There's a lot to be said for having a neatly organized kitchen. You will save time by being able to quickly and precisely locate whatever kind of ingredient you're looking for, and you will save money by not over-buying groceries that you already have.
One of the best ways to get your kitchen in order is investing in some decent kitchen containers. Whether you want to sort your dry ingredients out in your pantry or keep things ship-shape in your refrigerator, we have found a superb selection of kitchen containers that can help you get on top of your kitchen inventory.
Great basic set of seven transparent jars
This tidy set gives you one tall container, two medium containers, two small containers, and two mini containers. They are airtight, durable, and shatterproof. Perfect for storing dry store cupboard ingredients, the containers are made from transparent, BPA-free materials so you can easily identify what's in them. There are also 24 reusable labels included.
Set of 30 strong glass jars ideal for seasonings
Ideal for spices and other small-scale condiments, this set of 30 glass jars offers an attractive way to sort your seasonings. With a Kilner-style hinged lid and orange rubber seal, they will keep dry ingredients fresh and leak-proof. Measuring in at 3.5-inches tall and 2.4-inches wide, these are safe to go through the dishwasher. This set comes complete with brown label tags and old-fashioned twine to attach them to the jars.
Set of 21 lidded containers to sort your storage needs
This comprehensive set will sort lots of your kitchen container needs with a total of 21 lidded storage containers. The capacities of the containers vary from half a cup to seven cups. The three, five, and seven cup lids have useful vents in them that mean you can use them in the microwave for splatter-free re-heating. As well as being microwave safe, these containers can also go through the dishwasher.
Set of four attractive metallic jars with clear lids
This canister set is a stylish way to store your dry goods. The airtight design is thanks to the secure clamping lock lid closure and rubber seals. The transparent lid is a handy detail so you can see what's inside each tin. The diameter of the openings is 4.7-inches, so large enough to fit a full size one cup measuring scoop. Capacity-wise, the four canisters can hold 28, 32, 38, and 65 fluid ounces.
Set of 24 plastic containers that can hold even hot liquids
This practical solution will give you 24 see-through, durable, heavy-duty, BPA-free, polypropylene plastic containers that each have a 32-ounce capacity. With tight-sealing lids, these can be used for hot food, including liquids. They can go in the freezer, and are suitable for the dishwasher. While useful in the home, these are also handy to have for picnics, packed lunches, and camping.
Set of four larger containers for bulk staple items
If you're looking for larger capacity containers, consider this four-piece set from GoodCups. They have a 4.4-quart (or 142oz/18cup) capacity so can hold an entire five-pound bag of flour. Transparent, with securely locking lids, these containers are a space-saving cube shape and can be stacked if you have the shelf space to do so.
Set of three storage solutions perfect for the fridge
This tidy set of three kitchen containers are perfect for your fridge storage needs. With one 6.3 cup and two 17.3 cup capacity containers, these are BPA-free and dishwasher safe. Rubbermaid's CrispTray design helps keep moisture away from produce to reduce spoilage, while the FreshVent technology regulates flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide for the ideal environment for fresh produce, such as salad stuff.
Set of three containers designed to pour cereal
This useful set is ideal for keeping cereal neatly stored, and with three containers, you can cater for different tastes. These have a 3.4-quart capacity, are BPA-free, and have a slightly contoured design that makes them comfortable to hold, even if they are full. The smooth pour spout offers easily controlled, mess-free dispensing so you won't spill your Lucky Charms.
Set of 10 transparent containers in useful sizes
If you're hot on precision, consider these containers from Lebang as they have a transparent design with measurement markers printed on them. You can see at a glance exactly how much of something you have left. A good value set of 10, this is made up of three 1,800ml containers, three 1,000ml versions, two 650ml sized options, and two that hold 240mls. With non-slip bases, these have a four-sided buckle closure for airtight storage.
If you buy just one set of kitchen containers, we recommend the Vtopmart Airtight Food Storage Containers (opens in new tab). This useful set of seven containers has sensibly-sized options that should sort out your basic dry storage needs for store cupboard essentials like cereal, pasta, rice, and pulses, as well as counter-top supplies like cookies and nuts.
Anyone wanting to sort out their spice collection should consider the Encheng Small Spice Jars (opens in new tab). This sweet set of 30 glass jars has Kilner-style closures for super secure storage of 30 of your favorite seasonings.
If it's your fridge you want to organize, then do check out the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Food Storage Containers (opens in new tab). Specially designed for fresh produce, they have clever Rubbermaid technology to help keep your salad stuff, fruit, and vegetables fresher for longer.