Frego

Glass & Silicone Food Storage

Ready for Anything

Frego is a big upgrade from your traditional plastic food container: a heat- and shatter-resistant borosilicate glass container that’s encased in a shock-absorbing silicone sleeve. The glass storage containers are made to withstand temperature changes without breaking (take it from the freezer to the oven—no problem) and the silicone protects the glass and keeps it from burning your hands.

This was one of those products that made us think: why hasn’t anyone thought of this before now? Mom Juhi Gupta Gulati thought of it because she wanted a safe and environmentally friendly way to pack her child's school lunch. She couldn’t find one, so she decided to make one herself.

So what makes Frego great? It is made without toxins—no BPA, PVC, lead, or Polystyrene—so there is no need to worry about chemicals leaching into your food. Plus, the revolutionary lid makes an airtight seal over both the glass and the sleeve, which prevents spills and spoilage.

Frego is dishwasher safe and the silicone sleeve forms an air cushion around the glass that makes it incredibly break resistant. The grippy sleeve also helps keep your Frego container from sliding out of your hands or off the table. Another great feature: you can use a dry erase marker to temporarily write on the silicone sleeve. Write your kid’s name, the dish inside, whatever—then simply wash it off.

Frego is an all-around better way to store, reheat, serve, and transport your food.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Juhi
    Juhi

    Hello everyone! I'm proud to introduce Frego, a revolution in food storage and preparation, to The Grommet. I'd be happy to answer any questions you have!

  • Jane
    Jane
    7/21/2015 12:19 PM

    I like the idea of using glass to store and reheat food but this product is way above my budget for such items. I was very surprised to see how expensive they were....

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 12:27 PM

    Hi Jane, Frego is more than just an ordinary glass storage item. The silicone encasing is arguably the biggest piece as it prevents the glass from breaking, allows you to grab the container out of a microwave or oven, and is without toxins. We understand it might be out of budget for some, but you will certainly not be cheated on value.

  • JHH
    JHH
    7/21/2015 12:29 PM

    @Jane

    DOES THIS ENTRY QUALIFY AS "TRYING TO GET A BETTER DEAL" ON THE ITEM'S PRICE? IF SO, AND IT WORKS, DO TELL ...

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:11 PM

    Hi JHH, it didn't.

  • Veronica
    Veronica
    7/21/2015 12:24 PM

    I can't listen to the video, but I saw that you placed the whole container in the oven. The silicone sleeve is oven safe?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 12:34 PM

    It sure is, Veronica!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:00 PM

    Hello Veronica, The silicone is the same material as used in kitsch items like silpat (to bake cookies in the oven) and spatula for stir frying. It is heat resistant to 475deg F. So you can safely use it in the oven. - Juhi

  • Jane
    Jane
    7/21/2015 12:26 PM

    Awesome but way out of my price range, for sure....

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 12:40 PM

    Hi Jane, as I said above, we understand it may be out of the budget for some, but know that with the shatter-resistant silicone case and versatility, you are getting great value.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:02 PM

    Jane, This product will last for decades. We offer a lifetime warranty and replace glass for free. - Juhi

  • Phyllis
    Phyllis
    7/21/2015 2:57 PM

    @Juhi I am comparing this to buying organic food. Costs more but is better for my body and the environment. Thank you for providing an alternative to plastic food storage that needs to be replaced frequently and then sits in landfills.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 3:07 PM

    A pretty good analogy, Phyllis! Thanks very much for the kind words!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 3:29 PM

    @Mike Thank you Phyllis. Yes, it's scary how much plastic is in our oceans!

  • Rusty
    Rusty
    7/21/2015 12:31 PM

    Is it possible to remove the sleeve for cleaning? I am concerned about water/bacteria getting between the layers of glass and silicone? Otherwise, this is a GREAT idea!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 12:32 PM

    Hi Rusty, yes, the silicone sleeve can easily be removed and is dishwasher safe!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:03 PM

    Rusty, all components come apart for easy dishwashing. - Juhi

  • D
    D
    7/21/2015 12:34 PM

    I unfortunately have to agree completely with people mentioning cost. This is an incredible concept, but regardless I cannot imagine paying hundreds of dollars on this for a family. Just providing honest feedback.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 12:37 PM

    Hi D, we absolutely understand this item might be out of the budget for some, but I don't think you need to go so far as spending hundreds of dollars on it. One or two could be, as Lauren in the video put it, a gamechanger for any household.

