Is there a difference between the translucent containers vs. the clear containers that would explain the price difference between them where the clear ones are so much more expensive than the translucent? Is there some difference in quality between the two? Otherwise, why would people more to get the clear containers?
And, once you close a container with a lid, does that give you a tight, vacuum seal? Are there some things that shouldn't be stored in these containers?
I'm just trying to figure out why these containers are so popular.
you would have to read the specs, but I am willing to be that the clear ones can withstand heat in a way the white ones can not. That's not an issue with storing dry stuff like flour, sugar, rice, beans, etc.
In my experience, the lids aren't "vacuum tight" I originally stored my brown sugar in one (white), just dumped in there, but it dried up. A slice of bread brought it back to life, but I now keep the brown sugar in the original plastic bag that it comes in from the store while it's in the container.
Still, I've never ever had issues with bugs in the flour. I store that loose in a white one. Just open the bag and dump it in.