ISSUE 100  |  Giving Thanks

10 Easy Pieces: Food Storage Containers

November 27, 2013 10:00 AM

BY Alexa Hotz

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With Thanksgiving upon us, we’re already thinking about the cleanup, and the fact that everyone’s food storage containers will be seeing high traffic over the next few months. So we decided to host a virtual Tupperware party, minus the pushy hostess (fortunately) and hors d’oeuvres (unfortunately). Here goes: a roundup of our favorite storage containers, all of which are hardwearing, safe, and environmentally responsible.

Above: Neoflam’s Porcelain Storage Containers are white glazed porcelain, selected because it’s nonreactive and nontoxic, and topped with BPA-free silicone lids; $39.95 for a set of four from Williams-Sonoma. A set of three Round Porcelain Storage Containers are $18.95, also from Williams-Sonoma.

Above: Holmegaard’s Large Turquoise Bowl is made in Denmark from hand-blown glass capped with an airtight lid; $45 from Horne.

Above: Acacia Wood & Enamel Storage Containers are porcelain enamelware with a wooden lid that’s fitted with a rubber seal; $29.95 for the small size and $39.95 for the large from Kaufmann Mercantile.

Above: Crate & Barrel’s Tall Glass Storage Containers are glass (which works well for food storage because it’s hygienic and stain resistant) and have snap-on plastic lids; $12.95 for a 3-piece set. The Rectangular Storage Container Set from Crate & Barrel is $14.95.

Above: Imported by Ancient Industries, the Reiss Set of 2 Enamel Canisters are made in Austria from enamel-coated steel with airtight lids made of ash wood; $65 from Provisions.

Above: Bormioli Rocco Round Glass Food Storage Containers are tempered glass with polypropylene lids that close with rubber seals. The round containers are $29.95 for a set of two; the Rectangular Set of 2 Food Storage Containers are also $29.95, both from Williams-Sonoma.

Above: Designed by Makoto Koizumi in Japan, Kaico Enamel Canisters are scratch-resistant enameled steel and range in price from $45 to $55 at Muhs Home. For more on the line, see our  Kaico Cookware by Koizumi Studio.

Above: Kinetic Go Green GlassLock Rectangular Food Storage Containers lock with a silicone seal and are nontoxic and nonreactive; $34.95 for a set of three at Sur La Table.

Above: From France, the Boí®te en Porcelaine, a porcelain box with silicone lid, is available in the small size for €10 and the large for €14 from Bazar and Co.

Above: The Tuck Bowl with Wood Lid is made of porcelain and rubberwood; $7.95 each at CB2.

Above: Ikea’s affordable Ljust Jar Series is made of BPA-free hard plastic with clear, flexible lids. Prices range from $1.99 to $6.99 depending on size.

Taking food to go? See our posts 5 Favorite Tiffin Tins and Banish the Plastic Wrap: Bees to the Rescue.