The 10 Best Glass Food Storage Containers of 2019

Ditch the plastic

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: Glasslock 18-Piece Oven Safe Container Set at Amazon

"Includes both round and rectangular shaped containers with matching lids."

Best Set: Pyrex Glass Food Storage Set at Amazon

"This 16 piece set of containers boasts a variety of sizes."

Best Budget: IKEA 365+ at Ikea

"This container is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe."

Best for Baby Food: OXO Tot 4 oz. Baby Food Storage Blocks at Amazon

"Comes in a set with measuring marks to make portioning easier."

Best Airtight: Anchor Hocking Glass TrueSeal Food Containers at Amazon

"The lids create an airtight, spill-proof seal."

Best for Dry Storage: Oggi 4 Piece Airtight Glass Canister Set at Amazon

"This glass canister set is great for storing dried products in the pantry."

Best with Sleeve: Lifefactory Glass Food Storage Containers at Amazon

"Silicone sleeve protects the glass and keeps it safe from accidental bumps."

Best for Small Kitchens: Joseph Joseph Nesting Containers at Amazon

"These nesting containers make storage a little easier."

Best for Freezer: OXO 8pc Glass Food Storage Container Set at Amazon

"These containers won't become brittle from the cold the way plastic does."

Best for Meal Prep: 2-Compartment Meal Prep Containers at Amazon

"Has two compartments to appropriately portion ingredients for meals."

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    Best Overall: Glasslock 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set

    Glasslock 11292 18-Piece Assorted Oven Safe Container Set

     Courtesy of Amazon

    Users praise the Glasslock lids for being easy to use and for sealing the container securely, so there are no leaks or drips when you’re storing food. They’ll keep your food fresh, whether you’re stashing leftovers or prepping herbs and spices for a recipe. This set includes both round and rectangular shaped containers with matching lids. The rectangular containers include one 6.3 cup, one 3.3 cup, two 3.5 cup, and one 1.6 cup container. The round containers include one 3.1 cup, one 1.6 cup, and one .7 cup container. There is also one 3.3 cup square container. They are all microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe.

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    Best Set: Pyrex Glass Food Storage Set

    If you're looking for an all-inclusive set, this set from Pyrex will give you plenty of options, as it comes with round and rectangular containers in a variety of sizes. The lids push on and pull off, so they’re easier for some users than the type that snap on, and the colored lids will add a pop of color to your kitchen. This set includes two 1 cup round containers, two 2 cup round containers, two 3 cup rectangular containers, one 4 cup round container, and one 7 cup round container, so you’ll have plenty of options for leftovers. The containers can be used in a preheated oven, as well as the microwave, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher. The lids are top-rack dishwasher safe.

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    Best Budget: IKEA 365+

    IKEA 365+

     Courtesy of Ikea

    A great budget storage container, this holds 14 ounces and has a snap-on lid that seals tightly. The glass container is oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The lid is microwave safe to 212 degrees, left ajar to release steam, and it’s safe to use in the dishwasher and freezer. This container is sold individually, and similar containers are available in other sizes and shapes, so you can build your own set with the sizes you need most.

    Interested in reading more reviews? Take a look at our selection of the best food storage container sets.

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    Best for Baby Food: OXO Tot 4 oz. Glass Baby Food Storage Blocks

    Perfectly sized for baby food, this set of four containers has measuring marks that makes portioning easy. You can also monitor how much your baby has eaten. A plastic tray is included, and you can neatly stack sets on top of each other. These are freezer, dishwasher, oven, and microwave safe, and the lids snap on securely for a sure seal. These come with teal or pink lids, and 8-ounce containers are also available, for hearty eaters. When your little one has outgrown these containers, they’re handy for storing small amounts of herbs, spices, freshly squeezed lemon juice, or pre-prepped garnishes for your favorite recipes.

    If you’re making your own baby food, check out our list of the best blenders to make your job easier.

