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Best Kitchen Storage Canisters for Preserving

August 27th, 2010

So you have grown your own vegetables and the weather has been kind. This years bumper crop of for example onions, is filling your kitchen and you don’t know what to do with it all. Well apart from giving them away to all your friends or selling them on the street you want to store them in a way to preserve them so you can have for example pickled onions  or chutney all year round.

Clearly the best jar material

Now most preserving jars are that you end up storing in the kitchen cupboard are made of glass the main reason being so you can see what is being stored. Not only this aesthetically they look beautiful full of that produce you have lovely placed inside them. So most of us will select a kitchen storage canister made from glass but that is only the first step in selecting the best jar.

Top lids

The next and possibly the most important choice is the type of lid. The old fashion metal lever-arm sealing mechanism with rubber sealing ring may cost a little more than the more modern screw lid, I personally think it is worth it for some of your treasured pickles. The ease you can open and reseal is a definite advantage over the precarious opening of a screw top lid. How many of us can remember the fear of trying to open that over tightened jam jar lid with a knife which health and safety officers would have nightmares about.

Size matters

Finally choosing the right size kitchen canisters for the job in hand. Now most are round but you must ensure they have a bigger enough opening or neck of the jar to be able to get your produce in. The volume of the jar is also essential as once opened depending on the produce there is a life expectancy and you must ensure the total jars contents is likely to be consumed before the contents becomes inedible.

So now you have the perfect storage canister for preserving placed in your kitchen cupboard just waiting to be opened. Select your favourite plate from your plate rack put a spoonful of chutney with a a slice of cheese on top of  that slice of freshly home made bread. What a perfect late night snack.