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Best Value All Around **06/09/19 Update**
January 11, 2018
After researching and reading the reviews of several brands of similar containers available on Amazon, these seemed to offer the best value in quality, size, and quantity. I initially purchased two sets of the single compartment containers, and not only did they live up to the many great reviews, they far exceeded my expectations. So much so, that I purchased three additional sets of the 2 compartment containers. I had an upcoming surgery scheduled with aftercare that required 6-8 weeks of extremely limited mobility, and I purchased my first 2 sets to make my own homemade "Frozen TV Dinners" to have during my recovery. My five sets we're purchased in 3 separate orders and all 3 shipments arrived well packaged with all containers intact. With 9+ months of continued use, of the 50 containers purchased, I've only had to discard two lids due to breakage (see below). When used for freezing, they do a terrific job of keeping food fresh and without freezer burn for right at 3 months. After 3 months, I have noticed ice particles start forming. They work perfectly going from freezer to microwave. However, while the lids are frozen they are a bit brittle and two cracked as I tried to vent a corner before reheating in the microwave. What has worked best for me is to microwave on high for 2 minutes and then vent the lid's corner for the remaining 2-4 minutes of cooking. After I attach the lid, to get a truly leak-proof seal, I've found it best to use my thumb and forefinger to pinch around all four of the lid's sides. After doing this, I've found even broth-based soups will not leak out even if the container remains upside down. These containers are perfect for packing a week's worth of lunches at once and for storing leftovers. Instead of ziploc baggies or foil, I use them to store opened packages of blocks of cheese, bags of frozen vegetables, sliced fruit, etc. They're sturdy, dishwasher safe, leak proof, don't get stained from red sauces, BPA free and are more economical than the reusable containers I've purchased in the past at supermarkets (ie, Ziploc plastic containers). If buying multiple sizes, I have this to offer: While the one & two compartment lids stack perfectly on top of each other and appear to be identical, they are NOT interchangeable, and I found this to be quite aggravating. To combat this, I used a Sharpie to mark each lid with a small "1" or a "2" to distinguish whether it was for the single or double compartment container. I can fully recommend these.
**Update** June 9, 2019
I purchased 2 sets of these containers -one & two comprtments- about 18 months ago and have used them often. I use them to freeze meals which I then microwave and clean them in a dishwasher. I also use them to store opened blocks of cheese, cut-up veggies, etc. After 18+ months of frequent use, it's time for me to re-order them. I certainly wasn't expecting to get the use out of them that I did!! Given this, I can recommend themeven more now than I did in my initial review!