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Rubbermaid Premier food storage containers...love, love, love...

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fauchon Jun 27, 2007 08:11 AM

Just got rid of 20 years worth of various containers for left-overs & replaced them with these...stackable, OK for freezer, fridge, microwave, elegant design, useful sizes & shapes...Cabinet clutter, gone, discolored plastic, gone...hallelujah!!!!!

http://www.rubbermaid.com/rubbermaid/...

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    vodka_cocktail Jun 27, 2007 11:08 AM

    looks like a great product.. i love the no staining, just curious though, the bases look like hard clear plastic/resin and i find that products like that tend to shatter very easily, especially if frozen (im a complete clutz!) i would love to buy a set but don't want to spend all that money on "tupperware" that im going to break. if thats the case ill just keep re-using my sour cream containers (lol jk)

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      fauchon Jun 28, 2007 06:32 AM

      According to the website, they have a lifetime guarantee...

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        Caitlin McGrath Jun 28, 2007 01:26 PM

        According to the web site, they're made of polycarbonite, which in my experience is very durable and definitely won't break if you drop them. They will scratch if you scrub them with something abrasive, though, which I see the FAQ notes. In terms of non-staining, the FAQ also says that while they resist tomato stains, turmeric will stain them. But then, I've never found a storage container other than glass or ceramic that can handle storing curry without staining, and even glass sometimes does.

      2. liu Jun 27, 2007 07:59 PM

        I love everything Rubbermaid, and this product lives up to its name. I have one piece that someone gave me something in. But the best is their "cool" website!
        Isn't it amazing how finding something like this makes the kitchen such a more pleasant place?!

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          fauchon Jun 28, 2007 06:33 AM

          you're sooo right. The cupboard that held a messy bunch of leftover containers, is now neat & organized + I gained so much space!

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          lagatta Jun 28, 2007 04:45 PM

          I do hope you gave your old stuff to charity shops or groups. Believe it or not, someone needs them.

          Yes, they are very pretty, but I'm trying to weed out even the Rubbermaid and Tupperware in favour of glass storage containers - Pyrex and some Italian firms make great ones, but alas I'm not satisfied with their LIDS - I've had a couple of the Pyrex glass storage containers crack on me, which is extremely annoying. Long time ago, I bought wonderful Danish square storage containers, probably also polycarbonate, but those too stain with spices... And glass is safer healthwise.

          One thing I would buy, though, not for storage but to take food to work etc is the collapsible container. It is very annoying to carry a bulky but empty container home, and discourages environmentally-frendly habits.

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            rworange Jun 30, 2007 05:43 PM

            Mason jars work pretty well for a lot of things and you don't have to worry about the lids. They are not space-efficient, but they sure keep things fresh a long time. I still have an onion from Easter that hasn't gone bad.

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              AnneInMpls Jul 1, 2007 07:13 PM

              >> I still have an onion from Easter that hasn't gone bad.

              Wow! If I had that onion, I would be tempted to tell everyone I know. My co-workers would think I'm weird (even more so than they already do).

              Thanks for the tip about mason jars. I'm trying to reduce or eliminate the plastic that touches my food, but the Pyrex containers only go so far.

              Anne

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                lagatta Jul 1, 2007 08:27 PM

                Don't forget that there are also wide-mouth Masons, which make it possible to store foods you couldn't get through the opening of the regular kind.

                I store most soups and boullons in Masons now. They are sort of squared-off, so not so bad in terms of space.

                Yes, I am concerned about plastic etc, and I don't live anywhere near the mythical "Left Coast".

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                  Joe MacBu Jul 2, 2007 06:40 PM

                  And you can vacuum seal those jars with an attachment from Foodsaver. Really great for prolonging the life of nuts, fresh coffee, etc.

          2. trixel Jun 28, 2007 06:16 PM

            I have one of these so far, and it works great, no staining whatsoever.

            1. Scott M Jun 28, 2007 06:22 PM

              How does this stuff compare to the stuff Sharper Image sells. Did you check out the Sharper Image storage containers?

              http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/cat...

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                rworange Jun 30, 2007 05:48 PM

                Don't know how the Sharper Image holds up to the new Rubbermaid stuff, but it didn't do as well as the old Rubermaid containers. Save your money and avoid them.
                http://www.chow.com/topics/324342

              2. zorra Jun 30, 2007 11:36 AM

                I went out and bought some yesterday on the strength of this thread! Don't know yet how they will perform, but my cupboard certainly looks a lot more organized. :)

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                  CrazyOne Jul 1, 2007 07:03 PM

                  Looks very interesting. Just FYI I saw a big set of these in Costco on Friday, although I don't remember details or cost, and it's not on the web site. I'm guessing there were at least a dozen containers, and it was in the $20-25 range.

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                    howboy Jul 8, 2007 08:53 AM

                    If I take my lunch to work in one of these, will it leak into my briefcase?

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                      mrsmcneir Jun 21, 2008 01:41 PM

                      I have to agree. I also got rid of all of my glad type take or toss containers (donated them to charity, of course) and now I just have my rubbermaid premier containers from Costco. I also splurged and bought myself one of the 14 cup containers from Target to add to my collection. It uses the same lid as the other two big containers that come in my original set. These clean up great in the diswasher and the best part is my family can clearly see the left-overs in the fridge so they are getting eaten much quicker. I highly recommend these containers!

                      1. Boccone Dolce Jun 21, 2008 04:11 PM

                        Oooh pretty! I have a few from their stain shield line- they stay nice. Just wish my husband would remember to bring them home from work more often.
                        I have a bunch of Tupperware that the dishwasher sort of "pitted" - flakes of white that do not scrub off. I don't buy it anymore.

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                          jmusick Apr 6, 2009 12:08 PM

                          Some random thoughts (since I got them when they first came out)
                          1. The set sold at Costco, Walmart, Target, etc - it's ok for starting, but the distribution of sizes/types might not be for everyone - so just be aware...I got a few pieces that I will *never* use (the multi-compartment TV-tray ones)
                          2. It seems (!!??) that one cannot find these sold as separates - so if I like the 2.5 cup ones I can't buy more. This seems odd to me - I thought I saw them for sale separately earlier, but now I cannot find. If someone knows where to find, post a link!
                          3. The lids seal - but don't expect them to "lock" or hold super-tightly. I've already had one spaghetti sauce accident in my work bag. Apparently on the drive into work the bag was on it's side & the pressure of the spaghetti sauce plus laying sideways caused the lid to open somewhat. Yuck.

                          Otherwise I've been happy with them - I am trying to buy more of the size I want - but can't find separates, which is extremely frustrating.

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