I bought a set of 18 containers in the color nori for myself and 6 containers in Manuka to gift to my sister. They arrived yesterday and they are really beautiful, unfortunately many of the containers were almost impossible for me to open. I am not a weak woman but my small hands coupled with longer length nails made some of them nearly impossible to open. They recommend using a knife to open them if having trouble but a knife didn’t help all that much and using a knife long term would just damage the containers. They are certainly the most aesthetically pleasing food storage containers I’ve ever seen (even the packaging they arrived in!) However they will all be returned. If I were to put food in them I would spill it all over myself while trying to get the lid off. The instructions also say not to microwave any oily foods in them for very long. $260+ for 24 difficult to open containers that can’t even be used to properly heat “oily” foods just isn’t for me.
Ease of opening and better consistency in the containers. Some of the exact same containers were much easier to open than others. If the lid design can’t be changed for easier opening then perhaps selling a little tool designed just for prying the lid off would solve the issue.