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The Instacart buying guide to food storage essentials

If you want to stock your kitchen with things to help you cook dinner like a professional, you'll need the proper food storage essentials. From leftovers to ingredients, there are a great many kitchen and pantry items that require storage of some kind. Read on for the Instacart buying guide to food storage essentials so you can be prepared for whatever today's recipes and situations call for.

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Buy your favorite food storage essentials online with Instacart. Order aluminum foil, food storage containers, parchment paper, and more from local and national retailers near you and enjoy on-demand, contactless delivery or pickup within 2 hours.

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This depends on your goals. If you're trying to maximize space and function, you may want plastic containers. If you're more focused on being eco-friendly or you prefer to maintain your kitchen's aesthetic, you might choose glass containers. Just be sure that the container seals well and suits your needs. If you should choose a plastic container, be sure it is BPA-free.

How long the food you're storing will last in its container varies widely, depending on the food and where you're storing it. Foods left in a container on your counter may last a shorter time than food stored in a refrigerator. Food in a refrigerator expires before food in a freezer. Some foods naturally last longer than others.

If you plan on storing food longer than you would the leftovers you're eating this week, look at the packaging or search online to find how long it will stay fresh. Label containers with the date if necessary. If your containers are on display, you can put the label on the backside or underside. Label any bags you put into the refrigerator. Unless you have an amazing memory, remembering when you placed what in which container can be difficult.

Anyone can can! However, before you start packing food in Mason jars, make sure you're acquainted with the basics of canning. Canning is a great method you can use to preserve food, but bacteria can make its way into the food if you don't do it correctly. If you want to try it, there are many free online resources from reputable sources that offer full guides into the world of canning. 

If you want to freeze food, be sure to use a plastic freezer bag or tightly wrapped cling wrap. When you freeze foods, try to remove as much air from the container as possible. Using plastic and removing air will help protect your food from freezer burn. Don't forget to label the containers, as freezers don't preserve your food forever. To keep frozen meats from slightly thawing and developing bacteria every time you open the door, try to keep them toward the back of the freezer.

If you're looking for food storage essentials, do your shopping through Instacart. You can download the Instacart app or visit our website to see what stores in your area offer the items to help complete your kitchen needs. Whether you're looking for a full set of handsome storage containers or sandwich bags for the kids' lunches tomorrow, Instacart shoppers can help you find just what you need.
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