Storage at arm's length
Kitchen canisters are a great way to keep everyday items within easy reach. They're part kitchen storage but also part décor, as there are many styles to choose from that would look great on any counter top. Some well-known kitchen designs include fruit, roosters, flowers and cookies - the latter being especially popular when there are cookies inside the canister as well!
Traditionally people use canisters to store tea, coffee, flour and sugar but they can also be used to store soup powders, spices, pasta or anything else you use frequently.
Canisters are generally made of ceramic or tin, but they can also be made of other materials - if you want to keep track of the quantities in your canisters, then glass would be the perfect solution. Glass goes with anything and is easily replaced if damaged. Families with small children who may have access to the canisters should consider a set made from acrylic or stainless steel for durability and long life.
For those with modern kitchens or stainless steel kitchen appliances, stainless steel canisters might be the perfect complementary detail to polish the entire look of the room.
If you plan on using your canisters to store food that may spoil in the open air, you'll have to get a set with rubber seals and locks to block out air and keep food fresh. Like all other types of canisters, perishable food canisters are available in a variety of styles and colors to suit the taste of every kitchen and home.
If you can't find the perfect set of canisters in a store, why not try your hand at designing a set yourself? You can take an old set you might already have or find one at a second hand store, and any craft shop in town will have all the paints, stencils and other materials you'll need for the project. You could make it a creative exercise for the whole family, or have a fun and relaxing Saturday afternoon to yourself with beautiful results!
Whatever your canister needs, with the huge variety of styles and models available on the market today the choices are practically endless. Have some fun and let your imagination run wild!