Three Materials to Consider When Shopping for Freezer Containers

Food storage options for freezers come in a variety of materials. Here are three popular choices.

ice cream in a freezer
Keep your frozen foods fresh by picking the right container to store them in.Photo by Dev Benjamin on Unsplash

There’s something very comforting about a freezer full of different kinds of food. It’s like a frozen food aisle in your own home. But what container material is right for your needs?

Polypropylene

Extreme Freeze Reditainer
This polypropylene container can withstand temperatures as low as -40 degrees.Extreme Freeze

Many food storage containers made from this common plastic can become brittle when frozen. But when combined with certain additives that transform its chemical makeup, polypropylene can be capable of extreme temperature resistance.

BPA-Free Plastic:

Food Storage Containers with Lids
For those concerned about BPA, there are many plastic freezer containers that don’t contain the potentially dangerous chemical.Prep Naturals

Much has been written about the potential health risks of BPA in recent years. In response, countless plastic food and beverage containers are now made without the use of this industrial chemical.

Glass:

8 Pack 30oz Glass Food Storage Containers
One advantage of glass containers is that they can go from the freezer to the oven without having to transfer food to a separate container.BAYCO

While heavier than plastic, glass containers won’t stain or hold the odors or flavors of food stored in them like some plastic containers do. Additionally, all glass containers are BPA-free and there’s no risk of them becoming brittle over long periods in extreme cold.

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