Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Are you like me?
Do you like to know what types of things help people on their journeys (real food, green-living, etc etc etc)?
I always find it nice to see reviews from real foodies for products I think would help me on my journey. So, it’s been fun to try out a few things and report back (like the WooBamboo! toothbrushes). Today I have another one to share with you!
Us real food foodies gotta have a lot of storage solutions on hand. Am I right, or am I right!??
- Bone stocks are piled in my fridge and freezer (usually in these glass containers)
- Extra cooked chicken is in the freezer (usually wrapped in wax paper in these glass containers)
- My sprouted breadcrumbs are in glass mason jars
- I use all sorts of random glass bottles for my water kefir and kombucha (wine bottles, flip tops, old juice bottles, etc)
- Fresh fruit is typically rinsed and placed into glass mason jars or these glass containers
Do we see a trend here? LOTS of storage solutions for storing my food and they are all glass.
Do I like that? YES! Absolutely, 100% I prefer using glass and that is almost all I use, for good reason.
Glass is more ‘green’ and it is more safe for my family. Plastic scares me, for the most part.
Does that mean that I never use plastic?
No. I do use plastic, too…just in moderation and when it seems to be the best option. Let me explain.
Want Some Grapes, Oliver?
So, let’s just imagine, for a moment, that I go to town with Oliver (my 29 month old). He’s hungry as he sits in the shopping cart. Okay, easy!
Prepared Mommy remembered to pack some healthy snacks for him, of course. Let me just grab my cooler.
Here you go, honey. Take this glass bowl and enjoy your grapes and raspberries.
This is one instance when I use plastic. Short-term storage for the toddler is a great reason for me to use plastic.
A Great Storage Solution
I have been using old, hand-me-down plastic containers from my Mommy and from years of saving. I recently looked at them a little more closely. They change over time, have you noticed that!?
So, most of those were tossed out and I was off to find another solution. I had the opportunity to review the Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Container Set.
This is an 8-piece set (4 lids, 4 containers)…and it nests BEAUTIFULLY! This makes me happy, as my glass jars have taken over the kitchen, and hall closet, and coat closet. Haha!
These are BPA-free, so that’s good.
Honestly, not GREAT, but very good. There could still be some other suspect toxins lurking in the plastic, but I have a work around for that. Keep reading.
They truly are as transparent as glass, which is important to me. I have so many things in my fridge, I just have to see what is inside. These are clear and I am able to easily see grapes, blueberries, leftover breads, etc etc etc.
Keep Food Fresh Longer!
This part really impresses me.
I just have to press down on the center of a lid and the air inside is pushed out through a one-way valve. This eliminates extra air so food stays fresh longer.
This isn’t a ‘gimmicky thing’ either. It really works. When you want to open a container, you just lift up the lever you see below and out comes the air, pull up on the handles, and you can easily get to whatever is inside.
Also, see that little white dial? You can turn it and know when you put the food in. Now, that is a bit gimmicky (I just write dates on my glass jars!), but it’s a nice touch, I suppose.
But Scratch Mommy…It’s PLASTIC!!!
Remember that instance above where I go into town with Oliver? I do not want to hand him a glass jar or bowl. No, no, no…that’s a disaster in the making, for sure!
It makes much more sense to keep everyone safe and give him his snacks in a plastic bowl, right?
MY TIP: For long-term storage, I simply place a piece of cheesecloth, a paper-towel, or a piece of wax paper in the container and place the food on top. Easy Peasy!
I would NEVER place these plastic containers into the microwave (although they claim they ARE, in fact, microwave safe), but simply storing some food in them in the fridge, freezer, or on the counter…I’m a-okay with that.
Would I purchase these Ozeri INSTAVAC Green Earth Food Storage Containers? Yes, I would. The price is good for the quality you receive.
Are these something that would replace the other storage containers in my kitchen? No…no way. I love my glass jars, too much.
I do think these are nice quality and provide an option when glass isn’t feasible, which is something I need in my life.
Overall…YES. I would purchase these containers. You can click any picture to head over to Amazon where you can learn more about them. If you are an Amazon Primer (if you aren’t, you SHOULD be!), they ARE Prime, so that’s nice, too.
Until next time…
Jess, aka Scratch Mommy
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
Hi, I ordered the Mira scale that you recommend and I just wanted to make sure you got credit for it. I don’t remember if I went to Amazon through your web site. Can you check? I don’t mind sending them email. Let me know.