Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:55 pm
I live in an apartment with a galley kitchen, so the top of my refrigerator doubles as additional, and needed storage space. Now that my son is on table food, it seems that there are suddenly many more boxes of dry food jammed up there on top of the fridge. And it doesn’t look so nice.
I keep my son’s toddler formula in an air-tight glass container on the kitchen counter because again, storage is hard to come by and if it’s got to be out on the counter, it may as well be in something attractive. I’ve often wished that I could do the same thing with the items on top of the fridge: put them into something prettier and cleaner than ripped-open boxes. But alas, the things on the fridge, seem to…fall. Often. Probably because those boxes of food don’t stack very evenly. I’ve heard my husband mutter something about a small avalanche. So glass containers on top of the fridge? Probably not a good idea.
I’ve toyed around with the idea of plastic containers, but I never quite got around to checking into the safety of any of them. Then last week while out shopping, I was browsing the aisles, admiring the OXO Good Grips POP containers when I noticed they were labeled “BPA Free”.
I purchased several of the 0.9 quart and 1.5 quart sizes and found them to be just the right size to store my son’s cereals, pasta, and snacks, but there are much larger sizes as well to store just about any food item. Once I got them home, doubt crept into my mind: the POP containers were BPA-free, but what about PVC?
I emailed OXO’s customer service and was pleased that someone emailed me back within 24 hours that all POP containers are PVC/phthalate-free as well as BPA-free.
With all the containers lined up on top of my fridge, it looks much more organized, which makes me feel so much more organized. Plus, I’m not as worried that something harmful might be leaking into my kid’s food. Most importantly: no more avalanches.
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