Let’s face it, glass oven safe meal prep containers are a game-changer for when you are meal planning! They are hands down the best meal prep containers for storing food. Unlike plastic meal prep containers, they don’t stain from spaghetti sauce and don’t get distorted when you throw them in the microwave for too long.
They also provide easy cleaning, last a long time, and come in various sizes. If you are looking to make meal prepping easier then these ten glass oven safe meal prep containers that I am about to share will help you make the best choice. You are bound to find one you’ll love.
If you also need a few tips on how to meal plan, then check out the post 3 Easy No Fail Ways to Meal Plan
The 11 Best Oven Safe Meal Prep Containers (Glass Storage)
Before we can even begin to choose the best food prep containers, we need to decide on the type of lids to choose. There is nothing more defeating than putting all the hard work into meal prep only to realize that you did not use the right meal prep containers.
Glass MEAL PREP CONTAINERS
I tend to choose any container that has an air-tight seal with locking lids. Basically, this means that once you close it shut, nothing is getting into that bad boy. The locking lids also reassure me that the container is actually closed with its snapping sound.
There are other things to consider when it comes to lids such as:
- are they leak-proof
- do I want silicone lining on my lids
- are they easy to clean
- can they be used on the top-rack dishwasher
- are they high quality
- do I want a set of larger containers (such as a set of 7-cup containers) or do I want a variety of sizes
Pay close attention to that last item. I once purchased a container that I thought would be so awesome only to find out that I could not remove the silicone seal and eventually mold started to form under the seal. Perhaps I just got a fluke of a dish but I vowed never to buy that brand again.
Portion Control and Sizes
Another thing to consider is whether or not you want your glass containers to have compartments. If you have no preferences on compartments, then choose either rectangular containers or circular ones.
I will say this, before buying any containers, think of where you will store them. If you have space, then aim to get the different sizes that tend to come in a container set. If space is limited, then stick to one size for uniformity.
Okay let’s get start our top ten list, shall we?
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#1- Prep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers
Prep Naturals Glass Food Storage Containers with Lids [24 Ounce, 20Pcs] Glass Containers for Food Storage with Lids Glass Meal Prep Containers Glass Storage Containers with Lids Glass Lunch ContainersPrep Naturals Glass Meal Prep Containers Glass Food Storage Containers with Lids – 2 Compartment Glass Lunch Containers (10 Pack) Glass Storage Containers with Lids Glass Containers for Food Storage
The first of the oven safe meal prep containers to be shared is from Prep Naturals. Not to repeat the description word for word that is found on Amazon but this meal prep container that can be used for lunches, has “the smartest-lock locking lids guarantee leakproof food storage without spills.”
So basically, this container has airtight lids, can be used as lunch containers and has a locking lid.
It can also easily handle temperature changes and is the perfect size when trying to portion control. These glasslock containers are also designed to last and can be easily stored in the fridge or the freezer and come in a variety of sizes.
One reviewer said:
“I was going to buy Pyrex, but then I found out they switched from using borosilicate glass to tempered soda-lime glass in their USA products. That soda-lime glass is not as tolerant of fast temperature changes, and although it is rare, it can occasionally EXPLODE if you place a hot container on a cool surface. But these here are true borosilicate glass containers and I expect them to be safer when I go from oven to freezer to microwave. The lids are a very solid tight fit, which is great for me if I use the container to take lunch to work in my backpack (it’s the perfect size for that!). However, the lids are SO tight that unless you have two hands of normal adult strength, you might have some trouble snapping them into place. Therefore I would not recommend these for elderly or disabled persons.”
#2 C Crest Glass Containers for Meal Prepping
The C Crest glass containers are another great option for you to store all your meal prep ideas. They boast a satisfaction guarantee as well as a lifetime lid.
One user stated that these containers were perfect. Simply throw away all your plastic food containers and just buy these ones.
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#3 Bayco Glass Food Storage Containers
Next up are the Bayco Glass Food Storage Containers that can be used as a glass bento box, can withstand high temperatures, and are leak proof with their lock lids.
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Below you will find a list of the other seven oven safe meal prep containers. These include Pyrex containers as well as other high-quality borosilicate glass options. Enjoy!
Glasslock Oven and Microwave Safe Tempered Glass Food Storage Set 26 Piece SetAmazon Basics Glass Locking Lids Food Storage Containers, 20-Piece Set[10-Pack,22 Oz]Glass Meal Prep Containers 2 Compartments, Airtight Glass Lunch Bento Boxes with Lids, Glass Food Storage Containers, BPA-Free, Microwave, Oven, Freezer and Dishwasher5-Pack 34Oz Multi-color Glass Containers Meal Prep with Lids, Airtight Leak Proof Food Containers, Durable Lunch Glassware SetRubbermaid Easy Find Lids Glass Food Storage Container, 18-pieces, ClearRazab 24 Pc Glass Food Storage Containers Airtight Lids Microwave/Oven/Freezer & Dishwasher Safe – Steam Release Valve BPA/ PVC-Free -Small & Large Reusable Round, Square & Rectangle Bento ContainersPyrex Simply Store Meal Prep Glass Food Storage Containers (18-Piece Set, BPA Free Lids, Oven Safe),MulticoloredOXO Good Grips Smart Seal Leakproof Glass Food Storage Container Set,Clear,8 Piece Rectangle
Oh before I forget. Did you know that you can also use the smaller containers with leak-proof lids for salad dressings?
At the end of the day, the best containers (whether glass food containers or metal containers) are the ones that are the right size, keep food fresh, and accommodate easy storage.