I use these to put those mysterious leaking sauces in-- I check all the sauce bottles and none of them show leaks, and yet-- they still leave rings on bottom of fridge. Now I put them all in these baskets, and if one should leak, I can just throw it in the dishwasher. Saves a lot of scrubbing and headaches and makes it easier to figure out which one has a problem. That is true for anything in fridge, so much easier to clean these than to clean stuff stuck in the fridge. No matter how hard you try, you can't seem to prevent it eventually. These just make cleanup easier!!! Nice and sturdy, too.