I received a question from Jackie regarding an alternative to wrapping her food in plastic to store in the freezer. Funny enough I was wondering how to eliminate wrapping meat that I buy to freeze in plastic wrap, then popping them into a freezer bag. I’m no longer comfortable with having my food in close contact with plastic and I’ve realized I have a serious addiction to plastic baggies that I’m trying to break. They are just wayyy too handy to use. BUT – after googling Pyrex glass food containers, I’ve found my solution to both of these problems. We know that glass baby bottles have been recommended rather than plastic for babies and toddlers, well it’s back-to-basics with all food storage. Pyrex is a name that has been around forever and they are very cost effective. I find it shocking how expensive Tupperware is and they don’t code their products with a plastic recycling code. Really, it’s scary to know what kind of plastic they use…and it costs a fortune!
With food storage, Pyrex products can go into the refrigerator, freezer, microwave, or oven. They are also dishwasher and microwave safe. Unlike the plastics we are so suspicious about, they won’t absorb food flavors, odors, or stains…including tomato-based sauces. I always wondered after storing left-overs with tomato sauce, why my plastic was stained from sauce. Well now I know the cheap plastic was probably leaching BPA into my food. Lovely.
Pyrex is also made in America. If you’ve purged your kitchen of all plastic containers, it’s time to start fresh with a quality product..and won’t it be nice to have lids that match the container? <smile>
If you divide up bulk food to freeze from Costco, etc., this 6 piece set looks great for larger items.
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