Recommendations for food storage containers?
I'm perpetually in search of sturdy, stackable, microwaveable and freezable food storage containers, with lids that snap on and off easily. For a while Rubbermaid had a brand that was really good, but they discontinued it because it contained BPA, and I haven't found anything that works as well.
I prefer plastic, but would consider glass if it's all but unbreakable.
Thanks for your help.
I assume you are speaking of the "Premier" line. You're right, those are the best. They didn't discontinue them because of the BPA -- they brought out new ones without BPA, the ones with the red tops and scrollwork on the containers. They are hard to find now, but can be found, and Costco sometimes has sets with light blue tops as well, also non-BPA. I also recall seeing some with light green tops somewhere. They also use the name for a glass version -- I haven't tried those. Bottom line -- you can still get them if you look around.
I like the Cambro versions of food storage containers as they are fabricated for heavy use and come in an enormous range of sizes from perhaps 1qt up over 20qt . Also have hard transparent version (lids fit but not watertight) as well as softer translucent version (lids achieve hermetic seal) also version with color coded lids typically fit at least two sizes of containers. Available in square sizes as well as round sizes they are stackable for storage. Available from most restaurant supply firms, readily purchased on line, they are very durable.
I'm a ziplock container gal.
Part because they stack, freeze and microwave well. And have decent sales.
And part because, we have a few other kind folks on our street that share food (in addition to me) so I've stuck to ziplock as my 82 year old neighbor can look at her containers and easily remember which of us is ziplock versus who uses gladware or.... No need for labels, as long as we each stick to our own brands, she is good : )
That said, the 5.2 cup Rubbermaid containers, from the 99 cents store or dollar tree are also really great. They freeze well, handle hot foods well, they are quite a good options. And at that price, if you don't get the container back? No big.