Rubbermaid Plastic Vented Food Storage Containers, 16-Piece

Last updated date: October 19, 2021

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Rubbermaid Plastic Vented Food Storage Containers, 16-Piece

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We looked at the top Food Storage Containers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Food Storage Container you should buy.

Update as November 3, 2021:
Checkout The Best Food Storage Containers for a detailed review of all the top food storage containers.

Overall Take

This set gives you a classic storage solution with a new twist. The vent on the top stays put when you need things airtight, but pops up to release pressure if things get too hot inside. The lids and the containers are easy to wash.

In our analysis, the Rubbermaid Rubbermaid Plastic Vented Food Storage Containers, 16-Piece placed 3rd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Easily store food, minimize clutter around your kitchen, and stop your search for the perfect meal prep containers with these Easy Find Vented Lids Food Storage Containers. Say goodbye to unwanted splatters, messy microwaves, and time-consuming clean-ups with built-in vents on each lid. The bright red lids snap to each other and to the bottom of the containers, so they’re always easy to find and organize. Thanks to their clear bases, it’s easy to see the contents of any container when you’re quickly grabbing food out of the refrigerator. Constructed from durable, BPA-free plastic, these food containers are built to withstand a wide range of temperatures, and are top-rack dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe.

An Overview On Food Storage Containers

Somewhere in the world there’s a perfect kitchen in the home of a perfect family who all clean their plates at the end of every meal. If you’re that family, feel free to save yourself some reading. As for the rest of us: Your kitchen is going to need food storage containers.

Mind you, these containers aren’t just for storing leftovers. They can be brought to potluck dinners or they can keep staples like flour or sugar fresh after the bag has been opened. The best ones will last for years, and can even be used to warm up food. And since the difference between good storage containers and sub-par ones is likely to be just a few dollars, you may as well go for the good stuff.

There is a significant price difference between plastic and glass containers, which are the two most common materials. Glass will be a bit more expensive, and the advantages are obvious. You can pop it in the microwave freely, and clean it up easily in the dishwasher afterward. It’s liable to be a lot heavier, but these are containers you can expect to last (unless, of course, you drop them).

Plastic is much lighter, but the best plastic doesn’t necessarily have to be flimsier. Some plastic container brands are dishwasher safe (as long as you don’t have the water temperature too high) and some are even OK to put in the microwave, though even the best plastic containers shouldn’t be “nuked” for too long.

For many, the main concern with plastic is the materials used to make it. Some plastics can contain BPAs and other chemicals that can leach into the food, affecting the taste in the best case scenario and harming our health in the worst. Phthalates, PVC or BPAs are just a few of the red flags you want to look for, as these chemicals have been linked to hormone issues and certain kinds of cancer.

The Food Storage Container Buying Guide

  • Keep in mind how much food you plan on storing, and where you typically store it. If it’s going to be in the pantry, you can get away with plastic containers in a utilitarian style. If you’ve got things that need to be ready at hand on the countertop, consider glass containers that you’re not ashamed to display. Some type of labeling is always a plus if you’re storing food long term.
  • Sometimes it seems you can never find the right lid for the right storage container. It’s a common problem, with a few easy solutions. File folders or magazine holders can be turned into convenient pockets to hold all your stray lids. Just screw them to the inside of your cabinet door.