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    "Spin" Storage

    Sat Jan 21, 2006 7:44 pm Groupie
    Has anyone purchased those plastic storage containers that are stored on a spinning rack? (for the life of me, I can't recall their name). I've seen them on TV and they look kinda small and not of a very good quality. It seems like a great idea and a huge spacesaver, but quality is important to me in storage containers. Any comments on them would be appreciated. Thanks icon_biggrin.gif
    Susie D
    Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:45 am
    Forum Host
    My DD has one of these. I can't say I would recommend them. The containers are tiny. She uses hers to transport food for the baby and to pack things for lunch boxes.
    Sun Jan 22, 2006 12:56 pm Groupie
    The containers did look really small on TV too. I just thought I'd try to save some space, but with the leftovers in my house, I'd need two of them! Thanks for the info! icon_biggrin.gif
    Chef #220225
    Sun Jan 22, 2006 7:13 pm
    Experienced "Head Chef" Poster
    I saw these in a kitchen outlet store. Because I'm single and live alone, the thing I really liked about them was that some of them are only eight ounces (one cup.) The thing I didn't like about them is that they seemed so flimsy. I didn't think to look for the recycling number on the bottom. I finally decided against them because I realized that I probably still wouldn't get rid of all the miscellaneous containers cluttering up my kitchen and because they didn't seem that substantial.
    Sat Jan 28, 2006 7:27 pm Groupie
    I have these and I love them! Yes, the containers are small, but that makes them perfect for lunches and snacks. They are flimsy in the sense that they are more along the lines of the Glad disposables than Tupperware, but they are way cheaper than Tupperware too. And they hold up really well in the microwave. I like that they all use the same lid, and the spinner stores them in a small space while still making them accessible.
    Sat Jan 28, 2006 9:46 pm Groupie
    I looked at those and decided against them so I started picking up the rubbermaid ones.I figure I can get different sizes and they will last way longer.
    Annie H
    Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:11 pm
    Forum Host
    Does anyone have a link to these? I'm curious about them. Do they look like those spice racks that spin and dispense?
    Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:39 am Groupie
    They look more like the rotating shelves my mom has in her cupboards that she keeps her medicines and short cups and glasses on to me.
    Tue Jan 31, 2006 5:19 am Groupie
    Annie H wrote:
    Does anyone have a link to these? I'm curious about them. Do they look like those spice racks that spin and dispense?
    Annie H
    Tue Jan 31, 2006 10:15 am
    Forum Host
    Ooooooh, I could use that. The husband takes leftovers for his lunch many days. This looks perfect.

    :runs to organize the plastic storage cupboard:
    Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:46 pm
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    You just have to be cautious about what kind of plastic containers you use in the microwave! Before I started selling Tupperware I used margarine and cottage cheese containers.
    Then I learned that plastic that is not microwave-safe can release toxins into your food and you don't know it. Even using containers for refridgerator storage that aren't meant to be re-used means that they might break down and contaminate your food (or water). I know that the cost of Tupperware can be prohibitive, but the fact that it is guaranteed for a lifetime without a receipt means that I will never have to buy replacements for broken or cracked containers. And you can earn FREE products by hosting a party. I Love FREE!
    And the newest technology in food grade plastics means that I can store it in the freezer and then put it in the microwave to defrost, reheat and then serve. And it doesn't stain!
    Can you tell I love my Tupperware? icon_biggrin.gif

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    Cooking at the Cottage
    Sat May 06, 2006 10:01 am Groupie
    I have 2 of these and love them - one home and one at the cottage. While they look small - the large is almost 3 cups.

    In the fridge, they stack and their shape allows for air circulation. In the cupboards they, are more efficient than round containers. And the rack keeps everything together.

    And having one at each loacation, I just transport things back and forth, not having to worry about bringing the cottage or home containers back to they proper place.

    They are not Tupperware, but as the price keeps dropping, I bought a third set, just for the extra containers.


    PS I very seldom buy things "As Seem On TV". I think this is the first thing, but I would really like to buy that slicone-caulking kit, though.
    Thu May 11, 2006 8:05 pm
    Forum Host
    I have these as well. They are far more disposable than Tupperware. I have had several of them crack on me. They are okay as far as they do save space and are easy to stack. Don't know as I would buy them again though. I don't think that they are any better than the gladware or ziploc containers you can buy at the grocery store. Just an easier item to store.
    Fri Jul 07, 2006 9:11 pm Groupie
    I bought and returned a set. Nifty idea, but the lids were a nightmare to get on and off and the plastic was not the durable kind.

    What I've replaced nearly all my plastic containers with is Lock & Lock. QVC sells it, and Target now sells a few select pieces. I'm not sure where else to buy it. There is a silicone ring that seals them absolutely water and air tight, and the lids have 4 locking flanges that are super easy to close and open with my weak hands.

    I'm thinking of getting the Lock & Lock carousel set:
    from QVC

    It's a little pricey, but these things are indestructable. Microwave to freezer to dishwasher, and the lids never warp. I'm still debating on the price, but having them up in a cupboard with all the lids under the carousel is really enticing.
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