Best Food Storage Containers
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The Best Food Storage Containers You Can Buy, According to Amazon Reviews

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Best Food Storage Containers
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Storing That Food Stockpile

Many of us will likely (and hopefully) have an abundance of food in our cabinets, pantries, and elsewhere long after the coronavirus crisis is over. And even if we don't, these trying times have shown a number of us how woefully inadequate our food storage situation is. Mismatched lids, warped containers that used to hold takeout, ripped cereal boxes that spill every time we use them. Why not start fresh with a new set of containers for storing and freezing food, keeping leftovers, and organizing that untidy pantry? Below you'll find glass, plastic, and other containers — in an array of configurable options — that will work for your space. None are rated fewer than 4 stars on Amazon.

Note: Prices and availability are subject to change, especially as demand has increased during the coronavirus crisis.

Rubbermaid Easy Find 60-Piece Food Storage Containers
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Rubbermaid Easy Find 60-Piece Food Storage Containers

Price: $28 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.6 stars
You get a lot of bang for your buck with this set, which is also available in 42 pieces. The BPA-free set has seven different sizes of containers with vented lids, and it's microwave- and dishwasher-safe. The containers nestle inside one another, and the lids snap together for easy, clutter-free storage.

Find the entire Rubbermaid Easy Find line here.

Rubbermaid Brilliance 44-Piece Food Storage Set
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Rubbermaid Brilliance 44-Piece Food Storage Set

Price: $100 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.7 stars
This BPA-free, leak-proof, airtight food storage set of 22 containers and lids is the largest set available at Amazon through the Rubbermaid Brilliance brand. The set is odor- and stain-resistant, dishwasher- and freezer-safe, and stackable, and the Brilliance line includes pantry food storage containers, as well.

Find the entire Rubbermaid Brilliance line here.

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver 3-Piece Set
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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver 3-Piece Set

Price: $27 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.5 stars
The FreshWorks Produce Saver line from Rubbermaid is designed to do just that, keep produce from spoiling before you use it. The products use what is called a CrispTray to reduce moisture, and the lids feature vents and filters to regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow. It's BPA-free and dishwasher-safe. The line includes products designed for the refrigerator and countertop in different sizes as well as accessories.

Find the entire Rubbermaid FreshWorks line here.

OXO Good Grips Greensaver Medium Produce Keeper
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OXO Good Grips Greensaver Medium Produce Keeper

Price: $20 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.1 stars
One of a few food storage container lines from Oxo Good Grips, the company's Greensaver products are designed to keep produce fresher for longer periods of time using a carbon filter that traps and absorbs ethylene gas and an elevated colander insert to promote airflow and reduce spoilage. The line includes three sizes of produce keepers, two sizes of herb keepers, and crisper drawer inserts with replacement filters.

Find the entire Oxo Good Grips Greensaver Produce Keeper line here.

OXO Good Grips POP Containers 20-Piece Set
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OXO Good Grips POP Containers 20-Piece Set

Price: $160 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.6 stars
The airtight and stackable pieces in this BPA-free set reflect the number of containers, not containers and lids, so you get 20 containers in 14 sizes. A button on top of the lids engages an airtight seal. The POP Containers line has smaller, less expensive sets available, as well as individual pieces and accessories like scoops and labels for less mess and easy organization.

Find the entire Oxo Good Grips POP Containers line here.

OXO Good Grips 30-Piece Smart Seal Containers
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OXO Good Grips 30-Piece Smart Seal Containers

Price: $80 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.3 stars
The third of Oxo's Good Grips lines, this set, also BPA-free, contains 15 glass and plastic containers with locking-tab, leakproof lids with a silicone seal. Smaller sets are available, as are individual pieces.

Find the entire Oxo Good Grips Smart Seal line here.

Snapware 10-Piece Plastic Meal Prep Kit
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Snapware 10-Piece Plastic Meal Prep Kit

Price: $11 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.6 stars
Snapware is inexpensive compared to other brands, so buyers find more to complain about with its products, but if you're trying to save money, this isn't a bad option. This set has five BPA-free plastic containers with airtight, leakproof, locking-tab lids that also have a spot for writing the container's content. The set is dishwasher-, freezer-, and microwave-safe.

Find the entire Snapware line here.

