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Blog/Opinion: Ziploc VersaGlass Storage Containers Review

With the upswing in BPA-free products, it’s no surprise S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., the makers of Ziploc, are catering to consumers’ demand for safer, BPA-free products, and beyond that, products that limit the use of plastic. To fill that need, they have created the Ziploc VersaGlass line of storage containers. While not entirely glass (the lids are made with a flexible plastic) the main storage containers are made of tempered glass.


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Tempered glass is designed for use for oven baking and microwave cooking, as it can withstand temperatures up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.* This is great to have in a storage container since you can safely cook, serve/eat, store, and reheat in the same container, limiting extra dishwashing and water use. Unlike plastic, the VersaGlass is also easier to clean and resistant to staining and absorbing food odors. This makes it a more hygienic choice as well. The disadvantage to glass is it’s fragility and heavy weight, but any glass container will have comparable disadvantages.


  • BPA-free
  • Safe for microwave or oven use
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Roomy sizes
  • More hygienic than plastic
  • Sustainable
  • Lids aren’t leak-proof
  • Containers are a bit heavy

Since the containers are made of inert glass, they are very convenient containers for pack-lunches that require reheating. While all Ziploc VersaGlass containers could be used to take food to work or school, we’d recommend only their smallest containers, 13 oz. and 16 oz. models respectively, as any of the bigger containers we felt were inconveniently heavy.


Since the VersaGlass lids are made of a flexible plastic/silicon-like material, they are very easy to get on and off. Unfortunately, we found that this feature made them more susceptible to leaking than some other glass containers we had tried in the past. As a result, we don’t recommend filling them to the brim, using them for storing liquids, or turning them upside down. Especially when used on-the-go, extra caution is needed during transportation to prevent spills.


In conclusion, we are glad a major corporation like S.C. Johnson and Son, Inc. is taking steps to promote a healthier alternative to BPA-laden plastic containers. We found the VersaGlass containers very versatile and useful, especially for reheating and storing leftovers safely. They also seem durable which makes these containers sustainable investments in safer food storage.

*While the glass container can be used at high temperatures, the plastic lid should be used only when storing food.



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Ziploc VersaGlass Storage Containers Review:  Created on March 26th, 2013.  Last Modified on March 27th, 2013

About Allison Rathey Kirby

Allison Rathey Kirby is Healthy House Institute's (HHI’s) Associate Editor and Director of Social Media. Formerly HHI's Tool Listing Editor, Allison has been with HHI for seven years - managing, editing, and contributing "healthy" content to the site. Allison is also the Associate Editor for HHI's sister site, The Housekeeping Channel.


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