  • Lara
    Lara
    7/21/2015 12:49 PM

    @Mike Only if the glass dish inside is unbreakable-forever. Since once that piece breaks (as it is glass and will more than likely) the whole thing is garbage.

    The price point is high for its value, uses and what happens when it breaks.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:04 PM

    @Lara The glass bowl is made of borosilicate glass. Of the 15,000 units sold, only 7 have broken and we have replaced them for free. - Juhi

  • KAREN   L
    KAREN L
    7/21/2015 12:35 PM

    Where is this product manufactured?

  • Mary
    Mary
    7/21/2015 12:38 PM

    @KAREN L I saw it was made in China, which is my deal breaker.... dang it

    !

  • Chelsea
    Chelsea
    7/21/2015 12:52 PM

    @Mary and Mike @ Grommet - this product is made in China and apparently not at much of a discount, so what's the point. I don't care how well-made, original, innovative, great or cool this product is, the price point is way off. I would expect to pay at most $10/container if they were MADE IN THE USA and from China, I wouldn't expect to pay more than $6.99/container. Consumers have given you plenty of feedback on your price point, you should really take some time to figure out how to make these affordable. It would be very unfortunate if this product never took off because you've priced out more than half your target audience.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:06 PM

    Hi Chelsea, it is a little disheartening to hear you not care about how well-made, original, innovative, great, or cool this product is as finding those kinds of products is exactly what we aim to do here. And we think we nailed it in Frego.

    We understand that it might be out of the price point of some and we don't want you to compromise your shopping values. As you know, we are working with small-scale Makers who are working toward making their products more and more affordable for all. The prices you listed are more in line with that of Tupperware which is a vastly different product than what we are dealing with here. I have no doubt Frego will take off because it is an innovative product solving a problem and providing long-term value.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:13 PM

    @Chelsea The container is made of silicone. No plastics. Even the glass containers have a plastic lid on them and can get stained and can leach toxins. This product was invented for portability, safety and healthy eating. We hear from consumers all the time how convenient their everyday chore of packing lunches has become.

  • Melanie
    Melanie
    7/21/2015 12:40 PM

    Add me to the list of people who are intrigued but not willing to spend that much on one container. I actually had my cursor hovering over the "buy" button before I realized the prices are for one. At a lower price point I'd snap this up but for now I'll stick with plain glass and replace if/when necessary.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:24 PM

    Hi Melanie, again, we completely understand that this is out of the price range for some, but if you're replacing plain glass storage containers even once, you are losing out as Frego comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • Lynne
    Lynne
    7/21/2015 12:41 PM

    Nice idea. Since it is microwavable, does it also come with a vented microwave lid? That would be great.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:06 PM

    @Lynne Yes, we encourage you to use the silicone lid in the microwave to prevent splatter. - Juhi

  • Jamie
    Jamie
    7/21/2015 12:49 PM

    Where are the other colors that I see in the video? I would prefer green or pink to blue or orange.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 2:01 PM

    Hi Jamie, the green and pink are available. The pink is classified as "honeysuckle."

  • David H
    David H
    7/21/2015 12:51 PM

    Great idea! But, whoa, I don't want to buy the company. It's a good idea, but it is rather expensive. Sorry, Ill take my chances with plain tupperware. Or plain glass, Ill just use a towel to take it out of the oven. Dave B.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:08 PM

    Hi David, and we completely understand that it might be out of some people's budget. If you want to use what you already have, that is certainly ok. But if you have the chance to buy a company for at most $24.95, I think you should take it. That's a deal.

