Caring for glass food storage containers requires a blend of proper cleaning, handling, and storage to ensure they remain in good condition for a long time. Here are some tips on how to care for your glass food storage containers:
- Glass containers are dishwasher safe. Place them in the dishwasher on a normal cycle using your regular detergent.
- If you prefer, you can hand wash your glass containers using warm water and mild detergent. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or scrub pads which can scratch the glass.
Removing Stains and Odors:
- If your glass containers have stains or odors, soak them in a mixture of warm water and baking soda or vinegar before washing.
Avoiding Thermal Shock:
- Although Dura Living containers are designed to withstand thermal shock, it's a good practice to avoid sudden temperature changes. For example, don't transfer a glass container directly from the freezer to the oven.
- Glass can break or chip if dropped or knocked against a hard surface. Handle your glass containers with care to prevent damage.
- Most glass containers are designed to be stackable for easy storage. Ensure they are completely dry before stacking to prevent bacteria growth.
Lids: (BPA FREE)
- Store the lids separately or loosely on top of the containers to allow air circulation and to prevent odors from becoming trapped.
- Check your glass containers regularly for any chips, cracks, or other damages. If you find any damage, it's best to replace the container to avoid any potential safety hazards.
Lid Care: (BPA FREE)
- If the lids are made of plastic or silicone, check for warping, tears, or other damages that might compromise the seal. While they are dishwasher safe, it's often best to hand wash lids to preserve their shape and function.