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Bought these and the 32oz, and LOVE THEM!
on November 16, 2015
This is an awesome deal. I love these reusable containers. I purchased these because I wanted some versatile food storage containers that would assist starting a new raw/low-carb diet plan for our family.
These are great because they are freezable, microwaveable, and re-usable. I bought both the 32oz. and 16oz. sizes (60 containers total, with interchangeable lids, for less than a 20-piece set of Rubbermaid food storage containers!) and have already used them for the following:
1) The 32oz. size is perfect for storing veggie snacks like baby carrots, celery sticks, broccoli or cauliflower bites, etc. Terrific for pre-prepping foods you plan to use later in the day or week for quick meal preparation. I've also used them, without the tops, to store fresh cut herbs in water in the fridge . It makes it super easy to keep the fridge clutter-free and it's easy to identify what's what bc they are translucent.
2) I have used the 16 oz. containers to freeze individual servings of beef stew, and will do the same for other meals. They are easily defrosted in the microwave, but I prefer just letting them stand, with covers on, submerged 3/4 the way up in hot water (not a fan of microwaving and reheating food in plastic, though you can with these if you want).
3) I plan on buying another set of each to use in my craft room to organize buttons, markers, etc.
The tops are interchangeable with the 16 and 32oz. sets, are very snug and go on easily, which is great because you can "burp" them to remove excess air easily. I can fill them with liquid, secure the lid, turn them upside down, and nothing leaks out.
*A tip for freezing liquids in these (I have used these so far for stews, homemade broths, pre-mixed cocktails, etc): Don't leave more than an 1/8" between the liquid and the top of the container, then "burp" the lid to prevent extra air from being trapped inside. This is because any extra space or air left will allow crystals to form inside the container, leading to frost-bit contents. Though liquid expands when frozen, these containers are much better for freezing liquids than your standard Rubbermaid or similar food storage pieces because the pliability of the top allows for the expansion without popping the seal.
These also don't break like most other more expensive plastic food storage containers when dropped. In my opinion, these are a much less-expensive, more versatile, and overall just plain better alternative to the more costly plastic food storage sets.