Whether you’re preparing, serving or storing up a main meal, it’s safe to say that high quality glass containers have had a resurgence. Let’s take a look at four reasons why you will love the Nutrifresh food storage range:
The perfect choice for storing leftovers or reheating/cooking from. Glass containers can be transferred effortlessly between the freezer, fridge and microwave. Why? Borosilicate or tempered glass, which is simply glass that’s been strengthened during the manufacturing stage, is designed to withstand sudden and drastic temperature changes. 4-5 times stronger than regular glass, it should be the only glass used when exposure to a lot of temperature changes (such as freezing and heating) are required.
Thanks to its safe, glossy, non-porous surface, glass doesn’t absorb food and germs; in fact, it repels food odours and any lingering flavours. Furthermore, it can be safely washed at high temperatures in your dishwasher and used over and over without posing any harmful risks to the environment or your personal health. You can be assured that glass food storage containers won’t leach any chemicals when in contact with food.
Because most glass food containers can be moved between your freezer, fridge, oven and tabletop, the time pressure of food prep and serving can be drastically reduced. Whilst you’re unlikely to place a meal in a plastic container on your kitchen table, food presented in a glass container, taken straight from the oven, and placed on your dining table is another story indeed. What’s more, glass enables you to safely check food as it reheats thanks to the transparent clarity of your glass container. And when it’s time to wash up, well, you can completely skip this step by safely popping your container into the dishwasher.
It may sound strange because ultimately, glass food storage containers are priced higher than plastic, however, glass will last the distance. Hands up those of you who have acquired a glass container from a mother or grandmother over the years? It’s because glass lasts. The fact that glass can be safely used and reused when storing hot food and liquids – for decades – is genius really.
Glass can help you save money by reducing waste too; because these handy kitchen containers are crystal clear, you can accurately see what you’re storing and use up your leftovers before they need to be thrown out.
Here at Nutrifresh we have a range of glass food storage available. The Airclip collection can be used to prepare, store and serve food, through the oven-to-table-to-microwave process. Discover the collection here.