Full size bowls collapse down to 1/3 their original size
Easy, compact storage reduces the need for disposable containers
Microwave and dishwasher safe
Great for taking restaurant leftovers home
Perfect for bringing lunch - just collapse the bowl down when you're done and wash at home
BPA-free, also free of phthalates and lead
Progressive International's innovative, collapsible bowls are a convenient, reusable alternative to disposable dishes, plates and Styrofoam take-out containers. They store flat, so you can bring them with you to the cafeteria, picnic or office. Each bowl expands to a sturdy, full-size dish and collapses to one-third its original size for easy transport and storage.
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Dimensions Set of 3 includes containers (with lids)--
Small 1.5 cup: Diameter 5"; 1" flattened, 2.25" H expanded Medium 3 cup: Diameter 6.5", 1" H when flattened, 3" H expanded Large 5 cup: Diameter 7", 1" H when flattened, 3.25" expanded
Materials The hard tops and bottoms of the bowls are made from Polypropylene. Collapsible sides made of TPE.
Sustainability Billions of pre-packaged, single serve snacks, disposable plastic baggies and containers for taking home restaurant leftovers are consumed each year. They generate millions of tons of unnecessary waste, not to mention the natural resources required to make them in the first place. These conveniences cost consumers billions of dollars each year. By using reusable food containers, you drastically reduce your need for use-and-toss plastic baggies, wraps and aluminum foil. Plus, you can save money and eat healthier by creating your own single servings, instead of buying pre-packaged ones.
About Progressive International Now in their 37th year of operation, Progressive International offers a wide array of innovative household items. Their line focuses on high functionality, efficiency and a distinct, clean aesthetic.
Care Instructions Bowls are microwave safe (lids are not).
I take oatmeal to work for my breakfast. It is so nice after consuming my breakfast to pop it down to the smaller size to take home. Because of the collapsible feature it is much easier to store at home.
These containers are such a great invention - I keep one or all in my purse at all times and it is amazing how often I'll pull one out to use. Leftovers from restaurants go home with us guilt-free (I despise single-use disposable items like take-out containers!). They are lightweight and compact in my purse and they don't leak when in use...I'd recommend these for everyone!
I use these containers only for taking home leftovers after eating out. I love how small they are when collapsed. I can easily fit them in my purse. I have had a couple of comments on them looking cute when I've used them. I have given them 4 stars because soup would not be good for carrying in them. The lids are not airtight and easily come off. Just make sure you keep the container upright when food is inside and you are good to go.
I really like these because they don't take up a lot of storage space and they are all good sizes for storing food in refrigerator, etc. The downside is remembering not to push the lid too hard and the bowl folds back down with food in it. Just remember to grip the upper edge of the bowl to put the lid on.
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new collapsible food storage containers! I bought them so that I could keep one in my purse when I go to restaurants. That way, I can take some of the huge portions normally served at most restaurants, put it in the container for lunch, or whatever, the next day. What's new about this? People have been taking home doggie bags for years, right! Well, having the container available immediately when the food is served saves me from the temptation of eating too many calories before I even take the first bite, always a good thing in my case. But my MAIN PURPOSE is to avoid contributing more styrofoam or plastic to the environment. This makes me HAPPY!!! And, by the way, I don't give a hoot how dorky anyone thinks I am for doing this. As a matter of fact, from the people I've told about this, you should experience an increase in sales of this product because all my friends think it's a fabulous idea and asked me for details on these containers. THANK YOU!
I keep one of these in my purse at all times, and they are perfect for taking home leftovers at restaurants. I use the medium size the most by far, and I wish I could have bought just that size instead of the three-pack, but I do sometimes use the larger one for my boyfriend's leftovers when we eat out together. As a bonus, these are also great for astonishing your friends! All my friends' jaws drop when they see me pop this out of my purse! I do sometimes worry about the lids, because they don't feel very secure, but I haven't had any problems with them yet. Mine did stain a little after taking home and reheating some Italian food with a tomato sauce, but that's the only disappointment I've had with these so far. I recommend them to everybody.
