Food Storage Containers

Food Storage Containers

Whether in the fridge or on the go, this selection of food storage containers is perfect for keeping food fresh. Food containers with lids store leftovers or newly cooked meals to keep them fresh and ready to eat. Great for use in the refrigerator or freezer. Choose from a variety of individual pieces or container sets to find what you're looking for. Bag clips help keep bags closed and prevent them from re-opening when stored. Jam jars, bread boxes, and cookie jars are also available.

Love Your Leftovers
You?ve cooked up a storm, and now there are a ton of leftovers. It?s time to pack them up, but where do you begin? Whether you?ve hosted a holiday, cooked for a family get-together, or meal prepped for the week ahead, you?ll need a convenient and organized way to store the leftovers. Bedbathandbeyond.com offers a wide variety of hassle-free food storage solutions to suit your needs.

Glass or Plastic?
Two solutions to the food storage dilemma are glass and plastic containers. Glass containers are a great option because they are clear, so you can easily identify foods in the fridge and reheat them in the microwave. Food will retain its flavor, and when you?ve eaten the last morsel, a glass container can go right into the dishwasher. If a glass container seems too bulky to take along to school or work, plastic containers are a convenient and lighter weight option for commuters. Although most plastic containers are microwavable and easy to clean, tomato-based sauces can sometimes stain them. Whether your container is child- or adult-sized, you can?t go wrong with glass or plastic for on-the-go lunches.

Blow the Lid Off
Once you?ve decided whether glass or plastic is right for your goodies, consider what type of lid would work best for you. Most containers and sets include a cover for each piece. Plastic sets typically come with plastic lids, while glass containers can have glass or plastic covers. Some lids are liquid tight and/or airtight, so you won?t have to worry about spilling soup in your car, or giving early morning train commuters a whiff of last night?s salmon on your way to work. Locking lids clamp securely with a snap on all four sides.
Most lids should be removed when reheating food in the container. However, vented lids have an extra piece that can be pushed downward to create an air vent, while also preventing liquids and sauces from splattering around your microwave. Some multi-piece food storage sets have different colored lids to help you identify leftovers more easily in the fridge.

Singles vs. Sets
Bedbathandbeyond.com features a wide assortment of single food storage containers, as well as multi-piece sets. A set offers the most bang for your buck with different sized options, such as 1 cup, 2 cup, and 1 quart. Pyrex, Rubbermaid, and OXO are some of the many well-known brands to choose from. Single containers are a good option if you don?t accumulate many leftovers on a regular basis. They are also great for adding to your current food storage container set. Single containers and multi-piece sets can be used for storing everything from soups, appetizers, entrees, desserts, dry foods and cereals, pet food, and much more.

Canisters and Jars
Need stylish storage on your kitchen counter? Canisters and jars are the way to go. Ideal for storing dry ingredients like flour or sugar, they can add a pop of color or whimsy to your space. Clear glass canisters with a locking top are very chic and will infuse retro style into your kitchen.

Just Bag It
Skip the boring brown bag and try reusable sandwich bags instead. A fun option for little ones, these bags can be machine washed, and will prevent you from frantically searching your kitchen for an empty bag when you?re rushing to leave in the morning. Reusable bags are typically made of a durable fabric with a coated interior, and come in funky prints and colors.

Crazy for Canning
Ball jars and Mason jars are the way to go when you want to save and enjoy jams, tomatoes, salsas, pickles, and more all year round. Made of glass, they come with an airtight metal lid and band to preserve freshness. Mason jars are also a trendy way to pack a salad for lunch, or sip an ice cold lemonade on the rocks.

Storing the Storage
Now that all your leftovers are packed away neatly in the fridge, what about the unused containers? If you have the room in your kitchen, try dedicating one or two cabinets to your collection of food storage containers to keep them in one place. Nest containers inside of each other where possible for a cleaner look. You can also stack the lids on a different shelf in the same cabinet. Some sets have snap-together lids or lids that secure to the bottom of each container for convenience. Bedbathandbeyond.com also offers a variety of shelving and drawer organizer options, so you?ll never have to hunt for missing lids again.