Anyone else get rid of most or all their Tupperware?
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Posted: 11/22/2012 3:54:25 PM
I'm a former Tupperware Consultant and I used to love Tupperware (still do to be honest) but I hate the fact that it's hard to store. I have so many lids that have no container and containers with no lids it's pointless. I'm thinking of getting rid of the majority of my tupperware storage containers and go with glass Pyrex storage containers both for easier storage and the fact I can microwave the Pyrex.

I'll probably keep some of the itty bitty containers and my BIG BIG Tupperware bowls but other than that I think to Goodwill the rest will go.

Anyone else purge their Tupperware lately?


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Posted: 11/22/2012 3:56:13 PM
I did. I switched over to Lock and Lock containers. They are so much better.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 3:57:11 PM
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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:01:20 PM
No I love my tupperware. I Had all rubbermaid and replaced it all with tupperware. So much better. No more cracked lids. I have stone countertops. They don't mix with glass containers.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:05:51 PM
nope, I love my tupperware.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:06:50 PM
I'm trying to go to all glass storage in the kitchen, so I've gotten rid of almost all the plastic stuff. Still have a couple of large containers for cookies and the like, and have a few smaller containers for DD to take lunch stuff in. Most of the plasticware is actually sitting in a bag near the door, ready to go to Goodwill.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:07:33 PM
The only Tupperware I have any more are my canisters (LOVE!) and a huge green bowl with lid. I've switched to Lock and Lock too and love it! I entertain a lot and always send leftovers home with my guests so I need a lot of plastic storage containers.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:08:21 PM
I hear you about the storage. It's crazy. I put a lot of my tupperware in storage and if I don't need to get it out, it'll be going to goodwill too. But I still use a lot of it. I've gotten a decent storage system going right now with what I have but I can't add more. It'll mess everything up.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:11:32 PM
I understand the Tupperware love. Like I said I was a consultant and honestly have way more Tupperware than any one family should ever have lol. Sadly most of mine looks horrible because I live with men who microwave stuff that shouldn't be microwaved. I'm looking forward to getting my Pyrex and cleaning out the cupboards. Doubt I can get rid of all of it but all this miss matched stuff has got to go. I also won't be switching to another plastic brand I still feel loyal to Tupperware I just don't want it in my kitchen (my pantry on the other hand Fully Tupperwared out. Love me some modular mates)


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:28:37 PM
I switched to all glass containers a couple of years ago (they work fine with my granite countertops, btw, don't know what that's about) and we still have several containers with no lid and lids with no container. Going pyrex doesn't save you from that, unfortunately.



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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:29:53 PM
Yes and I am so happy I did. Went to all glass containers. So much nicer. Don't get yucky stains and not afraid to microwave with them. You will be happy if you switch.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:33:41 PM

I switched to all glass containers a couple of years ago (they work fine with my granite countertops, btw, don't know what that's about) and we still have several containers with no lid and lids with no container. Going pyrex doesn't save you from that, unfortunately.


lol yeah I figured we'd still have that issue but cutting down on the amount of containers we have will help a lot. This way I can store the containers with the lids on and still have lots of space. Right now I have FOUR cupboards full of Tupperware would love to cut that down to 1 or 2.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:44:48 PM
I got rid of all my Rubbermaid (cracked lids, lost lids) and I'm moving toward not using the Ziploc containers anymore except for stuff that I send out with friends/family. Those come in handy on Thanksgiving and Christmas, for leftovers, but I don't want to use them for everyday stuff -- too many pieces.

I'm moving *toward* Tupperware for some stuff. I love their divided dishes with the pop-up vents -- DH and I take them to work. And we use them in the microwave there. I know -- I live dangerously.

For leftovers, we are moving toward Lock N Lock. DH got a great deal on FOUR huge sets of the smaller ones. I'm planning to spread the joy and send a couple mixed sets to my bestie for Christmas, but we have a great selection now. My best friend and I both have a small container fixation. She loves hers for small scrap stuff. She also does beading, so tiny containers are great for her.

I think the key to any system is not to wait until the lid or bottom of that extra piece shows up mysteriously. If you have a piece with a missing lid or bottom, get rid of it! I purged my Ziploc pieces (mixed and matched) and Freecycled them -- I figured that whoever picked up my extra pieces had to have extra pieces of their own. Hopefully, the matched up.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:54:45 PM
I just went through the cabinets and purged the Tupperware we rarely use. Now I have a mix of Tupperware and Ziploc containers. It works out better to have several containers the same shape and size.

The glass Pyrex storage set wouldn't work for us since my dd's and dh use them for lunches. I would be afraid they would break.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 4:56:06 PM
Also wanted to add, my mom was VERY into tupperware in the 70s/early 80s. When she died I took a few "vintage" tupperware things from the house; in particular, two flat, round containers that she used for storing brown sugar and powdered sugar (they're the perfect size to store a 2-lb bag each and the fact that they're wide and not tall makes scooping easy) and a gravy shaker that has a wheel-shaped insert in the top for making a flour or cornstarch slurry for thickening gravy, soup or sauce. That thing works perfectly and I would never get rid of it!



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Posted: 11/22/2012 5:02:43 PM
I got rid of most of my plastic a few years ago, except for a few Lock & Lock sandwich containers. I have quite a lot of Pyrex storage.

No regrets-- it was the way to go for us. I like that they actually dry in my dishwasher, they don't pit from acidic foods, I feel better about microwaving them, and I can see clearly what is being stored in my fridge.

I have granite countertops and have had no problems at all. I also use Pyrex baking pans without any problems.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 5:36:17 PM
I have. I actually switched to that Rubbermaid stuff in the square shape that all stacks together, and the lids stay underneath the stacks. Love it. Only trouble is that now my mom AND my "never"-in-law (S/O's mom) have switched too, so if they take home leftovers from my house, I tend to not get my stuff back!


