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These Leak-Proof Plastic Containers Are Truly The Best For Packing Lunches

More than 1,000 people swear by them!

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Honestly, one of the biggest hinderances to packing a lunch (for me) is not having the right container. I have tried so many different kinds (bento boxes, glass containers, reusable takeout containers, plastic containers from popular brands, etc.), but ceased to find the perfect one.

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I'd say my favorite had been the glass kind, because they don't impart or absorb any odors, and they don't stain. But they were just too heavy, especially if I packed more than one!

After an unfortunate incident where I spilled pasta in my tote bag, I hopped online to look for a truly leak-proof lunch container. I found these from the Rubbermaid Brilliance line and ordered them — they had excellent reviews and were reasonably priced at $24.99.

The 14-piece set comes with four 1.3-cup containers with lids, two 3.2-cup containers with lids, and one 9.6-cup container with lid.
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The 14-piece set comes with four 1.3-cup containers with lids, two 3.2-cup containers with lids, and one 9.6-cup container with lid.

After using them regularly for a couple of weeks, I was quite impressed by their performance. The lid and base are both made of Tritan plastic, which is durable and shatter-resistant. They're completely odorless like glass but a bit more lightweight, and the clear plastic doesn't get cloudy or stained by heavy sauces.

They're also BPA-free and dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. And as a bonus, the crystal clear appearance makes food look a lot more appetizing!
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They're also BPA-free and dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe. And as a bonus, the crystal clear appearance makes food look a lot more appetizing!

These containers feature convenient air vents under the latches, so I don't have to open the entire lid to microwave my food, which prevents splatters.

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Perhaps my favorite feature? The fact that they don't leak — AT ALL!!!

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One word: SHOOK.

I'm clearly not the only person infatuated with these containers. They've got over 1,500 reviews on Amazon and a 4.6-star rating. Check out some of their most promising reviews below.

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(A friend of mine also has these and absolutely swears by them.)

"This is really aesthetically pleasing, and perfect for meal-prepping. My healthy salad and veggies look so bright and colorful — people often comment on how delicious my lunch looks, and it’s usually just a green salad. The crystal-clear container really makes it look appetizing, and the seal is super tight. I’ve thrown soup in my purse and carried it around all day without worrying. I’ve always preferred glass, but these are so light, nestle so well, are super easy to clean, and so drip-proof that maybe I’m a convert. I immediately purchased another set as soon as I got the first." —Joy3888

"Once I tried these containers, I literally threw away all my existing containers and purchased more! Strong, clear plastic makes it easy to see what you have since the lids are also clear! They lock down securely, and the food lasts longer as a result. They stack easily, making things less cluttered in your fridge as well as your cupboard. They are dishwasher-safe but easy to hand-wash as well. Love them and have two sets. It is all that you will need!" —Margaret A Winters

"These containers are amazing. Not only are they truly airtight (to the point that releasing them yields a whoosh of air entering the container), but they are easily cleaned with no staining. I originally purchased these to help organize my pantry, which they allowed me to do. Later, I purchased more because they are airtight and provide a level of confidence that has enabled me to move items kept in the refrigerator (to prevent bug infestation) on to the counter or into the pantry (flour, sugar, brown sugar, etc.). This has saved refrigerator room while allowing me to be confident that bugs can't get in! The versatility of the sizes and their stackability were pluses that resulted in me purchasing even more. I have completely replaced all my other containers with this product. I used them for storage of soups, stews, and taco meat with no staining and easy cleanup. I highly recommend this line of products for pantry, refrigerator, and food storage." —GoingGalt122

"These are absolutely amazing! They remain crystal clear even after a week in the fridge when chili in them. I take them to and from work and then they go in the dishwasher. They really take abuse well and still look new. These are solid, sturdy, easy to clean, and do not harbor bad smells. They even have vent holes so you can microwave in the container without splatter. These are hands down the best storage containers I've ever owned. I definitely recommend. Even people in the office comment on my fancy containers." —Lisa M.

Because they're airtight when closed, some reviewers even use them to store dry goods and produce to keep them fresh for longer.

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"I have a problem with strawberries: they go fuzzy in days no matter what I do or don't do. I washed, cut up, sweetened slightly (it is late November!), and then stored them in a Brilliance container. Usually, I would have fuzz two days later, but in these containers, they were as fresh as the day I bought them. I put a pasta salad with a pesto base into the big container, and no green stains. It handles tomato sauce, too. I've put it in the microwave with the top on loosely and that worked well. I LOVE THESE THINGS!" —Caroline Baisley, MSW

So if you're still searching for the perfect lunch and storage containers, these are ~clearly~ the right choice! Get a 14-piece set from Amazon for $24.99.

Or, get a 10-piece set from Amazon, Jet, or Target for $17.98.
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Or, get a 10-piece set from Amazon, Jet, or Target for $17.98.

You, after witnessing the leak-proof powers of these containers:

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Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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