No doubt an essential kitchen staple, food storage containers can be used for the likes of meal prep and leftovers. They are usually made from plastic or glass materials and come in different shapes and sizes. Check out our selected list of 7 Food Storage Containers Worth Investing In!
One word: versatility. Available in a set of five, Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers are both oven- and freezer-safe. They come in a clear container design, where you can see what’s inside. You can also safely store your food like leftovers, soups and sauces without having to worry about leakage. That’s because the lids and latches themselves are 100% leakproof and airtight. If that’s not enough, the Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers are built tough, thanks to the BPA-free and impact-resistant Tritan plastic. Which also explains why these containers are made suitable for freezer uses–the Tritan plastic can withstand brittleness and cracks even at freezing temperatures. Finally, you can save more space too, since they are easily stackable.
The famous Tupperware needs no introduction, given its illustrious history of manufacturing quality food storage containers for decades. Take the Tupperware My Foodie Buddy, for instance. Available in a single set or a set of four, with the latter able to cater for breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea time. They have different colour options available, each of which comes with vibrant two-tone designs (e.g. orange and blue). The container itself has a twin compartment, allowing you to organise, say plain white rice on the outer section and meat on the inner section. For the latter, it even comes with an airtight lid that helps to prevent accidental spillage or leakage. That way you don’t have to worry about ending up your meal mixing together.
If you frequently use the oven for reheating your meals or leftovers, you might want to consider investing in the IKEA 365+ Food Container with Lid. It’s affordable and durable enough, thanks to the heat-resistant and sturdy glass material. And yes, it’s microwave oven-safe too, that can withstand heat up to 100°C. Not to forget the snap-and-lock lid has an airtight seal that helps to prevent accidental leakage.
Here’s another value-for-money food container from IKEA, which comes with a set of 17 for under RM 20. They come in a transparent plastic design which happens to be both BPA-free as well as freezer- and microwave oven-safe. Good for storing foods, snacks and leftovers, they are easily stackable to save more space. When not in use, you can choose to stack the containers inside one another. Each container comes in different sizes too. Keep in mind the IKEA PRUTA Food Containers are neither leak- or spill-proof so if you might want to think twice before storing liquid such as soup in them.
Made from durable BPA-free plastic, the Rubbermaid Easy Find Vented Lids are both microwave oven- and freezer-safe. You don’t have to worry about leakage either, thanks to the red lids with rubberised seals. The larger sizes — three, to be exact — come with built-in vented lids on the middle. They come in handy to ensure no splatters occur during the microwaving process. Finally, they have different sizes to fit your needs and are easily stackable as well.
Thinking of investing in a reliable glass container set? Consider this Pyrex 18-Piece Simply Store Food Storage Set. They come in different sizes and shapes, with the latter consisting of round and rectangle designs. The plastic lids are airtight with a good seal to prevent leakage. And best of all, these Pyrex food containers made from a sturdy tempered glass — the kind that’s not free of BPA but still microwavable and freezer-safe. They are also built tough to withstand accidental drops up to 4 feet and here’s a little trivia: Tempered glass happens to be 4-5 times stronger than your average glass material!
True to its name, these BPA-free plastic containers from Lock & Lock features a hollow-centre silicone gasket between the base and the lid to ensure complete airtightness. The lid is built to last, capable of withstanding up to 3 million times of use. These Lock & Lock containers are also leak-proof and can be safely used in a microwave oven and freezer.