Types of containers you should have around the house

30 Sep
There are so many storage containers available nowadays. I am not even talking about food containers only, but if you are after food storage, it is important that you decide which container is suitable for your requirements before buying it. Some of the factors include the type of food you want to store in it, the environment it will be stored in and the amount of time you want to store the food for. In this article, I am going to discuss these points in detail so that you don’t get stuck with the incorrect container type.

Most supermarkets will have a decent stock of glass food storage containers. You can use these containers to store various canned foods although they are only recommended for use at home. These containers are quite heavy as well which means that they shouldn’t be used to store food that you regularly use like salt or sugar. The main reason for this is because the risk of dropping these containers increases when they are being used on a daily basis. Why would you want to take the chance when there are so many safer options out there?

There are special containers known as #10 cans which can be used for storing large quantities of food like beans, rice, wheat, etc. You could also put an oxygen absorber into these tins for the best results.

Then there are vacuum boxes and bags where you can store food which goes stale when exposed to air. These bags are quite convenient and are quite popular among housewives since they are great for storing pastas, oats, meats & other fresh foods. They’re light weight as well and can be easily stored or carried around as and when required.

Plastic storage containers may come with or without zip locking functionality. They are popular for storing food mainly because they are cheap. A lot of people use these bags for storing foods in the freezer as well since they prevent different foods from sticking to each other. You can also get plastic bags to store your vegetables. Food stuff stored in such bags remains fresh because they are allowed sufficient air to breathe. Large mason jars are also good for storing home made salad dressing or just using as informal drinking glasses.

You will be using a dishwasher to wash most of your kitchen utensils. But you need to understand that most storage containers can’t withstand such high temperatures, and with plastic ones it’s even harmful (probably!). These washers have a range of temperature used for washing and it is important that you ensure your containers can withstand these temperatures before buying them or putting them in.

You may need to put in a lot of research before you find the right container to suit your requirements. But with the internet, it has become much easier to search for exactly what you want. There are many websites which sell containers online. These websites also instruct you on the best use of each type of container. There is no safer way of storing food at home and if you apply yourself properly, there is no reason to make a mistake.

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