After The Feast: Food Storage Containers

After The Feast: Food Storage Containers

Anne Reagan
Nov 25, 2009

It never fails: the leftovers of Thanksgiving dinner. You'll get by on the standard plastic containers or reseal-able bags. But purchasing nice, long-lasting and non-plastic containers will be a much wiser choice in the long run.

When hunger strikes and you head back to the fridge for that wonderful turkey/gravy/cranberry/stuffing sandwich you don't want to have to search through piles of aluminum foil wrapped packages or unsealed containers. A good storage container should help extend the life of your delicious meal and be able to help transport food to and from your home. Here's what we're looking for in a good storage container:

  • Visibility: a see-through container or lid
  • Cover: a lid with a good seal to contain freshness and prevent spillage
  • Durability: goes from fridge to freezer to microwave to dishwasher
  • Ergonomics: easy to get food in and out
  • Washability: easy to clean by hand or by dishwasher

Here are some good-looking food storage containers that will serve you well (pun intended) for years to come.

Top row, left to right:

1. Stainless-Steel Third Pan: $35.00 at Williams Sonoma

2. Storage Units by Paola Navone, Small Glass plus Lacquered Lid: $48.00 at Unica Home

3. Iittala Small Glass Jar: $50.00 at Velocity

4. Vintage Glass Food Storage Containers: $5.99 - $10.99 at The Container Store

5. Teema Ceramic Bowl with Lid: $85.00 at MoMA Store

Bottom row, left to right:

6. Weck Jars from Germany, Size .5 Liter (see website for additional sizes): $5.50 at Canoe

7. OXOR Pop Containers: $7.95 - $18.95 at Crate & Barrel

8. Wide Top Glass Canisters: $5.95 - $8.95 at Crate & Barrel

9. Almendahls Herring Storage Jar: $35.00 at Huset

10. Rosendahl Storage Jars by Ole Palsby: $22.00 - $37.00 at Unica Home

You may also want to invest in:

DaysAgoTM Digital Day Counter: $7.99 each at The Container Store

Freezer Labels (package of 100): $4.99 at The Container Store

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