I use a lot of food containers every day. Since going vegan, I pack a lot more food with me for work, traveling, parties, etc. And they’re great for storing and utilizing leftovers. A good container for me not only seals air tight to preserve freshness and prevent leaky messes, it’s also freezer safe for storing raw dehydrator breads and crackers, bean soups, nuts, seeds, etc.
I learned the hard way last week that the seal on an older, rubber-top container no longer seals while shaking chopped tempeh with cornstarch, soy sauce, and seasonings, Miko got to provide his floor cleaning services while I got to wipe cabinets.
The containers feel very sturdy and strong, the tops snap on tightly with a satisfying click to preserve the contents safely from freezer burn or getting stale. And being freezer and dishwasher safe are huge pluses for me.
The medium size is perfect for soaking beans, keeping nuts and seeds fresh in a pantry, fridge, or freezer, freezing up to 4 servings of leftovers, marinating tempeh and tofu, and, my favorite, packing huge salads for work lunches while using a mini container for the dressing.
They truly are leak proof, I wouldn’t try tossing a container of liquid salad dressing into my purse for work with my old containers!
Nice for packing soups, sauces, and anything other loose liquid too.
The only minor gripe is it’s not easy to lock the lid on requiring a little force. Getting the lid off also requires some muscle and seemingly more so for the mini containers. I didn’t find this to be an issue, but these might not be the best option for kids lunches.
Would you like to try these LockTop containers? Great, because OXO is hosting a giveaway for a similar set! To enter, simply leave a comment telling me what you’d use them for. I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, May 8th. Good luck!