I Want Everything in Containers, OXO Pop Review

Okay I need to spread the word. A few months ago the OXO company sent me a bunch of their OXO Pop containers for review. I’ve never been one to store things in containers because I only buy enough of anything for immediate use. But things like cereals, rice, and pasta are bulk items. I’ve been on a container storing binge because the OXO Pop containers actually work. Hey, they won the Red Dot 2008 Product Design Award so there’s way more than meets the eye here.

They’re airtight, stackable and space-efficient, making it easy to keep your dry foods fresh and your kitchen organized. The Containers have a unique push-button mechanism that creates an airtight seal with just one touch. The button also serves as a handle to lift off the lid. The Containers are designed for modular stacking so you can efficiently organize your countertop and pantry.

They come in a huge assortment of sizes for all your storage needs. All Pop containers are BPA free too which is a huge concern in plastics technology today – for your health and environment. The real test is how long my foods could stay fresh. THE CEREAL TEST.

The Pop containers proclaim the air tight seal created when you press and lock the lid can keep things fresher, in this case my cereals which tend to lose their satisfying crunch after 2 weeks. HERE THIS, it’s been 2 months and they’re still as crunchy and delicious as day 1.

What we liked:

  • BPA free plastic
  • Satisfying “click” when you seal the containers
  • Great modular design, stackable, dishwasher safe

What could be improved:

  • A bit pricey especially if you invest in a large set ($10-$17 each)
  • More color options for easy color coding
  • More design options like black or metal tops

Designer: OXO [ Buy it here ]


  • Schanul says:

    Actually I like the MEPAL collection a lot more: they are just as sturdy, beautiful, they last forever (I have mine for more than 10 years), and they have a transparent lid, which is handy when arranged in a drawer:


    • Schanul says:

      And (I forgot to say this) the MEPAL boxes are much less expensive as well.

    • Denise says:

      Is the Mepal collection BPA free? I own a drinking bottle for my daughter which has recycle symbol #7 on the bottom. This could imply it is made of polycarbonate which is not recyclable and may leach BPA as far as I know?

  • trimtab21 says:

    I advise against buying these. I bought a set at the Container Store and returned all of them. The gaskets tend to roll up when you put the lids and then you cant remove them – and some just don’t fit well, allowing ants to get inside.
    The Container Store has another design which is more like the old fashioned mason jars but with nice clean lines and chrome latches – get those instead!

  • One of my goals, before I die, is to have a pantry as neat as the one pictured. I’m so jealous! However, I think I’d rather have the mason jar type containers, as well.

  • Carl says:

    2ndary packaging, Dont all these products get sold in packaging already? why not use that to store them in. this is just wasteful to transfer them into another device to store them?

  • Schanul says:

    Have you ever kept sugar, flour, conflakes and other hygroscopic stuff in the original paper bag/box?
    If you want to keep your dry foods dry and bug-free, nothing beats these boxes!
    Plus they all have similar sizes and are usually neatly stackable, which saves a lot of space in stuffed kitchen cabinets.

  • henry says:

    i have a set from the container store also but don’t have any hand they just have good lids and are stack able they are clear and they can keep thing up to a cupel of year we have had are for 16 year and they still keep food good and look good

  • henry says:

    i have the narrow stacking canister for the container store and they a lot bet and they are a lot cheaper 4.99 to 9.99

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