Post # 1
It’s not that I don’t trust my dad but growing up he would reuse plastic ice cream containers to freeze left over soups and such. It’s been years that he does it and i’m still fine but i was wondering if anybody else does this?
Post # 3
I don’t, but my mom still does, occassionally.
Personally, I don’t think the seal on the lids is enough to stave off freezer burn, so that is why I don’t. But I guess, is freezer burned soup that bad? Up to you I suppose.
Post # 4
Haha what don’t you trust? That they’re still contaminated? I can’t say I’ve used ice cream buckets to freeze leftovers since we just don’t have enough room for even one bucket in our freezer but we’ll reuse them to pick cherries or blackberries or whatever with no issues.
Post # 5
i think it is alright. my family use it all the time to store food and other stuff. i think it is a waste to throw it away after finishing the ice cream. of course, we throw it away after using it for a few times.
Post # 6
My mom and grandma do this all the time, with any container they can find, and keep it in the freezer forever. The freezers (there’s 3) there are pretty amusing.
Post # 7
@kerpao: I find that the seal is not good enough so I have airtight containers that dont let any liquid out and use those to freeze soups etc..
Post # 8
If you want to use it, I would put a layer of saran wrap and douple it up under the lid. Make sure its touching the food so no air. That will give you a longer time in the freezer without burn.
Its a good idea, just make sure you label well!
“Hmm I want some strawberry ice cream. Ahhhhhh Black bean soup!”
Post # 9
@ThreeMeers: haha you have no idea how may times that’s happened to me.
Thanks everyone for your replies. I guess freezing in it will be okay but i have to make sure to defrost in properly and micrwave it/heat it up in a different container when i’m ready to eat it. Thank you!