I was provided an opportunity to evaluate some reusable glass containers from buygreen.com, an online shopping site full of a wide range of quality environmentally-conscious products in exchange for an honest review. The food storage collection is a new part of the Lifefactory product line and provides transportable glass storage protected by a silicone sleeve. I received the 2-cup size containers and used them to pack lunch for myself as well as for my preschooler. First of all, I love the colors, I got one in Huckleberry, which is a pretty purple, and one in orange, my boy's favorite color. His lunch of cold cut roll-ups and broccoli fit comfortably in the bottom, and I had room to place a small container of orange slices on top before securing the lid. I actually had him help me pack it, since he was excited about the cool orange "grown up" container for his lunch. He thought it was cool that the bottom silicone sleeve had tabs on it that you attached to the lid to hold it in place. While I read several reviews complaining about the way the lid latches to the base, I did not have a problem with them, and my four-year old did not complain about them being too tough to remove when I sent him in with this container for lunch.
I packed a stew for my own lunch, and it was very nice to have the added security of attaching the lid to the bottom of the container with the tabs. No leakage! I knew there was no way it would pop off, even if it flipped on it's side in my bag. Although even without the tabs secured, the lid still goes on firmly. I have several other glass containers and over time many of the lids have split and cracked. These lids are made of a more rigid plastic than the containers I own, and I see no way of them deteriorating over time the way my other lids have. I also really appreciated having the silicone to protect my hands as I removed the container from the microwave, as opposed to using my shirt as a pot holder. The entire container is refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The container and silicone sleeve (without the lid) are microwave and oven safe (up to 425 degrees).
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