  • Marc
    Marc
    7/21/2015 12:53 PM

    Way too pricey for something made in China. It's a great idea, though.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:16 PM

    Hi Marc, thanks for the comment! It's not just something made in China though. This is a product with long-term value and offers complete versatility in your food storage. It's BPA free and has a lifetime warranty!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:25 PM

    @Mike If i may say so, the Chinese production is not the same as it was 5 years ago. Chinese companies supply to Europe, where the standards are even higher than USA. If we had to sell in Europe, we would have to go through a rigorous testing which the Chinese manufacturing facilities already comply with. The same product will need to be at twice the price point. - Juhi

  • Kurt
    Kurt
    7/21/2015 1:00 PM

    Frego is an excellent concept whose time has come! Freezer-to-oven? That is something Pyrex used to advertise, but no longer does because the glass can no longer withstand it. I would consider these indispensable as kitchenware, considering that they would apparently last a long time. By the way, what is the warranty?

    I think the price is fine and understandable for the product. The comparison of these to Tupperware and the like is not a fair one, when Frego is so much better. Is there any plan of marketing mixed sets at slightly reduced prices in the future?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:29 PM

    Hi Kurt, the warranty is a lifetime one and, yes, you are getting a far more versatile product in Frego. I'll let Juhi speak to future plans about the product. Thanks for the kind words!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 2:52 PM

    Kurt, thank you for your comments! We sell multi-packs and will certainly consider selling a combined 2-cup and 4-cup. Great suggestion.

  • Bill
    Bill
    7/21/2015 1:05 PM

    Pricing is the hardest part of marketing strategy!! When doing a focus group for this product; the key question to ask after presenting the features and benefits is; "What would you expect to pay for a product like this? Judging by the comments so far, many would have said they would expect this to be priced in the $9 to $12 range and apparently where is is made is a factor! What we don't see in these early reactions is how many people are buying it at this price. If only a few of us are complaining about the price and they're selling well, keep the price up. But if not…

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:30 PM

    @Bill Part of the challenge of a new product is educating the consumer in a material like silicone. It is the same material used in breast implants, that is safe! But they are also slightly more expensive given their quality, safety and durability. Plus the ease of multi functionality, safety and healthy eating combined in one. As a mother, believe me I looked for a safe product for months, this was invented due a need and a lack of options.

  • Bill
    Bill
    7/21/2015 2:22 PM

    @Juhi

    Thanks for the thoughtful reply! Value is the key concept here for sure!! What we get, divided by what it costs. So in the Focus group, you would have had to make all these points clearly (including demonstrating the into the oven and freezer, etc.) But then, asked the magic question: What would you expect to pay for this?

    If they still say something well below your hoped-for price point, then you have to reconsider your price. In marketing, customer perception is everything! If it takes too much education and convincing, they will move on. It has to be obviously different and better (the keys to positioning).

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 3:33 PM

    @Bill You are correct. It is different and better and unique. We will continue to educate the consumers. We have consumers who have bought 12 of these, because they see the value. Not everyone will.

  • george
    george
    7/21/2015 1:07 PM

    Great product concept but Out-of-Bounds price point considering other "not quite as good" solutions available with infinitely more realistic pricing available. I do a great deal of cooking , and use a large supply of containers to store food, but these would be prohibitively expensive if I purchased what I need to replace my current storage containers.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:19 PM

    @george We understand you will need multiple containers for storage. But this product was invented for portability and healthy eating without any toxins. It is very durable and high quality. You can toss it in the trunk of your car without any foods leaching into a big mess.

  • JOANNE
    JOANNE
    7/21/2015 1:10 PM

    I also think it's a little pricey, but for what you get, not too overly though. Not having chemicals leach into your food like you get from Tupperware (plus heating in it just wrecks the dish) I think this will last a lot longer. I am ordering a few on my next payday. My treat to myself. Thanks for the awesome product!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:16 PM

    @JOANNE Thank you Joanne. You will enjoy it for years and decades to come!

  • Adin
    Adin
    7/21/2015 1:11 PM

    I love this idea. I switched to using all glass containers for my food a few months ago, but nothing I can find adequately addressed the breakage/durability issue.

    Question though: how well does the container seal? For example, would you trust it to fill it with soup and then put it on its side in your bag?