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    Best Airtight: Anchor Hocking Glass TrueSeal Round Food Storage Containers

    The lids on this container create their own vacuum seal when you put them on the container, then press down on the center to squeeze out air and create an airtight, spill proof, and easy seal. The containers are microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe, but the lids should not be used in the oven or microwave. These containers stack neatly in use and nest for storage when they’re empty. These are sold individually, in sizes from 8 ounces to 1.6 quarts, so you can create your own set with exactly the sizes you need.

    Looking for another way to get an airtight seal? Check out our list of the best vacuum sealers.

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    Best for Dry Storage: Oggi 4 Piece Airtight Glass Canister Set

    This glass canister set is great for storing pasta, dried fruits, sugar, flour, coffee, and other dried products in the pantry and they’d look great filled with homemade cookies (or some good-looking store-bought cookies) on the counter. They can also be used in the refrigerator for storing leftovers. The lid has a clamp and the sealing gasket is silicone, so you can rest assured that it's secure and airtight. Hand washing is recommended. This set of four included one 27 ounce jar, one 34 ounce jar, one 51 ounce jar, and one 74 ounce jar.

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    Best with Sleeve: Lifefactory Glass Food Storage Containers

    These food storage containers have come with a lid and a silicone sleeve which helps to protect the glass and keeps it safe from accidental bumps. While these are sold individually, they are available in 1- 2-, and 4-cup sizes, so you can choose exactly the sizes you will use. For easy cleaning, they’re dishwasher safe. Both the glass container and sleeve are microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe. The lid should not be used in the microwave or oven but can be washed in the dishwasher and used in the freezer. The sleeve is removable but does not need to be removed for cleaning. However, some users found that the sleeve was a little difficult to remove and replace, and a few users reported a minimal amount of leaking. The tabs on the lids also prove to be difficult for some customers, although some appreciated the extra security.

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    Best for Small Kitchens: Joseph Joseph Nesting Glass Storage Containers

    Storage space is an issue in almost every kitchen, but these nesting containers make storage a little easier since the containers nest and the lids fit neatly on top, taking little more space than the largest container. If you prefer the store the lids separately, they snap together so you can find them easily. The lids snap on, and a pull tab on one corner makes them simple to remove. The glass containers are oven, freezer, microwave, and dishwasher safe; the lids are top rack dishwasher safe. This set of four includes one .55 cup container, one 2.7 cup container, one 5.4 cup container, and one 10.5 cup container.

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    Best for Freezer: OXO 8pc Glass Food Storage Container Set

    Glass is great for freezer use because it doesn’t become brittle from the cold the way plastic does. This set from OXO has four rectangular containers that are great for everything from leftovers to homemade ice cream, and the lids lock on securely, creating a leak-proof seal. This includes one 4 ounce container, one 1.6 cup container, one 3.5 cup container, and one 8 cup container. Besides using these for freezer storage, they are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe. They nest neatly for storage or can be stacked with their lids on.

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    Best for Meal Prep: Glass 2-Compartment Meal Prep Containers

    Great for meal prep, each of these containers has two compartments so you can portion ingredients for meals and keep them separate without having as many containers. The containers hold 29 ounces each, with one section larger than the other. The containers are microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher safe. While the manufacturer says that the lids are not microwaveable, some users reported that they have used them in the microwave with no issues. A vent on the lid allows you to vent steam if you’ve put hot food in the container, or to release pressure if food has cooled and the lid has suctioned on. This is a set of five containers and five matching lids.

What to Look for in Glass Food Storage Containers

Number of pieces Are you revamping your entire kitchen storage situation, or are you just looking for a few perfect pieces for storing leftovers or lunch? Larger sets take up more space, but they're also generally more cost-effective.

Size range Do you need small containers or are you looking for a few pieces that can handle potluck-sized meals? There’s no right answer for everyone, but it’s wise to look at all the sizes included, so you don’t end up with extra pieces that you’ll store but never use for food.

Safe uses In theory, most glass storage containers can handle a wide temperature range, but if you want pieces that are guaranteed to be safe in the freezer, refrigerator, microwave, or dishwasher, make sure they're rated for those uses. Lids will have different temperature ranges, so make sure you’ll be using those correctly as well.