These Food Storage Containers Will Help Keep Your Kitchen Organized and Your Leftovers Fresh
Stash anything from baking essentials to second helpings of last night's dinner in these food-friendly vessels.
Are you always looking for new ways to make maintaining a clean and organized kitchen, pantry, and refrigerator easier? It all starts with investing in and using the right food storage containers. Whether you're trying to figure out where to stash leftovers from last night's One-Pan Pasta or you want to decant your baking essentials, food storage containers make organizing easy. But with so many different options available, figuring out which ones to buy can feel overwhelming. To make the process of getting your entire kitchen in order a little simpler, we've rounded up some of the best food storage containers for you to choose from.
If you're an avid baker, storing your flour, sugar, and other ingredients in air-tight containers not only allows for a cleaner workspace—few things are more aggravating than discovering spilled flour—but it also helps keep them fresher, longer. We're sharing canisters that help prevent pests from infiltrating your supplies while also making it easy to see how much you have left of a specific ingredient at a glance. If you're looking for a decorative canister to display on your countertops, you'll be pleased to know that we have picks for you, too. Gone are the days of retailers only offering ho-hum, utilitarian options. Now, food storage containers can be as aesthetically pleasing as they are functional.
If you're on the hunt for food storage containers that will make your life easier and more efficient, we've got you covered, too. Case in point? We found one set that comes with a dry-erase marker to note the contents and expiration dates of what's inside. And you'll notice that a number of the containers ahead are made from tempered glass, which means they're oven-, dishwasher-, and freezer-safe, so tackling food prep, cleaning, and storage has never been easier.
Explore some of the best storage containers available in the slides ahead, then look forward to a more streamlined kitchen.
A 20-piece set of sealed containers keeps everything from dried pasta to cereal safe from pests.
Shop Now: Rubbermaid "Brilliance" Pantry Organization and Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids, Set of 20, $45, amazon.com.
Protect your baking essentials and help them stay fresh with this set. The dedicated brown sugar keeper even ensures you never end up with a rock-hard ingredient again.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Six-Piece Bakery Set, $59.99, macys.com.
Ideal for leftovers and meal prep, this stylish, eco-friendly enamel food storage container is just the thing to add to your collection.
Shop Now: Orez Tall Enamel Food Container, $60, verishop.com.
The classic stoneware lid on this container allows for easy stacking and optimal storage.
Shop Now: Le Creuset "Metallics Collection" Storage Container, from $33.60, lecreuset.com.
Need a vessel to store your coffee or sugar that's pretty enough to sit on your kitchen counter? This decorative option is functional and beautiful.
Shop Now: Sur La Table "Nova Deruta" Canister, $95.96, surlatable.com.
Keep Track of Supplies
This set takes the guesswork out of organization. Complete with measurements on the side and an erasable pen for keeping track of everything from contents to expiration dates, these multi-functional containers will serve you well for years to come.
Shop Now: Sur La Table Eight-Piece Glass Storage Container Set with Pen, $29.95, surlatable.com.
Ideal for storing leftovers, these microwave-safe bowls will keep food fresh and easy to reheat. Another plus? Their nesting capabilities make for easy organizing when not in use.
Shop Now: Mepal Microwavable Nested Storage Bowls, from $62, food52.com.
Ideal for Liquids
These strongly-sealed jars are great for stashing liquids like oils, jams, and pickled creations
Shop Now: Weck Mold Jars, $33 for set of six, williams-sonoma.com.
Small and Simple
Purchase one or multiple of these sleek food storage containers, then stash everything from dried nuts to grains inside them.
Shop Now: The White Company Glass Medium Storage Box, $19, thewhitecompany.com.
You can store everything from dried pasta to flour in these canisters with a simple, modern design. They're sleek enough to display on your kitchen counters but functional enough to streamline the organization in your whole pantry.
Shop Now: Burke Décor "Simple" Storage Container, from $20, burkedecor.com.
Honeycomb and striped designs make these large ceramic storage containers a little more unique than other iterations on the market. But they don't just look good: Their airtight lids keep anything from uncooked rice to sugar fresh.
Shop Now: World Market "Natural Textured" Large Ceramic Canisters, $33.98 for set of two, worldmarket.com.
This textured canister is an affordable, sleek storage option for foods like flour and coffee.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel "Ethan" Medium White Canister, $22.95, crateandbarrel.com.
Ceramic and Wood
The combination of wooden lids and creamy ceramic canisters makes for easy and decorative food storage. They're perfect for a more classic kitchen.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Three-Piece Ceramic and Wood Canister Set, $81.99, macys.com.
A food storage container inspired by traditional French ironstone preserving jars, these flour larders are equal parts stylish and functional.
Shop Now: Sir Madam "Six" Flour Larder Crock, $100, shopsirmadam.com.
Food Container To-Go
Whether you're packing a picnic or a lunch for the day ahead, a bento box is a smart way to store food.
Shop Now: Ekobo Rectangle Bento Box, $23, goodeeworld.com.
Ceramic canisters not only enhance to your kitchen décor, but they also serve as great storage.
Shop Now: Effortless Composition Home Décor "Two-Tone" Ceramic Canister, $16, effortlesscomposition.com.
These affordable glass jars are a great choice for food storage. Plus, the clear canister makes it easy to see what you need to stock up on during your next grocery store run.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart Collection Four-Piece Canister Set, $24.99, macys.com.