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Glasslock Storage Container Blues

chefwong | Dec 27, 201506:06 PM

I've had several iterations of the Glasslock line....our 1st stash was the ~not oven safe~ ones. When it came time to add more, I compared them to the Pyrex variant. I really like the ~seal~ on the Pyrex, but I cannot recall why I went with the glasslock over the pyrez. Possibly container sizes ? I dunno..

I have the whole gamut in glasslock containers and we use them for everything. From cooked food all the way to fruits like pineapple, pumolo, etc...

Anyhow, here's my issue with them and the search for a alternative.....I've really really super picky about how to clean them. I learned the hard way how fragile the gaskets are if you attempt to remove them for cleaning. I think out of 6-7 gaskets I tried removing, I must have punctured at least 5 of them the 1st time did it....

Lids NEVER get soaked in water, they always remain on the countertop and get a rinse. The fatty, greasy ones get the same treatment. Soap, rinse. I always make sure they are 100% bone dry before storing them away.

As careful with my cleaning regimine, Just due to design, eventually the upper part that sits flush with cover get's blackish spots (aka, mould). You need to be SUPER careful removing them, as the gasket is hollow. Prying it out with something thin may even tear this gasket, unless you are ~THAT CAREFUL~. Just noticed one tonight on one lid, and removed it, but I think I might have micro-cut the side a bit....I did say super careful....

Glasslocks does sell covers as replacements, but the cost of shipping, I'd rather just buy whole replacements..

If memory recalls, the Pyrex variants were really easy to remove on the gaskets, and were solid.....unless the ~hollow core~ glasslock gaskets.

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