Finding the right kitchen storage containers for your needs
Whether you use them to preserve dry food, store leftovers in the fridge or to take to work or school - kitchen storage containers will ensure your food remains fresh and flavourful while your kitchen and pantry stays organised and mess-free. Before you buy a new set, consider these factors:
Material. Kitchen storage containers come in different materials, including plastic, glass and stainless steel.
Size. Consider the type of food you plan on storing and choose a container that can fit it all inside comfortably.
Purpose. Do you plan on storing dry pasta in the pantry? BPA-free plastic is an excellent choice. If you plan on storing food in the freezer, go for a glass container that is also microwave and dishwasher-safe.
Style. Maintain a beautiful kitchen aesthetic by choosing storage containers that fit in with your current home decor.
Different materials available for food storage containers
Storage containers are designed using one or a combination of different materials with each one providing its own benefit. The most common materials you will find in a food container include:
Silicone. Silicone is commonly used to make food container seals. It makes lids airtight so that food remains fresh and free from moisture and bacteria.
Bamboo. Bamboo is tough, stylish and sustainable. It's often used to create lids on glass containers, such as with our Kitchen Pro Eco Square Glass Canister Set.
Plastic. Plastic food containers are durable, affordable and lightweight. They make great lunch boxes and can store food in the fridge or the pantry. Plastic is not freezer-safe or heat-proof.
Glass. Glass containers are typically microwave-safe, freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe and oven-safe for reheating your frozen food at high temperatures. They're also recyclable and toxin-free.
Stainless steel. A stainless steel food container is incredibly durable, reusable and free from toxins. It's also non-porous so it won't absorb odours and is great for storing leftovers in the fridge.
Design types and shapes best suited for your kitchen, from canisters to dispensers
We have a wide range of kitchen storage container designs and shapes to fit every type of food and kitchen. Discover Kitchen Pro glass jar canister sets for storing herbs and spices or go big with an Oxo Good Grips dispenser for cereal and dry pasta.
There's long and narrow containers for keeping spaghetti and straws as well as small to medium storage cubes for everything from flour and sugar to rice and dried fruit. If your kitchen is on the smaller side, save space with stackable canisters.
For something a little different, the Guzzini Earth Storage Jars have a bamboo lid and are created with recycled plastic bottles that have been cleverly made to resemble natural pottery for a rustic and natural look.
Caring for and maintaining your kitchen storage containers
Most glass storage containers can be put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning while other containers will be hand-wash only. Always check the care instructions on your individual product to determine how to best clean and maintain it.
Labelling your kitchen storage containers
Food labelling is a great way to not only identify the contents inside each container but to keep track of important information such as expiry dates and when you made the food. Use food labels and stick them onto the lids or the wall of the container.
Kitchen storage container features to look out for
These features will help you to choose a kitchen storage container that is safe, effective and convenient for your kitchen:
FDA food-grade. This is essential to ensure your container is safe to hold and preserve food of any kind.
BPA-free plastic. BPA-free plastics are free from the toxin BPA which has been known to leak into food and potentially cause health problems.
Airtight lid. An airtight lid is key to keeping your stored food fresh and flavourful, as well as free from harmful bacteria and moisture.
Removable lid features. A removable lid makes it easy to refill storage containers when they are empty.
Stackable. Containers that feature a stackable design are great for saving space when you have limited room for storage.
Kitchen storage container sets with various sized pieces
A container set is a cost-effective option for when you need to store food of different shapes and sizes. Our 5 piece container sets by Avanti are made with BPA-free plastic and come with a flip top lid for easy access. For smaller pantry staples, check out the ClickClack Pantry Cube Container Set 10 piece with containers ranging from 900ml to 4.3L for storing dry foods such as rice, cookies, candies, flour and sugar.
Clear vs. opaque kitchen storage containers
Clear kitchen storage containers are ideal as they are transparent and you can easily see what is inside and how much of it is left to reduce food wastage.
Brands we know and trust - Oxo, Kitchen Pro and more
Find all of your favourite trusted brands in kitchen storage containers at Kitchen Warehouse, including Glasslock, Joseph Joseph, Ladelle, ClickClack, Madesmart, Kitchen Pro, Avanti and Oxo.
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What type of storage containers are used to store food?
There are many types of kitchen storage containers that can hold food. You can find pantry storage containers that are designed to store and preserve dry food such as rice, flour and grains. There are spice jars for keeping seasonings, dispensers for cereals and pastas and decorative containers for holding tea, sugar, honey and coffee. There are also food storage containers which are suitable for storing cooked food and leftovers in the fridge or freezer.
Food storage containers are made with a variety of materials with glass and BPA-free plastic being the most common and versatile for storing food in the pantry or the fridge.
What are kitchen storage containers?
A kitchen storage container is a type of storage solution that is used to store food and keep it fresh at room temperature, in the fridge or in the freezer. It's the best way to prevent food from spoiling and ensure it's still fresh and delicious the next time you eat it.
Kitchen storage containers provide many benefits, including keeping food clean, tasty and nutritious, preventing air and moisture from getting in and helping you to avoid food wastage by storing larger quantities. They also make it easy to carry lunch to work or school and keep ingredients organised so that your kitchen remains tidy and stylish.