The best glass food storage containers are multi-purpose and can help you save time and make space in your kitchen. Switch glass for these five reasons!
Imagine you’ve just finished an amazing dinner. It was hard work, but the meal was great. Now the kitchen clean-up awaits and you’ve got to put away the leftovers.
Luckily for you, you’ve got a huge supply of food storage containers in every size you can think of… if only you could find the right lid.
Having more on the surface seems like the answer when you’re exhausted or in a rush… but if you really think about it, usually, excess leads to kitchen chaos and frustration within the moment.
One way to easily simplify, reset your kitchen, and make space is to declutter the recyclable plastic Ziploc containers, the mismatched Tupperware, and intentionally switch to glass food storage containers.
As you begin to make intentional multi-purpose kitchen choices, the amount of space in your cabinets will shock you. Because glass storage containers can serve multiple purposes, you can comfortably donate old casserole dishes, metal mixing bowls, and plastic food storage containers.
How to Find The BEST Glass Storage Containers
Here's how to find the best glass food storage containers!
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01. The best storage containers are multi-purposed
The best glass food storage containers serve more than one purpose. For example, a large measuring cup that can also serve as a mixing bowl. Or an oven-safe glass dish that you can bake a casserole with, but has a storage lid too!
02. Look for food storage containers are dishwasher safe
Glass is the best choice for food storage containers because it is absolutely dishwasher safe, saving you time. Most products have top-rack dishwasher-safe lids too. We sometimes still wash ours by hand to increase longevity. It depends on the day!
03. The highest-quality glass containers are oven and microwave safe
Look for glass food dishes that can are heat resistant (microwave and oven safe), so you can bake, serve, store, and reheat in a single dish, saving you time and extra dishes! If you cannot bake in it, pick a different brand!
04. The best glass containers are able to be nested
The best food storage containers are able to be nested to save space in your cabinets. Stick with one brand to ensure you can nest, nest, nest without any issues.
05. Look for storage container lids that are pliable and able to be safely stacked
The best storage containers have pliable, tight-fitted, plastic lids and are able to be safely stacked in your fridge to save space!
Be cautious of generic brands in an attempt to be frugal. Over time, the lids can become brittle and crack. Be sure to read product reviews before making your choice! Consider glass storage containers a one-time investment in your organized, tidy, peaceful minimalist kitchen.
^ This is a mistake I personally made and regretted. We’ve had Pyrex containers for years now and the lids are still pliable.
BONUS TIP: The best brands offer replaceable lids
Before you buy, make sure the brand you're considering sells replacement lids. If you're using your containers on the go, lids are bound to disappear over time. Ensure long-term use, the best glass food storage containers will offer the ability to buy new individual lids online!
Getting Started With Glass Storage Containers
Glass storage containers are worth investing in; however, it is always important to be intentional with your finances. There are a lot of expensive options available. Consistency is key and you should start as you mean to go on!
Not sure where to start? Below are the items we have in our minimalist kitchen that I personally recommend for getting started.
The BEST Glass Food Storage Containers
Here are the BEST glass food storage containers for a minimalist kitchen. Each container is multi-purpose allowing you to clear the clutter, make space, and minimize. Below learn why we personally love glass, how our family uses the item in our home, and a link to get more info on each!
These multi-functional glass containers allow you to prep, bake, serve and store sidedishes and leftovers. No wasted time on extra dishes and no need to transfer food after dinner — just pop a lid on the glass storage container! These food dishes are easily stackable and dishwasher-friendly too.
This is a great starter set with a variety of sizes. Figure out what you love to use most and then add individual items later!
Baking a casserole for dinner? Skip the gigantic 9x13 baking dish. These glass baking dishes are the perfect size for a small family. Split traditional 9x13 recipe in two and you've got dinner set for another night. (Note: Baking time might be reduced when dividing a recipe!) These are perfect for baking, traveling with, and storing desserts too.
This 2-quart glass mixing bowl slash 8-cup measuring cup is a must-have in a minimalist kitchen. It is perfect for mixing up and storing cookie dough, pancake batter, and microwave Chex-mix. The size comes in handy when measuring broth for big batches of soup and chili, as well as storing leftovers!
Our go-to solution for on-the-go food storage is Ball Wide Mouth Mason Jars. They are leak-proof, microwave safe, easy to pop in a backpack and fridge stackable. If you're splitting dinner leftovers for your family, they're perfect for individual lunch serving sizes. We also pre-make salads and on-the-go pasta cups for hectic weeks these glass storage containers.
In an attempt to make our kitchen multi-functional, we even ditched our pint-sized drinking glasses and replaced them with wide-mouth jars. They're perfect for on-the-go coffee or for kids who never seem to finish their milk (pop a lid on and save their drink for next time). You can even buy straw-friendly mason jar lids!
The mason jars are inexpensive (check your local retailer), so they're also our go-to for sending leftovers home with friends or gifting soups, chili, cookies, or even holiday cider to neighbors!
Glass food storage containers are a must for simplifying
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Glass food storage containers are multi-purpose, saving you time and money while making space in your kitchen. Here are five reasons why you should unclutter, simplify, and switch!
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