15 Things to Love about Glass Cookware and Food Storage Products

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15 Things to Love about Glass Cookware and Food Storage Products

I’ve cooked a lot of meals in my day and have tried practically every kind of cookware–from Teflon to ceramic–to tried-and-true cast iron, which I had trouble seasoning. I have my favorite high-end non-stick pans and find myself not particularly attached to a brand, although, I have thrown many out over the course of my cooking life.

When I started working at Organize-It, I became obsessed with kitchen organizing and, since I like to cook, with food storage (along with gadgets of every sort). When you write about products (and research them), it becomes really easy to sell yourself on them. It’s dangerous working in retail sometimes. Yes, I have too much stuff. 😉

Like most Aquarians, I love gadgets and innovation, and, of course, this means new materials, new pots and pans, and, of course, more efficient ways of doing things. The amount of products available in America is almost dizzying. I love the bright seasonal colors of produce keepers, food storage containers, and every promising new utensil you might need in your kitchen, and I’m always keen on hearing about the latest and greatest. However, I’ve developed a new interest in an old classic, one that I grew up with–and my parents and grandparents before me, which is glass. I know you likely have things to do today (and so do I), so I’m going to keep today’s post short and sweet: 15 Things to Love about Glass Cookware. And when you’re finished with this list, you may want to peruse some of our Anchor Hocking glass food storage products (many, of which, I own and cook with). You should also check out these oval canisters by Progressive, which make colorful displays in your pantry.

Things to Love about Glass

  1. Doesn’t absorb odors.
  2. Doesn’t react with any known foods.
  3. Inert, and so doesn’t release elements into food.
  4. Non-porous and completely safe.
  5. Durable, will last forever, provided you don’t drop it.
  6. Shatter resistant (if tempered).
  7. If tempered, usually safe for oven, microwave, fridge or freezer.
  8. Will outlast most other cookware.
  9. Provides great visibility and easy food identification when mixing, prepping, cooking, serving, or storing foods.
  10. Better heat conduction and retention than most other materials used in cookware manufacturing.
  11. Faster baking due to heat absorption (and, therefore, less power consumption). *You should turn down oven 25% from recipe suggestions to avoid burning.
  12. Better food browning than many other cookware materials.
  13. Easy to clean.
  14. Doesn’t stain or discolor.
  15. Doubles as a serving dish.

 

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