Product Type: Addis in Homeware
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Clip It, Keep It
Addis Clip Storage Containers
Member Name: dkm1981
Addis Clip Storage Containers
Advantages: Handy, keep smells in
Disadvantages: Not juice watertight
I bought a set of three of these Addis Clip storage containers from Matalan last year as I almost always take my own food to work and I was looking for something to carry it in. I actually have a lunch bag, but I needed some small containers to keep things like fruit salad in, without the juices spilling into my bag.
The set cost me £5 and in the set you get three containers - two small ones and a slightly larger one. All three of the containers are around 10cm by 5 cm in size and the two smaller ones are about 3cm deep whilst the bigger one is around 6cm deep. By no means are they big enough to carry sandwiches or salads in, but that isn't what I bought them for.
They have clips on the lids that are lined on the inside with a rubber seal to keep them airtight and this was the main reason for me buying them - because I was tired of getting fruit juice all over the inside of my lunch bag. So do they work? Well, almost, would be the honest answer. I have carried alsorts of liquids in them and they get tossed around quite roughly in my bag. I have found that things like yoghurt and other thicker liquids are absolutely fine and there is no leakage at all. But, unfortunately the pesky fruit juice still seems to be able to seep through the seal. If you keep them as upright as possible, then you are fine, but that isn't always possible and so they aren't perfect.
I also use them for storing things in the fridge, such as tinned stuff that I haven't used in one go. They are ideal for this and I think they are pretty good here because they keep the smell of the thing they are storing inside them. Even things that usually smell quite strong when you have them in the fridge are not noticeable when you keep them in these containers. Two examples are sweetcorn and coconut milk - odd examples I know, but they are the two things that I currently have stored in the containers in my fridge!
The best way to wash them is by hand, but it can be a little tricky because of the seal around the lid. I find that food and bits get stuck under the seal and it is a pain to get them out. I have actually now mastered the art of removing the seals to wash them. I say mastered the art, because it is no mean feat getting the seal back on afterwards!
Overall I'd probably recommend the containers because they are pretty handy and they do keep smells in, but they aren't perfect and they certainly aren't juice proof, so just three stars from me.
Summary: Handy containers
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