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Do You Freeze in Glass? Super Strong Glass Storage {GIVEAWAY-NOW CLOSED} from Mighty Nest

February 19th, 2013 · 35 Comments · What to Buy

Whenever we talk about making homemade bone broth (stock), the storage question always comes up:

  • Can it?
  • Freeze it?
  • In what?
  • For how long?

Personally, since I don’t have the pressure canner necessary to can homemade stocks, I always freeze it, and I always freeze in glass so that I can transfer it into jars while warm and not wonder what might be leaching into my nourishing broth.

One of KS’s long-running sponsors, Mighty Nest, knows a lot about safe materials. They won’t let nasty chemicals in their door, and they won’t ship them to yours, either.

Every time I browse their store to see if I want to barter some products for some advertising, lo and behold, I end up with a big huge box coming my way! After John broke one of my 8×8 glass dishes (I nearly cried), I got a replacement from MN that I am in love with (it’s this one).

Anchor’s new “True fit” lids are truly the bomb, so now I’m ahead of where I used to be since one of my 8x8s didn’t have a lid. I guess John is forgiven…

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I’ve also been reviewing the Duralex Lys square glass storage bowls, and they’re really nice. The glass is soooo thick, so I don’t think John sliding it out and letting it fall a measly 3 inches (seriously! I couldn’t believe my baking dish broke with that tiny of a fall!) would do any harm. If it did, it’s a super nice feature that the Duralex glass is tempered, so no tiny glass shards that I have to break out the cotton balls to clean up.

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Here is the container hard at work in my kitchen, holding soaked graham cracker dough (from Better Than a Box) for the Southern Style pudding. The lid is definitely water-tight, which I tested with that slightly runny Valentine’s Day pudding for the school party last week (below). The large 68-ounce that I have is really deep, and I whizzed up almost 3 whole pie pumpkins/squashes in it a few weeks ago, then made grain-free pumpkin pancakes in the same bowl after removing some to freeze. Love that!

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They would be perfect for freezing broth as well, since (a) square containers waste less space than glass, (b) they’re easy to pour into, even hot liquids, and (c) you could pop out the whole block of broth after resting the container in some warm water for about 10 minutes – in case you ever forget to plan ahead, although I know none of you ever find yourself in that dinnertime crunch situation, right? Duralex  is also ovenproof, so you could reheat leftovers or bake a casserole right in there.

My only concern is the longevity of the lid, which seems a wee bit thinner than I’d like, but it goes on and off and through the dishwasher great so far…

A Gift for You!

duralex glass storage containersFor a giveaway today, Mighty Nest is offering winner’s choice of all 5 sizes of Duralex Lys glass containers OR 3 of the 68-ounce size (~$40 value either way). I have no idea how you’ll choose, seriously.

Enter below, but first, a little about our sponsor:

About MightyNest

Founded by two parents, MightyNest is an online store, resource center, and community dedicated to helping parents create healthy, safe homes.  Our mission is to give families the ability to research, get advice, and buy natural, non-toxic products all in one place. 

From kitchenware to skin care, MightyNest‘s safety experts have built the web’s broadest selection of products that are free from known toxic ingredients such as BPA, PVC, Phthalates, Lead, Melamine, Formaldehyde, Parabens, and more. 

MightyNest is a place where people feel motivated and welcomed, not discouraged or judged; somewhere people are empowered to make changes in their lives, whether large or small.  For the growing number of parents seeking high quality, healthy and safe alternatives to everyday products for their family, MightyNest is their most trusted resource.

Use the coupon STEWARDSHIP10 to save 10% off your order!

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There are 10 possible entries! Here’s what you can do to win:

  1. *Mandatory entry: What’s your main priority when choosing a storage container and why? (for example, material safety, durability, flexibility (freezer, oven, etc.), size, price, style of lids, etc.)
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Disclosure:  I received products for my review at no charge, which of course did not affect my opinion in the least. Giveaways are paid advertising. See my full advertising disclosure here.

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I embrace butter. I make homemade yogurt. I eat traditional real food – plants and animals that God created, not products of plants where food scientists work. Here at Kitchen Stewardship, I share how I strive to be a good steward of my family's nutrition, the environment, and our budget, all without spending every second in the kitchen. Learn more about the mission of KS here.

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