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Storage Containers for Leftovers


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9 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Not sure how much fun counts as fun, but this week I acquired a new MEPAL 1L plastic storage bowl.  I find performance of Rubbermaid storage containers disappointing.  So far the Nordic Green MEPAL seals well and looks sexy.  For those who have a plastic fetish.

 

Interesting - I have never heard of MEPAL - but they look great on their website. How do they handle staining - like with tomato products or turmeric?  The cheap rubbermaid stuff stains very easily and even after washing, can feel slightly greasy on the inside.

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4 hours ago, KennethT said:

Interesting - I have never heard of MEPAL - but they look great on their website. How do they handle staining - like with tomato products or turmeric?  The cheap rubbermaid stuff stains very easily and even after washing, can feel slightly greasy on the inside.

 

I find this Rubbermaid stuff works just great...

 

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I have many sizes, no staining ever...(eG-friendly Amazon.com link).

 

 

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35 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

I find this Rubbermaid stuff works just great...

 

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I have many sizes, no staining ever...(eG-friendly Amazon.com link).

 

 

do you only use it for storage or have you heated things in it as well?  When I bring my lunches to work, the only option I have there for reheating is the microwave, so I would use the container for refrigerated storage during the day, doubling as the heating/eating dish...

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1 hour ago, weinoo said:

 

I find this Rubbermaid stuff works just great...

 

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I have many sizes, no staining ever...(eG-friendly Amazon.com link).

 

 

 

My complaint with Rubbermaid is not with staining.  Bowls crack, lids literally disintegrate.  Almost as bad, the styles and colors available are never the same twice.

 

 

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2 hours ago, KennethT said:

do you only use it for storage or have you heated things in it as well?  When I bring my lunches to work, the only option I have there for reheating is the microwave, so I would use the container for refrigerated storage during the day, doubling as the heating/eating dish...

 

Only storage - I have no way of reheating in a microwave either here or at work here.

 

1 hour ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

My complaint with Rubbermaid is not with staining.  Bowls crack, lids literally disintegrate.  Almost as bad, the styles and colors available are never the same twice.

 

This line does not appear to do that - I guess if I were to put it into a blast freezer, and then into an Anova, after which I placed it on my indoor grill and used it to smash burgers, there might be a problem 😇 .

 

I do have more of a problem with the great OXO glass storage containers I bought; while they're wonderful, who knew that glass breaks?

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1 minute ago, weinoo said:

Only storage

Yup. Since it is top rack dishwasher safe I would guess microwaving is a no-no. Not that you have any worries but it wouldn’t work for Ken.  

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16 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Yup. Since it is top rack dishwasher safe I would guess microwaving is a no-no. Not that you have any worries but it wouldn’t work for Ken.  

 

No - they are totally microwave safe...

 

 

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Versatile, Stackable, and Leak-Proof

Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers are designed to be leak-proof, so you can easily transport sauces, soups, and stews. They stack for easy organization, letting you store meats, veggies, fruit and more in the fridge without clutter.

The stain-resistant construction maintains a spotless look, and the built-in microwave vents make for safe and simple heating. Plus, the containers are dishwasher- and freezer-safe!

 

 

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9 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Yup. Since it is top rack dishwasher safe I would guess microwaving is a no-no. Not that you have any worries but it wouldn’t work for Ken.  

 

Rubbermaid does make micowaveable containers.  I bought some by mistake.

 

Of their bowl MEPAL says "Store your food in the fridge or freezer.  Heat it up in the microwave and serve directly at the table.  Then simply place it in the dishwasher."

 

Plus it's the most attractive plastic bowl I have ever seen.  Possibly not so great for smashing burgers.

 

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33 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

No - they are totally microwave safe...

 

 

 

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Freezer-safe, top-rack dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free

 

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10 minutes ago, Anna N said:

Copied from your link:

Freezer-safe, top-rack dishwasher-safe, and BPA-free

 

 

Indeed from that link. But if you scroll further down on that page, you'll see where it says they are microwave safe. It even says dishwasher safe, without mentioning top rack - it's lower on the page.

Key Features

  • Designed to be leak-proof and airtight
  • Stain- and odor-resistant
  • Modular, stackable, portable
  • Crystal clear
  • BPA-free
  • Microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe

 

I think if something is microwave safe, these home dishwashers can't really damage them.

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18 minutes ago, weinoo said:

 

Indeed from that link. But if you scroll further down on that page, you'll see where it says they are microwave safe. It even says dishwasher safe, without mentioning top rack - it's lower on the page.

Key Features

  • Designed to be leak-proof and airtight
  • Stain- and odor-resistant
  • Modular, stackable, portable
  • Crystal clear
  • BPA-free
  • Microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe

 

I think if something is microwave safe, these home dishwashers can't really damage them.

OK then. 

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1 minute ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

If you read down it does say microwave safe.

 

So it does. 

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