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boxing's avatar

Can you recommend a container or pitcher? see details...

Asked by boxing (1048points) September 17th, 2008

Need plastic pitcher, of any shape, or any easy-to-grip plastic container, from 2-qt to 1-gal, that can take heat (say soup or tea right out of cookware), dishwasher safe, microwave safe and freezer safe. Must have reasonably air-tight lid. Not those more sophisticated ones used in traveling though. Right now the only one I found is the Snapware 2-qt pitcher. I figure there must be more choices.

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gailcalled's avatar

I would steer clear of any plastic if you are going to heat it.(Google bisphenol A aka BPA.)

Best to use tempered glass. The shape of most pitchers would make them cumbersome for Microwaves, however.

Check out Williams Sonoma.
This is MW-safe, but made of of something called polycarbonate.

boxing's avatar

BPA is actually mainly related to polycarbonate.

This will not be heated, but used to store. Say hot soymilk from the soymilk maker.

emilyrose's avatar

you still don’t want to store anything hot in plastic. I would try the pyrex tupperware…

Seesul's avatar

Unless something has significantly changed, Pyrex is glass and Tupperware is Plastic. Two different brand names and companies.

emilyrose's avatar

@seesul—you know what i mean. glass storage containers, commonly known by the brand name: tupperware

Seesul's avatar

Tupperware manufactures only plastic. Currently the only glass they sell are off-site manufactured tempered lids for a set of regular pots and pans. Pyrex is glass, however, manufactured by Corning Glass Works.

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