The Value of Clear Glass Canisters

I have heavy square glass canisters with tight-fitting lids that I store dried ingredients (elbow macaroni, rice, beans, etc.) in on the countertop. The glass lets me see the level of these products so I know when to add that item to the grocery list.

When I refill these containers, I always cut the cooking directions off the package and place under the lid so that I have them handy. Although I rarely glance at the directions any more, it is really handy when someone else has to be in the kitchen preparing food.

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I do have another set of canisters for other items that are stored in cupboards. I store the more traditional canisters items such as coffee, tea, flour and sugar in respective containers, but have found it very handy to keep the tea and coffee canisters in the beverage cupboard and the flour and sugar canisters in the baking cupboard.

It felt a bit unusual at first to break up the set that way, but it sure saves time and is a real convenience when someone else is in the kitchen needing these items.

By ronsan from southwest Missouri

March 2, 20060 found this helpful

I recently found 3 glass canisters with matching lids, all similiar in size, at a local thrift store, all for $3.00 each. I'm going to do the same with them, as you've done with yours. I bought them for the very same reason. The old colored Tupperware canisters I have now, I have to open them to see what amount of product I have inside. I'd rather have the glass canisters. The old ones have served their purpose & now time to move on.

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March 2, 20060 found this helpful

I have one thing to add about finding cannister for free; I go to Wild Oats/aka Sun Harvest grocery story and my grocery manager gave me used herb/seasoning glass canisters that are empty in the bulk section of his store. It's a good possibility that they don't need the cannisters because once they are finished selling the product they no longer have a use for the cannisters and would just throw them away. :) Hope it helps all you thrify shoppers out there.

Dawn/Austin/

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