Food Storage Solutions Buying Guide

From holding a half bag of noodles to the remains of last night's fruit salad, food storage pieces allow you to reduce waste and create a kitchen, pantry, and fridge that are convenient and efficient.

Types of Food Storage

Types of Food Storage

We've all faced a drawer in the fridge or a shelf in the pantry that's at best disheveled and at worst a lost organization cause. Never fear, though: There are ways to rescue your cooking and eating storage disaster. Food storage containers of all types, sizes, and shapes offer both decorative and practical solutions to the many items that need to be stashed—either temporarily or for longer periods of time. Those include bread boxes, cookie jars, food storage containers, freezer storage containers, jars and canisters, oil and vinegar bottles, olive oil bottles, spice racks, and salt and pepper shakers.

Bread Boxes

Bread boxes store bread, helping to keep it tasting fresh as long as possible. These often have lids but instead may feature a rolling side or top that keeps the contents from going stale.

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Use this attractive WMF Bread Box to keep your countertop tidy and presentable. Keep your pastries, rolls, and breads inside so th...ey stay fresh. Its tempered glass lid and stainless steel body give it a fashionable contemporary style for your home. read more


Keep your bread fresh with this stainless steel bread set, which includes a bin and a bread knife. The bin features a rubberwood b...ase for stable display and ergonomic handles for easy opening. Ergonomically designed stainless steel handles Type: Bread... read more

Etsy - 1350Northvintage

Distressed Vintage Red and white metal bread box / Pantry Box great for any farmhouse decor! Measures : 10 1/4 tall 5 wide ( on si...des and bottom) Distressed Vintage condition This piece shows visible scratching with loss of coloring. Denting is noted on the piece. Metal drawer pulls out of the casing Knob on lid appears to be made of plastic could be bakelite, has an ivory appearance . but not entirely sure! Lower side has air holes punched into the side BSBR read more

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Bread Knife in Box: *Stainless steel bread knife *Features an ABS handle *Packaged in a wooden box **Measurements:** Box measures ...10.75" W x 3" D x 0.75" H read more

Cookie Jars

Cookie jars typically rest on countertops; they have lids to keep baked goods fresh. They may be simple geometric shapes or formed to resemble images, such as owls or, at holiday time, Santa Claus.

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Food Storage Containers

Food storage containers are found in a variety of materials, from plastic to metal to glass. They are typically sealed with a lid and available in a range of sizes.

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Five removable compartments store individual portions or keep separate servings from mixing. Dividers reach all the way to the lid... to prevent mixing, and the container has an airtight, leak-proof seal, making it a great choice for picnics or travel.... read more


Our exclusive food storage set features 2-, 4- and 6-cup bowls embossed with eye-catching fluting. Airtight, leakproof silicone li...ds keep contents fresh. • Glass bowls • Silicone lids • Dishwasher-safe • Bowls are microwave-, freezer- and oven-safe to... read more


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Use this leak-proof stainless steel Round Nesting Trio set as a non-toxic alternative to plastic. They’re the perfect on-the-go so...lution for packing cut fruit, pasta, apples and peanut butter, bagels and more. Also use to store leftovers in the... read more

Freezer Storage Containers

Unlike food storage containers, freezer storage containers offer additional protection to guard against freezer burn.

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Jars and Canisters

Jars and canisters are often displayed on countertops and used to hold staples such as flour, sugar, coffee, and tea. Many jar or canister sets descend in size.

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Oil and Vinegar Bottles

Oil and vinegar bottles have special tops to slowly distribute oil and vinegar over salads or other dishes. These are often used as part of a table setting.

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Olive Oil Bottles

Olive oil bottles may be decorative in nature, with a special top to distribute the oil evenly and lightly over dishes such as salads.

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This Gemco Small Olive Oil Bottle is ideal throughout the household for everything from oil and vinegar, sauces and condiments, to... soaps, lotions and bath oils. Features an easy pour cap and constructed of commercial quality clear glass for long lasting use. Dishwasher safe. Small olive oil bottle measures 8 inch high and holds 6 ounce. read more


This Tall Embossed Olive Oil Bottle, by Gemco, is ideal throughout the household for everything from oil & vinegar, sauces, and co...ndiments to soaps, lotions and bath oils. This clear glass bottle features a stainless easy pour cap. Dishwasher safe. Tall Embossed Olive Oil bottle measures 12 inch high (includes stainless steel pourer), and holds 16 ounce. read more


Mantova Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with garlic results in an aromatic oil that will brighten all kinds of dishes like pasta, p...izza, roast chicken, risotto, bruschetta, and fresh cheeses read more

Sur La Table

Give your artisan, cold-pressed olive oil the serving vessel it deserves with this beautiful soda glass bottle. Perfect for entert...aining, this delicate glass bottle is handcrafted in Poland and adds a classic touch to any occasion. read more

Spice Racks

Used in drawers or cabinets, or displayed on countertops, spice racks hold small containers of spices for easy access.

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Salt and Pepper Shakers

Salt and pepper shakers come in a variety of decorative forms, as well as simple glass containers and open cellars. They are made from a range of materials including glass, plastic, and metal.

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Product Features

Product Features

Food storage containers aren't that complicated—and fortunately, lack of complication doesn't equal lack of function. The right food storage containers for your kitchen, pantry, and fridge can also be decorative items, dressing up your countertops as they add efficiency. As you review the various types of food storage items, also take into consideration product features including material, size/capacity, and lid/closure. Use this short guide to help find the right pieces for your home.


Food storage pieces are often made of plastic, but it should be heavy-duty enough to last for many years, if you like. Other food storage pieces may be metal or glass, which are also quite durable.


It's best to have a variety of food storage pieces to accommodate a variety of food items, from leftover spice mixes to extra casserole.


To retain freshness and contain odors, food storage pieces should have lids or closures. This also enables you to stack them in the pantry or fridge.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Fortunately, many food storage pieces are very affordable—and widely available. Love owls? You can find canisters or cookie jars to accent your countertops. Partial to the color red? There's likely a bread box that uses the hue to tie together your decorating scheme. Once you figure out style and type as well as product features, make sure to review two key purchase considerations: storage spot and care requirements.

Storage Spot

Not all of your food storage pieces will be in use at all times, so you must have space to store them when they're empty. It also helps if food storage pieces fit inside one another to take less space.

Care Requirements

Convenience is key for any food storage items—and that equals care requirements. You'll have fewer headaches if your pieces are dishwasher-safe; some may also be able to go straight from the fridge to the oven and the table, too.

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