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Glass and Bamboo food storage containers

by Michael Fox on Jun 01, 2022

Glass and Bamboo food storage containers

Why Glass Food Containers with Bamboo Lids

 

Glass is one of the best choices when it comes to the safest food storage containers. To keep food fresh when we store it, it needs to be covered with an airtight seal.

We have seen why is plastic bad for your health and also the environment. BPA’a and phthalates from plastic food storage containers can leak into food or liquids. The risk increases when the plastic container is heated, leading to disturbing health hazards like cancer and endocrine imbalances.

  • Chemicals from plastic containers can leak into food and even more so when it is exposed to heat.
  • Never heat food in the microwave using plastic.
  • Steam and heat from the dishwasher and even ultraviolet rays from the sun, can also unlock harmful chemicals.
  • Acidic foods like tomatoes, can interact with plastic, leading to toxic chemicals leaking into the food. Don’t store anything acidic in plastic, use glass instead.

Let’s have a closer look at the best glass food containers with lids and the different types of lids that are available. These containers and jars have different roles in the kitchen and house, so it is not a case of one size fits all, you might find you need one of each.

Why choose Glass?

The benefits of glass

  • Glass is chemically inert, which means it won’t leak chemicals or toxic substances into your food.
  • It is nonporous, so it won’t absorb any flavors or odors.
  • Most types of glass are dishwasher safe.
  • Tempered glass, like Pyrex, can be used in the oven.
  • Most glass can be used in the microwave.
  • Food grade glass, which is tempered, can be used at low temperatures (freezer) and high temperatures (oven).
  • Glass can easily be recycled
  • As glass is clear, you can easily see through it to see what is stored in it.

Always check with the manufacturer that the glass is suitable for use in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. Even if it is safe for use in the freezer, leave space at the top for the food to expand when it freezes. If there is not enough space, the glass can still crack because of the food expanding when it is frozen.

 

1. Glass Food Storage Containers with Bamboo Lids

The healthiest and most eco friendly glass containers that contain zero plastic, are those with bamboo lids. If you are looking for safe food storage containers with airtight lids, you cannot go wrong with these that also look after our planet.

  • Bamboo is made from natural materials.
  • Bamboo has natural antibacterial properties.
  • It is free of formaldehyde and BPA’s.
  • Bamboo will not leach chemicals of toxins into your food.
  • Borosilicate glass storage containers come with durable bamboo lids and a food grade silicon ring.
  • Non-toxic, BPA free, phthalate free, biodegradable and 100% recyclable glass storage food containers.
  • Airtight seal has been tested by filling and sealing the container, and then tipping it upside down. It can be jostled in the fridge without worry.
  • Glass storage containers with bamboo lids will preserve food for longer, keeping it fresh and safe.
  • Removable silicone seals work perfect for busy, happy families that have better things to do than clean up messes in the fridge.
  • Borosilicate glass containers can be used in the oven up to a temperature of 520°F, and still retain their good look.
  • Microwave and freezer safe,
  • Glass containers are dishwasher safe
  • Convenient space-saving design means the containers can nest to stack in a smaller area.
  • Hand wash bamboo lids, so don’t put them in the dishwasher
  • Bamboo lids are safe for the fridge and freezer, but not the oven.
  • Bamboo lids can double as suave cutting boards and large coasters.