    Also, I have a suggestion for you: You should expand your product line to include a travel mug with the same basic design: a glass tumbler in a silicon padding/insulation sleeve with some kind of a sippy top.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:15 PM

    @Adin Thank you for your suggestions! The dual seal lid leak proof. It is one of the best features of the containers, among others.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:19 PM

    Hi Adin, that's such a good idea, something like that already exists on site:

    https://www.thegrommet.com/joco-glass-coffee-cup

  • Dana
    Dana
    7/21/2015 1:17 PM

    I LOVE this! Reheating leftovers containing any kind of tomato sauce ruins plastic and Tupperware. Using glass dishes to reheat for lunch is always an iffy situation, especially when kids are involved, or myself for that matter. I see people complaining about the price. However, a lifetime guarantee is hard to beat. Also, it is no more expensive than real Tupperware.

  • Liz
    Liz
    7/21/2015 1:19 PM

    @Dana A lifetime guarantee is only as good as the seller. If they go out of business, no longer make the product, etc. then it is worth nothing.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:27 PM

    Hi Dana, thanks very much for the kind words. It's comforting to take the risk out of glass!

    Liz, we have already taken a dark turn from talking about price to suddenly suggesting Frego is on the verge of extinction. With the high-quality product and value they offer, I don't foresee that happening in the immediate future.

  • Liz
    Liz
    7/21/2015 1:18 PM

    Hopefully as your volume goes up your price point can come down. The folks most likely to send kids to school with their lunch are likely priced out of this. While you are stubbornly insisting this isn't for everyone at that price, you are cutting customers out for the wrong reason. I realize that at the price you manufactured these likely you can't bring your price down into a range most can afford it. You want to make sure though that you don't get stuck setting your price by what profit levels you want to make on the product. For example IF (just pulling this out of the air) whole sale is $6 and $8 and you are tripping it because of the income you want to get, yet you are shutting out most of the people who are interested you will lose in the long run. Low cost leaders make up in volume what they don't get in margins. Market research is more than does the market like this. It also includes what people are willing to pay for this. Plenty of very good products fail because they were not priced right to sell well - either because the entrepreneur couldn't bring down the price or wouldn't bring down the price.

    The idea of a vented lid for the microwave is also worth following up on.

    This is the kind of product shark tank (TV show) might be interested in. With their help you likely could get better manufacturing costs and thus a lower price. Might be worth applying to that show.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:39 PM

    @Liz Part of any new product introduction is innovation. We are not here to make money, we are here to offer you value, yes, Value, and offering a complete user experience. This is a onetime upfront cost, but you will enjoy it for years and decades while keeping you healthy and safe and offering you convenience. We hope we don't go out of business as we are selling some of the most highly respected retailers in the USA. All silicone products are similarly priced, we are not out of range at all. a silicone plastic spatula at Target is $9.99. I have seen plastic salad containers for $24.99! So, I hope you will see the value in the innovation.

  • Lyn
    Lyn
    7/21/2015 1:20 PM

    Hi Juhi... I am ordering two of the 2-cup containers today, but just want to comment on those who think this is a product that is too expensive. These appear to be extremely well-engineered pieces that will last a lifetime. The plastic or polystyrene products that sell for roughly 1/3 of the price last a limited amount of time and can import chemicals or smells into your food. No thank you! I think of this as a true bargain and I appreciate that you stand behind the product with a lifetime guarantee. Well done, lady!! I will use my two 2-cup containers for a while and I am betting that I will be back soon for a couple of the 4-cup containers.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:22 PM

    Lyn, you're a saint! Thank you for the kind words and enjoy!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:40 PM

    @Mike Thank you Lyn!

  • Zoe
    Zoe
    7/21/2015 1:24 PM

    Nice, simple, and clean concept. I especially like being able to carry the hot container without mitts. Of course, all that silicone raises the price.

    How heavy are these? How thick is the glass? Bulk is one of my primary deterrents for carrying glass containers to work, although I prefer microwaving and cleaning glass to plastic. Also, will you consider tall narrow boxes, which are easier to insert vertically into backpacks without worrying of accidental spills or messy lids when carrying liquids?

