There are many storage containers available in the market. One therefore needs to know
exactly what they are looking for or some aspects that they want in a storage container. The
price and quality of the storage container are determined by the material used to make the
container. There are those storage containers made of glass such as the glasslock 18 piece set
while there are some made of plastic like the rubbermaid brilliance 18 piece set. There are
also those containers that are made of stainless steel. The storage containers are either
available as single pieces or as a set like the rubbermaid brilliance 18 piece set and the
glasslock 18 piece set.

Airtightness
The first and most important feature is airtightness. It is important that the storage container
is airtight as this is what ensures that the food being stored retains the original taste and stays
fresh. The rubbermaid brilliance 18 piece set and the glasslock 18 piece set both have lids
that securely fit on them making them airtight. These storage containers are also leak-proof.

Usability in heating appliances
There are those storage containers that can be used in the microwave and oven while there are
those that cannot be used. Storage containers made of glass can be used in both the oven and
the microwave because they do not produce BPA when heated. BPA is a poisonous chemical
that is produced when a majority of chemicals are heated. The rubbermaid brilliance 18
piece set is made of a plastic that does not emit BPA. The glasslock 18 piece set can
therefore be used for baking purposes. The lid should however be removed when baking as it
is not made of glass.

Cleaning method
The method used in cleaning the storage container should also be checked. There are those
that can be washed using the dishwasher while there are those that require to be hand washed.
A majority of storage containers made of plastic cannot be washed using the dishwasher
while the glass storage containers are washed by the use of a dishwasher. The cleaning
method is determined by the sturdiness of the material. Glass containers are easy to wash
while those made of plastic are hard to clean and often stain after prolonged use. Plastic
storage containers should therefore not be used on regular basis.