glass storage

With fall approaching I've been on an organizing mission, and have been thinking about getting glass containers (for leftovers) to replace all of the plastic ones in our kitchen (for several reasons). So far the best option I've found is from Crate & Barrel. Below are the smallest size, and we'd get the larger ones, too. Does anyone own these or have other recommendations?


(image: create & barrel)

17 comments:

Heather J said...

probably not as pretty as the crate & barrel ones, but we really like our glass pyrex bowls from amazon.

Kathryn said...

We have these for over a year and we LOVE them. They've held up to very heavy use and they go from the fridge to the microwave to the dishwasher without any problems.

Katie Morwenna said...

I store lots of things like cous cous, rice, sugar, coffee etc in different kilner jars. They are really pretty and stack well. They don't go in the microwave though, so purely for storing dried goods.

kelly said...

I have had the larger 4-piece round set for 3 years and they are just starting to show signs of wear. The plastic lids are beginning to crack. Looks like the smaller size would be perfect for leftovers and carting to/from work......may have to order these!

Anonymous said...

I have the smaller ribbed set and I love them. They are perfect for to-go lunches and leftovers. I believe they are made by Libbey. I have my eye on both larger sets. BTW, they are listed on Libbey's website here: http://www.libbey.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=74
I am not so sure how the lids will hold up over time as pantry storage. Anchor Hocking has some options as well, but they aren't that great. http://www.anchorhocking.com/cat_25_pantrystorage.html And of course there is Pyrex. I am still on the lookout for the "perfect" pantry glass storage.

Kelly said...

I have a set of small ones by Libbey as well. They work very nicely, I've had them for about one year.

alli/hooray said...

Thanks for all the tips so far!

We mostly need them for leftovers + lunches at work. I already have glass jars for all my pantry/dry goods and LOVE it.

OneCraftyFox said...

I prefer to use glass as well and find that old canning jars work really well :)

size too small said...

we love our glass pyrex from target. but i like the smaller sizes you show above.

Cassi said...

I too use glass jars that I cleaned out after emptying, like pasta sauce jars, olive jars, ball/kerr, etc. Also, I am not sure where she got them, but my MIL uses glass containers like the ones you show, but with glass lids instead of plastic. The lids on hers I believe have suction around the rim so they don't allow air in. I'll have to find out from her where she got them and let you know. :)

inoakpark said...

I really like Snapware. I feel like the lids on other glass containers sometimes stop fitting well, but the ones from snapware stay in shape!

I bought mine at CostCo.

my2fish said...

angie likes glass pyrex for fridge leftovers. she just got some nice plastic ones for the pantry, though - they are OXO brand - very nice lids.

Brooke said...

I recently did a guest post for Tiny Twig and found some amazing stainless steel storage containers. xo http://tinytwig.typepad.com/blog/2010/09/phthalates-hard-to-pronouce-harder-to-digest-pure-and-noble-guest-post.html

Elaine said...

I love the Martha Stewart glass containers at Macys.

Melissa Allam said...

I have some of the larger ones from Crate and Barrel and use them all the time. I would like some of these small ones too. I might just have to order some.

Colleen said...

We use old school Mason jars (canning jars). You can find them anywhere, they have a vintage feel, and in expensive. I actually just wrote a post about it because we moved all of our dry goods into these jars. I love how I can see everything so easily.
http://andotheradventures.blogspot.com/2010/09/hooray-for-mason-jars.html

Claire Gibson King said...

i really like those, they make the food being stored look good to eat. I always feel that plastic storage containers make your left overs just seem so un-appetizing.

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