Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Birthday to me!

I have always preferred glass over plastic for food storage, relying heavily upon some vintage Pyrex and Corningware glass storage. I also have some Anchor Hocking, whose lids have cracked beyond use, and I have been unable to find replacement lids or the cost is prohibative (may as well just replace them @@).

Recently, I capitalized on a Kohl's sale, combining the sale with additinal promos, Kohl's cash etc and have gifted myself (and I have been trying to find what I want, unsuccessfully, on the second hand market)a 20 piece set of Pyrex storage ware.

The box arrived just in time for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, when I know we will have leftovers to feast off of for a few days.

10 comments:

Lee Ann said...

Happy Birthday and great find!

meme said...

I saw this set and I am interested in it too. How do you like the sizes of the smaller storage jars in the set?

CTMOM said...

I do like the smaller sizes and the variety of sizes in this set. I forsee the larger round one being used for salad, the rectangular being used for sides like potatoes, pasta, rice, the smaller round for l/o vegetables. Would also be good for individual soups. I'll know for sure once I store leftovers on Thursday! I can also see smaller casseroles being made in either size of the rectangular ones. I really wanted all rectangular for ease of use in storage space, but so far, this set looks like it'll meet my needs. Normally $69.99, it was on sale $59.99, I had another promo, I used $10 Kohl's cash etc. I got a good deal.

Linda said...

Anchor Hocking lids are prohibitively expensive as they are almost the same price as the bowl and lid were to begin with. However, at one thrift store they have a bin of lids to dig through. If pay a quarter or dime for a lid, it's worth taking a chance.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday!

meme said...

Hi - thank you for commenting on the sizes...I think I will get this set too. I have some glass containers that I love and I do not like the plastic ones I have, it seems my husband is forever putting tomato sauce leftovers in plastic, I hate the staining!

CTMOM said...

Meme, I am making a concerted effort to remove as much plastic out of my kitchen as reasonably possible. I also do not care to reheat food in plastic. The lidded pyrex are great to tote food to work as well (until the lids crack). For tomato stains on plastic: make a paste of baking soda and a bit of water. Work it in well with a small, repurposed toothbrush and let sit a bit. Flood with some white vinegar and most, if not all, should come off.

sqbdew said...

carol this set is on sale right no at kohl for 29.99 and then 15 percent off and a 10 dollar rebate so oop is 15.50 plus tax

Patti said...

I have this set and I love it! Word of caution, the lids can get brittle in the dishwasher, so I now hand wash them. Happy birthday!!!

laura sampson said...

I have and LOVE this set--found out my husband was tossing lids if they looked yucky or were stinky instead of cleaning them! I was STEAMED !I've had a hard time getting the right lid to replace the ones he tossed. But I love the set and have found single pieces at the thrift store too.