Certain things about food storage containers can be true: Sometimes they’re hard to fit into your kitchen cabinets, and many aren’t as leak-proof as they claim. But have you met these?
These storage containers are the crème de la crème. We’re talking airtight options that are easy to clean — and plenty of microwave-safe ones too. Wanna ditch the box for a bag? We have stand-up food storage bags for ya too. We hate to brag, but we’re about to seriously upgrade your fridge. Without further ado...
This post was originally published in July 2021 and has since been updated.
Ah, the solution you’ve been looking for. Stop dumping liquids you don’t finish. Now you can freeze ‘em and eat them later. And this tray makes certain things way less awkward to store. The bottom is silicone, so you can easily push out the blocks. Aka no furious banging against the counter. We’re talking easy release. ($34+, Food52)
They can go from the freezer to the fridge to the microwave (sans lids). So you don’t have to dirty different plates and bowls while trying to eat one meal. They’re also leak-proof and airtight. So they’ll keep things tasting fresh. And to store, just stack them. No need to waste precious cabinet space. You’re welcome. ($55+, Food52)
No more foil, plastic wrap, or plastic baggies. These silicone bags can go in the microwave, dishwasher, fridge, and freezer. Use ‘em to store leftovers or ingredients like chopped veggies, fruit, or grains. They can even be used for household items or to marinate meat. ($32/2 pack, W&P)
The silicone lids snap on to keep liquids inside, so you can store and transport condiments and dressings without a fear of spilling. They can go directly into the dishwasher when dirty. And they’re BPA-free. No more soggy, sad salads for lunch. ($15/2 pack, W&P)
These containers regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow. So your fruit and veggies last longer. That’s right. Lettuce won’t wilt. Blueberries won’t soften. Plus, the built-in filter never needs to be replaced. Pro tip: don’t wash produce before putting it into the containers. Just drop everything in and store ‘em in your fridge. You can wash food before you eat it. ($16+, Amazon)
Dry goods like pasta, rice, flour, and sugar never looked so good. These containers are also great for pet food. And they’re easy to clean. The tight lids keep moisture out, and they stack nicely to keep your shelves compact. Since everything is clear, you’ll never have to question what’s stored where. ($29.94+/4 pack, Amazon)
So whether you’re storing pasta or veggies, these won’t stain. They’re awesome for meal prep, so you can portion out the food you cook Sunday evening. One container is the perfect size for an individual serving and can be placed directly into the microwave to be heated. Easy peasy. ($7.99+/2 pack, Amazon)
Need to keep things fresh for a while? This vacuum sealer has you covered. With the press of a button, it’ll seal anything you want. It also comes with two rolls of bags to get you started. Having trouble with it? The machine has a five-year warranty just in case you have technical difficulties. Phew. ($139.99, Amazon)
Ideal for all your sourdough, whole wheat, and multigrain loaves, this handy bread box will keep crust crisp and insides soft. If you wanna cut a slice, you can flip the lid over and use it as a cutting board. No more stale bread a few days after buying. You’ll finally be able to get through the entire loaf before mold sets in. ($69, Food52)
Yes, it’s a butter dish, but hear us out. This one has stoppers on either side to keep the butter from sliding, tablespoon measurement markings, and a bottom with silicone edges that’ll keep the dish in place while you’re cutting. The clear lid means you’ll be able to keep an eye on how much you’ve got left, so you’ll know when to add it to your grocery list. It really is the little things in life. ($10.99, Amazon)
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