Best food-storage containers
Best Plastic: Emsa by Frieling Clip & Close
Emsa by Frieling Clip & Close ($4.50 to $27, amazon.com)
The latching lids on these create a supertight seal — ideal for keeping brown sugar, chips, crackers, and other pantry essentials fresh. Available in sets as well as solo sizes from 5 oz. to 365 oz. (about 46 c.).
Best Glass: Snapware Total Solution
Snapware Total Solution Food Storage With Pyrex Glass ($7 to $9, amazon.com)
For those who prefer glass: These absolutely airtight tubs proved perfect for use in the pantry, fridge, or freezer. Plus, you can pop the Pyrex bottoms in the oven — no plastic option can say that!
Best for Transport: Rubbermaid Premier
Bing: Rubbermaid Premier
Rubbermaid Premier $7 to $14, amazon.com)
Brown-bagging it? These lightweight, break-resistant containers are virtually leakproof and showed minimal staining after microwave use. Lids snap onto the tubs' bottoms for easy storage.
Microwave Master: Tupperware Crystalwave
Tupperware Crystalwave ($10 to $45, amazon.com)
These got the nod for nuking, thanks to lid vents that help prevent splatters and steam burns as well as handles that allow a secure grip. Like any plastic container, though, they're not stainproof.