Choosing the best kitchen storage canisters for your food and pantry organisation
When you need to keep your dry food fresh and easily accessible, a canister can get the job done right. As one of the most useful kitchenware items, canisters securely store your ingredients in an airtight container and keep your pantry and cabinets neat and organised. Before you buy one, consider these factors:
Material. Canisters come in different materials, including glass, plastic, stainless steel and stoneware.
Size. Think about what food you will be storing and purchase a canister that is the right size and shape to comfortably fit it all inside.
Design. Canisters come in different types to hold different food, from stackable sets and large storage cubes to spice jars, cookie jars, bread bins and more.
Colour. It may not seem important, but the colour of your canisters can really make or break your pantry. Create a beautiful space by choosing ones that fit into your home decor and reflect your personal style.
Keeping your food fresh in glass containers
Glass jars are hugely popular for a reason. They're stain-proof, dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe, recyclable and non-porous which means they won't absorb odours or moisture. Glass canisters also have a minimalistic beauty which makes them easy to incorporate into any kitchen decor.
Go natural with a glass container that has a cork, wooden or bamboo lid. Our stackable Kitchen Pro 4-piece glass canister set comes in various sizes with an eco-friendly bamboo lid and airtight silicone lining to keep rice, pasta, grains, biscuits and more crisp and fresh.
BPA-free containers available
BPA stands for bisphenol A which is a chemical commonly found in plastic food and drink containers. BPA has been known to leach into food and drinks and is linked to numerous chronic health conditions. All of our plastic canisters are BPA-free, such as our space-saving ClickClack Pantry Cube Containers.
Kitchen canisters which can store your food in the freezer, fridge or pantry
For a versatile canister that can be moved between the pantry, fridge and freezer - choose a glass one. Glass canisters and jugs won't crack in the freezer and can also handle high temperatures without melting so you can heat food in the microwave or oven if needed. They can also be popped into the top shelf of the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
Different materials you can choose from
A kitchen canister can be made out of many different materials to suit different food, purposes and personal preferences. Here are the most common ones:
Glass - A glass canister is stylish and clear for easy selection. Glass is dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe, oven-safe and microwave-safe for ultimate versatility as well as being toxin-free and recyclable.
Ceramic - Like glass, ceramic and other stoneware canisters are dishwasher-safe, freezer-safe, oven-safe and microwave-safe. They also resist stains and don't absorb odours. Our adorable Le Creuset stoneware pots embrace a retro chic aesthetic and are perfect for storing honey, garlic, olives and more!
Plastic - Plastic canisters are affordable, lightweight and won't break if you drop them. They're a convenient option for when you need to store food on the go and also stack nicely to save space.
Stainless Steel - A stainless steel canister is very durable and long-lasting. Stainless steel is recyclable, non-porous, non-toxic, resists stains and corrosion and is super easy to clean.
Size and design really does matter
A canister needs to be the right size to fit your food comfortably inside with an airtight lid firmly in place. We have smaller canisters for spices, herbs, candy and small goods and larger boxes for pasta, cereal, rice and more. The design is also important. We have bread bins that are uniquely shaped to store bread and cookie jars with a wide opening for home-baked cookies and biscuits.
When selecting a colour, consider your current kitchen and home decor. The Typhoon Living series features soft pastel shades which fits in nicely with traditional decor while the Guzzini Earth Storage Jars are perfect for a rustic and natural interior.
Sugar canisters and tea coffee canisters available
Keep your sugar, tea and coffee fresh and organised with a sugar and tea coffee canister. We have tea canisters, coffee canisters and sugar canisters by Typhoon Living that are crafted from lightweight tin with a wooden lid to lock in flavour and aromas. If you're after something sleek and modern, the Coffee Culture canister comes in matte black or silver stainless steel with a CO2 release valve and measuring spoon to ensure you get the perfect amount of coffee every time.
Labelling your storage jars
When you have a lot of canisters and storage jars, it can be difficult to keep track of where everything is. Try adding a label to your containers and arranging them in zones, such as baking, spices and dried goods, to make selection and food preparation a breeze!
Cleaning and maintaining your canisters
Glass storage canisters are heat-proof and can be cleaned by placing them in the top shelf of the dishwasher. Canisters made out of plastic and stainless steel can be washed by hand using warm soapy water and a clean cloth. To clean stoneware canisters, check whether your canister is dishwasher-safe or whether it is hand wash only.
Brands we know and trust
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What is the best way to store food in dry storage areas?
Food storage containers are the best way to keep dry foods fresh and free from moisture and bacteria. Canisters, jars, storage boxes and more can be used to safely store a wide range of foods, including pasta, rice, grains, cereal, flours and spices. Whether you choose a glass, plastic, stainless steel or stoneware canister - ensure the food is sealed with an airtight lid to maintain quality and flavour. Browse our range today with free delivery over $100 Australia-wide.
What should be stored in canisters?
Dried food is ideal for storing in canisters. This can include anything from pasta, flour, grains and legumes, herbs and spices, dried fruit, cereal, cookies, dog biscuits, rice and beans to tea bags, coffee, sugar and salt. With the right type of canister, such as those by Le Creuset, you can also store wet foods with a long shelf-life, such as honey and olives.