View Full Version : Whats a good Canister Set?
07-24-2004, 09:35 PM
Im looking to get a canister set, and Im thinking aluminum but am not sure. I've been looking at the ones with the "windows" in the front of them. Anyone have aluminum and like or not like it? How well does it seal? What works for you?
07-25-2004, 08:33 AM
Personally, I think that canisters are really kind of your own personal taste. My sister hunted for over two years before she found the set she liked. She would never learn how to use the search function on her computer.:rolleyes: If you like that retro look, like me, :D the aluminum ones would be great! That's what you are talking about, right?
You can pretty much tell if they seal by how tight the cover fits. And then that might not be a good gauge. Because as long as the top fit squarely on and nothing could get in and air couldn't leak in, they would probably be ok. I'm thinking if they are new, then, you do't have anything to worry about.
As long as it seals well and nothing can get in (or out, except, when you want it to) I think you would just have to go with your preference, here!
Good luck and happy hunting!
07-25-2004, 08:42 AM
Aurora, I wish I could offer some help but I am waiting for the death of my indestructable Tupperware canisters I have had since 1977! And they are a 'lovely' birght orange color. :) I often wish they would die but I cannot argue with their durablilty. Good luck! Sue
07-25-2004, 12:46 PM
WOW! Canisters since 1977. I HAD THOSE! And if you are waiting for them to die...do yourself a favor and have a yard sale...cause those big boys aren't going anywhere, anytime soon!!!!:D
07-25-2004, 01:08 PM
Wow. another thing to consider-Tupperware. They have those "one touch" caniseter sets on Amazon. Im just wondering though, some plastic containers get a plastic odor, does Tupperware? What seems an easy decision just isnt:( . Im considering getting the aluminum canister set made by Steeltek at Amazon. The only trouble is, noone has rated them, and I'd probably get 2 sets. Price wise, they arent that much higher than the Tupperware. Im still weighing what is the absolute best bug free lot:rolleyes: .
07-25-2004, 02:00 PM
1. 3-piece canister set with 1.5-, 2-, and 3-quart sizes
2. Stores grains, cereals, and other bulk kitchen items
3. 18/10 stainless-steel construction is durable and attractive
4. Viewing window alerts chef to contents inside
5. Lids hug canisters to keep out pests; dishwasher-safe
I like the looks of these. And it clearly says that it is supposed to keep out pests.
Do you file your receipts when you purchase a kitchen item? I keep a file under my silverware holder, in the kitchen drawer (Pampered Chef secret) I would file it and if within a year, it doesn't meet your expectations, send it back. Put all the pertinent information on the receipt, so that you will know who to contact. But I like the set a lot.
The only thing I don't like about stainless for canisters is that it shows fingerprints and you always have to be wiping it. Other than that, I like it!
07-25-2004, 02:17 PM
Aurora, I haven't had any odor problems w/ the Tupperware. Joyce, I have thought about recycling them into another use or a yard sale, but they have been so darn reliable I don't know if I would find another set that would keep me happy. Since they hide in the cupboard I don't have to deal with the 'outdatedness' of them. Sue
Speaking of outdated and not making a seal, I've had my set (basically, a very heavy white earthenware set with cork tops) since the seventies or eighties (have forgotten which.) They never sealed, nor did I expect them to. Have always kept contents in zip lock bags inside cannisters, which seems to keep out critters and keeps contents fine.
I say buy what appeals to you visually and works with whatever space you have available.
07-26-2004, 06:04 AM
Since they hide in the cupboard I don't have to deal with the 'outdatedness' of them.
That color isn't out of date any longer! People are doing more and more retro kitchens! I hope my comment wasn't offensive. I was commenting on their ability to not die a natural life...
07-26-2004, 01:16 PM
I have the newer Tupperware canister set with the window which I really like. Although to me "white is white" so unless I open it I probably wouldn't know the difference.
I do not notice an plastic odors with mine either.
07-26-2004, 07:10 PM
My Tupperware set is from about 1978 so my set isn't quite as old as Sue's. :D My set is in the lovely yellow color (I got lucky and didn't buy the orange or that putrid green color). They may not be lovely (I don't keep them on my counter)..but they've never had a smell, never had a bug, and they've consistently kept things fresh. It seems like I remember a TW salesperson say that a bug will never eat into a TW canister. The only problem might be is if whatever you put in it had bugs from the store...they might eat their way out. I'm glad to say I've never had the privilege of finding out.
:D :D :D
07-26-2004, 07:11 PM
No, no, jmarie.....no offense taken. I love the retro look and all. It's just that I have looked at the same %$#@ canisters for so long now-and the orange is getting to me. I love the fact that they have been worth the money, but getting tired of them and cannot justify new ones. Sue
07-26-2004, 08:44 PM
Thank you all for your input. Now I am leaning toward the new tupperware one touch the blue with windows. Guess its my practical side talking to me. They are out of them on Amazon (can you tell Im an internet junkie :rolleyes: ? love to compare everything including price, read reviews actually submitted by people who own the stuff). Someone on ebay has them cheaper and Id save about $3 even with the shipping. I am thinking holidays and all the stuff I like to make when the weather gets cooler. I am not a big fan of summer. Yep, the tupperware with blue lid and it looks cold and icy, thats what Im getting, thank you all. I know it will be reliable and I get 4 canisters rather than 3. Guess Id rather be safe than sorry-going to ebay now:D
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