Best Food Storage Containers TechnoBuffalo 2019

"Tupperware" — as in the U.S. brand — dates back to the Forties when Earl Tupper invented airtight plastic storage boxes. Fast forward to today, and the term Tupperware is used generically to refer to all kinds of plastic food storage containers. Super-handy, Tupperware-style containers need to be airtight, easily washable, and free of dangerous toxic materials like BPA. Lucky for you, we've found 12 superb sets of all shapes, designs, and sizes that are exactly that.

The ultimate set: Sistema 20-Piece 65601 Food Storage Containers

Staff Pick

Our staff pick is an ultimate 20-piece clip-to-close set that will completely sort you out in the Tupperware department in one fell swoop. BPA- and phthalate-free, these are top-rack dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe without lids, and happy to go in the fridge or freezer.

£30 at Amazon

Five star: Maturi Five-Piece Plastic Airtight Food Storage Container Set

With blue highlights, this tidy five-piece set ranges in size from the smallest 0.24-litre capacity box to the largest 2.5-litre capacity. All the boxes are 100% airtight and watertight and are dishwasher-, microwave- and freezer-safe.

£12 at Amazon

Compartmentalize: Igluu Two-Compartment Meal Container Storage Trays

Made from highly durable food-safe plastic, these containers have airtight lids that seal tight to keep food fresh while the two compartments keep your food completely separated. They are also microwave-, freezer- and dishwasher-safe.

£13 at Amazon

Let off some steam: MyChoice Clip & Seal Food Storage Containers with Steam Release Vent

This budget set comprises of eight stackable plastic containers with matching clip and seal lids, four of which have steam release vents. The sizes range from 240ml to 1640ml, and they meet all the safe food requirements you'd want them to.

£13 at Amazon

Pack 'em, stack 'em: 10 Lakeland Stack-a-Boxes 400ml Plastic Food Containers & Lids

Perfect if you need to pack snacks for on the go, Lakeland's 10-pack of sturdy containers come with coloured lids, are BPA-free and safe for the dishwasher, microwave and to go in the freezer.

£12 at Amazon

It's a date: Joseph Joseph Dial Storage Containers with Datable Lids

This set of three one-litre containers is a little pricey, but if you're a stickler for ensuring your food is fresh you'll appreciate the cleverly thought out lids which you can rotate the dials to set the day and month.

£20 at Amazon

Stay strong: Zoë & Mii Airtight Seven-Piece Food Containers

Zoë & Mii promise their containers are extra strong, completely airtight and 100% leak-proof so you can chuck them in your bag and not worry about spills. This seven-piece set offers a range of useful sizes.

£15 at Amazon

Cover the basics: AmazonBasics Air-Locked Six-Piece Food Storage Set

Another four-point locking mechanism design for a leak-free closure, AmazonBasics' set is made of BPA-free plastic and, as with other options can withstand temperatures from -20 degrees Celcius to 110.

£13 at Amazon

Pocket-friendly: 17 Green Pruta Food Containers

Our best budget option comes from IKEA. The Pruta set is an affordable option giving you an entire collection of variously sized Tupperware-style containers. Despite the low cost, they are still microwave-, freezer-, and dishwasher-safe.

£7 at Amazon

Keep it simple: 3 One-Litre Sistema Klip It Food Storage Containers

This simple set gives you three very basic, but very useful one-litre capacity containers. They are stackable when not in use while the "Kilp It" easy locking clips keeps your food secure when they are.

£9 at Amazon

Best nest: Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Five-Piece Storage Container Set

This attractive set from Joseph Joseph boasts a space-saving, nesting design ideal for kitchens short on storage space. They are airtight, leakproof and cool to go in the freezer, microwave and the top rack of a dishwasher.

£20 at Amazon

Smol storage: 8 Premier Housewares Mini Storage Containers

Finally, we're not suggesting this is the only Tupperware-style set you need, but to add to your storage arsenal, these 4cm by 6cm by 6cm mini boxes are brilliant for kid's lunchboxes, herbs and spices, etc.

£4 at Amazon

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Which Tupperware-style food storage set will suit you best depends on how you might use the containers. If you regularly take meals out with you or prepare meals ahead, then the Igluu Two-Compartment Meal Container Storage Trays will prove incredibly useful for easy portioning, transporting and re-heating.

If you use storage containers in your fridge and are concerned about ensuring you eat food while it's still fresh, then consider Joseph Joseph Dial Storage Containers with Datable Lids. These clever containers can be dated, either with the date you store it, or the date the food needs to be consumed by.

The Sistema 20-Piece 65601 Food Storage Containers are out overall best pick though, as this 20-piece set will cover you for all the food storage basics, are great quality and come in at a fair price.

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