We’re no strangers to freezing food in the EatingWell test kitchen. Whether it’s figuring out the best methods for freezing produce like potatoes or zucchini, or dishes like casseroles or baked goods, we’re pros. Check out these five cool containers that our Test Kitchen cooks swear by—you won’t be disappointed.
Made from food-grade silicone, these trays are ideal for storing portions of sauces, purees and soups. Pop out just the amount you need without having to thaw a whole big batch (read more about why our Test Kitchen manager loves to give these cubes as gifts!). Sold in ½-, 1- and 2-cup sizes.
Buy them: Williams Sonoma, $20 for a ½ cup-sized set
We’re longtime fans of these airtight silicone storage bags, which can be frozen, boiled or microwaved. This new, larger option holds just under a gallon—a smart, reusable alternative to zip-top freezer bags. The bag will be available for purchase beginning in early September (Stasher, $30). But if you can't wait until then, you can buy their regular sized bag now.
Buy it: Bed Bath & Beyond, on sale for $16
What’s noteworthy about these containers: they’re made from a special glass that’s resistant to thermal shock, so you can take them straight from the freezer to the oven without fear of shattering.
Buy them: OXO, $60 for a 16-piece set
These BPA-free pods come in stackable sets of two. They’re the perfect size for saving everything from leftover tomato paste and egg whites to pesto and compound butter.
Buy them: Bed Bath & Beyond, $15 for a set of two
This collection is a particularly budget-friendly way to stock your freezer. The containers are also great to use to drop off food for somebody: pretty enough to serve in, not a big loss if you don’t get them back.
Buy them: Amazon, $38 for a 14-piece set
This story originally appeared in EatingWell Magazine September 2020.