The following is a guest post by Julie from Living with Less:
I remember going to my first Tupperware party when I was in high school. Over the years I have collected odds and ends pieces as gifts and I inherited some from my grandparents when they moved out of their house. I have always liked the product because it lasts forever. Once I began selling Tupperware, I learned there is a name for people like me – Tupperholic. The more I use it, the more I like it and find how useful and good quality it is. Here are a few of my favorite Tupperware items:
Vent ‘n Serve: These are perfect for taking leftovers to work. Simply lift the rubber piece on the top to vent and pop it in the microwave. My favorite one is the soup mug because I can reheat soup without getting it all over my microwave.
Modular Mates: My customers actually sold me on these. They come in square, rectangle, oval, and super oval sizes and all fit together so you can mix and match to your needs. I’ve taken all of the random bagged and boxed items out of my cabinet and stored them in my Modular Mates. Now I waste a lot less food as I can see all of it and I have more space in my cabinets since everything stacks so nicely.
Quick Chef: This is a hand held food processor that has quickly become a staple in my house. I was not sure I would use it when I first got it but now I find myself turning to it often. My favorite feature is that it is quiet so I can use it while the kids are asleep with no fear of waking them up. Amongst other things, it can chop onions in a snap. I like to buy a bag of onions, chop them all at once and then store in the freezer for a quick addition to any dish.
Freezer Mates: These follow the same concept as the Modular Mates but are meant for the freezer. My customers love to freeze already cooked ground beef, marinated chicken, pancakes/waffles, and vegetables in these. For those who enjoy freezer cooking, this is a great product. I use them to store precut vegetables such as green peppers and onions and end of the season produce from my garden.
FridgeSmart: I received a set of these as a wedding present and use them all the time. They keep fruits and vegetables fresh for much longer. To test it out when I first got them, I put grapes in and they lasted six weeks!
There are plenty more Tupperware products that I use every day in my kitchen but these are the ones that help me the most. They keep me more organized and allow me to save money through eating at home more often and using up leftovers.
Julie is a SAHM by day and a manager with Tupperware by night. She has been married for five years and has two boys – an overly active 4 year old and a 9 month old who tries his best to keep up with his big brother. Check out her blog, Living On Less, where she posts about surviving on a reduced income while still enjoying life.