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Our 15 Favorite Food Storage Containers
We took a look at the best food storage containers on Amazon and picked our favorites. Don't worry, we tested the one that holds cake (for science).
Pyrex Food Container Set
When it comes to food storage, Pyrex is king. This rectangular set ($30 for six) is dishwasher, microwave and oven-safe, making it perfect for layered desserts—like tiramisu or trifles—that need to be kept refrigerated. We also love them for making and storing our favorite casseroles (and lasagna—is lasagna a casserole?).
Sick of plastic bags clouding your produce drawers? Try a produce saver ($16), which is essentially a mini produce drawer ideal for your leafy greens, like lettuce or kale. Let’s be honest—we’re open to trying any storage tool that will help us remember what we bought this week.
Canister Set for Dry Goods
Glass canisters look great on your counters and provide a slightly less messy way to cook with dry goods like flour and powdered sugar. Say goodbye to four half-opened bags of flour and hello to spiffy canisters ($30) with built-in spoons and airtight lids.
Coffee Pod Holder
This is our favorite pod holder for single-serve coffee machines, like the Keurig. Instead of displaying the individual pods loosely in their cardboard box, this set of drawers ($20) lives under your machine and neatly stores the pods.
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While we’re still dreaming of the day that cereal gets packaged in resealable bags, storing our favorite brands in airtight containers is a fabulous alternative. This set of three ($23) comes with cereal scoops and chalkboard labels, making storage almost as much fun as eating.
If you bring salads for work lunch, you know all too well the struggle of bringing your dressing from home. We love these Rubbermaid screw-top containers ($13 for four) because they’re compact, spill-proof, and durable. Looking forward to not having to write “THIS ISN’T YOURS, DAVE” on my bottle of ranch dressing anymore.
Bulk Storage Containers
Pastas, grains, sugars, granola—when stored properly, these items can last quite a while. We love these bulk storage containers ($60 for six) because they allow us to store large amounts of our favorite ingredients without causing us to stress about expiration dates.
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Stainless Steel Coffee Container
We are obsessed with this sleek coffee ground container ($30) from Coffee Gator. The canisters keep beans and grounds safe from environmental factors that may alter your coffee’s taste. A vent on the lid keeps oxygen out while allowing carbon dioxide to escape, which boosts flavor and keeps coffee lasting longer.
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Resealable baggies were cool during grade school, but we prefer something sturdier for our work lunches. Medium-sized containers—like these 1.25 cup dishes from Rubbermaid ($19 for six)—are perfect for the job. These are ideal for casseroles, veggies, pasta and sandwiches.
Fresh Fruit Keeper
What’s better than a container with breathable holes specifically made to keep fruits and vegetables fresher for longer? One that also comes with guide printed on the plastic that lets you know exactly how to store the foods to reach maximum storage potential. This $12 dish from Amazon also comes with a built-in strainer and bottom lid to catch water.
Ever feel wasteful for buying a can of tomato paste when your recipe just calls for one tablespoon? You’re not alone—canned items are great for keeping foods fresh, but once they’re open, you’re stuck with wasting the extra or forcing yourself to scarf down the rest. These saver lids ($12 for six) are your storage savior—they’re stretchy and form an airtight seal, meaning the contents of your can may live to see a few more days.
Meal Prep Containers
We are eternally envious of those who were made to meal prep. These glass bento boxes ($35) come with three sections, perfect for two sides and a main. The set comes with three containers, meaning you can store three days’ worth of lunch or snacks. To get started, see our 50 greatest meal prep recipes.
Food Storage Bags
These are not your ordinary zip-top plastic bags. We love the flexibility provided by the reusable silicone food storage bags ($26), which can snuggle their way into tight spaces in our already-jam-packed fridges. They’re also great choices for transporting fresh fruit, trail mix and cut-up veggies.
Antique Copper Canisters
These copper canisters ($120) are absolutely gorgeous—we love everything from the rustic finish to the bubble texture. But it’s what’s on the inside that counts. You can store your favorite baking ingredients, like flour and sugar, or keep the products of your most recent bake tucked away from the elements.
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I can’t stress this enough—we love our cakes. And when it comes to cake, we don’t mess around with storage. We love this cake and cupcake holder ($33), which comes with removable tiers and trays that can accommodate various baked goods. No more placing inverted bowls over perfectly iced cakes only to wake up with messy frosting and one hardened side (like seriously, how does that happen overnight?).
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