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Where to find Top Notch Container Stores in San Francisco and (Northern) San Mateo Counties

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headranger Mar 31, 2012 04:43 PM

I would like some suggestions from Chowhounds as to what are the Best
Containers stores, especially as this pertains to food and storage, etc.....in both
San Franciso and Northern San Mateo Counties. Thanks from HeadRanger

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  1. ChowFun_derek RE: headranger Mar 31, 2012 04:58 PM

    http://www.containerstore.com/welcome...

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      waldito RE: headranger Mar 31, 2012 05:39 PM

      Economy Restaurant Supply: http://www.trimarkeconomy.com/index.php

      If you want the square plastic containers that are typically used in restuarants. Not cheap, but durable. At my workplace and at home, I've got some that are a good decade old.

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        ML8000 RE: headranger Mar 31, 2012 07:34 PM

        Try Daiso in Daly City and Japantown and Kamei on Clement St. in SF.

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          sundeck sue RE: headranger Mar 31, 2012 08:28 PM

          I may be being overly cautious. But I've gotten wary of using plastic storage containers, given concerns re chemicals. I still use plastic in the freezer. But for non-freezer storage, I've gotten great glass storage containers @ the Crate and Barrel Outlet Store on 4th St. in Berkeley and canning jars from local hardware stores (I know you asked about SF/Norther San Mateo--assume the regular Crate&Barrel Stores there carry the same products).

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            fruti RE: sundeck sue Apr 1, 2012 07:44 AM

            I'm with you. Good quality glass containers canbe used in freezer. Have to defrost gently - not submerge in warm water, e.g.

            I get some at Pyrex outlet, online at reuse.com. Second Crate and Barrel and I think Bed and Bath carries some glass too. Got some at Ikea but Luke many of their products - lids weren't the best fit.

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            alwayshungrygal RE: headranger Apr 3, 2012 09:41 AM

            Have you tried any of the restaurant supply stores? There is two in San Carlos: a large one on Old County Road and another (different owner) on Industrial (near Best Buy). I don't recall if they have glass containers but the one on Old County has a really good supply.

            Note the Old County Rd store isn't open on the weekends.

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