It’s easy to have a love-hate relationship with food storage. They can feel cheap and flimsy, the lids are often impossible to find, and the sets can feel like they take up a whole cabinet. But a good food storage container makes all the difference: you can neatly refrigerate meal prepped food, take healthy lunch leftovers to work reheat and even serve food out of some.
Before you start reading the list, here are some details to consider when shopping for food storage:
) – Glass and plastic are your best options because they can withstand heat and cold.
Shape – Round storage containers are more ideal containers with straight edges versus flared to avoid hogging up extra space.
Lids – A lid that doesn’t seal is a deal-breaker. Lids that don’t have a clasp on the side are ideal because they are thinner and store easier.
Here is our list of the Top 5 Food Storage containers:
1.Brilliance Food Storage Container Rubbermaid Amazon, Starting at $20
Not all containers are suitable for freezer use- some can become very brittle and can crack
it bumped at freezer temperatures. These containers are designed to be freezer safe and are made from super clear Tritan material so you can easily see what’s inside. The lids are leakproof and airtight.
2.GlassLock 14 Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set, Starting at $35
All the containers in this set are made of tempered glass that’s dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe, and the lids are made of BPA-free plastic. The colored lids are great for organizing a packed refrigerator. The sizes are convenient no matter what your meal prep looks like.
3. Rubbermaid Lunchbox Sandwich Kit, Starting at $9
Bringing lunch to school or work can be a healthy cost-saving choice. It’s also important to invest in containers that are easy to pack and transport. The modular design allows the different containers to snap together to save space.
4.Popit! Plastic Food Storage Containers, Starting at $20
You might prefer plastic containers since they’re lighter and won’t shatter if dropped. This quality set is eight square containers ranging in size from 3 to 47 ounces. The plastic is BPA-free and can be put in the freezer, microwave, and dishwasher.
5. Rubbermaid Takealongs Food Storage Containers, Starting at $3
These inexpensive plastic containers come in multiple sizes for packing and transporting food. They do become soft after microwaving and they do hold stains so they aren’t best for regular use. They are perfect containers you can leave behind.
Which containers do you feel best to fit your organization’s needs? Let us know in the comments!