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    Favorite freezer containers?

    anne in apex
    Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:56 pm Groupie
    What are your favorite reusable freezer containers? I don't like to use zippy bags, I'm much happier with dishwasher safe containers. I have a couple of sets of the Gladware type, but they don't really seal well enough for long term storage. I have a chest freezer, so space isn't an issue, I just wonder if there is a brand that seals better.

    For really long term, I do have a vacuum sealer, but most of what we eat doesn't stay in the freezer long enough to justify the cost of the bags.
    Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:13 am
    Forum Host
    I like quart yogurt containers - they're great for soups and sauces and stuff like that. The lids seal well, and I can mark them, though I usually use tape. And a quart is the perfect size for us. Plus they're freeee. icon_smile.gif

    Of course, one possible down-side is that you've got to eat a lot of yogurt. icon_wink.gif

    Also, I use canning jars for some things - specifically apple cider when it's in season (love breaking out a quart of good cider in February!) and limoncello. You have to be careful, though, with jars to make sure there's enough head room - I had a jar of cider break in the freezer because someone who shall remain nameless over-filled it. icon_sad.gif
    Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:16 pm Groupie
    I like the Rubbermaid containers. I freeze spaghetti sauce , chili, soups in them all the time.
    anne in apex
    Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:51 pm Groupie
    I mostly freeze cooked beans, rice, pasta sauce, and misc meals. I'd be afraid to use jars, since I have a chest freezer and things tend to roll around in there. I need containers that stack. I'll check out Rubbermaid, they're probably more sturdy than the semi-disposable Gladware I'm using now.
    Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:52 pm Groupie
    They are sturdy and the stack nicely. I really like them.
    Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:30 am Groupie
    I use Rubbermaid, because that always seems to be the one on sale. I get tons of sandwich squares for small portions and small round ones for soups. They stack nicely. If I really need more containers than I pop them out and put things into freezer bags, they still stack and I an easily plop a portion back into a container for taking it to work.
    Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:22 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    I use glass pyrex containers. Every few years I get the set from Kohl's with all the sizes. 1 c gets used for leftover wine and other little things for the door. 2 c. gets used for single lunch portions of soups/chili/casseroles. 1 qt gets used for family-sized meals.
    We use them like crazy till the lids wear out or we lose the lids, but a pretty good investment. I have several of the ziploc 2 c. rounds, but I don't put anything plastic in the microwave, so the glass pyrex works good for us.
    Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:37 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    I have 8 oz/16oz/32oz plastic containers from Dollar Tree 4 container per package ( cheap and work well I can pour soups/beans/etc into them and label and remove fast run under warm water pop out..

    I also use quart size Ziploc for things like Ground turkey meat & shredded chicken
    Thu Apr 12, 2012 9:33 pm
    Forum Host
    I like freezer ziplocs. I label and fill them, freeze them flat on a cookie sheet, then stand straight up in the freezer by date. It's a little like a file cabinet drawer that way.
    Tue May 08, 2012 7:02 pm
    Semi-Experienced "Sous Chef" Poster
    Ball canning company has some ball freezer containers that I found at dollar store bought 10 love them..just perfect for my lunches the keep air out I use them to place my lasagna and meatloaf..
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