Rated 5 out of 5Â by ClarissaMusic I LOVE these containers!
They are gorgeous. The seals are very strong. I especially love them with the magnetic labels and chalk pen! Fabulous idea.
You do have to play around with sizing, especially if you have a bit of spacial / dimension issues, like I do. To completely get the right containers for me use, it has taken a couple orders, which is fine.
I'm using these for things like flour, sugar, etc. They're great for those ingredients you prefer to keep in a dark place. However, be aware that the top is clear, so it's not completely dark. Therefore for items such as baking powder and corn starch that sincerely need to be totally dark, I'm literally dropping the manufacturers can down into the container.
Back to sizing....as an example, the standard sized corn starch container is 12 oz. That drops into a 24 oz. stainless steel container perfectly. 16 oz ( 1 lb) brown sugar / confectioners sugar, will pour nicely into a 34 oz stainless steel container. Sugar and flour, depending on the size you get, would need 48 oz. or even 62 oz.
I love these with labels because they are in view on exposed pantry shelving and it really gives that nice French kitchen kind of look.
My only con is that The Container Store is in NO hurry to ship. Be prepared to wait 2 - 3 weeks has been my experience.
March 8, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by pwhitty Great
I use this for my coffee and it stays much fresher and its much easier to scoop from than the bag which inevitably rips.
May 18, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Kimis Alright, limited uses
We use these to store coffee - 1 # fits perfect in the 5" x 7 1/4".
They last for years (note: we don't wash ours except rinsing out the inside) BUT they do not have replacement seals for the lid, so once that seal goes bad you have to throw away the whole thing - so wasteful and ridiculous.
September 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by bakinglady Game Changer
I love these canisters! Before my kitchen was always getting covered in spilled flour or sugar as I pulled them out of my pantry (which was overly cluttered). Now I have my high use items on my counter making them not only easy to get but also keeping my kitchen and pantry clean. They stay looking new (no rust) and keep the contents fresh. I also LOVE how the freshen up the look of my kitchen (I feel like I am on a cooking show). These are a great buy if you are in your kitchen a lot and want it to be convenient, functional and cute!
March 19, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5
Â by PRC1982 Rusts very easily
Buyer beware - you will never be able to wash these or even rinse them without having to deal with rust. The canisters themselves may be stainless steel, but the closures are made of a very cheap metal and rust VERY easily.
We brought these home, rinsed them, towel dried them and then left them to air dry further before putting food in them. One day later and there is a ton of rust. I didn't even know rust could develop so quickly!
July 30, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Verified Reviewer Perfect for room temp dry foods
I bought these to store my flour and cornstarch and all other baking ingredients. All the contents of the flour/cornstarch bad do not fit in the container even though they are of equal volume according to all the labels BUT I do love that it is air tight and mouse-proof. it is a little bit cumbersome to scoop out 1 cup of flour from the container and there is some flour dust that comes out but that is to be expected with any container. Overall it is a good and sturdy product that looks good in my open pantry.
March 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Yogamom can't really complain
I use these for storing grains and such so that I can buy in bulk and save money and packaging waste. The seals work really well, I haven't had any rust or cracking problems. The only tiny issue I've found is that the metal is so lightweight (in comparison to the acrylic version, for example) that when the canister is less than about a third full, the weight of the lid when open can make the canister prone to tipping. But not really a big deal.
March 19, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by LibraSpirit Good Quality - inaccurate dimensions
I was looking for a Joe Cell container, and expecting the diameter to be 5" as listed. The diameter came up at 4.8" outside diameter instead. I was dissapointed, that the containers will not fit my project.
January 9, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5Â by musthavefs Stainless steel that rusts and leaves water marks!
I just purchased the 48oz today and washed it when I got home. I left the canister open to air dry. There are water spots on the canister, which is not a big deal but there is RUST all along the metal that connects the lid to the canister. I would NOT RECOMMEND! Going back to store tomorrow to return.
November 30, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Trinity1113 BEAUTIFUL and PRATICAL
I love the way these look on my countertop. Everything looks so streamlined and neat. It easy to se what's inside and how much of it. Keeps the foos items crisp and dry. I use 1 of the containers for sugar and it doesn't clump together or get moist. LOVE this product.
August 18, 2011
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Alix100 Not Quite Freezer Safe
I bought one of these to store homemade ice cream in. With the first batch, the metal rim cracked in three places, rendering it no-longer freezer safe. Use with caution.
July 12, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Jenniffer Good Container
Good containers! I have many and use them to store the coffee that I buy in a five pound bag: coffee is always fresh! They are lightweight, easy to clean, and look good if left on the counter top.
April 13, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Garden Great storage
I use these to store my starbucks coffee in the frig. I used a label maker - one for regular, one for decaf. Looks clean and neat - keeps coffee fresh.
March 3, 2010