The problem with cereal: 1. kids put the empty box back on the shelf, and I am not aware we are out. 2. Kids do not fold down the wax paper bag...i.e.leave it open and the cereal gets stale. 3. we one time had a problem with a moth that came into the house in our hamster food...and moved into my pantry. It loved bulk starchy items...gross so EVERYTHING that is not in a can goes into a sealed container from now on. 3. Whole family takes a box of cereal to the couch/coffee table, (TV snackers with cereal as their favorite) and someone will knock the box over.
These containers solve all of the problems. I can see how low we are on certain items...they are easy to close, pour, hold. If they are knocked over, the lid stays on, and nothing comes out. And we are pest free.
The only issue is that we usually have 4+ types of cereal...from healthy to unhealthy, and a gluten free one, and these containers are around $10 each, so it is pricey, but I bought one at a time. To spread out the cost, but they save money in not throwing out stale cereal.
They have worked for our family, but the snap on pour-flap does have to be closed with a firm push. It is not difficult but a young child might not close it completely.
October 16, 2010
Great Food Storage for Pasta & Ceareal
I bought 4 of the smaller size containers to store pasta as I was forever getting bugs in my pasta boxes. They are actually a little bigger than I thought but that is not an issue. I can fit 2 boxes of most of the smaller shaped pastas into 1 of the small container which is perfect. The lid snaps closed tightly and the smaller pouring lid stays open while pouring out the pasta. Great indented handle on the sides makes it easy to grab the boxes. I also got  large box for cereal which is perfect as well.
Haven't tried these in the fridge or freezer yet but I think they'd work great as they seem to be made of a durable plastic. Love them!
June 17, 2012
These containers are perfect! I needed containers because anything the kids eat that come as a "bag in a box" (cereal, crackers, etc.) they destroy. They end up taking the bags out of the boxes and the boxes get ruined. So I end up with random bags of dry food in my cabinets that wound up going stale before we could finish them.
I picked these up to hopefully solve my problem. They ended up working out really well. I love the tall ones for cereal, and the smaller ones for snacks. They are easy to use, even the kids can open and close them, which was the most important feature. The snap lids make it easy to know that they are sealed, ensuring the food stays fresh. I only picked up 6, but I will be going back for more!
March 4, 2012
Here in the South, we know that once a package has been opened, you'd better find something to keep it in - fast! These containers are just the right thing for cereal, potato flakes, beans - so many things.
May 5, 2012