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Last updated: 08 October 2020


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Plastic food containers are a common household item for storing and reheating leftovers, transporting lunches or keeping dry foods fresh. Our plastic food containers buying guide shows you what to look out for, while how we test explains our testing rigour.

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    We test popular brands found in supermarkets such as Décor, Kmart, Ikea and Sistema as well as Tupperware which is available through consultants.

    Our experts put them through rigorous tests including:

  • performance tests to see how leakproof and airtight the containers are
  • durability test to see if they shatter when accidentally dropped
  • stain and odour test to see how they fare after repeated heating and washing
  • ease of use tests to see how easy they are to clean, open and close and stack.
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        Whether the manufacturer claims the container can be stored in the freezer.

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          Claimed place of manufacture.

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            • Price
            • Recommended
            • Overall score
            • Performance score
            • Ease of use score
            • Airtight test
            • Leakproof test
            • Odour and stain test
            • Durability comment
            • Lid strength test
            • Material
            • Dimensions (H x W x L, cm)
            • Claimed capacity (L)
            • Measured capacity
            • Microwave safe
            • Steam release vent
            • Freezer safe
            • Dishwasher safe
            • Recyclable
            • BPA free claim
            • Air locks - clip on lid
            • Removable silicone gasket
            • Warranty (years)
            • Country of origin
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