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Tips on Buying Kitchen Storage Canisters

by Lindsay Wilcox

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White ceramic kitchen canisters with ornate metal stands

Organize your baking and cooking supplies and buy kitchen storage canisters for your home. Whether you want clear storage canisters so you can easily choose the flour and sugar you need or a patterned kitchen canister set that matches your kitchen's theme, you're sure to find the right kitchen storage options with the following suggestions. Read on for tips on buying kitchen storage canisters.

Buying Kitchen Storage Canisters:

  1. Decide on the right material. Kitchen storage containers are made from a wide variety of materials, including plastic, stainless steel, ceramic and glass. You'll want to consider what you'll be using your storage containers for in order to pick the best material. For example, glass storage containers may be perfect for storing pasta and beans, but you may want to buy plastic containers you can throw in the dishwasher occasionally if you'll be storing sticky items, such as honey or syrup, in your kitchen. Stainless steel storage canisters with clear windows allow you to store rice, flour and sugar safely without worrying about kids overturning the jars or having them slip to the floor.

  2. Consider the sizes you need. If you do a lot of baking, you'll probably want to buy kitchen storage jars or containers that can hold a large amount of flour, sugar and other necessities so you don't have to constantly refill your supply. Look for kitchen storage jars with pour spouts and measuring lines to make mixing ingredients and cooking easier. You can often buy kitchen canister sets that include containers of varying heights for holding different spices and cooking supplies, too. These kitchen storage containers can also be used to store candy and cookies for guests who visit, especially medium clear glass jars.

  3. Choose sturdy, stylish containers. While you may choose to keep your food storage containers hidden in a kitchen cupboard, chances are they will be displayed on your counter for convenience while you're preparing meals. Thus, you'll want to choose kitchen storage and food storage containers that coordinate with the room's style and look fresh and clean. Pick sleek stainless steel food storage containers to complement a modern kitchen, or look for old-fashioned ceramic kitchen canisters with knobby lids that work with a country theme. Clear glass kitchen canisters are fashionable in any kitchen, and you can always personalize these containers with ribbon to add an extra touch.

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