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If you're on a quest to find a flour canister, this could be for various reasons. These may be - a new home, new kitchen decoration underway, a new baking hobby meaning that you need more storage or you've decided to ditch that shop packaging that your flour comes in and get more organized. The reason for needing a flour jar can be important in that it impacts certain things about what is the most suitable canister for you.
What is the best container to store flour ?
To keep the freshness of your flour you need an airtight container and one that does not have an odour which can be transferred into your flour. Examples are BPA-free materials, food-safe plastic and glass containers.
What size container do you need?
Think about the amount of flour you use and translate that into the size jar that will work best. There is no sense in purchasing a large container because you like the look of it when you don't use a large amount of flour. Conversely don't buy too small a container and then you have an amount leftover in the shop packaging that's lying around. Take time to study the product listing and dimensions given so you know exactly what you're buying.
Consider the material that the jar is made from and how that will best work in your home
While glass is good to look at, and you can see what is stored in it, it is breakable and quite heavy. If you have young children at home it might not be the best choice.
Where are the canisters going to be stored
Many people are keen on things matching each other in the kitchen and looking attractive when displayed on the countertops. However, if you're going to place storage jars on a shelf in a unit and not on view, choose a simpler, basic shape that will also cost less. You can still match the color to your kitchen decor scheme. Also, consider the weight of the storage especially if you are bringing it up and down from a wall unit shelf that is high.
Here are 10 products that make ideal storage containers for flour.