Snapware Airtight Food Storage Containers Review

Snapware Review

We recently tried out a few Snapware airtight food containers.

This is the Snapware 2.8 Cup Square Airtight Food Storage Container. It’s great for leftovers. Since storage is key to extending the shelf life of all foods, it really helps to have quality food storage containers on hand. You can seal leftovers tightly in the refrigerator and then heat them up in the microwave for a second go round.

Snapware Square Container Review

Snapware Review

Model2.8C Square Food Storage Container
PlasticBPA Free PolypropyleneMicrowave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator and Freezer Safe
Weight empty
Dimensions4.25″H x 4.25″W x 4.7″D
ManufacturedU.S.A.
WarrantyLifetime
WashDishwasher
AirtightYes
SealSilicone
VarietyMany

Is Snapware Really Airtight?

The first thing we were compelled to test is if the Snapware product was indeed airtight. Not a drop of water entered the container when we submerged it all day containing glass stones and napkins. Since keeping air out is the most important condition when storing food, we were happy to see that the Snapware passed this test.

Snapware Pasta Container

Snapware Review
Snapware Review

This one is called the 12.1 Cup Plastic Pasta Container. Although it would work great for a few packages of spaghetti, we quite frankly don’t see the point since spaghetti is already dried out and keeps just fine in the box that it was sold in even if it is opened. So, we thought that this container would work great as a handy snack container. And it was! With the flu season being one of the worst ever, we are always looking for ways to stay healthy. Licking your fingers and then reaching into a bag of potato chips is a pretty good way to spread germs around the group. We put our snacks in this handy container in the office and since the container is rather deep and narrow, we suggested everyone pour their handful from the container. It worked great and looked attractive on the countertop because the jar is designed to fit nicely along the wall with a flat side on the back of the container.

ModelPasta Canister
PlasticBPA Free PolypropyleneRefrigerator and Freezer Safe
Weight empty
Dimensions11.5″H x 4.5″W x 4.5″D with a flat back
ManufacturedU.S.A.
WarrantyLifetime
WashHand Wash Only
AirtightYes
SealSilicone
VarietyMany

Does Snapware keep food fresher?

We compared several different snacks in the container, putting half the snack in the container and leaving the other half in the bag with the top folded over and clipped. The food contained in the Snapware plastic container stayed consistently fresher tasting than that which was left in the bag. This was also true for cereal. Having a few of these containers on your countertop filled with different cereals can make breakfast a snap for families with multiple children. Every item we tried remained crisper if put into the Snapware pasta container.

What we liked?

Since these containers are airtight, they do keep food fresher. These containers are lightweight yet strong and provide a tight seal, much of what is needed to keep food fresh for a longer amount of time. We like that the latches are easy to use and are secure. A big plus is also how the square containers can stack into one another – since a neatly stacked cupboard is not only efficient, but also impressive should your company see your stash! And we like how the pasta container fits nicely on the along the wall of the counter.

Any complaints?

Since air contains many contaminants, we prefer seals where you can “burp” or press as much air out as possible whenever sealing food, although there is no way to eliminate all the air without vacuum sealing. The containers are slightly thinner than some of the other brands, we place them mid-range on the sturdiness tests as there are also many containers which are thinner. As with any plastic container, beware of microwaving as the product can melt into the sides of the container causing an interior roughness in the plastic.

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