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For tupperware these bowls are sufficient enough for storing pasta in the fridge or keeping freshly baked goods in to keep them fresh, but I wouldn't use these for packed lunches. I have the addis tub for that because it locks down in three places and keeps it secure. These however, don't have such a feature. The lids then are just bog standard plastic fold to open lids. You just grab hold of one end and lift with your fingers. You don't need nails, you can just tightly grip the edge near the rim and pull it up. They're not difficult to lift out and just require a good grip but not much effort. The lids feel a little rough; although a little uncomfortable they don't hurt to run your fingers over. The bowls themselves are made of thick, very hard plastic. It's extremely difficult to bend or snap them so only excessive manhandling would break them. They are also pretty scratch resistant to most of my cutlery for some reason. These don't hold heat or cold very well. I usually put some pasta in these and while it does delay the time it take to go cold, it's only slightly delayed. Leaving a hot tub of pasta in your bag all day in one of these isn't going to work. They're not like thermal coffee flasks where heat is kept in exceptionally well so the tubs do heat up when you add hot contents but at least they delay the food going cold. To wash up these are a pleasure. They're nicely rounded off at the bottom so there's no build up in grooves or crevices. They just need a quick wipe around much like any bowl and you can just wipe them dry afterwards. Very very easy to do and doesn't take that long. The only problem with these then is the lids which aren't completely secure. They do click nicely in place and stay down when left in a fridge but if you're out and about with one of these in your bag all day then get the addis securable tub, which has 4 clip down "clamps" to lock it in place. It's a lot more practical for out and about, these are more practical for around the house. I highly recommend these tubs purely for the practicality. They're easy to use and wash up, but I wouldn't use them out of the house, instead i'd get something more secure.
Introduction ########## As always I'm looking to store my leftovers in something and tupperwear boxes are ideal for this use. I came across this 3 part set in a store and decided to buy it. Price ##### I purchased this set from poundland - for guess how much - yes £1 The Set ###### The set is of 3 containers 6, (1.4 L) 8 ¾ (2.1 L) and 12-cup (2.8 L) bowls with lids included. About the Product ############### The containers are very durable. And I have put everything in it, from curry to cake and they have never stained. They are microwave and dishwasher safe - just make sure you remove the lids in the microwave - as these are not safe in there - and will melt. I have used this in the fridge and also the freezer and have had no problems at all. The lids make an airtight seal, and they are easy to remove so ideal for the elderly. If you are clumsy (like me!) and you drop these a few times there is no need to worry - as they don't break that easily. These are really nice to store food in - and also remember you can also SERVE food in these too - they are sleek enough to put on the table when serving. Also can be used to prepare food in. They come in a variety of colours - I personally have white lids with a transparent bowl.