A wide variety of OXO Containers can be found at most up scale department stores. You can also go online to view the entire line of products. Listed below are some of the advantages of what is available when choosing the OXO line of food storage containers.
Buying In Bulk
A lot of people like to take advantage of buying dry food such as cereal, rice and flour products in bulk for the price advantage, however, this can be risky when storing this food in your pantry. If you are not careful, there are little six legged critters that can find your supply and contaminate the entire package, leaving you with no choice but to throw it out. This happened once in our household. To our surprise, the little black bugs were into everything in an unsealed container, what a waste.
Keeping The Bugs Out
To protect against this, the product must be stored in an airtight container. OXO has many sizes of airtight containers to guard against this problem. These containers are BPA free and are made of food grade PVC free clear plastic polycarbonate. They have an airtight seal which makes them safe for long term food storage. They have a clear plastic cover so you can see what is inside from above.
Storing Cereal, Rice and Sugar
Cereal, rice and sugar, (especially brown sugar) are a few of the bulk food items normally kept in the pantry that should always be kept in an airtight container. The OXO Good Grip Pop Top line of containers are ideal for this purpose. They have a pop up handle in the lid for easy removal of the lid. When you put the lid back on and push down, you hear a definite 'click' that locks and provides an airtight seal.
Storing Flour in the Refrigerator
Some people prefer to store flour in the refrigerator to maintain it's freshness. It must be kept in a sealed container though to prevent it from drawing dampness. This could ruin the entire supply. This seal also protects it from picking up the odor of other foods in the refrigerator. Flour is one food that should be kept in a cool, dry, dark location away from the sunlight.
Packing the Kids Lunch
If you pack lunch for you or your children, sandwich containers are very handy. They are available with a locking, leak proof, airtight lid that snaps into place. With the OXO Good Grip Lock Top containers all you need to do is push down on the lid to engage the inner locking tabs. They have a built in silicone ring for an airtight, spill proof seal which maintains the freshness of the contents. But don't forget to tell the kids to bring the container and lid home after school. They are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe too.
Storing leftovers after dinner is very simple if you have the proper containers, and at our house there is always leftovers to clean up and put away. If you plan to store the leftovers in the freezer you must have the proper food grade containers that insure an airtight seal that will prevent against freezer burn. The Good Grip Lock Top containers are ideal for the refrigerator or the freezer because they stack nicely and conserve space.