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plastic containers for freezing foods

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Long shot, but I was wondering if there are better ideas for freezing foods... My plastic containers are all wearing down and rather than buy more plastic containers (trying to cut down on plastic purchases) maybe there are alternatives - besides using disposable wraps like tin foil and saran etc...?

 

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Most home preservation extension documents note that you can use rigid containers made of aluminum, glass, or tin to freeze food in. Here's something I read about glass freezer storage at The National Center for Home Food Preservation:

 

 

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"Regular glass jars break easily at freezer temperatures. If using glass jars, choose wide-mouth dual purpose jars made for freezing and canning; these jars have been tempered to withstand extremes in temperatures. If standard canning jars (those with narrow mouths) are used, leave extra headspace in liquid packs (3/4-inch for pints; 11/2-inches for quarts) to allow for expansion of food during freezing and completely thaw food before removing it. Do not use regular canning jars for foods packed in water."

 

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