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:43 PM

    @Zoe The 2-cup is 1.4oz. Actually we have designed this product a little flatter so you can slip it easily in the bag pack without bulges. The dual seal lid prevents any leakages and messes. It is one of the most outstanding features of this lunch container.

  • Carol
    Carol
    7/21/2015 1:38 PM

    I'm very sorry but I have to agree with Mary and Chelsea made in China is the deal breaker. I only want made in USA. I am more than happy to pay more for a USA product.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:42 PM

    Hi Carol, thanks for the comment. We absolutely don't want you compromising your shopping values and encourage you to browse our curated Made in the USA collection.

  • Zima
    Zima
    7/21/2015 3:11 PM

    @Mike I love this product! BOTTOM LINE: I am worth every cent to eat healthy, and storage my food in the very best container! Its safe, healthy , and free replcement on the glass!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 3:17 PM

    Exactly right, Zima! Thanks for the kind words!

  • Elizabeth
    Elizabeth
    7/21/2015 1:39 PM

    WONDERFUL IDEA. I OFTEN HAVE SOMETHING SLIDE OUT OF THE FREEZER AND HAVE THE CONTAONER SHATTER.

    IS THERE A 1 cup version as well?

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:45 PM

    @Elizabeth Thank you. We do not currently have one but will definitely considering smaller sizes.

  • Steve
    Steve
    7/21/2015 1:45 PM

    Too bad it's so expensive. Cosco has a similar product at one fifth the cost and it's Pyrex.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:49 PM

    Hi Steve, it's unfair to compare it to a product from Cosco. That is not what we are about here. We are in the business of supporting small-scale makers creating innovative solutions and that is exactly what you are getting in Frego.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:54 PM

    @Steve This is NOT Pyrex. Please, this is much more. It is designed for safety, portability, convenience and healthy eating. I have Pyrex too, but unfortunately I cannot pack lunches for my children in that, nor can I heat foods without fumbling for paper towels and rags, or throw it in my bag without worrying about leaks and messes.

  • Sarah
    Sarah
    7/21/2015 2:40 PM

    @Juhi

    I found this exact product on Amazon, so this company can't be too small or new. Right now they are offering a $3 off coupon if you buy it on there. I'm an Amazon Prime member, so I'll try it from there first! Sounds like a nice product! I'll try the 2 cup size for $15.95.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 2:44 PM

    Hi Sarah, selling on Amazon is not indicative of a company's age. Many of our Makers utilize it as just another sales channel. It justifies what we're doing when you see it here first and then Amazon as we work hard to focus on highlighting our Makers.

  • Rochelle
    Rochelle
    7/21/2015 1:45 PM

    Since the Grommet Team and Juhi can't say this please allow me. I'm sure we have all purchased things others may find way over priced. But we defended our purchase because we felt it was worth the price. So in a nutshell: no one is forcing you to purchase this product. Although the product is compared to Tupperware as a frame of reference, is it far from it. The materials used to make this product are not cheap and not plastic. There is currently nothing like it in the market today at a comparable price.

    These comments about the price are simply churlish and unnecessary. Don't buy it. Move on.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 1:56 PM

    @Rochelle Thank you for your comments. I have used my Frego for my kids for three years, every single day, and it still looks new. My life has changed not worrying about chemicals and fragility of glass.

  • Amily
    Amily
    7/21/2015 7:11 PM

    @Rochelle - thank you so very much for speaking on MY behalf as well; I completely agree with what you said. And I'll add that as a likely consumer of this product, I will buy it from Grommet rather than shopping it elsewhere, because my investment will fulfill an immediate need at a price I am willing to spend, but also because it is an investment in Grommet itself, a true maker's market rather than just a shopping site. Do I wish it was made stateside? heck yes, but I have learned FROM GROMMET the reasons why this is often not possible. If anyone complaining about the price or point of manufacture wants to do a little research into how and where this product can be made stateside for a price less than what it sells for here now I am sure Juhi would be grateful to hear about it. I'm pretty confident she checked into that. Most makers do before having to resort to other options.

