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Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Abbygail on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:32 am

How long do you keep yours? How long do you think they should last?
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by asarasota on Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:35 am

I keep them until I see obvious wear and tear, if any whitening occurs, or any white spots appear, they are out. I'd say they last less than a year. I don't like to microwave with mine, I'm afraid phthalates will be released into the food, even though most are supposed to be free of them and microwaveable.
I'm really picky about them and toss them out even if they get dented too much!

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Post by HappyStamper on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:07 am

Mine always seem to disappear before they wear out! Laughing (Which is why I no longer spend the money on more expensive containers.)
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Abbygail on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:11 am

We've had ours for years. At least two if not more. Knowing how budget concious DH is, I've waited awhile. They've shown some wear and now they're really showing tear!
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Cindy on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:30 am

Mine seem to disappear, too!! In fact, I really need to re-stock my supply. I'm sure my kids have a really nice collection:)

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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by asarasota on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:31 am

If they crack, you could get cut, and if they have started showing spots, they could leak Bisphenol-A, even though the Saran and Ziplock brands meets "acceptable standards."
They are less than $5 a set. I say splurge and replace them...
better yet, go Tupperware! Smile

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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by asarasota on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:32 am

My husband steals them to mix paints and toners all the time. Or to soak something in kerosene. And my kids steal them to give the pets snacks.

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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Abbygail on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:32 am

They started showing spots a looooooong time ago!! I may research Tupperware though! I'm sure Dannelle would be happy!
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Abbygail on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:35 am

just looked at the tupperware. Ain't gonna happen! lol
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Abbygail on Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:37 am

I'd have to spend close to $100 to replace what I have now and will spend only $20ish dollars to replace the Ziploc and we keep them forever.
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by scrappnness on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:02 am

Get the Rubbermaid Premier ones (we have the ones with the black lids) they are awesome! They are really truly honestly, the only containers that we've ever had where you can put in spaghetti sauce, and it doesn't stain. Comes perfectly clean every time. We got a box of mixed sizes for around $20.

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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by fmtinsley on Mon Jan 17, 2011 11:10 am

Ours don't disappear complete, just the lid or the bowl!
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by monica on Mon Jan 17, 2011 12:17 pm

No plastic here. Smile

You can get a set of glass ones in small sizes for about $20 for about 10-15 containers. You'll never have to replace them and they are so much safer/healther than the plastic ones.

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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by rukristin on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:17 pm

Honestly, we just reuse our takeout containers most of the time. We bought a set at ikea, it was 17 containers for $6. I use a lot of them for art things. But we mostly rely on recycling all our takeout containers.

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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by leslie on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:36 pm

monica wrote:No plastic here. Smile

You can get a set of glass ones in small sizes for about $20 for about 10-15 containers. You'll never have to replace them and they are so much safer/healther than the plastic ones.
I use glass too...
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Mara on Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:59 pm

Im horribly non green. Mine get tossed when I leave them in the fridge too long and don't want to clean them. lol

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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by HappyStamper on Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:57 pm

Mara wrote:Im horribly non green. Mine get tossed when I leave them in the fridge too long and don't want to clean them. lol

I do that, too. Very Happy Part of the reason I use the cheapies is so I don't have to open the scary stuff I find lurking in the back of the fridge!
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by Tess on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:06 pm

We use the snap-loc or biokips containers. So far, they've lasted a good, long time. I only toss them in the recycling bin if they are cracked or way too spotted. I've considered using glass, but Z takes his lunch to work in the containers, so we'd have a LOT of broken containers on our hands.
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Re: Ziploc/Gladware Containers

Post by jessicabree on Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:52 pm

HappyStamper wrote:Mine always seem to disappear before they wear out! Laughing (Which is why I no longer spend the money on more expensive containers.)

Or something gross is in one and choose to toss it rather than clean it.
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