1790 sent me their 18 piece glass food storage container set for review. There is an affiliate link in this post. All opinions are my own.
I try to avoid plastic in or around foods. I know that many people are only worried about plastic dishes or containers if they contain BPA. I have no scientific reason for my concern, but I just feel better staying away from plastics when we can. Almost 10 years ago, I got our first glass food storage container set. It was pretty expensive and only included four dishes, but I still have all four containers, and three lids all these years later. I like how they can be used to store foods, reheat foods in the microwave or oven, bake foods or freeze foods. However, we did lose one lid and a lid on another has hinges that are damaged. We’ve also been considering doing some meal prepping so I wanted some smaller dishes. So, this time around we went with the 1790’s 18 piece set.
It’s an 18 piece set, so it has 9 containers and 9 lids. It’s currently $32.95 on Amazon which is significantly cheaper than my old set. It includes four rectangular dishes, three circular dishes and two square dishes. The smaller dishes are a good size for an individual meal portion. I can see taking these in a lunch box or on a picnic. The larger dishes are ideal for storing leftovers from a large family meal.
The containers right after I took them out of the box (they had clingwrap on them).
Seems how there are just two people in my home, I tend to cook a larger portion once and we eat two or three times. It’s just easier and saves time. We’ve been using the 1790’s containers to hold our leftovers until we reheat them. I found that the glass in these is thinner than my old set was, but they seem nice and sturdy anyway. I have occasionally found that the lids don’t want to snap down into place on the first try. Sometimes flipping the lid the opposite direction does the trick. Other times I have to push on the blue rubbery lining as it is slightly out of place. I like how the blue part does come out because it makes it easier to clean well, but it can slide out of place at times.
This larger rectangular container was great for holding a lot of our leftover dinner. We both had a plate, and there was enough for about four plates left over and it fit well in this container. This is veggies (potatoes, carrots, green beans and onions) with turkey smoked sausage. I promise it tastes better than it looks!
I don’t tend to store liquid items, so I haven’t tested out the seal on these in that way, but they are advertised as being leakproof and spill proof. They have held up great for my use which is storing foods and reheating them. I don’t have a dishwasher so I haven’t tried them in a dishwasher but they are advertised as dishwasher safe.
This smaller square container was perfect for storing a leftover shredded chicken breast.
I’ve found that all of the containers included are of good size for something. None of the containers are too tiny or too big to be practical in my household. The containers that are of the same shape do nest, so the three smaller rectangular dishes can fit inside of the biggest rectangle, and so on. They don’t take up too much space in my cupboard when nested, which is a nice perk.
If you know someone with a big cupboard of random mismatched plastic containers that they use for storing food, I think this 1790’s 18 piece glass food storage set would make a great practical gift.
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Hi there! I am Emily Evert, the owner of Emily Reviews. I am 28 and live in a small town in Michigan with my boyfriend Ryan and our two pugs. I have a large family and I adore my nieces and nephews. I love reading memoirs, and learning about child development and psychology. I love watching The Game of Thrones, Teen Mom, Sister Wives and Veep. I like listening to Jason Isbell, John Prine, and other alt-country or Americana music. I created Emily Reviews as a creative outlet to share my life and the products that I love with others.
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