Plastic or glass? Big or small? With compartments? Should I buy one of those huge Tupperware sets of all sizes? These are questions that all of us who carry food every day have asked ourselves. And, what is the best container to carry our delicacies? There is no simple answer to this question, but here are a few tips to make facing the difficult task of choosing kitchenware a piece of cake.
When deciding which material is best for you, you must consider two things: are you going to heat your food? And are you very loaded with meal prep Malaysia? If you have the option of heating your dishes and you don’t usually carry half the house on your back, glass Tupperware is your best option. They are more durable, they are easier to clean, they do not deform and they do not leave any type of taste, smell or color. If you are worried about weight, or you are one of those who is very loaded, but you have to heat your food, choose plastic or silicone tuppers. In this case, it is very important that you make sure that they are non-BPA plastics, that is, they are toxic-free and reusable. If you want to go light and do not have to heat your food, metal lunch boxes are a great option for you.
Pay attention to the lid, it is the most important element of your tupperware. Look for airtight options with a clip on the sides or the screw cap, they will save you more than one trouble!
Size does matter!!
And the number! Don’t just think about the serving size, also about the size of your kitchen. When it comes to capacity, any model between 400 and 800 ml is ideal. It is a very versatile size that will allow you to use it to carry both single dishes and individual servings. A couple of smaller models (320 ml) for your snacks or for breakfast cannot be missing from your collection.
If your kitchen has limited space, invest in folding models. The Tupper square or rectangular is much easier to store and transport, keep that in mind when buying.
Reuse is the key
You don’t need to put your savings on a huge set of tuppers where you are only going to use three containers. Invest in pieces that you can wear to take to the office and to make life easier in the kitchen. Investing in ovenproof glass containers will make your weekly cooking task easier. Not retire your Tupperware plastic, see incorporating new pieces to your wardrobe and let the Tupper more faded to freeze, as regards the freezer plastic is the master. Take advantage of the glass jars of the preserves to get a good set of containers for creams, yogurts, oatmeal or other desserts.
Personally, I have found that glass is the best option for everyday use. Apart from being more environmentally friendly, it cleans infinitely better! Is there anything worse than the fried tomato hedge in your Tupperware?