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Organizing with Kitchen Canisters

Updated on June 7, 2013

When it comes to classic kitchen design, few kitchen accessories beat canisters. Kitchen canisters have an old world feel, harkening back to a simpler time. You see a set of porcelain, wooden, or copper kitchen canisters sitting on someone’s counter top and you think of a bygone era, a time out of the past. But even with their nostalgic charm, kitchen canisters make sense. They are a convenient and useful way to store food or other items in your kitchen. They look great, they work great, and they can find a good home in any kitchen style or look.

Kitchen canisters can help you to organize and well as give your kitchen a little character.
Kitchen canisters can help you to organize and well as give your kitchen a little character.

Types of Kitchen Canisters

There are very many varieties of kitchen canisters. And no wonder, too, considering how useful and popular they are. Kitchen canisters come in many styles and are made in many different shapes. They are also fashioned from a whole range of different materials. Some of these materials are good for storing certain kinds of food or other kitchen items, whereas some materials are used just to make kitchen canisters look good on your counter top.

First of all, kitchen canisters are made out of many different kinds of metal, with each type of metal imparting a different feel and a different style. For an old world look, many kitchen canisters are fashioned from copper or bronze. These canisters have the look of a classic French or Italian kitchen and announce to the world that their owners have a love of food and a love of tradition. On the other hand, those with a more contemporary sense of style will love kitchen canisters made from brushed aluminum or stainless steel. Some of these metal canisters have a retro feel from the space age days of the 1950s or 60s, while some others look as up to date as they possible could be.

On the other end of the spectrum when it comes to kitchen canisters are those that are made from porcelain or ceramic. Many porcelain or ceramic kitchen canisters are so well made and so beautiful that they are practically collectors’ items in their own right. These kitchen canisters can give almost a fairy tale look to your kitchen when they are decorated with woodland or barnyard animals or painted with lovely old world designs. Ceramic kitchen canisters can also be the height of high design, harking back to the eras of modern Europe and America in the 1920s, 30s, or 40s.

Of course, you won’t want to forget about kitchen canisters that are fashioned out of wood. These canisters can make your kitchen into a woodsy cottage, a lodge deep in the forest where the deer and the antelope play. Many times, wooden kitchen canisters are hand painted with wonderful designs such as forest scenes or with colorful flowers. Wooden kitchen canisters are often something you can find at an antique store or on eBay, although new canisters made from wood are produced as well.

Last but not least are the most practical of all kitchen canisters, those made from durable and washable plastic. These kitchen canisters are great for storing food and keeping it fresh. There is nothing like plastic to create an air tight seal and keep food from going stale or spoiling and to keep kitchen pests from things like flour and sugar. Plastic kitchen canisters are also generally an economical choice, available at very good prices.

Shopping for Kitchen Canisters

When you are in the market for a new set of kitchen canisters and you want a variety of styles and materials to choose from, one of the best places to go has to be As the name will tell you, this website has listings of more than a hundred different kitchen canister sets made in a whole host of different styles. Whether you want contemporary or old world design, will provide you with kitchen canisters that will be sure to please your eye.

For the ultimate in kitchen canisters, canisters that are almost as much art as they are a storage solution, go by the well known and respected home retailers Horchow. The kitchen canisters you will find made and sold by these folks are quality and style at the very highest. In ceramic, glass, and porcelain, many of these kitchen canisters are hand made or hand painted, and are sure to give your kitchen a mark of class and sophistication.

Whichever place you prefer to shop and whatever your favorite style, the key to shopping for kitchen canisters is to find the kind you want and the kind you need. Whether you want simply to have a place to store your sugar, coffee, and pasta or you want something that will dress up your kitchen, kitchen canisters are a great addition to your home.


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      3 years ago

      An expandable utensil organizer will keep cutlery neat and organized.


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