I like storing leftovers in glass or stainless steel to avoid plastic chemical nasties. I have a large collection of Pyrex storage containers and they honestly get used every day! I prep my workday salads in the 6 cup and my on the go hot meals in the 3 cup rectangular storage dishes. I had a combination of their basic blue simply store lids and the solid grey or clear and red plastic “no leak” lids from purchases over the years. The plastic lids degrade over time, cracking and peeling at the edges and sometimes warping making them ill fitting, but the bases…well I may be handing those down to my future grandchildren some day, since pyrex glass lasts for YEARS! So when I discovered that their new Ultimate lid system made of glass and silicone is now sold separately as a replacement lid, well I counted up every one of my bases and ordered new lids for them all. And let me tell you, these new lids deliver.
There is much to love about these lids. First of all, lids made of only Pyrex glass and silicone…..YES please! I really try to reduce my plastic usage for health reasons, not to mention environmental stewardship. Goodbye warping chipping plastic lids!
Furthermore since they are Pyrex glass on top you can see what’s in them, bonus. Hoping that will reduce the number of lid lifting nightmares at the fridge door discovering forgotten leftovers left to rot. I also like that the silicone frame of the lid is easy to lift open, and yet has been staying closed nicely in transit to and from work. There is a triangle of just silicone at the edge. After initially seating the lid into the container, you lift that corner to allow air out and then press that down to complete the seal. Have not yet attempted to transport anything really soupy or liquid in them, so cannot speak to a perfect on the go leakproof seal, but we did run this highly scientific test for you….
I bought the white lids, as I have an all white kitchen and I love the clean simple look of white. Crossing my fingers that they will stay nice and white over time. So far they have come out of the dishwasher (top rack safe) sparkling clean. It’s good to keep in mind that silicone is a porous material which can take on the color or odor of foods it comes in contact with.
Of course they sell the base and lid combo as well, so you can always choose that option if you don’t own already own the bases or you just need a few more. These are a workhorse in our kitchen!
So start counting up your lids and place that order! Here is a link right to the page. I happen to know that there is a flash sale tonight August 12, 2018 from 6 pm to midnight EST so NOW would be a good time to place that order and SAVE using the code SAVE30. Do it!