Experts call Oxo Pop the best storage containers for dry goods like flour, sugar and cereal. These airtight, stackable containers have rounded corners for neat pouring and pop-up buttons that also serve as large, easy-to-grip handles. The container design won third place in the 2009 Housewares Design Awards, a national award competition that honors home products for their design, aesthetics and innovation. Oxo Good Grips Pop containers come in 12 sizes and don't contain bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical that's associated with health risks in animals. These polycarbonate containers are impervious to air, and their lids come apart for easier cleaning, but they are not dishwasher safe. Reviews say that these containers are a cinch to open, but they are expensive -- especially if you plan to outfit your whole kitchen with them. Customers say these containers, although expensive, are worth the price for their durability. If you can't budget as much for food storage, reviews say that Lock & Lock Storage Containers (*Est. $30 for a 16-piece set) are a great choice for storing leftovers as well as dry goods.
We read the best reviews of Oxo Pop Storage Containers in Cook's Illustrated magazine, where they're compared to five other brands. Real Simple magazine also published a good write-up about these containers, although testing isn't very rigorous. We read many positive consumer reviews of Oxo Good Grips Pop storage containers at Amazon.com and SafeMama.com.
1. Cook's Illustrated Magazine
Editors clearly describe the features they are looking for in dry-storage containers. They say containers should be airtight, able to accommodate a 5-pound bag of sugar or flour and wide-mouthed for easy filling and pouring. Six brands are tested, including Oxo Pop storage containers, and an analysis of each container is provided.
Review: Dry Storage Containers, Editors of Cook's Illustrated magazine, March 1, 2009
2. Real Simple
Editors of Real Simple magazine choose the Oxo Pop Storage Container as their best pick for dry foods. Few details are given in this review, especially about how the products were rated and chosen. Positive feedback for the Oxo Pop includes its push-button top and curved corners that allow for easy pouring.
Review: The Best Food-Storage Containers, Editors of Real Simple magazine
The Oxo Good Grips Pop Containers receive positive reviews from more than 60 users on Amazon.com. Users consistently praise their airtight, push-button seal and space-saving abilities. A user with arthritic hands notes that the container is easy to operate. Negative comments include the high price and the fact that they're not dishwasher-safe. One user notes that the container cracked in high humidity. Overall, the containers receive 4.5 stars out of 5.
Review: Oxo Good Grips Pop Storage Containers, Contributors to Amazon.com
At QVC.com, less than a dozen owners have posted reviews of Oxo Good Grips Pop storage containers. Although there are only a small number of reviews, they are overwhelmingly positive. Customers note that these containers, while expensive, are worth the price.
Review: OXO Set of 5 Pop Airtight & Stackable Storage Containers, Contributors to QVC.com
SafeMama.com is a site dedicated to providing safety information to parents, often in the form of product reviews. One review includes the Oxo Good Grips Pop Storage Containers. This contributor says she purchased Oxo Pop because of their nice design and stacking ability. She was concerned with their safety, wondering whether BPA or polyvinyl chloride (PVC) chemicals were present in the containers. These chemicals, in large doses, have been linked to health risks in animal testing. She says she e-mailed Oxo and confirmed that their containers do not contain BPA or PVC.
Review: SafeMama Review: Good Grips Pop Containers, "Deirdre", Sept. 10, 2008