Best Freezer Food Storage Containers

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Best Freezer Food Storage Containers
Best Freezer Food Storage Containers

In previous articles, we’ve talked a lot about how to use your freezer to help make your (cooking) life a bit easier. Whether it’s making meals or storing food prep items, it’s all about having tools to get it done right and, surprisingly, the list is not as long as you might think!  Here’s my take on the 5 best freezer food storage containers out there.  They’ll definitely come in handy for helping you master the art of freezer storage.

                                  Spare Essentials Foil Pan & Lid Set

 

Spare Essentials Foil Pan & Lid Set
Spare Essentials Foil Pan & Lid Set

These containers make are great for grab ‘n’ go meals. The 5.5”x4.5”x1.9” size make them perfect for single-serving entrees. They stack nicely in the freezer and can go directly from the freezer to the oven.

 

 

Pros 

  • Single serving size
  • Freezer to oven
  • Stackable
  • Economical
  • Use in the air fryer for easy cleanup

Cons

  • The lid is not leakproof
  • Cannot use in microwave
  • Crushes more easily than plastic containers

Freshware Meal Prep Containers

 

Freshware Meal Prep Containers
Freshware Meal Prep Containers

These meal prep containers are great for hot or cold foods. They stack easily in the fridge, lunchbox or picnic container. Measured at 9” x 6.3” x 1.6”, these little gems make it easy to pack up some single portions sizes in advance!

They are also available in 2 compartment and bowl designs.

Pros                                                                       

  • Single serving size
  • Freezer to microwave
  • Reusable
  • BPA, PVC, and Phthalate FREE
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Economical

Cons

  • The lid is not leakproof
  • Cannot use in the oven
  • Lids tend to crack with repeated use
  • Lids can be difficult to attach/remove

Mr. Lid Half Cup Storage Containers

Mr. Lid Storage Containers
Mr. Lid Storage Containers

These are my new favorite thing! These high-quality containers are meant to hold up for the long haul. They are BPA-free, reusable and recyclable. The best part? The lids are attached so there’s no more searching for lids and containers that match!

They also are available in salad and sandwich sizes.  If you can’t decide, why not take the plunge and go for the 25 piece starter set?

 

Pros                                                                  

  1. Heavy-duty/long-lasting
  2. BPA free
  3. Reusable
  4. Recyclable
  5. Dishwasher safe
  6. Microwave safe
  7. Leakproof

Cons

  • More expensive than disposable containers
  • Uses more space to store empty containers
  • Cannot be used in the oven or on the stovetop

Lock & Lock Storage Containers

Lock & Lock Storage Containers
Lock & Lock Storage Containers

This classic features a hollow cylinder silicone and 4 side locking mechanism that locks in twice the sealing power to keep your items fresh. There are many sizes to choose from but this 16.2 cup size is my favorite. It fits nicely in my freezer and keeps things organized. I use it to hold things like individual rolls, hamburger patties and other items that would otherwise “roam” around the freezer creating chaos!

 

Pros

  • Fits well in the freezer
  • Leakproof
  • Airtight
  • Durable and long-lasting
  • Microwave safe
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Stackable
  • Close side to side fit
  • BPA free

Cons

  • The lid may be difficult to snap on and off
  • Cannot be used in the oven or on the stovetop

  Ziplock Freezer Bags

Ziplock Freezer Bags
Ziplock Freezer Bags

When freezer space is at a premium, these bags come to the rescue! The pint-size is good for packaging serving-sized portions of soups and stews, individual pieces of meat and single sandwich rolls. The gallon size is great for double bagging items to avoid freezer burn and help with the overall organization of your freezer. Although the slider bags have many uses, I only use the zipper bags for freezer storage.

Pros

  • Space-saving
  • Zipper style is leakproof
  • Economical
  • Dioxin and BPA free
  • Recyclable

Cons

  • May melt or rupture in microwave
  • Slider bags may leak and break easily

You’ve Got This

So this is it. This is all you’re going to need to get that freezer organized and ready to start working for YOU! I hope you’ve got your orders in and are raring to go. I know I am.

Do you have any freezer storage tips that are working for you? Let me know in the comment section below!

Cynthia
cynthia@cynthiaeats.com