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.