Food storage containers are essential to avoid wasting food and to conveniently bring lunches with you. They also help to prevent attracting pests and to keep your baked goods fresh. Not all food storage containers are made the same, so remember to check the product description to know whether yours can be used in the microwave, freezer or dishwasher. Also be aware that plastic food storage containers need to be disposed of once they crack.
What to Look for in Meal Prep Containers
Meal prep containers are made of glass or BPA-free plastic. Always check that the containers are safe to use in the microwave if you ever need to use them in that way. Freezer safety is another feature to check for if you plan on putting the meal prep containers in the freezer.
Consider whether or not you want separate compartments in a single container. This preference depends on what you plan on storing in the containers and how much you dislike your food being mixed. Meal prep containers with more than one compartment are also good for keeping salad ingredients crispy and for making it easy to remove something you don't want reheated.
Rubbermaid containers are popular choices for food storage containers because they're of good quality and are available in high-number sets. If you prepare meals for more than one member of your family, then you may want to choose a larger set. Rubbermaid containers are available in small and large sets. We've seen 10-piece, 56-piece and 60-piece sets.
Alternatives to Rubbermaid containers include Berkley Jensen, Sistema and Ziploc. We also sell cake storage containers, pie storage containers and food containers with a vertical design. Vertical food storage containers are convenient for storing bagged items like sugar and cereal. You'll keep your food safer from pests by keeping it in sealed containers.
Other Features of Food Containers
Some food containers have super-clarified bases, so that you can see the contents with ease. Common shapes to choose from are square, rectangle and circle. Square and rectangular allow you to make the most of the space in your refrigerator. Some food containers have locking clips to keep the lids on more securely. They're less likely to burst open when they're dropped or to leak food when you bring them with you to work or to school.
Whether you need food storage containers to store leftovers or to prepare lunches, we have products suitable for you and your family's needs. BJ's Wholesale Club has plenty of other convenient, low-priced products to make your life easier. Sign up for a BJ's Membership to receive exclusive digital coupons and other perks.