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Easy Find Lids – Rubbermaid Employee Rivalry Contest

We have chosen our five winners and thank everyone for participating!

We are excited to announce a little internal competition here at Rubbermaid.   To give you a bit of history on how this competition came to be, the team was in a marketing meeting back in November.   One of our goals was to brainstorm ways to get the word out about our Easy Find Lids System food storage containers.  Around the table, we all had different opinions on what favorite thing was, and  realized everyone uses them quite differently in our own homes!

We want YOU, the readers, to vote who has the most compelling argument.   In your post, list the NAME of the person you think has the best idea and WHY. To thank you for your vote, we will be selecting 5 posts at random to win an All-in-One set at the end of June.    

So here goes….. 

Lauren Spahr -  Leader, Marketing Communications


My favorite feature about Rubbermaid Premier is how well they stack together, both in my refrigerator, and then when I want to take food on the go. Check out how the entire contents of my barbeque are stored for a nice week of leftovers and how I can easily grab the stack to take them to work for the week.

Jim Deitzel – eMarketing Manager

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There are so many great features about the Easy Find Lids food storage system that it was really hard to pick just one (but Lauren made me). So, my favorite feature is how the containers nest inside of each other (plus that lids snap to lids, plus there are only 3 sizes of lids so you have a really good chance of finding one that fits).

As you can see from this photo, I have three main stacks of containers in my cabinet. One stack for the 1.25 & 2 cup, one stack for the 3 & 5 cup, and another stack for the 9 & 14 cup. I also have a separate stack just for the Produce Saver containers, which I nest all together.

Within each stack I have both Premier and Easy Find Lids containers. Since all the containers within the system are the same shapes they all nest neatly together, which makes it very easy to keep the cabinet organized.

I store all of my lids in a single stack. Large lids on bottom, medium, then small. This conserves space as well and it makes it easy to keep the lids organized. One of the nice things about these lids is that even though I have six sizes of containers there are only three sizes of lids. This makes it very easy to always find a lid that fits and I’m never searching for missing lids.

NOTE: This picture was taken back in October but my cabinet STILL looks as neat as it did in this photo, which is amazing. Additionally I’ve added another small Produce Saver as well as a medium Produce Saver to my collection. They are absolutely invaluable when it comes to storing strawberries, blueberries & blackberries.

Megan Murphy -  Leader, Product Marketing
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By far my favorite cabinet in my kitchen is the one that keeps my food storage. The Easy Find Lids System has provided me with the perfect organizational method. Every time I open up this cabinet I feel accomplished – like I’m doing something right. My Premier, Produce Saver, Easy Find Lids and Lock-its are all neatly stacked with lids snapped to the bases. Depending on my need, I always have the right container at the ready. Now if only my pantry made me feel the same way!!

Doug Marquardt-  Sr. Manager, Product Marketing

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One of the coolest things about Rubbermaid containers is how they are specially designed for different uses. I think this is a great feature of the product line because it makes storing leftovers a lot less frustrating. For example, I don’t enjoy throwing out lettuce a couple days after I bought it, so I really like how Rubbermaid Produce Saver containers keep leafy vegetables fresh and crisp. I also like my plastic containers to stay clean and odor free. I used to throw them out when they would have leftover pasta sauce stains or onion smell. This isn’t a problem anymore with Rubbermaid Premier containers – they always stay clean and odor free!

Now for the bonus feature – you might think that keeping a bunch of special containers would take up a lot of space in my cabinets, but they actually nest together in one stack because of the Easy Find Lids system. Besides nesting together, the lids snap together and also attach to the bottom of containers. Pretty cool!

Katie Parsons-   Manager, Product Marketing

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I love Rubbermaid Premier because I can always find the lid I need, when I need it. I’m not really known for my culinary skills but I decided to test them out by making a big Sunday dinner, last weekend. I managed to whip up quite the feast but had a lot of leftovers. I grabbed my Rubbermaid Premier and transferred the food into the container. My green bean casserole was still warm, so I snapped the lid to the base and left it on the counter to cool. I was able to move the container off the counter to clean it, and the lid stayed attached. When I was finished washing dishes, my leftovers had cooled off. I moved the lid from the bottom to the top and into the fridge it went! It’s really a handy feature!

Rachel Pike -  Associate Product Manager

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My favorite feature about the Easy Find Lids system is the fact that the same lid fits different size bases. For example, the same Premier lid fits the 3-cup, 5-cup, and 7-cup bases. That means when I pull a lid out of my cabinet, the first lid I grab will most likely be the right size for my base. It’s just another way that this system eliminates the frustration and time drain of the "great lid hunt."


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26 Responses to Easy Find Lids – Rubbermaid Employee Rivalry Contest

  1. MCARR January 12, 2010 at 9:59 pm #

    Megan Murphy gets my vote! The pic says it all.

