Product Type: Addis in Homeware
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The Right Kind of Pot.
Addis Clip Storage Containers
Member Name: wendybull
Addis Clip Storage Containers
Advantages: So useful, air tight
I brought these storage containers as part of a set from Sainsbury's for the very good value price of £8.99 for about 6 pieces if I remember rightly. They do still stock this as part of a set like I mentioned and I think it is well worth the money.
The basic premise of these containers is their tight clip on either side of the lid. Once you have placed the lid on the container, there are small plastic clips on either side of the box that snap up into place, locking the lid to the container. The lock is very secure and you will hear an audible snap as it gets into its right position. It is a simple case of unsnapping it from its locking position by pulling down on the clips and this can be a little stiff at times, especially for little fingers, but it is manageable and only adds to the security of the lid and container and it's ingredients.
Alongside the inside rim of the lid, where it nestles on to the top of the container, there is a continuous rubber ring that goes all the way round. This keeps the containers airtight and spill proof, helping to prolong the life of whatever is stored inside it. I have put mine through the dishwasher many, many times and they are showing no signs of corrosion or wear at all.
The pots themselves, as the lids, are see-through so you can see exactly what you have in there. This is useful for fridge storage as you can see in an instance if it has baked beans or sweetcorn in it and you don't have to open the lid to find out.
These storage containers are so versatile and I use them for many different reasons around the kitchen and for food storage and lunches. As they can be frozen, microwaved and put in the top drawer of the dishwasher there is nothing I can think of that you can't use them for and here are a few ideas for things I have done.
Food storage: I have used these for storing pasta and sauces that had been cooked and not eaten. I let it go cold and then pop in the fridge all sealed up in one of these boxes. It keeps it really well and stops the sauce going dry, which is great for dishes where the sauce is not very liberal.
Other food that is good stored in these are onions or any smelly food. If I have had a cheese and onion sandwich, I can put the half an onion in one of the smaller pots, clip the lid on and the smell does not escape and waft round the fridge. These are very good at keeping in smells and stopping your fridge smelling gross every time you open it.
The largest container has been used to store salad in. Sometimes if the whole family is having salad as a side dish, I will chop up loads and serve it in a large bowl. If it is not all eaten, I will store it in one of these and it helps keep it fresh and crisp until the next day or two when it can be eaten up.
Ingredients container: My middleish son has to take ingredients to school for when they do cooking and quite often it will be small quantities of something, where taking a large packet would be silly just to use a small amount. I use these containers as I know they are strong enough in their lid, due to the clip system to keep the ingredients where they are meant to be until he is ready to use them. They also do a liquid container in this range that I have and it really is spill proof, although the rectangular ones seem to do a pretty good job of keeping everything in as well.
Overall, these little pots are fabulous, and I use them all the time in my daily life. In addition to food storage, I chop up fruit so my kids or I can take a small fruit salad to work/school and the airtight seal helps to prevent the fruit from browning. I love my little storage containers and think it was a wise buy at £8.99.
They do sell them separately but I would plump for the set as I have used every single sized container in it and none have been left redundant in the cupboard, from the largest through to the smallest.
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