), and Snapware, which makes its plastic ware in the US, decided they couldn't do better. They're providing awesome customer support considering they don't actually make the stuff - I managed to break the lid on one of the boxes, and they sent me a new one with minimal hassles and no questions asked (I sent them a picture of the broken lid via email - how cool is that?).
If you're having trouble getting the lids to go on: make sure the gasket is in the right way - they have a rectangular cross-section, not square, and if they get turned the box doesn't close. Some of the older boxes also had two different lid depths, and two gasket thicknesses, and if you mixed them up they didn't seal properly at all, but I think they finally fixed this. (And of course make sure you have the right gasket in the right lid - some sets are color coded by shape - red=round, blue=square, rectangle=green - but some aren't).
Besides that, no complaints. I wish they had a deep large round to use as a big noodle bowl (feels funny eating noodles out of a rectangle), or even an actual bowl with the snap-on lid. Given how popular these have become for lunches, maybe they'll expand the line.
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Initial post: Sep 19, 2009 2:12:30 AM PDT
are they the same as Lock & Lock? Because the plastic containers are a very different quality!
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2009 10:04:35 AM PDT
These are glass, with a plastic lid. Nothing like Lock&Lock (which has moved production from Korea to China, so I'm not buying it anymore).
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2009 3:49:09 AM PDT
Thanks! Are the lids as sturdy as Lock and Lock? Around here, the Snapware plastic is much thinner than Lock and Lock plastic containers. Agree about the made-in-China issue tho.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2009 7:48:31 AM PDT
The lids for the Glasslock are pretty sturdy. I managed to break one, and to snap one gasket, but that's over years of use. Snapware plastic is a different shape from L&L, and gets some of its structural rigidity from the flanged edges, and the fact that it's tapered. That's why it can be thinner plastic (think "celery" instead of "carrot").
Posted on Nov 24, 2009 4:49:54 PM PST
H. lin says:
i have a glass container breaken by itself (how weird is that? i was so shock) while i am washing my other dishes.
how long to take snapware to response your complaint?
i event sent customer service the photos, but i haven't got any repsonse yet.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2009 5:02:29 PM PST
It only took a couple of days for them to respond. But I'm not sure the glass is covered the same way as the lids.
Posted on Jan 4, 2012 12:11:51 AM PST
I don't know *how* big you want your noodle bowl, but they DO have a 5.4 cup one--that's over a quart. https://www.shopworldkitchen.com/snapware
*7.75" x 3.5"
*100% airtight and leak-proof lid
*All natural, stain-proof, shatter-resistant, tempered glass vessels
*Space saving nestable design- vessels fit inside each other while lids are on!
*Microwave, dishwasher and oven safe
*Limited 3 Year Warranty
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 24, 2012 6:45:31 PM PDT
I just found some of these at the Container Store - the new product line is out.
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