I think some of our food containers are as old as when we moved to our DC house from the Midwest - which would be almost 11 years - if not older. They are plastic, and getting to look pretty bad. When my husband starts to complain about something, then it is time to replace whatever it is. So we went to the Container Store this afternoon to look at our options, and pick up a couple of other things. We like OXO products, and we found a set of four containers with lids in a color that my husband loves. We thought we might try glass this time instead of plastic because it would look nicer, but it could also break sooner. The containers have a lot of nice features - Freezer, Oven, dishwasher, and microwave safe. They aren't the biggest pieces, and I can't see any use for the tiny one. But we don't have huge amounts of leftovers either. After that purchase we went to the grocery store. I saw a bunch of Tupperware type containers that probably would have done the job too, but they were all plastic. We will see how these work out. Let's hope neither of us has slippery fingers. I'd like these to last another eleven years.