Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Ziploc Twist ‘n Loc Food Storage Containers
posted by Kalyn Denny on March 26, 2008
I first discovered Twist ‘n Loc storage containers by Ziploc last summer when I was making and freezing lots of fresh tomato sauce. Now I’ve been using the containers all winter to store things like chicken stock and soup in the freezer as well. Let me say that these are absolutely fantastic freezer containers. They’re sturdy enough to stand up to many trips through the dishwasher, they never leak, and they’re completely air-tight, so the frozen food always tastes fresh when it’s thawed out. I love these containers so much, I decided to add them to Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, the list where I gush over the foods and kitchen products that make me smile. (No, Ziploc has not sent me any containers or paid me to write about them, in case anyone is wondering.)
Some people may be thinking this is silly to get so excited about freezer containers, but I have a big garden and a big freezer, and freezing things from the garden is a priority for me. I also regularly cook things for my father and stepmother, so I need a way to cook in advance for them and freeze the food. There has literally not been a week all winter that I haven’t used a few of these containers.
The containers come in two cup (one pint) or four cup (one quart) sizes. Both sizes are marked on the side in one cup increments, which is something that’s very handy when you have quarts of chicken stock in the freezer and you only need two cups. The lids screw on tightly and are interchangeable between the two sizes, which is another big plus for me. Finally, I love it that the containers nest into each other so they can be stored laying down in a drawer.
My grocery store puts these on sale regularly, and they’re around $1 each on sale, so I’ve accumulated a good supply of them in preparation for this summer’s tomato sauce making season. I think most U.S. grocery stores would carry them, and you can also buy Ziploc Twist ‘n Loc food storage containers at Amazon.com if you can’t find them where you are. (Kalyn’s Kitchen does earn a few cents on the dollar if you buy them through that link, but I recommend checking in your local store first, where they’re sure to be cheaper.)
Does anyone else love these containers besides me? If so, I’d love to hear in the comments about how you’ve used them.