I've always loved Tupperware. My mom used to sell it back in the late 70's and early 80's. We grew up playing with Tupperware toys and having tea parties using little Tupperware plates, cups, and bowls. As an adult, a broke adult, Tupperware was just too expensive. I found myself swiping my moms stuff or my mother in laws pieces. For months, we’ve had a few pieces in my kitchen that belonged to them that I paid no mind to until a few weeks ago. I was looking for something to pack my lunch in that needed to be reheated. I couldn’t find the matching lid to the glad reusable container in my closet. Who does!?? I settled for this grey round cervix shaped container made by Tupperware. Thankfully, what I had to pack wasn’t soupy because that container didn’t fit flat in my thermal lunch bag from Thirty One. I had to pack it on its side.
At lunch, I warm up my food. In fact, I over heated it. After I ate, I decided to google this container. I wanted to know what was up with this odd shape. The bottom is not flat. It has a nipple (for lack of a better term) up the center of the bowl. It reminded me of a donut; hence, the cervix description. I learned that the reason for that nipple is to allow the heat to warm the middle section of the container too. So you don’t have hot seared edges and a cold center of your meal. WHAT?! How fricken genius is that?! As soon as I read that, I wanted to learn more about Tupperware.
Boy, they’ve really thought of everything. Here I am crying over wilted celery, lettuce, and carrots, and they had the answer all along. So, I did what any frustrated woman does. I started making a wish list. What do I need? Ooh. What do I WANT?! Ok, how much will that cost me? ok. cross this off, cross that..ok. let’s start over.
I finally settled on getting the bare necessities for my kitchen. Salad bowls, microwavable containers, and smaller snack containers for Emily’s things. Here’s what I bought:
Crystalwave 8 piece set $54.00 - for microwaving and reheating food
Little bit of everything set – buy 1 get 1 free (no longer available) $18.00
Coffee house set $12.00
Modular Mates Square size 3 $21.00
Modular Mates Square size 4 $23.00
Butter dish holds 1 lb $10.50
Fridge smart container size small on special $9.00
Cereal Storer $19.00
Salad bowl set $29.00
My entire total with shipping and taxes was $231.72. Yes, that's a lot. Considering how much money I’ve spent over the last 5+ years on disposable containers probably adds up to much more than that. Then I think of all the foil and clear wrap that we have contributed to our landfills and I feel even sicker.Glass is always the best option when packing anything and reheating. I get that. But it’s also HEAVY and not practical for a household with young children. Back to plastic. LOL.
One thing I liked was that Tupperware does not count the lid as a “piece”. When I got my box, I didn’t realize how much I bought because I did not physically see any of these products prior to purchase. I relied on the dimensional descriptions. My 8 piece crystal wave set was actually 16 counting the covers.
First thing I did when I opened the box and unwrapped every single individual piece covered in a plastic bag? WROTE OUR NAMES ON IT. Laugh all you want. After spending this much money on these containers, there’s no way on gods green earth that someone will be losing these or taking them for that matter. Then I ogled at wonderfully well made they were. No more flimsy crap containers in my house.
As soon as I got home we overhauled my entire kitchen. I’m talking the ENTIRE kitchen. My son and I pulled everything out of each cabinet one by one and started sorting. We had two boxes. One for stuff to keep and another for stuff to donate. Funny how you can find ALL the matching pieces when you yank your cabinets innards. After pulling it all out and wowing ourselves with “omg THERE it is!” and “dammit I was looking for this crap the other day”, we restocked our shelves with our new Tupperware. Everything nested nicely and fit perfectly on two shelves. TWO! No more containers falling out and landing square on the corner of your metatarsal in the dark making you scream bloody murder in the middle of the night.
After doing one cabinet, we did another, and another. Just slowly going around my huge kitchen clearing and reorganizing (I’m being sarcastic. Only millionaires have huge kitchens in Hawaii). Three hours later, my newly redone kitchen was complete. We purged and it felt great!