Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids, Set of 5 (10 Pieces Total) |BPA-Free & Stain Resistant

Last updated date: December 18, 2019

DWYM Score
9.5

Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids, Set of 5 (10 Pieces Total) |BPA-Free & Stain Resistant

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Overall Take

Whether you are packing a lunch or storing leftovers, the Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage, 10 pc has you covered. Each of the containers are BPA-free and stain- and odor-resistant. What makes this set stand out from the rest, other than its budget-friendly price, is its lid with airtight seal and secure latches. In our analysis of 61 expert reviews, the Rubbermaid Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage, 10 pc placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Checkout The Best Tupperware Set for a detailed review of all the top tupperware sets.

Expert Summarized Score
9.6
2 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
4,197 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
I love how easy they are to open and close with the innovative vents that allow microwaving with the lid on and latches open to help reduce splatters and are crafted with heat resistant BPA free material.
- Flour On My Face
May 20, 2017 | Full review
Rubbermaid Brilliance containers are made from BPA-free plastic which is stain and odor resistant, which means storing tuna salad or spicy curry won’t come back to haunt you weeks later.
- The Spruce Eats
October 22, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
The only cleaning difficulty lies in the crevices of the seal on the lid. This always proves the most difficult spot to get clean, but it’s possible with the pre-dishwasher swipe of a sponge.
- The Spruce Eats
October 22, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Thanks to its airtight seals and secure latches, this set of Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers is guaranteed not to leak, allowing mess free transport of your favorite foods—even soups, stews, and sauces. Each piece also sports a modular design that allows convenient stacking in your fridge or lunch bag, saving you some much needed space. No need to unstack and unseal multiple containers to find a specific dish; their crystal clear Tritan construction lets you see what you've stored at a glance. This material also provides stain and odor resistance to keep the container spotless and fresh after every use. Want an easier way to re heat leftovers? Built in vents allow steam to escape so you can microwave food without removing the lid. In addition to being microwave safe, these Brilliance containers can also be placed in the freezer and the dishwasher without warping or discoloration—but should anything ever go wrong, Rubbermaid Brilliance products are backed by a full lifetime warranty.

An Overview On Tupperware Sets

No kitchen is complete without a quality Tupperware set. These sets are essential for storing leftovers, packing lunches and even dividing up food into proper portions. There are a variety of sets on the market, which can cause some confusion when you begin your search for the best Tupperware set. This guide breaks down each of the features you’ll want to look for so you can make the most informed decision.

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Look at the material used to make the Tupperware set. Whether the containers are made of plastic or glass, it is important that they are listed as BPA-free. Several of the glass models have a big benefit over their plastic counterparts. For example, the Prep Naturals Glass Food Containers with Lids, 26 pc has thermo-resistant properties that can withstand temperatures up to 840 degrees Fahrenheit.

Determine the shapes and sizes that will work best in your kitchen. The Pyrex Simply Store Glass Food Container Set, 18 pc has circular and rectangular containers in several different sizes. They even have multicolored lids. Other sets are strictly one shape with a few different sizes or one shape with just one size.

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Examine the Tupperware lids. You want to make sure, at the very least, that they create a tight seal that prevents leaks. Some sets go above and beyond, like the Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage, 10 pc. This model not only has lids with an airtight seal but also secure latches that let you know the lids are firmly in place.

Check to see whether the Tupperware set is listed as stain and odor-resistant — you don’t want today’s peanut butter and jelly sandwich to smell like last night’s salmon. It’s also important to make sure the set is safe to use in the freezer or microwave if you plan on storing leftovers for longer than a few days or heating them up the next day.

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Consider any extras that may make one Tupperware set a little more attractive than another. You may find a set with innovative vents that work to release steam when cooking in a microwave, or you may come across a set, like the Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage, 42 pc, that is stackable for easy storage. In fact, this model’s lids not only snap onto the containers but also onto the other lids. That means no more loose lids falling all over the place in your cabinet.

DWYM Fun Fact

During the Great Depression, a man named Earl Tupper saw his landscaping business decline. He then had to get a job in a factory that made plastic. Within 10 years, he created what we now know as Tupperware. His first containers were bowls called Wonderbowls. Although Tupperware is a specific brand name, many Americans simply refer to all plastic storage containers as Tupperware. Below are a few more facts that you may not have known about this handy invention.

  • Tupperware parties have become so popular worldwide that there is actually a party held every 2.5 seconds.
  • Several of Tupper’s containers were so beautiful that they were actually placed on display at the New York Museum of Modern Art.
  • Tupper wanted his containers to have lids that were vacuum-sealed, and he actually got the idea of how to do this from a paint can.
  • In the Guinness Book of World Records, Tupperware is listed as one of the 10 greatest inventions of the 20th century.
  • In the 90s, Tupperware launched a line that included Braille along the bottom of its containers to let the visually impaired know the volume.
  • If you lose a lid or container, you can purchase a new one without having to buy an entire Tupperware set.

The Tupperware Set Buying Guide

  • While most Tupperware pieces are dishwasher safe, it’s best to only wash plastic items on the top shelf of your dishwasher.
  • If your Tupperware begins to smell over time, there are several things you can do to rid the container of that unpleasant odor. Start by setting the Tupperware in the path of direct sunlight. If after a few hours you still notice a lingering odor, fill the container with distilled white vinegar. Let it sit for several minutes before rinsing it clean.
  • Storing foods like spaghetti sauce could leave a stain on your Tupperware container. Should this happen, all you need to do is create a paste out of baking soda and water. Rub the paste over the stain and let the paste sit for 24 hours. Afterward, wash the container with dish soap and water and it should be as good as new.
  • You don’t have to stick to using your Tupperware containers for food. They have plenty of other uses as well. You can use them to organize your office supplies, hold your arts and crafts items or keep bandages and other first aid items stored safely in your car. You can also re-purpose old Tupperware instead of throwing it away. Turn larger bowls into outdoor birdbaths or decorate old lids to use as coasters on your living room coffee table. The possibilities are limited only by your creativity.
  • Check to see if the company offers any type of warranty or guarantee before you buy. For example, you may find one company has a customer service guarantee while another one you’re considering doesn’t. This may help you choose between two sets.
  • When it comes to pricing, you’ll need to pay attention to the materials used as well as how many pieces come in each set. The Rubbermaid Brilliance Leak-Proof Food Storage, 10 pc are the cheapest on the market, as they are made out of plastic. The Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids Food Storage, 42 pc is also plastic, but costs slightly more due to the large number of pieces in the set. Both the Pyrex Simply Store Glass Food Container Set, 18 pc and Prep Naturals Glass Food Containers with Lids, 26 pc command a higher price because they are made out of glass. Naturally, the 26-piece set costs more than the 18-piece set.