Rectangular SnapwareÂ® Containers
I'm not bugged.
Regardless of the brand of food storage container used in the long ago past or currently (Snapware) I have never EVER stored any food directly in the container. If it's possible, I use the bag it comes in, but only if it's water resistant. Flour and sugar I pour directly into a zipper bag, which then goes into the container. Basically any food product goes first into the zipper bag and then in the container. I'm very phobic about any kind of creepycrawly and though it may be a little bit more work initially, this really works for me. The zipper makes a relatively airtight seal and then the latch on the container is a double protection. Although this may seem counter-intuitive, it gives me peace of mind. To date, there have been no issues. I really like the Snapware although a couple of mine were "deformed" in the dishwasher (wrong rack). Still they're quite usable although a little weird looking and a bit off balance, but until we get new ones, they work very well. I love the square because they take up less room than round. I've had these for years already and they've never cracked or split but like anything else, care has to be taken. Now I know NOT to put them in the bottom rack. Terrific product and reasonably priced.
March 11, 2015
Lids are a pain
Surprised no one else mentions. Hard to properly get gaskets into track. Hard to secure lids so they don't pull right off. Not sure if seal is effective as I've found bugs in pancake mix after a couple of weeks. I use chalkboard labels which look sharp and hold up for bwashing.
September 20, 2014
I bought this to hold four pounds of sugar, which it does very nicely. The top opening is good for scooping out the contents. The catch is a bit odd, but it seems to be working.
July 11, 2014
WARNING ON SIZE!!!
I love these Snapware canisters. I had a couple at my last apartment and was looking forward to buying several more to have a complete matching set for all my baking flours and sugars at my new home. HOWEVER, I was very disappointed upon arriving home with my lovely new canisters only to find that they did not fit in my cabinets! My kitchen cabinets have fixed shelves a little over 8" apart. I usually find the Container Store's measurements to be quite accurate, however not so in this case. The medium size (11.1 cup/2.6 L) of these canisters is NOT 8" high as stated. They are actually between 8.25" & 8.5" in height once you account for the domed lids. Such a disappointment as 8" would have been a perfect fit! (just a small gap between canister and shelf to allow for easy movement -- but alas! I couldn't get them onto our shelves at all) :/ They are still great canisters though, so I'm just knocking one star off for inaccurate measurements in the item description because otherwise they would have been perfect. Ah well!
June 9, 2014