Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Works For Me Wednesday–Canisters


Like any newlywed I had registered for all the same kitchen things.  I was so excited to get my own set of canisters in Cobalt Blue.  Little did I know they didn’t work.

My hand and the measuring cup didn’t fit in the top.  By the time I got both out half the sugar had fallen out and my measurement was wrong.  Plus some sugar had fallen on the countertop which meant cleaning it up.  I started leaving the sugar and flour in big plastic containers in the pantry, never using the pretty ones on the counter.

If you know me you know I like things to work.  I want to use them and if I don’t and it just takes up space then out it goes.  Beauty is just a bonus when something needs to get done. And sometimes the cookies just need to get done!  So I tossed them.

After I got over the guilt I finally figured out what I really wanted.  THESE!


I love them.  They work great.  They are huge and easy to use.  I can leave a 2 cup measuring scoop in each one.  I can open the latch with one hand, scoop without spilling, and close it again.  I know immediately when I am running low and each one holds at least a 4-5 lb bag or more of each item.  They even look nice on the countertop.

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  1. I like those too! I'm especially fond of glass storage devices in my pantry I can see through. No guessing what's inside. I'm a big fan of recycling my old glass candle jars and reusing them in the kitchen. They work perfect. New followers.
    ~ Carol

  2. Love your clear containers!

    I, too, began married life with a beautiful set of canisters that didn't work out like I thought they would. I hate to admit it, but nearly twenty years later, I'm still just scooping flour and sugar out of the bag they come in! However, I am now inspired to go shopping for containers like yours!

    Hope you have a great day!


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