Quattro Stagioni Bottle
Makes Food Storage FUN!
Glass is just better and more environmentally friendly! Plastic containers do not hold up over time (hairline cracks at point where lid meets the container). Plastic will retain food odors no mater what the manufacturer tells you! So, after 30+ years of 1st-gen. clear plastic, I'm going back to glass for all food storage.
I use these for storing beverages (OJ, milk, choc. milk) for everyday use. They're easy to hold and shake (no leaks), and look pretty in the fridge. There is a cute design on the front that makes them look even fancier.
(I use CS's Glass Refrigerator Pitchers--#s10015515/6, same company, behind these for surplus beverage storage--which are used to refill these bottles as needed).
For the pantry, I keep pastas, rice, and cereal in these. I use my label maker to make labels, and since these bottles are glass, it's easy to remove the labels at any time.
I like that I can POUR dry foods from these into a measuring cup. The glass terrines are great, but you cannot fit a 1 cup measure through the top (even 1/2 cup isn't easy). THIS bottle is a great solution!
I have more photos, but they only let you post two.
For expiration dates, I use CS's Erasable Food Storage Labels (#454090). For the dry goods in the pantry, I put the label on the back. In the fridge, I put the labels on the lid.
This makes cooking fun, and it's easy to find expiration dates at a glance--instead of searching in different places on various products for the date.
CS sells replaceable lids, which is great, because some foods do retain a smell. The lids have a built-in silicone seal, so they seal tight and can be shaken without leaking.
I keep extra lids on hand, and if I want to use the bottle for another item--just put on a new lid and I'm done. I store the lids with other product scents in plastic bags and note which item (smell) is embedded. This makes it easy to reuse the lid for a particular item.
Love these bottles!
May 5, 2013
Great little jar
I use this for homemade almond milk and rice milk. It's a lovely little jar. If anyone is considering purchasing it for use with pre-bottled juices, etc, I would caution you to make sure to check the the size needed. This bottle holds 1 Liter/33 ounces which is perfect for homemade milks since they need to be consumed within a few days.
July 8, 2013
I use the bottles and two sizes of the jars. I can set the empty bottle on my kitchen scale, set the tare to zero, and fill with 92 grams of powdered milk for the makings of one quart of reconstituted fluid milk.
Repacking partially emptied refrigerator items frees up space and lets you consider whether they should be saved or not.
The containers clean easily in the dishwasher, and because they are massive in relation to plastic, they dry completely even on air dry, whereas plastic containers do not.
Extra lids are a good idea. The bottle lids, for me anyway, got bent at least one time and that irregularity can cause rust to form on the inside edges of the lid.
Putting your stuff in standard, see through containers helps you see the product for what it is, not for what the advertising label wants you to see.
I suggest using plastic for dry foods and glass for anything liquid or that must go in the refrigerator.
These will improve your life.
June 12, 2014
Perfect for juice!
I recently started juicing and needed something in which to store leftover juice, something large enough that I could skip a day between preparation. The search was harder than I anticipated; many glass bottles have an opening too small for a botlle-washing brush, and too small to enable the dishwasher to do a good job. At first I had settled on the straight-sided French working glasses (from the popular high end kitchen store) that come with plastic lids. What a mistake! Homade juices need to be swirled before drinking, because they settle and separate after being in the fridge for a while. The lids on the working glasses aren't tight enough; the juice easily seeps out around the lid and I always ended up with icky looking green juice all over the countertop, my hands, everywhere! Don't waste your money.... But these bottles are perfect in every way! And they're attractive! I even use them to take water with me when I go out.
May 12, 2014