@jmoor783 A long time ago I invested in some wire racks that are on bearing rails that mount inside your cabinets. It is so much easier to stack stuff and slide it in or just keep it a ton more organized. You lose a little vertical space but the flexibility is well worth it.
@jmoor783@TBoneZeOriginal I’m always coming up with great ideas only to find out someone had already done it. In this case I saw them at a local store (when such a thing still existed) and bought one to try. They fit my cabinets great so I bought a bunch for our deep cabinets. No regrets.
When I built the cabinets for our kitchen I only put one shelf in one cabinet that holds our pizza pans, cookie sheets etc vertically. The other horizontal dividers are ALL pull out shelves/drawers. I abhor having to fish around in the back of a cabinet for shit.
@aperfecttool72@haydesignerFrom the website:
Our food storage containers are stackable glass bowls when without lids. When not in use, you can put the small sized bowls into the larger sized bowls to save space in your refrigerator or cabinets.
There’s an old story in the science fiction community that L. Ron sent John Campbell a case of nickel-cadmium batteries along with a note reading “store these in your refrigerator at 50% charge and they’ll last forever”.
Hubbard was known as a science fiction writer at the time, and Campbell was the editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine.
@Euniceandrich Yep. Gave away all my plastic stuff last time around and bought these. Work great. The lids can be hard to clamp sometimes but that could be due to warping in the dishwasher. For as cheap as they are I’m fine with it. I’ll buy more this time around and just put them in the garage for when the ones I have now break.
“I had always assumed that Pyrex glass was synonymous with borosilicate, thermal-shock resistant glass. This was indeed the case until the late 1990’s when Corning, Inc. sold rights to the Pyrex name to World Kitchens. After the sale, Corning continued to sell borosilicate glass for laboratory use under the Pyrex name. However, World Kitchens began to sell soda lime glass for kitchen use – also under the Pyrex name. World Kitchens made this change because soda lime glass is cheaper to manufacture and more resistant to breakage from mechanical stress than borosilicate glass. Imagine my surprise one day in the early 2000’s when I decided it would be safe to boil water in a Pyrex measuring cup directly on the stovetop…the measuring cup cracked, sending broken glass and hot water all over the stove and floor! In fact, reports of “exploding glassware” began to crop up as other folks began to unwittingly expose World Kitchens’ soda lime glass to extreme temperature differentials while working in the kitchen. Now Pyrex is simply a brand name that has nothing to do with the chemistry of the glassware being sold.”
It seems like these would be better if they were all the same shape. Then you could use the same lid for different containers. On top of that, I can’t imagine what people are using these less-than-one-cup containers for; I never want to store such a small amount.
Can I get two like-minded people, we each buy a set, and then we keep the shape we like and send the other two to the other two people? That makes sense.
Whoa whoa whoa: The lids aren’t microwavable? Deal breaker.
@zafner I THINK that “(without lids)” bit is for the oven. Because in the 21 century, we have to tell people not to bake plastic in the oven. At least that’s what I hope. No other reports from owners saying different.
@zafner I bought the small set last time, and will be buying this one as well. The lids have proven to be just as microwaveable as the lids on my plastic containers - fine for reheating, but not for extended cooking time.
Last time I bought a set of these by mail, I received an old-tyme radio sound effects crash box. Returned the bjts, and got a great set, for less money & hassle, at Costco.
An ill-advised purchase via delivery…
@squishybrain Sorry, it was 3-4 years ago, and an in-person purchase, so I have no idea. Wait-wait… I just checked in the kitchen, and the glass is Pyrex and the brand is Snapware. One of the lids failed (the rubber seal- I think I microwaved it by accident), and I wrote Snapware and they sent me two new lids for free.
With Costco, if you see and like it- buy it, 'cause it won’t be there a month later…
@MrNews Not to be critical, but if your purchase was 3-4 years ago with the bad shipping incident, why do you still harbor so much vengeance? I’ve bought these sets at least twice in the last year, all arrived well-packed and perfect. These deals do come up here periodically, which most buyers appreciate. And I remember comments that sounded exactly like yours – it was probably from you, didn’t check. The whole thing about the box of bits and how Costco was so much better. And at the time I thought it was from the last deal maybe late 2019 and a unfortunate shipping incident (yes, those happen.) But years later, you still come back to this forum each time these are offered just to post the same sad story again. I’d say LET IT GO!
@pmarin Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle- caught in a recurrent tale about the hazards of sending glassware via pony express (it just happened again last month with Amazordinary). I did not mean to impugn the Mehgnificent Borat-silicate. Right now, I’m yelling at myself: GET OFF MY OWN LAWN…
One of the simpler soups I make for winter is sweet corn with chicken (or leftover turkey).
One or two packs of Sweet Corn. (I soak the corn in a dilute solution of baking soda as I do with beans for about 8-10 minutes. Then rinse it out with plain water.
It softens the skin and makes it more easily digestible.) Boil till soft. Take out 10 to 15 percent of the corn and blend the rest. Put it back in the pot.
Take leftover chicken or turkey, shred it and drop it in.
Portions are relative to how hearty you want to make it.
Add the rest of the whole corn back. It makes it look like corn soup and gives you something to bite on.
Take an egg (or two as needed), beat the yolk and white together. Heat up the soup and pour the egg slowly while stirring.
Add salt as needed. Add hot sauce to your taste. I use green chilli soaked vinegar. A teaspoon to my bowl. I also add a few drops of soy sauce for the umami flavor.
Since the corn does not look yellow enough, I add a few pinches of turmeric when it is heating up.
FYI This style of molded plastic latch closure will likely not last very long before they start to fail to close or snap. I’ve had 2 other set with this style of ‘wings’ that snap, and loved them at first, but after a year or less they may start cracking at the ‘hinge’, or wearing at the ‘snap’ part to where one or more wings will stick out and not stay snapped.
You may have better luck if you keep the lids out of the dishwasher, wash as lightly as possible etc.
They are still nice to use otherwise, and you can always throw a rubber band or something around them to close the offending wing if you are packing liquid food.
There are similar with another design/style of wing closures that are more of a hinge w pin system that I’ve had much better luck with.
But at this price, I would risk it if I had the cupboard space. Borosilicate, sweet.
I ordered mine still have not received them. Fedex said they delivered Sunday but never showed up? How do I get help tracking this package? I have sent 3 requests for help and have not heard back from anyone with this company? HELP!!!