Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Finding good food storage containers is always a challenge. How do you store them without having them take over the kitchen? What if you prefer glass to plastic, but are concerned about using glass with children? Two new products are designed to address the first concern; another product that’s a couple years old addresses the second.
For those concerned about storage space, there’s the brand-new Nest Storage from Joseph Joseph — where both the containers and the lids are nested. There are 4-piece and 6-piece sets available.
Another new product, Stackerware, has just launched in Kickstarter. Here containers are nested, and both containers and lids are stacked on specially-designed bases. The bowls come in three sizes, and the same lids fit all of them. They can be stored in a drawer, or the bases can be mounted on the back of a cabinet door, under a cabinet or shelf, etc.
Both the Nest Storage and the Stackerware are made from BPA-free plastics, and are said to be microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. But what if you’d prefer glass, especially for containers which may be used in the microwave?
Then take a look at Frego, which came out in 2012. Frego is a glass container in a silicone sleeve, which makes it easier to grip and helps avoid burns. With the lid on, Frego is supposed to be “virtually spill proof and incredibly break resistant.” It only comes in one size, so it may not meet all your needs — but it could become a valuable part of your food storage container collection. (And maybe you can get rid of some other containers that don’t work so well for you.)
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