6 good reasons to switch from plastic to glass food storage.
1. Looks prettier.Glass is simply prettier and more substantial looking than plastic.
Glass containers retain their crystaline attractiveness forever. Unlike plastic, glass’ non-porous surface doesn’t absorb dyes or colors. You can store Bolognese in glass one day and put whipped cream in it the next—with no fear of garlicky after notes or greasy red stains.
2.Keeps food safe. Scientists no longer ask if toxic substances migrate from plastic to food during microwave heating. They ask how much toxins migrate. They ask if you should use plastic to reheat foods for kids, the ill, the elderly. They ask far too many questions and provide too few reassuring answers, as far as I’m concerned.On another safety note: Glass is cleaner than plastic. Glass’ non-porous surface doesn’t absorb food and germs and it can be safely washed at high temperatures in your dishwasher.
3.Enhances food flavor. Ever notice how milk and marinara from your grocer taste better packed in glass? The same is true of home-stored food. Food simply tastes fresher, cleaner and fuller stored in glass. Glass’ safe, glossy surface repels food odors and residual flavors. And food reheated in glass—whether in a conventional oven or microwave—tastes superior to victuals nuked in plastic. You won’t find plastic’s steamy greenhouse effect—and food has a less soupy consistency and watery mouth feel.
4.Helps clean-up the planet. Using glass rather than plastic significantly reduces landfill. It also saves energy on plastic’s inefficient recycling process. And unlike that metastasizing heap of mismatched plastic containers in your kitchen cupboard, once you invest in glass storage containers, your supply pretty much stays steady. With care, you’ll use your original glass containers almost indefinitely.
If you break a glass container, you can recycle it without guilt:
•Up to 80% of all recycled glass can be reclaimed.
•Recycled glass uses 40% less energy than manufacturing new glass.
•Recycling doesn’t compromise glass’ quality or structure and no toxins are produced in it’s recycling.
A move to glass storage marks a raised consciousness—arguably glass’ most valuable environmental benefit. Your investment in glass helps you move from a throw-away mind-set to a more sustainable sensibility.
5.Saves you money. Because glass is usually more expensive than plastic, at first glance, it seems a switch to glass will be more costly. But think about this: Unlike plastic, glass is pretty much a one-time investment. It actually saves you money in the long run.
6.Eases food prep, serving and clean-up. You’ll find tempered glass food containers:
•Move effortlessly from freezer to fridge to stove to table.
•Reduce food waste—clear containers let you see what’s in the fridge and use up leftovers before they go bad.
•Let you safely check food as it reheats—glass’ clarity allows you to see what’s happening without removing lids.
•Wash-up faster and cleaner—you can safely pop glass into your dishwasher and cleanse at high temperatures.
Post time: Sep-12-2019