  2. Kim Cosentino November 3, 2009 at 5:32 pm #

    I like Rachels answer the best, short, sweeet and too the point…
    one lid fits most all size containers and makes storage in these Rubbermaid containers simple. I have been an organizer for over 15 years and have seen so many tupperware and zip lock lids go in the garbage because they had lost their mate. Bravo for coming up with the answer to controlling the clutter in the leftover container cupboard and following the simplicity wave of today!

  3. Paul July 21, 2009 at 3:45 am #

    Rachel Pike gets the vote. Straight forward explanation, it simplifies the storage search. I mean this girl used to run “Dumbo the Flying Elephant” at Disney World so she definitely knows what she is talking about!

  4. Emily Barklage June 30, 2009 at 11:04 am #

    Thank you – can’t wait to get them!

  5. lauren June 30, 2009 at 10:01 am #

    Congrats to Jennifer, Kari, Kbedford, Emily B and Brian – our consumer winners!
    Also, congratulations to Megan Murphy for getting the most votes! Megan, you receive the joy in knowing you had the best idea 🙂

  6. June 24, 2009 at 10:48 am #

    My vote definitely goes to Lauren Spahr. I love the visual of how easily they stack in the refrigerator and how much food they hold for left-overs! Thanks, Lauren!!! 🙂

  7. Nick W June 23, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    I vote for Lauren because I like the demo picture on the right and her fridge is very well organized 😀

  8. Lisa June 18, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    I like Rachel’s idea. I hate hunting lids more than anything!

  9. Shanna June 18, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    i like rachel’s because i always lose the lid and then have to throw out the whole thing!

  10. Brian Friedlander June 18, 2009 at 2:58 pm #

    I like Katie’s argument because of her fun, personal story. The containers sound great!

  11. Laura Mae June 17, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    My vote goes to the food storage containers themselves!
    I think its great how the same exact containers are able to be used in so many different ways to fit very different lifestyles, uses, and food storage organization needs!
    I do like Doug’s picture though 🙂

  12. Jesse Caldwell June 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm #

    I like Doug’s story because it highlights a lot of the features of the different product lines and the usefulness of each.

  13. Ashley June 12, 2009 at 4:22 pm #

    What about:
    using them as a booster seat for your kiddo, safely transporting your goldfish when moving states away, creating an environment for fireflies, all with lids you can find while scrambling in the dark.
    Sorry, I expected more from you all. Can we get a followup post?

  14. Jim Deitzel June 12, 2009 at 11:27 am #

    That should count as two votes

  15. Susanna Phelps June 11, 2009 at 8:11 pm #

    Katie Parson, Manager, Product Marketing is my vote!
    The ability “to move the container off the counter to clean it, and the lid stayed attached.” Perfect feature for us 2-handed humans!
    Thanks for the contest!

  16. Carolyn G June 11, 2009 at 4:49 pm #

    I vote for Jim! His picture looks like mine. Plus he’s a really nice guy! 🙂

  17. Ace Norring June 11, 2009 at 2:20 pm #

    I like Megan’s…not only is her cabinet beautiful, but she is also!

  18. Christian Sullivan June 11, 2009 at 1:55 pm #

    While Lauren is a very close contender, I must agree with Megan. Organizing my cabinets is not a complicated task for me, but keep them organized is (my husband is a bit on the messy side). But rubbermaid containers and my “leftover cabinet” has always been the most organized because of how well they fit together so when I open that cabinet, I to feel acomplished.

  19. Susan June 10, 2009 at 11:11 pm #

    I loved Jim Deitzel post! I thought it was funny how he said “Lauren” made me. Then he went on saying how he has been able to keep this organization system working for him. It gave me hope with 2 teens and 1 tween who take turns unloading the dishwasher. So even though Lauren made him…he is still doing it and gave tips at the end! Two thumbs up!!!

  20. Kari June 10, 2009 at 4:54 pm #

    My vote goes to Rachel Pike. The fact that the lids fit several different size bases is what I love most about my own Rubbermaid containers.
    To be fair, though, everyone had good points.

  21. Jim Deitzel June 10, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Can I vote for myself?

  22. Jennifer Y. June 10, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    I think Katie Parsons has the best idea. I had no idea that the lids snapped to the bottom–love it!!
    jenniferyoung at comcast dot net

  23. Katie Gaultney June 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm #

    Hi! I like Megan’s story the best too, but it appears Doug has the same story? C’mon, Doug! Show a little creativity. 🙂
    I really hate it when my produce spoils quickly, so the Rubbermaid Produce Saver sounds wonderful!

  24. Laura June 10, 2009 at 4:25 pm #

    I am voting for Megan Murphy – Leader, Product Marketing

  25. Emily Barklage June 10, 2009 at 4:24 pm #

    I like the story from “Megan Murphy – Leader, Product Marketing” … and he cabinets are organized beautifully!

  26. eun June 10, 2009 at 4:12 pm #