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Lids Leak - Not Airtight - Lid is Flimsy
on November 16, 2012
Unfortunately these lids leak with liquids such as soup. If any liquid sloshes while moving it such as to place it inside the fridge, the liquid instantly comes out and runs down the outside and into the refrigerator. I do not fill these to the top either because that also causes the leak to happen. The leaking is caused by the design of the Pyrex lid -- it is flimsy and is not double walled to have a lip for the glass to go inside.
The lid is not airtight as a result of the design that Pyrex chose to use for the lid (see details above). That is not good enough if you are looking for a glass storage container to store dry foods in to keep pantry pest bugs out.
Formerly I used an Italian company's glass container that had a red plastic lid. That lid was thicker plastic and had a lip to make it airtight. I mean to say, the glass top was hugged on both sides by the plastic forming a seal (just like the plastic Rubbermaid and Tupperware storage containers). Unfortunately the Italian product is not as readily available as the Pyrex so I decided to give Pyrex a shot.
These are less expensive than other glass containers on the market.
The glass is sturdy and thick enough.
I am disappointed in this product due to a poorly designed lid.
While I love glass containers and prefer them to plastic for health reasons, the product needs to have an airtight lid and a lid that will not leak if liquid sloshes.
I rate this 3 stars = It's Okay because for the price it is alright for storing solid foods such as leftovers in the refrigerator. I probably should have rated it 2 stars because of the liquid leaks.