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This review is from: Kinetic Go Green Glasslock Food Storage Container Set 01351 with Lids, 16-Piece (Kitchen)
I'm always willing to pay for quality, and I'd buy these again. The drawbacks versus Pyrex are that Kinetic doesn't sell sizes as large as Pyrex, and that Pyrex can be used in the oven and these can't. But the lids on these are way better than Pyrex lids.
The thing that bothers me is they come with a big warning that says "Do NOT store these with the lids on." First of all, they ship with the lids on. Second, it sounds as though they don't want to stand behind their product in that if you do what any normal person would do, I guess they're saying the gaskets will fail on your or something. I contacted the company about this and did not receive a response. Anyway, if you follow the directions, I guess you're supposed to have loose lids floating around in your cabinet, which is a step back from Rubbermaid. I store them with the lids on (but not snapped). We'll see how that goes. Even if the gaskets deteriorate and become non-water-tight, the lids would still be better than Pyrex, so I still give these 4 stars.
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Initial post: Jul 24, 2010 8:46:11 AM PDT
Have you found out yet why to keep the lids off when storing?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2010 8:48:33 AM PDT
Greg Smalter says:
I don't know what their reason is, but it turns out I don't keep the lids on while storing for my own reason. I usually put them away immediately after drying them, and I don't feel like I get them 100% dry, so I keep the lids off to let any extra moisture evaporate rather than building up inside a sealed container.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 13, 2011 6:05:30 AM PDT
Mark Taylor says:
You should never storage any "air tight" container with the lid on. This company is just doing you a favor by mentioning it.
The reason is that mold could grow inside an "air tight" container if it were wet when stored and some piece of food for spores were still on it. This is very low risk, and you would most likely see the growth before using the bowl again. Leaving the lid off while storing allows all of the water droplets to evaporate.
Posted on Aug 31, 2011 12:55:33 PM PDT
John Matro says:
I leave all storage containers out for several hours after they've gone through the dishwasher wash/dry cycle. Afterwards, I store them with the lids on so I don't have to go through a pile of lids to find which one matches the container I want to use. I've followed this procedure for decades with no problems.
In reply to an earlier post on Sep 26, 2011 6:22:37 AM PDT
B. Healy says:
I also store mine with the lids on and have found that if I don't use them for a while the container REEKS of plastic when I remove the lid and I have to wipe the container out before using it.
Because I know these DO offgas, I now put a sheet of Martha Stewart parchment lined foil in between the glass and the lid.
The lids may be BPA-free but they are still plastic and we don't know what as-yet-unknown toxin lives in them.
Posted on Dec 18, 2013 7:48:42 PM PST
I store mine with the lids snapped on with no problems. (When I put them away, they are always very clean and dry.)
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