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What is the best type of container to store food in? For freezing and just refrigerator storage. — Lynn, PA

Bonnie Moore

Answer:

The best container is one that doesn''t react with food avoid aluminum, copper and cast-iron for storage. I don''t like to use stainless steel because it''s expensive and you can''t see through it. Glass can be heavy and is, of course, breakable. Plastic is my favorite. It''s lightweight, durable and makes it easy to identify the contents. One word of caution, thicker plastic containers are better for freezing the new disposable-reusable plastics can shatter in the freezer (take it from one who knows).

Space Saver Tip: Try square containers over round they take up 25% less space.

About Bonnie Moore

Bonnie Moore, FoodFit's Executive Chef, graduated from Boston University with a bachelor's degree in Math and Statistics before forsaking her calculator for a whisk. Bonnie earned an associate degree in Culinary Arts from Johnson & Wales University and a degree in pastry arts from L'Academie de Cuisine. She was the sous chef at the Inn at Little Washington, the only five-star, five-diamond kitchen in the United States, and a former chef-instructor in the professional program at L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland. Bonnie likes to be involved with food at every stage, from planting seeds at the farm to creating a meal for her family. She believes that there is no better place to foster community and nourish those you love than around a table piled with delicious food.


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