    @ Juhi, thank you for brining your product to life. You saw a need and made a great solution. I am grateful to Grommet for informing me about it and about you. Wishing you much success with this launch and in all your future endeavors.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 9:14 PM

    Emily... you're going to make me cry. That was beautiful. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Kimberly
    Kimberly
    7/21/2015 1:50 PM

    I don't find the cost that prohibitive. This is a container I will use daily to heat up my lunch at the office. I currently use a cheap grocery-store hard plastic container and after 2-3 months of daily heating, it gets cracked and gross. I have tried the glass containers in the past, but they burn your hands coming out of the microwave and I'm always afraid of dropping them because you can't grip hot glass that well! This dish solves those issues and for something I'm using DAILY - $24.95 is not a big deal. Most coffee travel mugs cost that much and don't even keep your coffee that warm! I think it's a great idea and good deal and I can't wait to get mine!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 1:55 PM

    Thanks very much, Kimberly! Glad to hear you are seeing the exact value we saw when bringing it on site. We hope you enjoy!

  • Michelle
    Michelle
    7/21/2015 2:00 PM

    Product is a great idea- price is ok. Would like to see a combo offering for each size for first time buyers, maybe one of each for $35- give consumers confidence in the product that they will love it and buy more. Not a huge fan that it's made in China- prefer USA. May decide to try it since I do prefer the glass container for my kids and their lunches. Great idea!

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 2:18 PM

    Hi Michelle, thanks for the feedback. It's perfect for kids and their lunches and high-quality materials with a lifetime warranty should be pretty confidence inspiring!

  • christopher
    christopher
    7/21/2015 2:05 PM

    hi guys, just wondering if the lid fits on the glass bowl when it's not in the silicone sleeve, and is it still leak proof? thanks

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 2:09 PM

    Hi Christopher, yes it does fit, not sure if it is leak proof though.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 2:10 PM

    @christopher The lid does fit the glass bowl to be stored in the refrigerator. But it is not portable or leak proof without the sleeve. The complete and tight seal will be achieved only when fitted with the outer sleeve.

  • christopher
    christopher
    7/21/2015 2:58 PM

    @Juhi sorry, just one more question? does it leak between the glass and silicone when transported or jostled around?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 3:06 PM

    Hi Christopher, you should have no problem with leakage if the sleeve and lid are on!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 3:43 PM

    @Mike It does not leak between the glass bowl and the sleeve. If the handling is harsh, you may see a few drops.

  • Antonina
    Antonina
    7/21/2015 2:23 PM

    Interesting product. It is too expensive. I do not care how much better Chinese company's are. Be a patriot AND MAKE IT IN THE GOOD USA. IT SHOULD BE MADE RIGHT IN OUR COUNTRY. WAKE UP PEOPLE. ENOUGH OF OUTSOURCING.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 2:40 PM

    Hi Antonina, thanks for the comment, but this is no place for questioning the patriotism of a Maker. I'm not sure if there is such a place. As you know being on this site, we are working with small-scale Makers just starting to grow their business and put their products out in the world. Sometimes they don't have the resources to make that happen in the U.S. But supporting them goes a lot further in working toward a point where they can manufacture here than an outcry for a business decision they often find is out of their hands.

  • Antonina
    Antonina
    7/21/2015 7:40 PM

    @Mike

    Thanks Mike. I do understand the bottom line. However we must start thinking how to make us proud again. We used to export our products that were made in USA now everything is outsourced even great minds like this that invented interesting container. Thanks again.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 10:18 PM

    Hi Antonina, I completely agree! The best part is, we are. The Maker Movement is on the verge of opening massive opportunities for affordable manufacturing in the US. 3D printing, laser cutters, these industries are about to burst with the chance to bring us back to a point where we are a nation of Makers again.

    Here we are a part of the machine. It's a beautiful thing.

  • B
    B
    7/21/2015 2:27 PM

    Do the containers stack together for storage?

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 2:38 PM

    @BThe containers stack by separate pieces, e.g. sleeves will stack together and glass bowls will stack together for easy storage.

  • Nathan
    Nathan
    7/21/2015 2:28 PM

    FINALLY someone who made the lid non-toxic, too!!! I bought Pyrex's Premium Glass Lids for this reason only to discover World Kitchen has changed the formula away from borosilicate glass-ceramic without being legally required to change the brand name because Corning decided to license it when they spun off their consumer glassworks business!

