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Old 01-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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NA Chef, Those are the containers I am looking for. However, since I only wanted a few of them,(2 sets) the shipping and handling charges were twice the amount of my order. Naturally, I cancelled. You have to spend $150.00 to get free shipping. A bummer. Thanks, though.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:37 PM   #12
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I discovered what has turned out to be my favorite food storage containers for both refrigerator and freezing. They are made under the trademark Lock & Lock. I first found them in my local Asian markets but they are also available online. They come in a variety of square, rectangular and round sizes.

Anybody who is going to use plastic storage containers should determine what plastic they're made of. Here's a good article: Plastic Bottles: Are They Safe and What Do the Numbers Mean? Particularly you want to avoid BPA (#7). The Lock & Lock containers are polypropylene (#5) and AFAIK are safe not only for food storage but microwave too (although NOT with the top fastened!!!!).

Google search: Lock & Lock food storage containers
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:50 PM   #13
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I just use the Glad or Ziplock reusable toss away type for just about everything except hot fat/grease. The I use Corningware (at least until it is cold).
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #14
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I just use the Glad or Ziplock reusable toss away type for just about everything except hot fat/grease. The I use Corningware (at least until it is cold).
I'm too cheap for that. I reuse the plastic ones from the deli and other groceries. Plastic bags are usually bread bags.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:29 AM   #15
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If it is just to go into the fridge, I always use glass. I have some old 40's glass fridge containers in different sizes. My butter dish holds two sticks of butter. Sometimes I switch to my butterball. That too is crockery Love them. I hate plastic in the kitchen or anywhere else in my home. It always feels greasy to me. Even if it is new. For the freezer, I use freezer bags. For large liquid's items, I place the bag inside a large jar, fold the top over the edge and pour the ingredients in. The freezer bags take up less room in the freezer and lie flat. Makes it easier to store items from the store like ice cream, etc. Meats get individually wrapped for one meal, and then go into the bags. Freezer bags are less expensive than containers. I don't buy the most expensive ones either. And no, I don't wash them. They get tossed.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:17 AM   #16
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Lyndalou--check out the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and other thrift stores. I popped into a Salvation Army here in San Antonio and picked up two corningware dishes with plastic and glass lids. I also got 3 plates that match my stoneware. This brings my dinnerplate count up to 12. I could've bought more cups and saucers, but I never use the 8 I have--if there had been salad bowls, serving pieces, I would've snatched those up. From an online place that sells replacement china pieces, the plates are listed at $23.99 each. I got three for 79 cents each. Now how to get them back to Canada without breaking them....It is amazing what people throw away/donate.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:27 AM   #17
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Lyndalou--check out the Salvation Army, Goodwill, and other thrift stores. I popped into a Salvation Army here in San Antonio and picked up two corningware dishes with plastic and glass lids. I also got 3 plates that match my stoneware. This brings my dinnerplate count up to 12. I could've bought more cups and saucers, but I never use the 8 I have--if there had been salad bowls, serving pieces, I would've snatched those up. From an online place that sells replacement china pieces, the plates are listed at $23.99 each. I got three for 79 cents each. Now how to get them back to Canada without breaking them....It is amazing what people throw away/donate.
When I downsized they got my diningroom set and kitchen furniture. A lovely rolling cart.
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When I downsized they got my diningroom set and kitchen furniture. A lovely rolling cart.
Darn! I would love a rolling cart!
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Darn! I would love a rolling cart!
It was just the right size for pie making. Had two shelves and a drawer that held my baking tools. I loved it.
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It was just the right size for pie making. Had two shelves and a drawer that held my baking tools. I loved it.
Oh--you had to share that!!! It would have been a perfect workstation for your new pie maker! Can you get it back?
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