We do a lot of cooking at home, usually on Sunday nights. This means a lot of food storage. And because we only us glass for storage, we’ve become connoisseurs of glass storage containers.
Recently I found myself in need of glass storage containers (you can never have enough) and the owner of a Sur La Table discount code, so I picked up the Sur La Table 10-piece Glass Storage Container Set (with pen) For $40. Honestly, my real goal was to buy a set of Duralex Lys stackable mixing bowls, but the food storage containers seemed like a good add-on.
The storage containers are made of clear, tempered glass (borosilicate to be exact) and they are dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe. Each container has a BPA-free plastic lid and a food-safe silicone locking seal. The seal is removable for easy cleaning. When the lid is removed each glass piece is oven-safe to 1000 degrees F.
The set includes 5 glass containers and 5 lids in the following sizes…
- Small square: 10.1 oz. (300 ml)
- Small rectangular: 12.5 oz. (370 ml)
- Medium rectangular: 21.5 oz. (640 ml)
- Large square: 27.1 oz. (800 ml)
- Large rectangular: 35.5 oz. (1050 ml)
After using the Sur La Table storage containers for some time I can say that I’m happy with them. They are easy to clean, the glass is as chip-resistant as any comparable product I’ve used, and the lids have stayed in good shape.
These glass storage containers are comparable to the Glasslock 18-piece set I’ve been using, though the Glasslock is a bit cheaper per piece. I have seen complaints with Glasslock containers having shards of glass crack of them, but I haven’t seen this happen with the Sur La Table ones.
My favorite glass storage containers remain the Bormioli Rocco Evolution, but they are hard to find and the lids can be difficult to close, making them something I don’t recommend searching for.
One bonus with the Sur La Table ones are the they have printed fill level indicators on the side, so you can using them for measuring out liquid. This is generally not helpful as they aren’t measuring cups and no one is going to use them as such, but they could come in handy now and then for making jello, dressing, or similar liquid-based foods.