I cannot tell you how much I hate keeping track of lids and containers. I never spend a lot of money on pricey plastic food containers because somehow, they always end up losing their mate. So when I was offered the chance to review the line of reusable plastic containers from Mr. Lid, I totally jumped at the chance.
These are just a few of the containers they sent me. Some have leftovers waiting to be consumed at my husband’s office. Mr. Lid has the lids attached to the container. I have no idea why it took us this long to finally make a container with an attached lid. We’ve had that convenience with pencil boxes for years, why not food storage too? Well, I am just so glad Mr. Lid makes them because they are so convenient.
After dinner is over, the kids are wound up, Josh is usually not home yet, and I am pretty exhausted. I have leftovers to store somehow and there have been times I couldn’t find a lid so I left it out for Josh to deal with when he got home. By 7pm my mind shuts off. I can’t help it. But with Mr. Lid I just reach into my drawer, grab the correct-sized container and put the food in the fridge. So. Much. Easier.
These are dishwasher safe and microwave safe and BPA free. They do not say they are freezer safe, though. I think they should totally make a freezable line. As you can see from the above pictures, they etched in the containers a place to put the date, a max fill line so you don’t over fill and experience spillage. And on the larger container they have etched the cups and ounces it can hold.
I love this salad container! Look – it has a special place for dressing/sauce and it is made so the sauce doesn’t spill into the food area. If there is something I lose more than normal lids it is teeny lids for teeny containers. This will save me so much heart ache.
These are as-seen-on-TV containers and in my opinion they are totally worth their money. As far as thickness/durability goes, they are not as thick as Rubbermaid, but definitely thicker than Gladware. They have tons of uses beyond just food, so even though they cannot be used in the freezer, I think they are worth the money. As of the time of writing this post, they have an offer on the site for 20 containers for $36 (I added up all the shipping & handling charges). That is like $1.80 a container – not bad at ALL.
What do you think? Who would these make a fab gift for? Maybe yourself?
Disclosure: I received the containers for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.