Food storage is a tricky topic. For many of us Tupperware and other plastic food storage containers were and still are the norm. There’s no question that they’re convenient and durable, but we’re learning that they’re not the safest option for us. Plastic containers can release toxic chemicals into the food and liquids we store in them. Even plastic that’s “BPA free” might not be any safer.
Over the years I’ve worked hard to wean myself off of plastic in the kitchen. My goal is to remove any plastic that comes in contact with food and liquids. Not an easy task. I’m also trying to never put anything plastic in the dishwasher. Heating the plastic (stressing it) may cause more leaching of the chemicals.
If you’re looking for a simple way to green up your kitchen try swapping out your plastic food storage containers for glass or stainless steel. The one questionable feature with most glass containers is a plastic lid. I’ve tried other food storage containers without plastic lids and they tend to leak.
Take a look at these non-toxic food storage containers (affiliate links)
Made from tempered glass, Duralex is more resistant to breakage, sudden thermal shock and chipping than normal glass. These containers are dishwasher, fridge and microwave safe. The one down-side: Duralex lids are made from BPA free plastic.
This is a 10-piece set which includes: one 1-cup, two 2-cup, one 4-cup and one 7-cup round TrueSeal food storage containers: 5 glass containers and 5 matching TrueSeal lids. This Tempered Glass is dishwasher safe and made in the USA.
Wean Lunch Cubes keep homemade mac & cheese or left over curry fresh and chemical free. They’re made from 100% recycled glass and are dishwasher and microwave safe. The glass is durable and temperature-resistant with leak-proof, locking lids.
These food storage containers are made from food-grade stainless steel and the lids are non-toxic no: 4 plastic.The containers are free of bpa, phthalates, pvc and lead. They are dishwasher safe, top rack recommended. Don’t wash the plastic lids in the dishwasher.
Lifefactory’s mobile food storage collection is perfect for taking a healthy lunch to work or storing family leftovers. There is a range of colors and sizes to choose from that can be mixed or matched. Each piece has a silicone sleeve that covers the glass container.
This container is completely made of glass (even the lid!). The glass dish and lid are oven safe to 425 degrees F. No guaranty that this one won’t leak, but if you’re looking for something made entirely of glass this is a great option.
This clear tempered glass food storage set includes easy-find lids that snap to the bottom of the container and to each other. Bases and lids are easy to keep organized. The containers have a built-in gasket which creates a leak proof seal to keep out air to help keep foods fresh. These glass containers are dishwasher, freezer, microwave, and oven-safe to 425 degrees F.
Do you have a favorite food storage container?
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