Pyrex Simply Store 24-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers
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Pyrex Simply Store 24-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers

Price: $43 from Amazon
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This Pyrex Simply Store set has 12 round and rectangular glass containers with BPA-free secure-fit lids, all of which are microwave-, dishwasher, and freezer-safe. The set includes a two-year warranty on all pieces. Pyrex's Simply Store and other lines of food storage containers offer different sizes and configurations, as well as some decorative sets.

Find the entire Pyrex food storage line here.

Gorilla Grip 5-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers
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Gorilla Grip 5-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers

Price: $27 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.9 stars
Though Gorilla Grips' range of containers is limited — it offers 2-, 3-, and 5-piece sets in two sizes: 28.5 and 40 ounces — we're including it here because of its high rating and popularity amongst buyers, who say it's sturdy and super-durable. Made from strong borosilicate glass that can withstand extreme temperature changes, the set comes with BPA-free, easy-lock tab lids that create an airtight seal. The glass containers are freezer-, oven-, dishwasher-, and microwave-safe, and the whole set comes with a 10-year guarantee.

Progressive International 7-Piece Prepworks ProKeeper Set
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Progressive International 7-Piece Prepworks ProKeeper Set

Price: $63 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.7 stars
This BPA-free set includes seven multi-sized stackable canisters with easy-catch lids that employ a stainless steel hinge and silicone seals for airtight storage. The containers are dishwasher-safe.

Find other Progressive International food storage containers here.

FineDine 24-Piece Glass Food Storage Set
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FineDine 24-Piece Glass Food Storage Set

Price: $39 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.7 stars
With 12 containers in nine sizes, this borosilicate glass set comes with BPA-free lids that hinge and lock in place, creating an airtight seal. FineDine's glass storage containers come in a number of different configurations, and the company offers "transport-friendly" and pantry organization products as well.

Find the entire FineDine food storage line here.

Vtopmart 7-Piece Airtight Food Storage Containers
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Vtopmart 7-Piece Airtight Food Storage Containers

Price: $41 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.5 stars
This Vtopmart set has seven pieces in four sizes, including a tall one that can store dried spaghetti. Its BPA-free containers are clear for easy identification of what's stored inside, and their "special sealing mechanism" keeps food dry and fresh. The set also comes with reusable labels. Vtopmart offers other sets as well — all highly rated by Amazon buyers.

Find the entire Vtopmart food storage line here.

Bayco 24-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers
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Bayco 24-Piece Glass Food Storage Containers

Price: $34 and up from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.3 stars
Another glass food container set popular with Amazon buyers, Bayco's contains 12 round, square, and rectangular pieces in 12 sizes. It comes in four different colors, and the glass containers are oven-safe to 700 degrees. Its lids are BPA-free and create an airtight seal. Other configurations are available.

Find the entire Bayco food storage line here.

Chef's Path 7-Piece Airtight Food Storage Containers
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Chef's Path 7-Piece Airtight Food Storage Containers

Price: $40 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.6 stars
This BPA-free pantry organization set is an Amazon bestseller with seven airtight containers in four sizes. It includes reusable chalkboard labels, and the pieces are stackable to take up less space in the pantry.

Find the entire Chef's Path food storage line here.

Shazo 40-Piece Food Storage Container Set
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Shazo 40-Piece Food Storage Container Set

Price: $80 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.3 stars
This large food storage set includes 20 containers in five sizes, all with interchangeable lids that have two different types of spouts for easy pouring. Each also has a comfort-grip design, graduation marks for measuring, and the set comes with 27 labels and a marker. While these work well for pantry organization, Shazo also has configurations for fridge and freezer storage as well.

Find the entire Shazo food storage line here.

HAIM Living Ziploc Bag Organizer
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HAIM Living Ziploc Bag Organizer

Price: $30 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.1 stars
While HAIM Living has a number of food storage container sets, this hanging Ziploc bag organizer is different from anything else we've seen and can be used in the fridge or freezer. It can hold up to 11 freezer bags, and it slides in and out to make it easy to find the bag you're looking for. The product comes fully assembled.

Find the entire HAIM Living food storage line here.

Nummyware Glass Food Containers with Bamboo Tops
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Nummyware Glass Food Containers with Bamboo Tops

Price: $37 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.2 stars
If aesthetics are an important part of your kitchen organization, these next few products were chosen for both their high ratings and looks. Nummy's 8-piece set includes four sizes of containers made of borosilicate glass safe up to 520 degrees that are also dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. Their attractive bamboo lids have a seal, and the lids can also double as a cutting board.

