Around a third of all food produced in the world for our consumption is lost or wasted each year. That’s 1.3 billion tons of food. In industrialized countries alone, people waste around $680 billion in food. It’s understandable that sometimes we have excess food prepared, but why waste when we can easily store the leftovers? You can freeze food if you’re not sure you’ll eat the leftovers the very next day. A good set of storage containers is all you need to save your food from adding to those wastage statistics. In fact, it will even protect your food and keep you and your family healthy. Here is a list of some of the best food storage container sets you can buy for the home.
1. Rubbermaid 42-Piece Storage Containers
This is a great choice of storage container sets if you need a lot of different sized boxes to store various leftovers. The assortment of 21 containers are perfect for storing large and small quantities of food and even liquids. When not in use, these containers can easily be stacked and stored away. For the really organized kitchen, this set is all you need. You can use them in the cabinet, fridge, or freezer. They are also safe to be microwaved or cleaned in a dishwasher. The set is also perfect if you often have little storage space left in your fridge. These boxes can squeeze into the fridge with ease.
2. Pyrex Food Storage Set
At $23, this set comes with different sizes and colors, so you can even color code your food. There are ten containers that can be used to store any food or even liquids. The Pyrex glass will last for a long time, and you can easily wash these boxes in a dishwasher. Store them in the freezer, fridge, or your cabinets. They are safe for use in a microwave as well. In fact, you can even use them in an oven! They stack and nest without any problem, and you can even use them to carry food around on the go.
3. GlassLock Assorted Container Set
Though it is the most expensive storage container set on this list, it has plenty to offer buyers. This set has nine different boxes with a wide variety of sizes to suit your storage needs. The materials is made from a clear glass material. This means that you can safely use these containers in a microwave, an oven, a freezer, and a dishwasher without compromising on the food quality or your health. The different sizes and shapes mean that you can store your food pretty much anywhere too.
4. Utopia Kitchen Glass Food Container Set
Also a little on the pricey side, compared to most others on this list, about $32, the Utopia Kitchen set has nine containers as well. These boxes are all reusable and suitable for use in a fridge or freezer. You can also use them to cook inside an oven, and you can use them to reheat food in the microwave. These airtight containers can also be washed by hand or in a dishwasher if needed. The containers come in different sizes and shapes, so you can use these to store food at home, or send the as snack boxes for kids or working family members.
5. Popit! Food Container Set
This set costs about $20, and it comes with eight differently sized boxes with lids. This is also a good choice if you have varying storage space available. You can put them into the freezer or the fridge, and you can safely put them into a microwave and a dishwasher. These boxes can store as little as 3 ounces to as much as 47 ounces. Store liquids like soup and salad dressing, or solid foods and full meals. This is a great option if you are looking for something that you can take on a picnic too. They stack together easily so you can store them without taking up much space when they are empty.
6. Fitpacker Meal Prep Containers
For just $19, you can get a good set of 16 food storage containers. If you need to prepare full meals or if you want to have meals on the go, these are a good choice. Prepare your food for part of the week and freeze them in these boxes. They are safe for the freezer and for the microwave, so you can just pull them out and pop them in to be reheated. These are made from food-grade plastic, so your food and you are safe. If you’re worried about leaks or spills, these boxes have special click-seals to keep your food properly stored at all times.
7. Freshware Bento Food Storage Containers
This set is cheap for a 15-container set, costing just $12. These reusable boxes are ideal for the person who need to control their meal sizes. You can prepare and store your meals for several days and keep them in the freezer or fridge for when you need them. When they need washing, just pop them into the dishwasher. Need to reheat the food? No problem. These are safe to use inside the microwave. These boxes can withstand extreme temperatures from -40 to 250 degrees. The boxes are made from food-grade plastic, so they are safe to use too. Take your meals to work or school, or use these boxes for storing food in the home.
8. LIFT 7 Pack Meal Prep Containers
This is the cheapest product on the list at just over $10. This set comes with seven single-compartment food-grade propylene boxes. For a couple more bucks, you can get a two-compartment set. This set comes with an eBook that offers recipes and tips. The set is a good choice for storing food in your fridge or freezer. These boxes are easy to take care of too, as you can put them in the dishwasher. They are reusable, airtight, and you can put them into a microwave safely (so long as you keep the lid off). This is ideal for preparing full meals and for taking food on the go.