Are the lids tight fitting enough to keep crackers and nuts from going stale?
Container Store left one word out of their response, making it opposite of what they meant to say. They meant to say the lids are NOT airtight, but fit snuggly.
Personally, I would not count on them to keep foods from going stale. I use them to organize office supplies, tea bags in the pantry, and stuff that is either otherwise packaged or does not go stale.
Date published: 2018-03-21
I'm super confused. How thick is the gasket/lid?
The photos for this item don't seem to show a thick lid or much of a gasket protruding down into the container, but the photos people post using the item show a very pronounced, very visible, deep gasket. Could someone measure and post how thick is the lid overall, and the measurement for the part of the lid that sits above the container's edge and the measurement for how much of the lid rests within the container? I was thinking of using these in places other than the kitchen, but if they are mostly for kitchen, maybe I should skip them. Thanks for your help.
Probably too late to help, but I'm getting ready to buy some more of these and saw your question. As the company indicated, the lid is 1/2 thick AT THE EDGE with half that above the container and have down inside. However, the half down inside does not reduce the capacity of the container because the flat part of the lid is exactly at the halfway mark (exactly even with top of box). I did not buy these for kitchen, but for desktop organization at work, as nothing else from of office section was flexible enough at, at the same time, compact enough. These were PERFECT because of the variety of sizes and various ways can stack. Hope that helps.
Date published: 2017-06-18
Are the lids flexible?
Are the lids flexible enough to cut slits in? Or is it a hard plastic?
No, the body and lid are made from rigid polystyrene plastic and would crack or break if cutting or slicing is attempted.
Date published: 2017-08-12