Tazim and I made the switch to glass containers in the late nineties, and haven’t looked back, even aside from health concerns. we’ll accept the occasional broken container in exchange for the impermeability of glass—glass containers don’t tend to discolour or absorb odours, which make them winners in our book!
But, many of them leak. Or, have lids that are prone to breakage—which is why we were excited to see this new line of containers from Rubbermaid,. They nest inside one another so that they’re easy to stack, have glass bottoms and BPA free lids—but most impressively, have a neat, dishwasher safe gasket system that really works.
We’ve been testing a set for a little over a month—first tentatively, with water and things that don’t stain. Then we went out on a limb, and tossed runny curries and rich Indian pickles in our lunch bags. Things that are delicious, but mucho high risk—one little leak, and your purse or backpack smells like curry for eternity.
These containers passed our most rigorous testing easily. Made in the USA, minimally packaged and not too dearly priced, they now have pride of place in our container cupboard. The only negative we’ve found is that the gasket absolutely has to be in place in order to prevent the contents from leaking out, and it takes a time or two to get used to installing it. Rubbermaid Glass products can be purchased on Amazon.com.
More about Rubbermaid Glass:
- Oven-safe up to 425 degrees
- Flex & Seal™ leak-proof lids won’t tear or break
- Square-shaped to maximize space
- Superior stain and odour resistance
Rubbermaid Glass with Easy Find Lids containers come in seven different sizes ranging from one cup (236 mL) to 11.5 cups (2.7 L). Retail prices range from $5.69 to $15.99 for individual containers, and $29.99 for an eight-piece set. The new line can be found at Walmart, Loblaws, Real Canadian Super Store and London Drugs.
Want your own set? Enter the giveaway on May 1st, during the May Buffet giveaway.
We received a set of Rubbermaid Glass in order to conduct our honest review. We were not compensated in any other way.