Glass containers

I’ve been keeping an eye out for glass containers, to use as an alternative to plastic. I found these fabulous retro Electrolux ones in a charity shop. From my research, I believe they would have originally been used in a caravan fridge,, many years ago. This makes them ideal for storing items in the fridge- the long one is perfect for bacon and the smaller one for cold meats. I wouldn’t risk putting vintage glass in the freezer, or any glass that isn’t certified as suitable. You don’t need broken glass shards around food that you were going to eat! I took a couple of different shots, so you can see them from different angles- there are just 2 of them.

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For freezing, I came across these Pyrex dishes with rubber & plastic lids (yes, there is a small amount of plastic in them, but it won’t come into contact with the contents. They are specially designed to go straight from freezer to microwave or oven. They work brilliantly and have a special vent in the lid, which you can raise if you are going to microwave something. I bought all 4 that they had in the shop and they cost around £20 for the lot- good old TK Maxx!

The plus points are that these should last a lifetime, they can be endlessly washed and re-used. They won’t stain like plastic can and we won’t be getting horrible chemicals leaching into our food.