Ziploc’s newest reusable – VersaGlasss containers

Almost every kitchen in America has a plethora of plastic containers ready to hold all sorts of left-overs. Chances are you’ll have a tough time finding lids to fit most of them.

With BPA in plastics getting plenty of attention in the news, consumers are looking for good alternatives that work. Ziploc®, a long-trusted household brand, has come up with a unique durable option.

Their VersaGlass containers are made from tempered glass, which is fifty percent stronger than non-tempered, traditional glassware. These long lasting, reusable containers can practically go from the freezer to the microwave to the dinner table.

Robin Miller, Food Network star and spokesperson for Ziploc, loves these containers.

In all her shows and her cookbooks, Miller says if you’re going to be cooking something awesome, make two and pop one in the freezer.

“This is what I’ve been telling you for 15 years,” Miller said. “Put it in the VersaGlass. You can take it to work, come home, pop it in the dishwasher and do it all over again the next day.”

Made of tempered glass, VersaGlass is 50 percent stronger than traditional glassware

“It’s a timesaver, a money saver, a way to think ahead and have meals with the family,” she said.

VersaGlass can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees, making it safe to put in the bottom rack of the dishwasher. And they come in six different sizes – ranging from a small round 1.5 cup container up to a large square 8 cup size.

That versatility makes them perfect for handling things like dips, marinating meats, even cooking and storing entire casseroles. And they stack neatly for storage.

And it’s this versatility that has VersaGlass stand out.

Though weightier than other glass containers, that’s a durability issue, Miller says.

Other containers can only go on the top dishwasher rack. And, she said, “if I’m bringing (the container) to the table, I’d rather have it keep things warmer.”

Plus the rounded edges of the tempered glass help keep them from chipping.

“It’s (about) quality,” said Miller.

VersaGlass can take heat up to 400 degrees and can go from freezer to microwave to the dinner table

When using VersaGlass, it’s important to remember a few things. They’re not meant to be used in the broiler of conventional ovens. You’ll also want to use plastic, wooden or coated utensils to avoid scratching the containers. And they’re not water-tight.

Miller – who’s new cookbook called Robin Takes 5 with 500 recipes based on five ingredients or less with 500 calories or less is due out in the fall – says VersaGlass containers are perfect for one-dish creations – her favorite.

And the bright-colored, see-through lids are great, she said.

“They’re fun & pretty and festive!”

Miller suggests popping the lid before microwaving.

“This way,” she said, “you don’t have to worry about plastic touching your food, you’re preventing splattering (and) you’re not wasting anything.”

Reasonably priced, Ziploc® VersaGlass containers are available at a growing number of retailers including Kroger, Walmart and Frye’s and should be available at Target stores around July. They’re also available online at Walmart, and Amazon.

3 Responses

  1. What country is VersaGlass made in?

    • Thought I had that information but after checking my notes, found that I don’t know.

  2. Though still a good product, the fact that the lids aren’t particularly strong and aren’t water tight makes them less than ideal for carrying around. I myself use glass lock&lock containers for lunches moist lunches as they don’t leak. Hadn’t heard about these before though, thanks for posting about them!

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