7 Reasons I Ditched Plastic For Glass

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Happy Friday, sweet people! Earlier this week, I instagrammed a picture of my Pyrex glass food storage collection. It started quite a conversation on both Instagram and Facebook about food storage, so I thought it would be fun to write a post about why I made the switch and how it is working for me. I definitely love me some Pyrex! 😉

1. For Health’s Sake

With all the information available on the dangers of BPA {Bisphenol A} in plastics, I’m more than happy to avoid storing my food in plastic containers to avoid any hormone disruptors or any other such crazy stuff.

2. Easy To Clean 

I love that my glass pieces come out of the dishwasher feeling clean, smelling clean and looking sparkling clean. Plastic doesn’t do good things when heated up and washing plastic by hand has never worked well for me. The plastic always felt like it had a residue on it.

3. Cost Effective

While the initial investment of glass food storage is more than plastic, the longevity of glass exponentially pays for itself in the long haul. To offset the cost, I asked for Pyrex sets for Christmas and birthdays. My collection grew quickly but without hurting my pocketbook!

4. No Exploding Plastics Cabinet

Oh my word! When we were using plastic, I would open the cabinet and containers and lids jumped out at me almost every time. I love using glass because they stack nicely, they are heavier and there is no explosion when I open the cabinet door. Ha!

5. Multi-Purpose Containers

One of my favorite reasons to love glass so much is because I can bake, serve, store, re-heat and/or freeze all in the same container. Ah! Do you GET what I’m saying??? LESS dishes to wash! Yes!

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{The little stainless steel bowls are available here. I love them!}

6. Safe To Re-Heat in the Oven {or microwave if you have one}

When we used plastic containers, we had to transfer food to glass containers to re-heat in the oven and we should have always transferred food before  microwaving too, but that didn’t always happen. We don’t own a microwave now {Yes, I’m serious. Yes, we do survive and thrive.}, but glass is an excellent, safe option for re-heating food if you do.

 7. Easy On The Eyes {yes, I am a dork!}

What can I say? I love pretty things. Keeping fruits and vegetables {and other food} in the refrigerator in stackable containers is really nice to look at. And the organizational aspect? Perfection!

FAQs:

Below are a few of my favorite sets from Amazon, if you are interested.

I would love to know…Have you made the switch to glass food storage yet? Are you in transition?

xoxo

Myra

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