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Sorry if this has been covered before - just wondering what type pf containers are best for freezing soup - not using a deep freeze - but just regular fridge freezer.
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I use old yogurt containers for short term freezing, then reheat on the stove.

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Mason jars.

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I use pint wide-mouth glass mason jars: the kind with straight sides and no shoulders. If you use the kind with shoulders there tends to be more breakage as the soup expands during freezing. With the straight-sided jars there is less pressure build-up.

I fill up my pint jars with soup, leaving an inch or two of headspace. Then I freeze it with the lid off. After the soup is frozen I add a thin layer of water (just to prevent freezer burn) and the lid.
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I add a thin layer of water (just to prevent freezer burn
oh, that is interesting. i never heard of that, but i am totally new to freezing.

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I probably should use glass and I know that, but I don't have any mason jars. Something to add to the shopping list.

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What is the best way to thaw when freezing soup in glass?

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i freeze in a muffin tray and pop them out into a bag when they are frozen. i'd love to freeze in glass but i'm intimidated.
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I've had bad luck freezing in glass so I freeze mine in plastic containers. It's the last thing I use my plastic for. To heat it up I just run water over the outside to loosen it and put the frozen soup into a pot.
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i freeze in a muffin tray and pop them out into a bag when they are frozen. i'd love to freeze in glass but i'm intimidated.
great idea, I"m going to try that!

I don't like freezing in jars because it's hard to keep the freezer organized for me with a bunch of jars. I can put a few in the freezer door but otherwise they are too awkward and falling over, in with the rest of the stuff.
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Thanks for all the great responses.
The only time I've frozen in glass they broke - but I shall try the lid off method I think and see how it goes.
We're swimming in zuchini and I want to freeze around 6 quarts of zuchini mushroom soup.

I've read it's best not to freeze plastic b/c it leaches chemicals - is that true of the yogurt container type of plastics?

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I freeze soup and chili in my regular stoneware soup bowls. Turn upside down when frozen and run under warm water to loosen and then put the bowl portions in large ziplocks. Then I either reheat them in the bowls in the microwave or put several portions in a pot to heat for a meal.
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