Coffee Pod Undershelf Storage Bins
Great space saver
I have a small kitchen and this keeps pods handy, but still off the counter. Good idea and just the right size!
March 23, 2013
Space and clutter saver
I bought one undershelf bin for my K-Cups and am so happy with it. It opened up space in my pantry shelf and the K-Cups are so easily accessible. I really like the fact that buying this $12.99 bin deterred me from buying a more expensive K-Cup carousel, which are about $40. In addition, I really didn't want to buy another piece of clutter and a carousel would've been yet another addition to my kitchen countertop. This ingenious little bin saved me money and space! If you have multiple K-Cup flavors, you may want to consider buying one for each. I don't mind mixing mine up, so I am fine with one undershelf bin.
April 10, 2013
Does the job, but not elegantly
Truthfully, I bought this particular coffee pod storage bin because it was the cheapest one I could find (at the Container Store, anyway, and did not feel like shopping around). In the heady post-Christmas daze of relatives, houseguests and cooking, cooking, cooking, time was limited and I happened to be getting my glasses fixed at the store across from Container Store, so . . .
Yes, I was given a Keurig coffee maker on Christmas morning and suddenly needed a place to put the pods that came with it, as well as those that arrived soon after in the mail (buy 2 boxes get 2 free, after which time a habit is formed and they'll have me hooked, I'm sure). Well, this little tray does not hold all of my pod stock, but it does hold about 20 pods or so, which is enough. I store the unopened boxes in another room.
It fits on the shelf fine, but does require some fiddling. When you need to reach to the back for an errant coffee pod, you might have to slide the bin out a bit, only with the rubbery coating (needed for traction to keep the thing from sliding unbidden, I'm sure) it's hard to slide. This is a small annoyance and well worth it for the price.
It also is not very stylish looking, but as the saying goes, "you get what you pay for." That said, quality design and low cost no longer are mutually exclusive and I hope that Container Store will try to find inexpensive AND stylish products in this product category as it has done in others.
January 5, 2014
Great Storage Option
This beats keeping your pods in those boxes they come in or trying to stack them neatly in many of the storage containers you can buy. I can see when I am running low but keep them out of site while easily accessible.
April 1, 2014