If I were to guess, I would say that pantry canisters are one of the most frequently purchased organizing products.
First of all, it’s easy to decide what to put in them, so they’re a great place to start when organizing to get a quick win. That said, you can easily get stopped before you even get started because there are soooo many options. So many, y’all. Oxo, Tupperware, Ello, Rubbermaid Brilliance, The Home Edit Line, Better Homes & Gardens, Brightroom, and weird knock off brands you’ve never heard of.
I did a full review of Oxo vs Tupperware way back when that you can click here to see, but today I want to review a few other brands of food storage containers. True, this is far, FAR from exhaustive. But hopefully seeing some other brands and styles in use can help you make the best decision for your pantry! Click the video below to see how four different brands of pantry storage containers (of all different prices!) compare:
Price: Over $50 for Pantry Set of 6
Pros: I absolutely love how these containers are designed for specific uses – especially the leveler in the flour container. The combination of the silicon ring with the snap closure gives them a really nice seal, and I like the clean look of the acrylic. They’ve held up excellently to wear and tear.
Cons: These are not modular containers, meaning you will not be able to stack them all neatly on top of each other. In fact, they have an odd, slightly curved design which makes them not fit neatly into a cabinet at all.
Price: Over $70 for Pantry Set of 5
Pros: So classy! I wasn’t 100% sold from the pictures online, but these containers grew on me as I used them more. If you’re not a fan of the acrylic look, these are an excellent option. I’m not sure if it’s a pro or a con that these are somewhat modular. It was odd. A few of the containers very nicely stacked together, but then there was one that seemed like the “odd one out” that didn’t fit nicely anywhere.
Cons: The lid is not very secure. It is only held on by the resistance from the silicon band around the edge of the lid. When flour or other fine powders get onto that band, it will start to lose its grip and the lid will easily slide off.
Price: Approx. $50 for Pantry Set of 5
Pros: So cute!! I love the pops of color – it’s something you don’t get very often in pantry storage. I also am a huge fan of how these containers are truly modular, meaning you can stack them in three separate stacks and they’ll come out to be the same height. They also have very large capacity, and the lid snaps on securely.
Cons: The flour container is SO tall. If my hand was in a fist, it would almost be the length from my hand to my elbow. While that does mean the container holds a lot, it makes it a bit unwieldy to use. I think it would be too tall for an average cabinet shelf.
Price: Purchased Individually, $10 or Less Per Container
Pros: These are truly modular containers! That allows you to mix and match the sizes that you use and still come away with a very cohesive pantry look. It’s also worth mentioning that they’re quite budget friendly.
Cons: These are very low capacity containers, for example, the largest container does not hold a 5 lb bag of flour. These containers also have the same issue with the silicon band being the only thing holding the lid on, meaning that it will likely slip off if there is flour, powdered sugar, or a similar substance coating the sides of the container.
Hopefully seeing this side by side comparison has helped you decide which containers are best for you! Still curious about Oxo and Tupperware? Click here to read my review of the two leading food storage containers!
Got a brand you’d love to see us review? Let us know in the comments!