Best Food Storage Containers
In general, food storage containers are not suitable for long term use. They are designed to store a limited amount of food at one time and they have a small capacity.
The most common type of container used in home or office kitchens is the plastic tub with lids. These containers are easy to clean and they do not leak. However, these types of containers are not suitable for long term use because they will eventually lose their seal. You may want to consider other types of storage containers such as glass jars, metal cans, ceramic pots and pans or even wooden shelves.
The first thing you need to decide is what kind of food you plan to keep in your fridge. There are many different kinds of foods that can be stored in the refrigerator and it depends on how much space you have available.
For example, if you only have room for a few sandwiches, then a paper bag filled with them would probably work well. If you have more room and you want to keep vegetables, fruit or other types of food, then you may want to consider having a dedicated shelf for each type in a larger container. If you just want to keep them organized with no concern about space, then using a drawer or a rack will probably be the best choice.
If you are looking for a way to store your vegetables for longer periods of time, then a dehydrator would probably be the best solution for you. These devices use a fan and a series of plastic sheets to remove all of the moisture from your fruits and vegetables.
The resulting product is a small, lightweight brick that can be stored at room temperature and last for months or even years. These bricks can be used to make healthy and nutritious meals whenever you want.
Assemble a food storage container – You will need a container that is airtight, water proof, and rodent proof. It should be made of a material that is easy to clean, and it should have a gasket seal or some other kind of sealing mechanism so that even if the container is left open, insects and moisture cannot get inside.
Look for a container with a volume of at least 10 gallons.
You may want to consider adding desiccants to your storage containers. These are packets that absorb moisture and can be added to any kind of container.
They come in different sizes and you can even make them at home by baking a cup of flour and a cup of salt for an hour at 250 degrees.
Choose which food you want to store, keeping in mind that canned goods will required use of your can opener, and if the electricity goes out then you won’t have anything to drink. All the food you store should fit in your containers.
Prepare your food for storage by cleaning it, cutting it up into pieces, removing the packaging, etc.
Sources & references used in this article:
Food storage container by EM Poslinski, BE D’alessio – US Patent 6,364,152, 2002 – Google Patents
Food storage containers by C Saunders, ES Robbins III, R White – US Patent 6,305,546, 2001 – Google Patents
Container for transport or storage of food articles by DM Cain – US Patent 5,662,237, 1997 – Google Patents
Food storage containers by C Saunders, ES Robbins III, R White – US Patent 6,412,637, 2002 – Google Patents
Food storage container by D Putnam – US Patent 4,537,044, 1985 – Google Patents