Over the past few months I’ve started sharing “a few of my favorite things” here on my blog. (I’m turning into a regular Maria!) ;-) I’ve written about my favorite set of bamboo bed sheets, and my favorite bra, which also happened to be many of YOUR favorite bra too! Today I’ll be sharing another favorite product of mine, but this one can’t be worn or even slept on. It’s actually a set of food storage containers, and it’s definitely one of the best kitchen-related purchases I’ve made in a long time!
My New Favorite Way To Store Dry Foods
But before I launch into why I love this set of storage containers so much (and trust me, I’ll get into all the details shortly), lets talk about what comes in the set. The particular set I bought includes 6 containers of various sizes, and 9 pieces total:
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- 23 oz container (x2)
- 21.3 oz container
- 6.6 cup container
- 10 cup container
- 13.75 cup container
- Measuring cups (x3)
You can view the set in its entirety on Amazon. But in the meantime, let’s get to the part where I gush about why these containers are my new favorites!
Reason #1 – They’re Easy To Use
One of my favorite features of these containers are their squared-off design. The sides of the containers are straight all the way up, leaving a nice, wide opening at the top. Containers that taper in at the top are a pet peeve of mine, because it makes it a lot harder to scoop the contents out. And speaking of scooping, the cleverly designed measuring cups that are included in the set make it even easier! The cups are squared off at the lip, so it’s blissfully easy to scoop right into the corners at the bottom of the deeper containers.
Reason #2 – They Stack Nicely
The lids for the containers are very smart too. They have clips around the edges that lock into place on the containers, creating a firm, airtight seal. The lids are also nice and flat, with a slight ridge around the edges. They’re designed that way so you can stack the containers up vertically, and the ridge around each lid keeps them snugly in place. Stacking these containers up can save you a lot of valuable space in your pantry or cupboard!
Reason #3 – More Sizes, More Versatility
I also like the variety of sizes that come in this particular set. There are a few deeper containers that are perfect for storing dry bulk ingredients, like flour, sugar, oats, etc. (You can also keep the measuring cups right in the container with the ingredients, so you don’t have to go searching for a measuring cup every time.) The smaller, shallower containers are handy for storing ingredients that come in smaller quantities, like baking soda and baking powder. One of the smaller containers in this set is divided into two compartments, and it’s great for keeping leftover chocolate chips, trail mix, or nuts.
Reason #4 – They’re Practical
Beyond the clever design features, there are a lot of practical features to these containers that appeal to me. They’re BPA-free and dishwasher-safe (as long as you wash them in the top rack of your dishwasher.) You can microwave the containers too if you want, just make sure to remove the lids first as they are not microwave-safe. These containers and lids are also fridge- and freezer-safe, which makes them even more versatile.
I’ve been enjoying these containers thoroughly since I bought them, and I know that they’re durable enough for me to use for years to come. And when I want to store something else in them, I can just pull out my label maker, print a new label, and voila! :-) View the full container set on Amazon here.
Do you have any favorite food storage containers or pantry organizers that you can’t live without? I’d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below and we can keep the conversation going.