Pyrex Glass Food Container Set

Last updated date: October 29, 2019

DWYM Score
9.6

Pyrex Glass Food Container Set

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Overall Take

Pyrex is known for its sturdy kitchenware, and this food container set is no exception. The containers and lids can withstand drops onto kitchen tiles, microwaves, freezers and ovens. The color-coded lids also make organization easy. In our test kitchen, we liked the color-coded lids for organization, as well as the fact that we could use these glass containers in the oven. In our analysis of 65 expert reviews, the Pyrex Pyrex Glass Food Container Set placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note October 29, 2019:
Checkout The Best Storage for Leftovers for a detailed review of all the top storage for leftovers.

Expert Summarized Score
10.0
5 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.8
1,999 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Durable, high-quality tempered glass and 2-year limited warranty.
- The Spruce Eats
We were impressed with the durability of the Pyrex containers and their lids, which survived drop after drop onto a wood board placed over a cement floor.
- New York Times Wirecutter
One of the most durable food container sets out there. Owners praise the thickness of the glass, ease of muse and cleaning , and superior heating quality.
- BestReviews
Each container is made with a durable glass material that’s safe for the microwave, freezer, and dishwasher. You can also use the glass containers in a preheated oven. The containers won’t stain, lose their shape over time, or retain odors. The lids are safe for the top rack of the dishwasher.
- Heavy
The containers won’t recolor, lose their shape after some time, or hold smells. The tops are ok for the top rack of the dishwasher.
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What experts didn't like
Lids are not microwave-safe despite being advertised as such. Containers get very hot in the microwave
- The Spruce Eats
Not all of the containers in this set are leakproof, so these are not the best option for prepping meals to bring to work or school. Though the round containers didn’t leak any water in our tests, we’d still exercise caution if you intend to use them to transport liquids.
- New York Times Wirecutter
Occasional cracking or warping of the lids was an issue for some
- BestReviews
Lids aren’t safe for the freezer or microwave.
- Heavy
Some say the lids get cracked.
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From The Manufacturer

Stackable and nestable for easy storage, the Pyrex Simply Store Glass Rectangular and Round Food Container Set is also easy to clean. Pyrex Simply Store 18-piece container set includes 1-cup round, 6-cup rectangle, and 7-cup round, with two (2) each of 2-cup round, 4-cup round, and 3-cup rectangle. Lids included for each dish. Each container is made from Pyrex glass which is microwave, dishwasher, preheated oven, and freezer safe; lids are BPA-free, and top rack dishwasher, and microwave safe. Glass and lids are non-porous so they won’t absorb food odors, flavors, or stains. Air tight lid seals are designed to keep your food fresher longer. Containers are easily stackable to save space; clear glass allows for easy viewing of contents. Made in the USA, this set comes with a 2-year limited warranty on the Pyrex glass and plastic lids against manufacturer defect.

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An Overview On Storage For Leftovers

Whether you’re whipping up holiday favorites, packing lunches or saving leftovers from your favorite takeout joint, one thing’s for sure: You’re going to need a great set of containers to store your leftovers. You could toss your Thanksgiving stuffing into a Ziploc bag or stuff your midday work snack into a flimsy sandwich bag, but you — and your food — deserve better. A fantastic set of reusable storage containers for your food is the best way to keep it fresh.

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Food storage containers come in an array of sizes, materials and colors. Glass containers are sturdy and generally safe to put in the microwave, oven and freezer. They’re also easy to see through, so you never lose track of that meal you cooked up a few days ago. However, they are heavier than plastic containers, and they can break or chip if you drop them.

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You might end up spending more than you’d like to with glass containers. Luckily, hard plastic containers are quickly catching up to glass in terms of durability and longevity. Most new plastic food storage containers are also BPA-free. Some are dishwasher, oven, freezer and microwave safe, but they still might break down over time. They’re also more likely to retain odors or colors from your food, but this can be prevented with proper care. 

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Locking lids are available on both glass and plastic containers. These lids offer a tighter seal that may keep your food fresher for longer. They can also prevent spills or leaks, which is vital when packing leftovers for lunch. 

Finding the right storage containers for your food will keep your tastebuds happy for days or weeks after you make your meal. Head over to our Tips & Advice for more hints on buying the right set.

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DWYM Fun Fact

If it seems like your food goes bad within a day or two after grocery shopping, you might need to heed some food storage advice. 

When you buy bananas, take them apart from the bunch when you get home. You can use a leftover cardboard six-pack holder to keep each banana safe and fresh.

Storing a loaf of bread in the fridge will protect it from mold, but it will also make your bread go stale more quickly. Keep your bread tightly closed in its original wrapping for maximum freshness.

It’s fine to keep commercial maple syrup in the pantry, but pure maple syrup doesn’t have the preservatives to survive on the shelf. Keep it in the fridge, then pour out a serving size and heat it up in the microwave when it’s pancake time.

The Storage For Leftovers Buying Guide

  • If you want a container that you can pop directly in the microwave or oven, look for a glass container with built-in vents under the locking lid. This type of lid provides the airtight storage you need to keep your food fresh and the convenience you need to reheat food in seconds. 
  • Make sure that any plastic containers you buy are marked “BPA-free.” BPA is an industrial chemical used to make certain plastics, and it was common in plastic containers until a few years ago. It can seep into food over time and cause health problems.
  • Many plastic containers are marked safe for ovens, freezers and microwaves, but consumer reviews beg to differ. If you want a guarantee that your plastic containers will last, wash them by hand and let them air dry.
  • Airtight containers should have a silicone seal built into the bottom of the lid. Look for this feature before you plunk down cash for a set that isn’t truly airtight.