When thinking about storing food in a container, there are a lot of questions. Does it fit in the fridge or freezer? Will it leak if it tips over? Can you microwave in it? Should you worry about possible health risks with plastics containing bisphenol-A (BPA)? These are important questions, and finding clear answers can be difficult.
In search of a food storage container that would put these questions to rest, we ran eight 8-cup rectangular and square containers made from purportedly safer BPA-free plastic through a battery of tests. In a separate series of tests, we tried out three containers made from glass, a worry-free yet heavy and breakable alternative to plastic.