Product Type: Boots kids equipment
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Boots Freezer Pots
Member Name: jillycat
Boots Freezer Pots
Advantages: Lids seal well good size
Disadvantages: A bit flimsy on reheating
These little freezer pots where a purchase I made when weaning my first son I have since used them for storing small items. The pots come in various sizes you can buy 8 pots that are 1 ounces for £2.99 or a pack containing 4 3 ounces pots for £3.49 I personally have the 3 ounce pots so the review will focus on these.
The pots are made from plastic and come with lids, the plastic is a little bit on the flimsy side I think and are certainly not as thick to the touch as some Tupperware pots I have. The thinness of the plastic I think comes to the fore when you use them to reheat things when they seem to bend slightly to the touch and you do have to be careful taking them out of the microwave as the plastic is so flimsy it is easy to spill the contents out. The pots are also suitable for use in the freezer and I have never had any problems using them in the freezer and the lids have remained in place well. If I have decanted any amounts from the pots into bags for ease of freezing the small meals come out very easily with a bit of a tweak of the plastic. I personally don't use them in the dishwasher as the pots don't claim to be suitable for it, they are nice and easy to clean by hand and fit nicely into a steriliser if you wish to clean them that way too. The lids I find to be a nice snug fit to the pots and these have never popped out when I have been taking them out and about on day trips. As they do fit so well once my son moved on from the puree stage and would want snacks whilst out I have used them to take snacks out with us such as raisins, breadsticks and the like and again the lids have remained fixed in place. I think one of the great thing about these pots is that they can be versatile and used to store many things in them indeed one of our pots now stores the small balls from our hungry frogs game.
Overall these are great little pots to use whilst weaning they store food well and the lids provide a good snug fit to keep the contents from spilling whilst in a bag whilst out. My only concern is how flimsy they are when re heating and because of this I would often decant them into another bowl to reheat at home so if you are using these repeated whilst out they may not be good enough for you as they may permanently warp in the long run but if you use them purely for storage and freezing they are great. They get 3 stars from me as there are cheaper pots out there of similar quality and because of the flimsy quality they have on reheating.
Summary: A good little pot for baby storage and can be used beyond this just need care on reheating