    The grousing on price is for people happy to poison themselves with inferior products normally made in China anyway (isn't Pyrex?!). They're coming out of the woodwork on this one, Juhi, and you're takin' it like a champ!

    Far from a lower price-point, I'm eager for _larger_ sizes! 4 and maybe even 8 cups, please! I will tell you honestly, though, that were eVAK to make a silicone-coated lid, I would buy those instead for the larger, longer-term storage tasks. Your premiere size is the perfect one for short-term storage.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 2:43 PM

    @Nathan Thank you!! Good point, Pyrex is made in China! We will be coming out with larger sizes within the next year. Our containers are not only for storage, but they can be used as bakeware, serve ware, for transporting lunches and for serving dishes at a party with fun colors. They will also last forever!

  • Nathan
    Nathan
    7/21/2015 3:12 PM

    @Juhi I also appreciate the squared-off shape for storage efficiency; Pyrex glass lids are only offered round. Yes, they _are_ the perfect lunchbox for those concerned for their health, aren't they? Think of all the fun colors possible for the covers, too, and so great they can carry temporary messages!

    Because they are marketed as being suitable for oven use, I'm led to ask whether or not they are in fact a tempered and annealed glass-ceramic, or just the stronger borosilicate glass? Can they also be frozen? Of course, I would never think of taking them freezer direct to oven, vice-versa, or even oven to counter-top without a trivet.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 3:19 PM

    Hi Nathan, the glass is shatter resistant borosilicate glass. While you can certainly play it safe and not take it straight from freezer to oven, Frego allows you to do that without any trouble. That's true innovation!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 3:47 PM

    @Mike Nathan, in our recent customer survey, we were surprised to find how many of our consumers freeze their meals in their Fregos for not only portion control but also for its ability to travel seamlessly from freezer to oven. That is why we use borosilicate glass which offers a better thermal range than a soda lime glass, or more commonly used glass.

  • Nathan
    Nathan
    7/21/2015 3:51 PM

    @Juhi You wouldn't happen to feel like reviving the home glass cookware market, would you? *LOL* Vintage CorningWare is readily available inexpensively, so I'd be surprised were it to prove a viable business today, but just thought I should throw that out there ;-)

  • Nathan
    Nathan
    7/21/2015 3:53 PM

    @Nathan I should clarify I mean stovetop glassware as with Visions and only certain types of the myriad products branded CorningWare.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 3:54 PM

    @Nathan That's an idea! :)

  • Gail
    Gail
    7/21/2015 2:33 PM

    Thank you so much for this great product. I have recently been diagnosed with a disease that suggests staying away from plastic containers for food. This couldn't have come at a better time. Also have sensitivity to extreme cold and hot in my hands. The silicone will do the trick here. Hope to see more sizes and containers in the future.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 2:46 PM

    @Gail Thank you! Yes, we hear from our consumers who are cancer survivors and have allergies such as gluten who use our product because they are nontoxic.

  • Rose
    Rose
    7/21/2015 2:56 PM

    Way to expensive for me I can by 5 times more with the same results

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 3:02 PM

    Hi Rose, thanks for the comment. We understand it might be out of the price range of some, but I don't know how much luck you'll have finding a solution like this for $3.50.

  • Lael
    Lael
    7/21/2015 6:17 PM

    @Mike

  • Lael
    Lael
    7/21/2015 6:20 PM

    @Mike

    I have read with amazement the comments about finding similar products for less money, absolutely not true; I am a good researcher and there is nothing like this I have found; and as for price, has anyone of these people priced tupperware lately??? apparently not, this product has several advantages over tupperware and I guess folks don't bother reading before they ask questions, because it has been stated several times that if the glass breaks it is replaced for free. Would like to see a few more sizes, as some have noted. Great product and hope to try a few soon.

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 6:32 PM

    @Lael Thank you for your comments and your feedback. We are definitely working on more sizes. We hope to have to you soon! - Juhi

  • Lori
    Lori
    7/21/2015 4:07 PM

    I have a table top convection oven in my office. Is it safe to use in that?

