What Makes a Great Food Storage Container?
Whether you use them to store leftovers or to take snacks on the road, food storage containers help preserve your food’s freshness. In addition to prepared foods, food storage containers are great for storing dried spices, pastas, and other cooking ingredients. Our chefs define high-quality plastic food storage containers of all shapes—round, bowl, rectangle and square—as being easy to use. The lid, for instance, should come on and off with little effort, and it should be easy to tell whether it is sealed. The seal must be dependable—you should have confidence that contents won’t leak or lose freshness, even when moved around or tipped. The containers’ structural integrity should be sound, meaning they should not warp, crack or lose shape, whether hot, cold or being washed. After being used and washed properly, food from previous usage should not leave a stain, film, odor or residue in the containers. The dishwasher should remove any flavors or aromas from previous usages, allowing no