Tuesday, July 28, 2009
It might be timely to address glass food storage containers -- pretty hard to find. -- from an e-mail
The reader asking about glass storage also pointed me to the recent column by Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times - yet another piece which addresses the possible problems of phthalates.
I wrote about the concerns surrounding plastic food storage - and your various storage alternatives - back in May, but I've got some updates to share.
First of all, Lorraine Thompson has an interesting post where she lists six reasons why glass food containers are better than plastic - from the safety side, to beauty, to flavor.
If you want to buy glass food storage with glass lids, your choices are indeed quite limited; Anchor Hocking is still a good choice. Here's an Australian site that sells the Anchor Hocking containers. There are 2-cup, 5-cup, and 12-cup options. You can find them on Amazon.com, too, in all three sizes. (A number of other places also sell them.) The containers shown at the top of this post are from Anchor Hocking. Update on July 20, 2011: The Australian site I originally listed no longer sells the Anchor Hocking storage.
The Container Store still has glass storage with glass lids, too. There's a 2-cup and a 12-cup option. They look a lot like the Anchor Hocking ones.
And I just discovered are a few Martha Stewart products at Target which seem to have glass lids. There's a 5-cup version; the 2-cup version says it has a plastic lid, but it sure looks like a glass lid in the photo, and the customer reviews says "no plastic parts." These are both on sale, and the prices say "while supplies last." (There's also a 3-quart option, but it's out of stock.) These also look very similar to the Anchor Hocking products. Update on Oct. 7, 2010: I'm no longer finding these Martha Stewart products at Target, but I see some at Macy's.