Product Type: Addis in Homeware
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Addis Clip & Close (if you can!)
Addis Clip Storage Containers
Member Name: simbelmyne
Addis Clip Storage Containers
Advantages: good seal, keeps food nice and fresh
Disadvantages: can be hard to shut
Addis Clip & Close are a brand of food storage containers available from various places, including Sainsbury's. They are sold individually or in sets of various sizes and are often on special offer in store. These containers are freezer and dishwasher safe (take care to remove the stickers from them first though, or they'll gunk up the bottom of the dishwasher) and they also have the microwave symbol on the bottom, although I've never tried this.
The various sizes these containers come in are extremely useful, from the large ones which take a packed lunch or a whole open packet of food down to the tiny ones. As I live on my own, I often find myself using the smallest containers to store half a tin of chopped tomatoes or whatever that I haven't used up in one go, and it keeps them fresh and moist.
I also use the big container designed for liquids, I like to decant cheap apple juice into it and keep it chilled in the fridge instead of storing it in those tetrapak boxes. I've shaken the container up and the seal works perfectly, no juice spills out at all.
The sticker on the lid claims "100% air and liquid tight - keeps food fresh". The mechanism by which this is attained are heavy duty clips on each of the four sides which, when closed, compress the sides of the container into a blue rubber seal which runs around the inside of the lid. I have found these containers to be highly successful at keeping food and liquid sealed inside and they also seal in the smell which helps to keep the fridge odour-free. The containers, even the small ones, also stack securely in the fridge without wobbling which is helpful for those of us with perpetually packed fridges!
I've been using these containers for three years now and the rubber seal has just started to come off two of the containers when I take them out of the dishwasher. However, it doesn't look worn and pushing it back into place seems to fix it, so this is not too big a complaint. The only other problems I've had with these are the clips, sometimes they don't close very easily and it takes brute force to clip them shut. The resounding "clunk" with which they then close is satisfying though, and the fact that they can be so tight reassures me that the seal is properly airtight. Be careful though- several times now I have shut these with my finger too close to the clip and given myself a blood blister in the process!
If you're careful with the occasionally violent clips I heartily recommend these, they definitely have the best seal of any of the food containers I own.
Summary: versatile and effective food storage
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