These Are the Dry-Goods Canisters Our Editor Swears By

updated May 1, 2019
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Look at any pantry on Pinterest or even on our site and you’ll see all these oh-so-cute canisters (sometimes with special labels) neatly lined up on the shelves like a catalog ad. But look in my pantry and you’ll see these canisters. They’re not exactly Instagram-able, but they sure are functional.

Keep reading to find out which ones they are and what I love about them.

Unlike other canister sets, which are really just compilations of canisters in various sizes, each BPA-free plastic container in this set was actually designed for a specific job — and there are special tools or features to prove it.

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There’s a 1.5-quart canister for brown sugar, which comes with a removable terra-cotta disk. (Soak it in water, snap it back into the air-tight lid, and it will help prevent the contents from drying out.) The 4-quart flour container is big enough to hold a five-pound bag of flour and it comes with a leveling bar, which clips across the bin for mess-free measuring. The sugar keeper has a flip-to-pour spout. The powdered sugar canister comes with an adorably useful dusting wand. And the two mini keepers have a sliding screen, making them great for spices, sprinkles, and more. Sold separately, there’s even a coffee container that’s made with tinted UV-blocking plastic to help keep the grounds fresh.

The company behind these containers really thought about how people would use them and set us all up for success.

Each container is totally airtight, stackable, easy to open and close, and dishwasher-safe. Storing baking supplies is nice and easy and it’s almost impossible to make a mess while using them. They might not be the cutest canisters I ever did see, but they’re so darn functional that I have zero complaints about them.

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This post was originally published in August 2017 and was last updated on March 28, 2019, to reflect current prices.