Rubbermaid vs. Gladware

January 5, 2008 Jasmine

Which do you use?

Please tell me the rubbermaid is sturdier. lol Yes I know these items aren’t meant to last forever only tupperware but jeez you would think it could last longer than a month!


I had gotten alot of gladware about 2 months ago in various sizes and yes they were the freezer ones as well. It seems like every time I turn around one is cracking! I had some krusteaz mix in one salad size container in the fridge. It fell out of the fridge and cracked! Another container with spaghetti did the same thing!

Those kids of mine are pretty clumsy. Cause you know that I never ever, EVER drop anything! lol πŸ˜‰

One of the small containers to put like single serve puddings in, I went to take the lid off and the tab broke off! Jeez!!!!

It almost seems like if the container is frozen or refrigerated they become highly breakable! None of those 3 were frozen , only in the fridge and I hate to think if they were. There would probably be more broken. I am going to keep them but at this rate they won’t last long it seems.

Around x~mas I got some of the cute x~mas ones as well in 4 and 6 cup sizes and I froze some flour in those (pre-measured for exactly 2 loaves of bread) and those seemed fine. So far. grrr….

Anyways. I was at Walmart today and seen their rubbermaid take alongs on sale for $1.97 plus they all had a bonus container! So I went a little nuts.

At our wedding a year and a half ago someone had gotten us a set of the bigger storage containers, like the humongous bowls with lids, the huge rectangle ones. Those have held up fine, we haven’t frozen them but don’t remember if those ones were freezable or not. But we have refrigerated them with no trouble. The only problem was when we leave them sitting to close to an open flame. haha

They melt.

Anyhow so I seen the small ones on sale and thought I would give them a whirl. We got 16 of the 3.7 cup divided containers, 4 of the 4 cup rectangle containers, 15 of the 5.2 cup deep square containers, 15 of the 3.2 round containers and 15 of the 2.9 square containers.

We also got 2 of the 13 cup serving bowls since we liked the other ones we got at the wedding so much. That was the only one with a bonus bowl that was smaller than what I
was buying. It had a bonus that was a twist n seal. I think I paid $3.88.

All in all not bad. I think I spent about $32.00 for 68 containers and 68 lids.

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Maggie  |  January 5, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    I love containers! I can’t get enough of them. Tupperware, bento style, even restaurant containers. They really come in handy. i don’t really know about the difference between rubbermaid and gladware. I usually lose the lids before I get a chance to break them πŸ™‚

  • 2. Jasmine's Journey  |  January 6, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    That used to happen to me to. I got some cute little ones with snowflakes on them at x~mas time that I love. Restaurant containers? Like you mean a used mustard jar or something?

  • 3. Arden  |  January 7, 2008 at 4:45 am

    I freeze in thrifted casseroles (my favorite) or freezer bags. I have lots of freezer space though.

    I buy the cheapo containers at Aldi for the little bit of fridge storage we do.

  • 4. Jasmine's Journey  |  January 7, 2008 at 6:31 am

    That is a good idea Arden about the thrift store. WHat I am doing with these for the freezer is to make up a whole bunch of cooked food and freeze it. Then on nights when we need a quick dinner, it is done. Just heat and serve.

    Make your own tv dinners. lol

  • 5. Maggie  |  January 10, 2008 at 5:57 am

    I like the square restaurant cambro containers. They are not cheap but I bought a 4 pack at GFS and use them all the time. I like to keep a sleeve of portion cups handy to for using with sauces and dressing too.

  • 6. Jasmine's Journey  |  January 10, 2008 at 7:49 am

    That is a good idea maggie. When I was at Smart N Final last night I seen some gladware entree containers. I think I am going to go by Target and get those. They didn’t have any at Walmart.

    I can make up the enchiladas and lasagna in there and freeze, thaw and heat. Then it doesn’t have to be cooked before hand and we have a quick meal to pop in the oven. Well quick as in no prep time. πŸ˜‰

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