I love pretty much all types of organizing containers, but I must confess that I love some more than others. Tupperware and OXO containers are both really popular, and I’ve had and used both for many years. So, which is better?
Here’s a short video where I show you the differences between the two and explain what I like and don’t like about each:
Here’s the pros and cons of each:
- Appearance: Both look really nice and organized, although I think the OXO are a little bit nicer and sleeker looking, plus you they are more clear so you can see right through room. However, a major con of Tupperware is that they change the colors of their lids all the time! That is super annoying. If I need a new container, I can’t get the same color lid, so mine are all mismatching. I will admit that OXO has changed their lid style some, but it’s remained the same color.
- Price & Durability: Both are similarly priced, and are a true investment. The good thing is that they are both very durable and long lasting. Tupperware even has a lifetime guarantee that they honor if something breaks. I don’t wash either in the dishwasher just to help with durability. I will say, if you wash Tupperware lids in the dishwasher, they will warp some. Don’t do it!
- Stacking & Versatility: It’s possible to configure Tupperware in more ways than OXO because you can stack two shapes side by side on top of another shape. (The video illustrates that more clearly.) Also I like the special lids for measuring spoons with Tupperware. Also, I think Tupperware offers more sizes overall.
- Freshness – The real question, how good of a job does each do of keeping your food fresh and not stale? With Tupperware, nothing will ever go stale! You can keep crackers in them for months, and they will remain crisp. Crackers in the OXO containers will go stale after a few weeks. That seals the deal for me! Tupperware wins!
So, who wins? Tupperware takes the trophy from me! What seals the deal is that it simply does a better job of keeping food fresh. However, I do also use and love OXO containers.
What do you think? Which do you prefer?