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 5:05 PM

    It sure is, Lori!

  • Jenny
    Jenny
    7/21/2015 4:12 PM

    I'm not surprised at the price at all. This is something I would expect to find in Whole Foods, where most shoppers wouldn't hesitate at the price. That said, I'd love to see more variety in sizes. I'd like to invest in this kind of thing for taking lunches to work, or, freezing large amounts of stew,that I could then put directly in the oven to reheat. Also,wondering if you have thought of offering this in a circular design,as well as the straight-sided version. Last,but not least,as a New Yorker,where space is at a premium, what is stackability like for this item??

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 5:06 PM

    Hi Jenny, thanks for the kind words! More sizes are very likely on the horizon, but I'll let Juhi speak more specifically to that. You'll be happy to hear Frego is very stackable and should help in your effort to save space!

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 6:34 PM

    @Mike Jenny, A lot of our consumers use Frego for freezing meals. We have had a lot os requests for a deeper bowl and we are definitely working on bringing bigger sizes. We are a new company and we appreciate your support.

  • Susie
    Susie
    7/21/2015 6:11 PM

    Is it possible to buy the silicone encasing only, to fit pyrex dishes, I already own? Popular sizes would be 8" x 8", 9" x 9", 13" x 9".

  • Juhi
    Juhi – Special Guest
    7/21/2015 6:35 PM

    @Susie Gosh, you read our mind! That is in the works! Thank you for your feedback.

  • Kate
    Kate
    7/21/2015 6:51 PM

    @Juhi

    I intend to get one of each size as currently offered, but LOVE the idea of having silicone casing to fit popular size pyrex/glass dishes. I'll be watching for those as well.

  • Frederick
    Frederick
    7/21/2015 7:25 PM

    @Kate To bad you are sending your product outside our country that is a total no no for me Made in the USA is very important to alot of people and when you add in the price per and made in China Noway no how I am a single man with kids and there are way to many things we need to buy something that is not cost effective,you guys need to understand there are way more people like us now then like you lol and ,whole familys that really need something like this are also trying to weight the cost.Sorry guys this is a miss on both accounts {where it is made and the cost }Thank you for trying though.

  • Audrey
    Audrey
    7/21/2015 7:54 PM

    @Juhi

    I have read almost all of the comments. I watched the video and am usually the first one to jump on this kind of boat. Your demonstration of it's unbreakability was unrealistic. How many times have you dropped it without the lid? That's what kids would do. They would open it and then get distracted and it would fall off the counter. I get it-you want another selling point because your product is extremely expensive. It is-don't deny it. For us average Joes, this is beyond my price point. For my family, I cannot see paying this much. And, no-I cannot just purchase one or two. What's the point in that? Only two people get the benefits out of 5 people? That's ridiculous. Get on Shark Tank. Lower the price point. Make it more affordable and you'll have a customer in me. For now, it looks nice in the video.

  • Mike
    Mike – Grommet Team
    7/21/2015 8:56 PM

    Oh boy what a day!

    Hi Audrey, thanks for the comment. No matter how it falls, it will have a silicone casing to protect it and if it doesn't, don't worry, you have the benefit of a lifetime warranty.

    Now I'm definitely not advocating for you to spike Fregos on your kitchen floor, but theoretically your kids could do that and you would get a brand new Frego. For free. Everytime. (I can't emphasize enough how much I do not advocate for spiking Fregos in your kitchen. Please don't do that.)

    To Frederick and Audrey, if you've seen most of the comments you'll know we understand this might be out of the price range of some people. Totally understandable. We don't want you breaking the bank. You would've also seen we are not asking you to compromise your shopping values and absolutely encourage you to browse our Made in the USA section which you can find here.

    Here's one thing we can all agree on: this is a really cool product and is a big-time kitchen solution. Freezer to oven? Are you kidding me? That's awesome and you wouldn't have clicked if you didn't agree at least a little.

    As with all small-scale Makers, the more support Frego receives, the closer they get to a point where they make products for bigger and bigger audiences. We're happy to be supporting them on that journey today!

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