Find the entire Nummyware food storage line here.

EatNeat 4-Piece Kitchen Canister Set
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EatNeat 4-Piece Kitchen Canister Set

Price: $24 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.6 stars
With its cylindrical glass and stainless steel lid design, EatNeat's four-piece canister set is handsome enough to be displayed on a countertop. It's also BPA-free.

Malmo 3-Piece Canister Set
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Malmo 3-Piece Canister Set

Price: $23 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.2 stars
Malmo's carbon and stainless steel canister set features anti-fingerprint and snug-fitting lids. The transparent window allows buyers to see what's been stored inside. It comes in three colors: cream white, blue, and lilac gray.

Le'raze Apothecary 3-Piece Glass Canister Set
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Le'raze Apothecary 3-Piece Glass Canister Set

Price: $28 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.4 stars
If your decor tastes tend more toward the traditional or vintage, this apothecary-style canister set might appeal to you. Each canister has a chalkboard portion for labeling, and the lids feature a silicone ring for airtight storage. Labels and chalk included.

Savvy & Sorted 96-Piece Chalkboard Label Set
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Savvy & Sorted 96-Piece Chalkboard Label Set

Price: $9 from Amazon
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Amazon rating: 4.5 stars
If you've found a set on this list that doesn't come with its own labels, but love the idea of using labels for better organization and content identification, this Savvy & Sorted set will last a long time. It comes with 96 labels in three sizes and a white chalkboard marker.

Some Food Storage FAQs
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Finally, Some Food Storage FAQs

While investing in new food storage containers might make your kitchen a less stressful place to cook and find items, there are a number of considerations when it comes to organization, safety, and other concerns. Read on for more tips that might help you decide which organization system to purchase.

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How Should I Organize My Food Storage Containers?

As hard as we try, our container drawers and cabinets usually get a bit out of hand, especially as mismatched pieces overtake the matched. If you can, start with having your cabinet, countertop, and pantry storage containers in a matched set that allows empty containers and lids to nest within one another. Filled containers should be modular and stackable for better organization.

However, there are a number of other ways to keep things neat and organized, too. Use a plate rack, tension rods, bins, or drawer dividers to keep lids neat and separate from containers. Alternately, there are entire food storage container organization systems like this one from Rev-a-Shelf, and another from X-cosrack that are designed to help keep things tidy and orderly.

How Many Food Storage Containers Do I Need?
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How Many Food Storage Containers Do I Need?

This obviously depends on the size of your family, the amount of food you have stockpiled, how often you have leftovers after a meal, and how many of your pantry staples you want stored in containers.

A good rule of thumb for where to start — and you can always build from there — is to have three to five containers per person in your household for storing cut veggies and fruit, meal prep, leftovers, and such. Buy more and larger if you plan to freeze meals. If you're looking to organize your pantry, pull out everything you want to transfer from its store-bought packaging into a container — dried pasta and beans, rice, cereal, etc. — and plan how many storage containers you'll need from there.

Where Can I Buy Bulk Food Storage Containers?
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Where Can I Buy Bulk Food Storage Containers?

If your food stockpiles are more than the average person or family's, you can start by visiting this link on Amazon, which contains a number of larger containers. For instance, here's a Lock & Lock container that can hold more than 50 cups of one ingredient, like rice or dried beans. Or check out this set of bulk food drawstring bags in different sizes designed to hold large quantities of nuts, beans, cereal, grains, etc. The Container Store also has these Lustroware Smart Lock containers for keeping bulk amounts of food.

Which Plastic Containers Are Safe for Food Storage?
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Which Plastic Containers Are Safe for Food Storage?

The bottoms of plastic containers contain a number inside the triangle showing that the item is recyclable. According to the Home Food Safety arm of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, you'll want to use plastics 1, 2, 4, and 5 (3, 6, and 7 have additions like BPA and PVC that you don't want leaching into your food). Look for containers that say they're BPA-free — there are many to choose from these days, and everything we included in our list is BPA-free.

If you're going to be using containers often to heat food or store hot foods, choose glass or stainless steel containers. Even BPA-free plastic containers can break down over time due to high temperatures.