Frigoverre Food Containers

6 February 2011 · 2 comments

Square Frigoverre food storage containers

Ever wonder why food storage containers are usually round when refrigerators are square? So do I.

I have a thing for good containers. I’m always on the lookout for design that is functional and unfussy. And for me, plastic won’t do. The vessels of my choice need to be glass. So when I saw these square, glass containers by Italian maker Frigoverre at Williams-Sonoma, I knew my design wish had come true. It was like finding suntan lotion in Antarctica. 

What I like about this product is that the glass is thick and the lids are easy to snap on and off. In my excitement simply to find square-shaped containers, it was a revelation to me after I got home to learn that the containers can go into the freezer. At room temperature, they can go into the microwave (without the lid). And they are dishwasher safe. Like any glass, do not transfer them from one extreme temperature quickly to another. 

Wedded to round? Relax. Frigoverre containers also come in a round version. Both shapes are also available at Crate & Barrel, and a set of three at either store runs $19.95.

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Carol Jiganti February 13, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I just went out and bought the square Frigoverre storage containers. They are very well made. I’m thinking about getting rid of most of my plastic now. Glass is also a plus because it doesn’t carry strong odors like plastic can. Thanks for another great suggestion.

Lydia February 13, 2011 at 7:38 pm

You’re welcome! I like glass for storage, especially for foods that are acidic, like tomato sauces and salads with oil and vinegar dressings. Enjoy your new containers!

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