I LOVE using storage bins to organize my pantry items. Going from a jumble of boxes and bags of all different shapes and sizes and consolidating it into neat and tidy, labeled containers just makes my organizer’s heart sing! (This post does contain affiliate links.)
Today I’m going to outline for you the pros and cons of two of the top kitchen storage container brands: OXO Pop storage containers and Tupperware classic storage containers. The results just might surprise you!
Now, the appearance of your pantry is definitely up to you, so there’s no right or wrong here. And either way you go, you’ll definitely get an organized, uniform look, which is what we’re going for! I would say that OXO storage bins have a bit more of a modern appearance. Tupperware containers, on the other hand, are not quite as see-through. That could be a pro or a con, depending on your preference.
I have used both OXO and Tupperware storage containers in my kitchen for at least 5 years, so I have really put them to the test as far as air-tightness! Tupperware definitely seals more tightly, hands down. Food stored in one of Tupperware’s containers will be fresher, and the lid is a lot less likely to fall off. The OXO Pop containers have a fancy button to click the lid on and off. However, I have found that if you are storing a powdery substance (like flour or powdered sugar), the OXO lids don’t seal well at all.
Both brands have a bigger size bin that will nicely stack with two smaller containers on top (definitely a plus for keeping things neat and tidy-looking). I would note that OXO lids do not have such a pronounced lip on the top edge as Tupperware, so it is easier for the containers on the top to slide off when stacking them in the pantry. OXO containers also take up a bit more vertical space because the lids are taller, though you are not actually getting any more storage capacity than you are with Tupperware containers. Both brands come in a variety of sizes, however, so I'm sure you can find what you're looking for.
This is one area where OXO definitely wins out! There are quite a few kitchen accessories that go with the OXO containers that actually can slide right onto the underside of the lid, such as a measuring scoop, level, brown sugar keeper, or duster (for powdered sugar). Tupperware doesn’t have such fancy accessories. Pretty much the only option you have with Tupperware is a lid with a small circle opening that does not require you to remove the whole lid.
Prices and Availability
Tupperware bins are a little harder to come by, but they can be bought from a consultant or directly from their website. OXO containers are sold at Bed Bath & Beyond and on Amazon. This makes Tupperware shipping a little slower and more expensive than OXO, at least for Amazon Prime members. Bed Bath & Beyond has the best value for a kit of OXO containers, while Tupperware’s equivalent kit is a bit pricier. Currently a Tupperware container that holds a 5 lb bag of flour is $21 on their website. OXO’s comparable container is $19 on Amazon.
If you’ve been wanting to overhaul your kitchen storage but weren’t sure which brand of container to go with, I hope this clears some things up for you! I know I always want to know all of the details before making an investment in organizing products.
If you already use OXO or Tupperware, leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite feature is!