Posts Tagged ‘glass storage jar’

Storage Jars to save your cookies

August 25th, 2010

There is nothing worse than a stale biscuit or when you open that kitchen cupboard to find pasta or sugar spread across your cupboard. It is not only wasteful but close to a disaster when sitting down in front of the television with cup of tea to watch the latest episode of the Great British bake off. So all good kitchens should have a plentiful supply of storage jars, but must ensure you buy the right kitchen canisters for the ingredients or produce you are going to store.

There are a few options when selecting a storage jar and not all have to be related to kitchens. In fact I am sure most garages today have at least one jam jar in the garage that they store various size nails and screws we all seem to end up with. Hopefully not left over from your latest DIY assembly flat pack. That brings us neatly back to that  kitchen cupboard and those kitchen storage canisters.

Selecting the Right Storage Jars

When selecting a storage container you should not only select the right size of jar for what you are going to store but also the right material. You must take into account if you need to display what is in the jar and ensure the lid has a seal on it to ensure a vacuum seal. For example sweet jars in shop not only have to be bigger enough to store a good quantity of your favourite gob stoppers but also have an air tight seal that is easily accessible. The other factor many of us forget is the size of storage jar and the space it is going to be kept. How many of us have felt a sinking feeling as we try to put that extra large olive oil (that was on offer in the supermarket) in the cupboard to only find out it doesn’t fit.

So you know the size and what you want to store in the jar your next decision is material and style. So much of this will depend on budget. If you are looking at the lower end of the budget scale you will probably be looking at plastic clip lid container and I am sure most modern day kitchens today will have some form of these. However for a few more dollars, pounds or euro’s you can get a storage jar set made from anything from china to brushed metal.