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Ziploc VersaGlass Food Storage Containers

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Better Than Plastic

  • Mar 26, 2011
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At last a storage container that I can heat up in the oven. Or in the microwave, without fear of harmful chemicals leaching from plastic (with the lid off). When heating in the microwave, the glass does heat up, but not so badly as some pyrex dishes I've had over the years. I bring my lunch to work and often use last night's leftovers, so these are perfect for that. This package of Ziploc VersaGlass Container stacks compactly when empty, and comes in a useful assortment of sizes from small to a medium large. They take extreme temps well and have gone from freezer to oven and back with no problem. The glass is quite chip resistant and has withstood knocking around in the sink without chipping so far. 

There are a few drawbacks but none that are deal breakers. Yes, these are expensive, but if you factor in the long term durability and versatile the cost is pretty much offset. Still, for some people a cheap plastic container might be the best option, especially if just for storage. When heating in the microwave, the glass does heat up, but not so badly as some pyrex dishes I've had over the years. If you wait a minute after heating or cover your hand with a napkin, you can handle them easily. The thick plastic lid can be a little tough to remove, though they go on easily. While not quite watertight, as long as they aren't held upside-down they keep food sauces and juices in pretty well. I would not use these to store thin liquids though. One last thing -- the thick glass makes these containers rather heavy. Much more so than regular plastic tupperware. It doesn't bother me, but it is something to keep in mind. 

Who is this for? The Ziploc VersaGlass Containers are ideal for people who don't mind spending a bit more for a versatile glass storage/serving container. I find them very useful. They are space saving and should last quite a while. If you need a completely watertight food storage solution then consider Kinetic Glass lock Food-Storage Containers. If you don't need to reheat food in them and just want an inexpensive container, then you may like Kinetic Go Green.
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February 21, 2012
Good practical advice !
April 08, 2011
Great review, Kort! This sounds like a perfect match for people that rely on leftovers for the next day's lunch (like myself) but, I also appreciate the cheaper suggestion. Thanks!
April 06, 2011
Thanks so much for sharing this, Kort! I've been looking to switch from glass to plastic after learning about the negative effects on health from the latter. My problem with glass has always been that it's heavy, clunky and expensive, but I think it's worth it for my health, plus if you say these things can stack up, then we have a winner here! I'll also look into Kinetic. Thanks!
April 07, 2011
Glass is heavier than the plastic, but you can just think of carrying it as a small workout! :) I'm used to it now.
March 26, 2011
I was looking for something like this... Do you think it would leak if put on it's side? Not with soup, but for example pasta with sauce? My husband needs some for work, the plastic reusable containers we have from IKEA keep leaking and I never liked plastic much.
March 26, 2011
Yep, it should hold up for that type of use. They don't really leak unless under extreme duress.
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