No matter if you are an amateur cook, professional chef, parent or just a student living on your own You know that no kitchen can exist without food storage containers.
Ok ok.. maybe it can exist, but we know how comfortable it is to have good containers for leftover storage, lunch packing, reheating or freezing food for future meals. I have been recommended Glasslock 18 Piece Oven Safe Assortment Set for my kitchen a few months ago and I am really happy with it and can’t wait to share my review with You.
Dishwasher, oven, microwave, freezer safe
Yes, with this set you can heat your meals in the microwave, cook them in the oven, freeze anything you like. After use you can just pop them into the dishwasher, no need for hand washing.
Why glass containers? Are they better?
Glasslock food storage containers are from tempered glass and lids are plastic. All components are made from eco-friendly materials and are easily recycled.
There are a lot of pros for using glass food containers versus plastic food containers. Without going into depth I want to mention a couple important points.
Glass is overall safer for food storage. There is less interaction with chemicals from the plastics. There is nothing to affect the consistency, smell, or flavor of the food.
Glass containers can be oven, microwave, freeze, dishwasher proof and in general will last much longer than plastic containers.
Food tastes better when prepared or reheated in the glass container. Now I know I can’t really prove that, so for now it is just my opinion. But when I reheat food in my Glasslock containers it tastes just better than from the plastic containers. Adding to that, stored food stays fresh way longer. When I think of it, I have greens put in one of the containers a week ago and they are as fresh as I put them in.
Finally, using glass is just environmentally responsible. By buying glass storage you contribute to reducing our landfills from plastic.
Glasslock Containers quality
The tempered glass containers rock! They are made from tempered soda-lime glass which allows you to put them in the freezer, dishwasher, microwave, or oven up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
Throughout a couple of months of using these containers I have dropped the smallest and mid-size container on my wood kitchen floor and not only that they didn’t shatter, they did not scratch and the plastic lids didn’t even fly away, it stayed closed!
The plastic tops of this set are made from polypropylene that is BPA free and recyclable. The tops also have a strong silicone gasket that gives a very tight seal on the container, you can put the food into container, close it (by the way the lids close very easy and smooth) and put the container on its top and nothing will leak. I tried. By mistake, but let’s say it was an experiment.
Selection of sizes
This set includes:
- 1x Rectangle 6.3 cup
- 2x Rectangle 3.5 cup
- 1x Rectangle 1.6 cup
- 1x Square 3.3 cup
- 1x Square 1.5 cup
- 1x Round 3.1 cup
- 1x Round 1.6 cup
- 1x Round 0.7 cup
As you can see the set has a variety of container sizes to choose from, whether you need a bigger one for salad a small one for berries, or a medium one to freeze meat.
I personally have almost all of them filled up at any time. 3 of them are in the freezer, one holds minced meat, the other has mixed berries, other 4 are in the fridge holding leftover salad, leftover chicken, vine tomatoes and greens.
They are really comfortable to use, stack up easy on top of each other in the fridge. Now I feel guilty because I think I want to order another set.
If you are not using most of the containers at a time they can just stack into each other like a Russian nesting doll.
Final thoughts and recommendations
Glasslock 18 Piece Oven Safe Assortment Set is a marvelous product of highest quality.
Being made from tempered glass it is very sturdy, can resist small drops in the kitchen with ease.
Will last a number of years until you break them, lose the lid or melt the lid.
You can put them in the oven, freezer, dishwasher and microwave! Just do not put the plastic lids in oven or microwave, otherwise they will melt.
Containers are see-through, which allows to see if the food is going bad without the need to open.
They lock very easily but extremely well, and probably are the closest product to vacuum containers as they can be. I am personally assured from experience that food holds fresh so much longer in the fridge compared to plastic containers.
They lock real easy and good, but open a lot harder, it’s no surprise because of the tight seal. So ladies, if you are rocking long beautiful nails, please be careful!
What I observed is that when I hand wash the containers some liquid stays behind the gasket. I haven’t cleaned a smaller lid for a while and it had some mold behind the gasket, make sure if you hand wash the containers take silicone gaskets off, from time to time, clean them and dry thoroughly before putting them back. People who use dishwasher did not seem to have this problem.
Even despite the gasket cleaning task I think this is a 10/10 product. I use it every day, it is of high quality, will last for years and make your life easier.
Just a quick tip. Glasslock 18 Piece Oven Safe Assortment Set is a great gift! I have gifted this product already twice, to my close friend and my aunt. I know this might not look like a spectacular gift, but people do not expect the high quality and performance from these containers. They will talk what a great gift they got that can be used every day for years.