Name: Wean Green Tempered Glass Food Containers
Price: Starting at $10.99
Rating: Strong Recommend
Storing your food in glass containers is back in favor due in part to worries over unsafe chemicals in plastic. But one of the loudest concerns we hear from parents is that they'd never give it to a child because it could break. So I tested the durability in the best way I knew how — I threw those suckers on the floor temper tantrum style!
We've mentioned these Wean Green containers in the past but this time around, we got our hands on some to test out. I had two things I wanted to test: the first was leakage and the second was durability.
In our last post about these containers a reader mentioned she had purchased them in the past and they leaked. So I was concerned, but the sets I received remained sealed up tight. I tested waters, oils and cream based products, flipped them over and let them sit in the refrigerator over night.
Each container has a small glass lip that presses tightly against the rubber seal in the lid. It's slightly different than other commercial options for glass storage and it appears to work rather well (at least in my experience).
The next test was throwing them. Which, although it sounds easy to be all bold and just slam something down on the ground, part of you is freaked out and ready to catch a glass shard to the ankle when things go wrong. But in the name of every parent who is slightly scared that their children will do the same thing I put on my big girl pants and threw that sucker down.
Now you'll have to forgive the lack of photographic evidence, it's a little tricky to shoot such things on your own and the aftermath, since nothing broke, is just a glass container on the floor and you can picture that right? Good.
The Bottom Line
My husband and I have since tossed all the remaining plastic ware we've been secretly using and haven't looked back since. I feel secure rating these containers a "strong recommend", especially since they come in a variety of sizes for different snack including a carrot container, a sandwich container and so forth. You can see all the products over at the Wean Green website.
(Images: Sarah Rae Trover)
*Apartment Therapy Media makes every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. However, the manufacturer did give us the product for testing and review purposes.