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An Overview of Choosing Food Containers I

As you know, nblinhua food containers are essential to any commercial kitchen. They're available in a variety of colors and materials, and in an array of sizes in round, square, or rectangular shapes. With so many options to choose from, determining which types of food containers are best for your establishment can get rather tricky. This article will walk you through the basics of food containers, and guide you to the right containers for your unique needs.

Thanks to their crystal-clear clarity and shatter-proof construction, polycarbonate (a kind of plastic) food containers offer fast product identification and longevity in commercial kitchens. These containers can withstand temperatures from -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 210 degrees Fahrenheit, making them perfect for use with cold foods in refrigerators and freezers. Polycarbonate food containers are designed to resist food acids and oils to maintain their clarity even after extended use.

Polypropylene food containers offer an economical option for cold food storage, while providing a 100% Bisphenol-A (BPA) free food contact surface. They feature a high chemical resistance and can withstand temperatures from -40 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, making them also perfect for use with cold foods in refrigerators and freezers. Differ from polycarbonate, polypropylene food containers offer a translucent appearance.

Made from the most common type of plastic, polyethylene food containers are 100% Bisphenol-A (BPA) free and among the lowest priced containers on the market. They feature a white, impact, stain, and chemical resistant construction, and, like polypropylene containers, can withstand temperatures from -40 to 160 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, they are perfect for use with cold foods in refrigerators and freezers, or for dry food storage.

Generally, food containers come in one of two shapes – round or square, with each shape having its own set of benefits and limitations. While round food storage containers promote proper air circulation around the container and faster cooling times, square food storage containers maximize storage space. Furthermore, while square food storage containers serve to hold more product in a smaller area of space, the rounded interiors of round food storage containers minimize food waste.

So which shape is right for you? That all depends on:

1. Your storage space. If your space is limited, you may want to opt for square food storage containers. On the other hand, round ones might be a good choice.

2. Your personal preference. You’d better compare the benefits of round food containers with the space savings that come along with square containers. Then, to make a decision.

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