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Posted: 11/22/2012 5:48:51 PM
My mom was a Tupperware lady in the 70's and I have some of her stuff-- she has the rest!

I'll probably keep it forever.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 6:21:58 PM
Just ordered Pyrex. Thank you!

Pawing through my box of mismatched Ziplock tonight convinced me this might be a good time.



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Posted: 11/22/2012 6:27:38 PM
Absolutely not. I love my Tupperware and my Tupperware "lady" is the bomb.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 6:38:48 PM
Yes, we switched over to glass storage pieces.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 6:43:39 PM
No, I'm a former Tupperware consultant from YEARS ago but lost a bunch of the freezer boxes in the move. I've been grabbing them from yard sales and thrift stores WHEN I find them. Don't find them often. But, I HAVE gotten ONLY the lid at one thrift store and then in the SAME day, got the bottom at another!

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Posted: 11/22/2012 6:43:54 PM
I use the Microwaveable tupperwave when I freeze meals for my husband. I have a mix of tupperwave and glass each with certain uses.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 8:13:18 PM
No. My whole kitchen storage system is done with tupperware. I love that the containers stack on top of each other and all fit together in just the right size to store flour, sugar, baking soda, etc. I forget what this particular tupperware is called but its the best. I bought it in the 90s.

As far as leftover storage or freezer storage, I love the lock and lock glass containers I bought from Cost Co.

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Posted: 11/22/2012 8:21:31 PM
yes, we gave ours away. We use the Pyrex now.




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Posted: 11/22/2012 8:26:13 PM
I didn't get rid of everything, just the squares and rounds small containers. Kept the large wonderliers and my sentimental stuff that I grew up with.

But when my deli meats starting coming in those Reynolds 3 cup containers, I just keep those now. They last forever, you can break or give away without feeling bad, and they go through the dishwasher.




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Posted: 11/22/2012 8:27:25 PM
I still have most of mine, in fact I called to get replacements for 2 cracked lids the other day. I love the pie keeper and my canisters.



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Posted: 11/22/2012 9:24:39 PM
I got rid of my rubermaid but really want to replace some of my older Tupperware. I bought some glass containers - the pyrex stuff sucked the lids would never go on after they were washed once - tossed them. I need to see if the mall has Tupperware and if they have any good deals that is how I got mine 15 years ago.


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Posted: 11/22/2012 10:19:51 PM
I have not owned Tupperware in so long, I really cannot recall when I got rid of it all. I now use the Rubbermaid stacking lids/containers and the collapsing bowls with lids from PC and love them!



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Posted: 11/23/2012 2:36:49 AM
No .I love my tware storage.
The BIG problem in the UK is that there are no more tupperware agents.
and I have several cracked lids,that I can't replace, so much for a lifetime guarentee.


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Posted: 11/23/2012 8:10:28 AM
Me! I have been working on replacing all of the Tupperware & other plastics with glass so that I don't have to worry about the chemicals that leach into the food from heating in the microwave or putting hot foods in them.


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Posted: 11/23/2012 4:45:05 PM

a gravy shaker that has a wheel-shaped insert in the top for making a flour or cornstarch slurry for thickening gravy, soup or sauce. That thing works perfectly and I would never get rid of it!
I used to have that container and then lost it, but you know what works JUST as well?? I always have on-hand the Ziploc tall containers with the screw-top. I put my water in there and then some flour or cornstarch and SHAKE it up and my gravy comes out perfectly every single time! You don't even need that wheel part! It's all about shaking it in a tall, cylinder-type container.









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Posted: 11/23/2012 5:31:36 PM
I've sold most if my Tupperware because it's hard to store and I like to be able to openly cupboard and find what I need easily. And cupboard space is at a premium here

I use glass refrigerator containers from crate and barrel and rubbermaid stackable. My storage containers take up 1/8 the space my Tupperware used to


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Posted: 11/24/2012 12:45:02 AM
We've got a mish mash of different things, but mostly use Lock and Lock on a day to day basis.

I keep the "weird" vintage Tupperware pieces. I'm talking like... a long skinny green container from Gramma. It's good for rehydrating oldish celery. Random stuff like that.




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Posted: 11/24/2012 1:05:25 AM
I'm in the process of switching over to all glass storage because of the chemicals in plastics, too.

Since I was gifted a lifetime's worth of mason jars, I'm storing tons in those. I have every size from 1/2 gallon down to half pint. One set of wide mouth lids and one set of regular lids, and I'm good to go! That kind of ease makes me happy.


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Posted: 11/24/2012 2:33:51 AM

a gravy shaker that has a wheel-shaped insert in the top for making a flour or cornstarch slurry for thickening gravy, soup or sauce. That thing works perfectly and I would never get rid of it!

Yep, I've still got mine ^, and I won't give it up, but my daughter just bought me the Pyrex set that Wal-mart has on for black friday, for my Christmas present, so I'll be purging a lot of my junk plastic after I get those. My mom still has the large pyrex mixing bowls that were in different colors for each size, I love those.


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Posted: 11/24/2012 6:09:39 AM


No, I have some. I have a mix of glass and plastic, and I have some Corningware ceramic containers with lids, too. I don't have a ton of storage containers; I find that I really don't use all that many.

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Posted: 11/24/2012 7:31:20 PM
Another former TW consultant who pitched most of her TW and still will pitch more. Why? I cannot find information anywhere to assure me that the pieces I have are BPA free. I will keep some pieces, like the jello molds, until I can find replacements. I have donated so many pieces in excellent condition. I microwave in glass only these days and buy BPA free pieces in plastic (kids, you know) for storage.
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