It is so amazing how far we have come in the past few years with products to avoid BPA, chemicals and all that nasty stuff we've been living with for years. Big Brother is just 4 years old and when I was pregnant with him and soon after he was born, finding BPA free items for babies and kids were nearly impossible. You had to dig and research to find those items. And finding items for adults was extremely extremely hard.
I'm am very adamant at using only BPA free for anything that touches my kids and my food. I have some plastic storage containers that are great but are quickly falling apart on me. And even though they say they are safe for the microwave, I'm still leery as they are still a plastic.
I am so excited to have found something new and durable, frego!
frego was started by mom Juhi Gupta Gulati after she became more and more concerned about the chemicals leaching into her children's food. She would pack them healthy lunches each day, yet they were packed in plastic containers. She stopped heating in plastic but quickly realized the number of dishes were doubled. Her search for a really safe healthy food storage and prep system came up empty, so she created one!
Safe, Healthy....Responsible. This is the frego tag line and how they approach everything they do. Their products combine the best science, ergonomics and dedication to creating a better world.
I had the opportunity to review the frego in orange. There are 4 color options, Blue, Green, Honeysuckle (pink) and Orange. At this time they only come in a 2 cup square size.
The frego is a really neat storage system. In fact it is hard to even call this a storage system because it does so much more than that.
• You can use it for wet or dry storage.
• You can cook or bake in it. Microwave and oven safe.
• You can eat and serve with it. The silicone sleeve protects surfaces. No trivet needed. Place the hot or cold glass bowl in the silicone sleeve and go!
With each frego you get a 2 cup glass dish that is lead free, break resistant, stain resistant and extremely durable. It is safe from -40 degrees to 465 degrees. The glass dish nests inside a silicone sleeve that has a patent pending air-spaced cushion design. This reduces heat transfer as well as making it virtually spill proof and break resistant when the lid is on. The lid also has a see through design making it easy to see what you are storing.
frego products are:
• dishwasher safe - top or bottom rack
• BPA, PVC, Polystyrene and Lead free
• 2 cup size
I really love the frego. My husband is always looking for a safe way to take soup to work. He won't heat it in a plastic container, and can't always pack a glass dish safely to heat it in, until now! I would love if it was a little bit bigger for soup (it does fit a can, but I would like a little more sloshing room) but it is a perfect size for other snacks and sides. We easily fit a scoop of hummus and carrot sticks. Great for kids and adults.
I love frego's tip of using a dry erase marker and writing a special note to your kids when you pack their lunch. It will dry quickly and not rub off, but will easily come off with water! Your kids could even draw and decorate their own frego!
Now the only down sides to the frego is that it is a bit heavy. Especially if you were going to pack a few different things in individual frego's. And the price. Each frego is $17.95. This is a little steep if you are replacing all your storage containers. However when you think about it in perspective, completely safe, a million uses and they will honestly last forever...I think you can justify the price. You can also get a small discount per frego if you purchase the 4 pack (one of each color) on Amazon for $59.95.
Check out frego for yourself, find them on Facebook and keep up to date with specials, recipes and more. Start with one and I can bet you will want more!
fre of plastic, fre of breakage, fre to heat, fre to go!
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