Now that I'm happily drowning in cucumbers (Thank you, Earthbox!), I've been making, and enjoying, refrigerator cucumbers. I'm just confused about containers for making pickles, as well as containers for storing them.
I note that all the major brands of pickles sell them in glass containers. Why is that? Would a plastic container leech chemicals into the pickles?
On the other hand, the deli section of the grocery store sells pickles in plastic containers. And some people have posted that they make their pickles by putting all the ingredients in Ziploc-type plastic bags.
So, is there anything wrong with putting pickles in plastic containers, rather than glass, either during the pickling process, or for storage in the refrigerator?
Diana I found this information from Clemson re: glass/plastic on pickles.http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/hgic3380.htm
Hope it helps..