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
I purchased one of these in the store I was visiting. After using it for kefir, I loved it so much I ordered 3 more of them as well as the extra lids. Great product.
April 28, 2013
I love this glass. I was looking for a glass container that I could store my infants formula in as I like to make a days worth and store in the fridge. I hate plastic and all that BPA talk and it was important for me to be very careful about what the formula was put in, as I wasn't able to breast feed. This was perfect and I loved the old time feel of it. Very stylish! Also the delivery was fast and it was packaged very carefully, which is a plus. I will for sure buy from container store again!
April 26, 2013
great value, handy product
I have limited use of my hands. I had been buying milk in plastic bottles (easy open), but the milk company decided to discontinue them (isn't that what usually happens when you find a good product?#. So...I went online to look for a bottle into which I could decant my milk from those old fashioned waxed cardbord containers and found this. It also has replacable lids #great feature). It also is very inexpensive.
April 24, 2013