Review Snapware Glasslock

January 31st, 2011 by Erin Gennow

Glasslock Dishes

Glasslock Dishes

A few months ago we revamped our food storage containers, going from plastic to glass.  We had talked about it before, and when we noticed Costco had a set with 10 containers for a reasonable price we went for it.  I don’t recommend microwaving plastic containers, and with roommates, it would happen.  I’ve also seen deteriorated plastic containers come out of dishwashers.  I’ve seen oils leaching into the plastic (while plastic is most likely leaching into your food).  At work I would transfer my food out of the plastic to another dish to heat it, which isn’t that much of a hassle, but now that I have Glasslock containers, I don’t need to do that anymore.

Glasslock is dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe.  Just don’t go from the freezer directly into the microwave.  I thaw my food overnight in the refrigerator first.  Also, it may seem like common sense, but don’t microwave with the plastic lid on.  I’m not sure that I would even put the lid in the dishwasher.  Since we don’t have a dishwasher, that issue has not come up.

I love using the Glasslock for prepping too.  I can cut up and store ingredients in an airtight, spill-proof container.  I can whisk up and store a salad dressing or sauce, and the oil is not going to remain coated on the container like the plastic ones.  I store leftovers in the Glasslock, reheat them in the microwave and serve them from the dish.  Perfect for lunch or a quick dinner.  You can even use some of the larger ones as serving dishes.

I highly recommend Glasslock.  While a bit heavy for traveling, they are much safer for heating and storing food, and overall look nicer than cheap plastic containers as well.

Pork Lettuce Cups Served in Glasslock Containers

Pork Lettuce Cups Served in Glasslock Containers

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