Bought these last time, and I really like them — except that because they’re narrower on toe bottom, if you want to really maximize storage while lining them up (e.g. using the tall ones for cereal), you have to put every other one upside down. On the other hand, when they’re empty it’s fantastic that they can be stacked so that Small+Medium+Large+X-Large takes up no more room than does X-large by itself. Best feature: all the lids are the same size. (BTW, read the fine print: Lids can’t go in dishwasher — probably too hot for the rubber seal.)
If I have any gripe (and of course I have one!), it’s to the manufacturers and marketing weenies at the places that make these:
You’re making (mostly) airtight storage containers, and they’re square for space savings! Yay!
But you’re missing on the other big, bad component of “what’s bad for my stored foodstuffs”: LIGHT.
We don’t all have monstrous amounts of cabinet or dark pantry space. What’s bad for stored foods?: Oxygen/air, LIGHT and heat.
PLEASE make a product offering that’s opaque! The labels tell me what’s in there. I’m storing food for use; not creating a display at Crate and Barrel.
Thanks for listening.
I’m about to buy only for the fact that it says “24-Piece” and doesn’t include the lids in that count, or anything else except the containers. I loathe container count advertising that counts the lids, where a “16-piece” would functionally be an “8-piece” for the primary purchase use of storage.
Just wanted to say I unpacked these today and you’ll need to get warmed up before pulling them apart - they’re stacked together pretty tight.
Two of the containers had part of the lip where the lid snaps on broken off (the plastic pieces were in the packing). I can live this and use those for non-airtight storage, but if they’re all going to break like that it won’t be such a good deal. It was a 1.5qt and 1.8qt so two of the ones most likely to get used.