Canisters are a decorative way to store and contain small items. You can use them to contain grab-and-go snacks, napkins, and other small odds and ends to keep your counters from becoming cluttered.
So what to put in your canister set?
Baking supplies, such as different types of flour, keep well in kitchen canisters. Airtight canisters with silicone or rubber seals that are seated on the cover and fit tightly to the lip of the canister work best to keep out humidity and moisture that can make the flour clump together. These seals also keep insects and their larvae out of the flour.
Sugar is also negatively affected by humidity and moisture. It creates lumps and becomes sticky when the canister seal does not form an airtight bond with the canister. Ensure that the seal works correctly by brushing it off so that no sugar crystals clog the grooves in the seal when closed.
Remove your pasta from its storage box and place it in a kitchen canister. Canisters are ideal for storing pasta without breaking up the dry pasta. Keep this canister on the countertop within easy reach for quick meal preparation.
It is especially important that coffee beans and ground coffee be stored in an airtight kitchen canister so that they do not lose the oils essential to the coffee taste through evaporation. Silicone or rubber seals can make a kitchen canister airtight; however, they often attract ground coffee particles that stick and can prevent a good seal on a coffee canister. Brush off both the seal and the canister rim before closing so that they are free of coffee particles.
Store your favorite tea, whether it is loose or in tea bags, in the airtight container. Stock up on tea in the same way as you did with coffee!
So what do you put in your kitchen canisters?