I have just received my third set of the collapsible food storage containers and just love them!! I keep a medium size one in my desk drawer for soups and it doesn't take up any room at all. I've shown them to numerous co-workers who wanted to know where I got them. I always hated our container cabinet as everything would fall and took up too much space. Now it's all organized and there is plenty of room for more!
First time out to a restaurant after I recieved them, my husband had to go out to the car to get it for my left-overs. Waitress loved the container as much as me (even asked how she could get it!). Ever since, I have never forgot and left it in the car! I use the medium size most, fits easily into my purse and has been big enough to hold my left-overs.Wonderful product!
I really enjoy this product so much that I gave some as gift this holiday season. My co-worker actually brought this product to work one day and I asked her where she got it. She shared with my the reuseit website. Great product, durable, and easy to store.
This is my 2nd set, I've replaced all my bulky Tupperware with these & am thrilled. My husband can't quite figure out the lids but that's not a surprise- I love them and tell everyone I know to buy them! Sturdy, collapsable, easy to clean and did I mention I love them?
These containers are great! So convenient for taking food on-the-go, and they save room in the kitchen cabinets too. I'll definitely order more in the future. I've not fully tested whether they are leak-proof, but so far no problems.
The main reason I bought this set was to be able to easily keep a spare container in my purse when going out to eat--sometimes you have leftovers and sometimes you don't, and I try to bring my own container for those but loved the idea that a collapsible one wouldn't take up much room in my bag if it didn't end up being used. The only problem is, the tops don't seem to seal very securely--so while they're great for storing things at home in the fridge, they're not so great for packing in a lunchbox or purse where the container might tip sideways. I still plan to use the medium size one for getting my bagel at the coffee shop on the way to the office, since I just have to carry that a few blocks and then I can stop throwing away the bag and wax paper that the shop uses.
As an RVer I appreciate good products that are compact. Our RV has limited storage space and these bowls are wonderful and handy. I wish I could find a few larger size bowls for the same purpose. I may get another set of these bowls for carry home instead of getting a styrofoam container.
I recently received these. I use them to bring my lunch to work. It's great to fold them flat in my bag on the way home - less bulk. I also used one for my cereal in the car and it did not leak. Great collapsible feature. Noelle
This is one of the best products I've ever purchased! Our tupperware cupboard is a mess and we are going to replace them with these. The collapse fairly flat and you could even store them in a drawer. The lids do not leak even when you tip them upside down. A great space saver. It would be nice if they came in square too.
I have a major aversion to styrofoam. Not just because it never breaks down in the landfill but because I can't stand to touch it. Since I rarely finish a restaurant meal I now have these handy in my purse to take my food home-sans styrofoam! I highly recommend them.
I love this product - have struggled with having space for plastic containers and these bowls solve the problem. More expensive than the typical Gladware, but so worth it. I haven't had them long enough to see how they hold up over time, but I'm optimistic! Three things I would like to see: 1. More sizes - mostly larger 2. More shapes 3. Freezer-friendly (or maybe these are and I just missed it in the description)
Genius invention! We have been looking for containers convenient for restaurant leftovers and these are it! They collapse so I can keep them in my purse. Now, I just need to get better at remembering them!
I'm a dog walker and take food with me from home, but hate lugging around the empty containers afterwards. This is the perfect solution, as they fold up when you're done and take up no room. The lids keep up all food residue inside, and just wash and reuse! It's also made of material that's so much better than those gross plastic chinese containers, and much lighter/safer than the glass.
Space saving and durable. I have had a set for over a year that get heavy use and they are still as good as the day I purchased them. Lids still fit tightly. I love these containers. It would be nice if there were some options for larger sizes as well.
I'm using them more than I thought I would. Mostly for carrying leftovers from home to work for lunch next day. Trying to get myself in a habit of bringing medium size container w/me when dining out so I can store those leftovers.