When you are shopping around for a storage container or two, you will need to ask yourself the question. What will you be using the containers for? Will you be using them for food storage only, or forhaps for taking lunch to work and suitable for microwave or maybe for non-food items so you can improve your space usage at home?
Different types of storage containers are designed to suit different needs. These containers also come in different shapes, sizes and materials. Each of these types, has its own distinctive features. For example, a plastic round container is suitable for food storage placed in a fridge since it improves the airflow of the fridge.
But because of its shape, it may lose up to 33% of its storage efficiency while taking up the same physical space of its square containers. Apart from shape, you also need to be aware of the size.
There are bulk storage containers which are normally used for storing raw ingredients as well as fruits.
Another important factor to consider is the material of what the containers are made up of. The most suitable containers for microwave are undeniably the glass-based ones. They have a very high heat resistance and will not release any harmful chemical when come in contact with food.
Last but not least, pay attention to additional features such as airtight containers, color coded lids, sliding lids, etc. Although they may cost you a bit more but you will not only save in the long but also get the most out of your containers.