Pantry Storage Concepts, In response to Staffers

Pantry storage! It’s a ache! Who desires to fiddle with the place to suit a bag of flour when there are rooster cutlets to shallow-fry, cookies to bake, or a sauce to make? Nonetheless, a well-organized pantry will make you are feeling higher (dare we are saying more energizing) and definitely like a extra environment friendly cook dinner or baker. Think about having the ability to discover what you want in a snap or say hiya to containers and goodbye to baggage of sugar and flour that by no means really reseal. Miracles! They occur. 

Listed here are a handful of pantry storage concepts from Severe Eats staffers. The beneath merchandise may not be flashy, however they’re extremely purposeful. 

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Greater Goods Reusable Storage Bags


I have been getting lots of mileage out of Container Retailer plastic packing containers in quite a lot of sizes, that are good for organizing associated pantry gadgets into teams (a few of mine: Chinese language substances; grains and legumes; dried chile peppers; Japanese substances; baking pantry). I’ve additionally discovered reusable silicone baggage to be useful in capturing odds and ends which might be not of their authentic packaging, like a half-finished bag of nuts, some unfastened crackers, or a stash of tea baggage. — Daniel Gritzer, senior culinary director

Severe Eats / Sasha Marx

OXO Good Grips 6 Piece Large Canister Set with Scoops


Amazon OXO Steel POP Container Small Square Short


Amazon OXO Good Grips POP Container Brown Sugar Keeper


I am an enormous fan of OXO’s Pop containers (ya know, those with the buttons on the lids), however they’re costly and thus I’ve slowly gathered them. My favourite ones (and our high picks), although, are the giant containers meant to accommodate vats of sugar, flour, rolled oats, and the like. They even have scoops that affix beneath their lids. I even have a few of these smaller containers that I exploit to retailer varied sugars and pantry items. For brown sugar, I extremely advocate this little orb that you simply soak in water and affix to the underside of the OXO’s lid. It really works exceptionally effectively at retaining brown sugar gentle and stays out of the best way for scooping. — Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm, senior commerce editor

Severe Eats / Grace Kelly

Amazon Talented Kitchen 140 Minimalist Spice Jar Labels


DuraHome Food Storage Containers With Lids Combo Pack


Each spice deserves a bit of love, but when I am unable to see it in my pantry, then it’ll most likely be forgotten and go unused. I (try) to keep away from this by including massive labels to all my spices and ensuring they’re clearly seen once I tuck them away into my spice drawer. I will additionally be a part of within the symphony of praises for clear, massive stackable containers for bulk gadgets like assorted flours, sugars, and grains. I additionally depend on clear quart and pint-sized deli containers for dry good storage (rice, beans, bulk spices, salt). — Leah Colins, senior culinary editor

Le Creuset Storage Canister

Le Creuset

Amazon Zero Japan Bee House Salt Box


Container Store Guzzini Grigio Glass Canister

Container Retailer

Container Store décor 8.98 qt. Tellfresh Superstorer

Container Retailer

My pantry organizational expertise are practically nonexistent; I’m the one that opens a cabinet and is greeted by a torrential downpour of mismatched meals storage containers, lids scattering throughout the ground like grains of rice. Group? What does that imply? That stated, the one space I appear able to containing my entropy is with dry items like flour, sugar, and salt. Every will get their very own container, with the sugar discovering a house in a Le Creuset Storage Canister, salt in a flip-top cellar, and flour within the huge décor Tellfresh Superstorer. Rice is one other fortunate ingredient and lives in these glass Guzzini Grigio containers on my countertop. — Grace Kelly, affiliate commerce editor

Severe Eats / Grace Kelly

Amazon BOMEI PACK Green Painters Tape


Amazon Sharpie Permanent Markers


Food52 Mepal Modula Stackable Storage Containers


I label all the things with inexperienced tape and a Sharpie so issues do not get misplaced within the ether, and keep on with sq. and rectangular containers as a lot as doable. It is arduous to squeeze in spherical containers! I exploit an assortment of Cambros, Mepal modula containers, and Rubbermaid Brilliance containers (our favourite meals storage containers). All of them have one factor in frequent: they’re clear, stackable, and simple to clean and clear. — Genevieve Yam, culinary editor

Severe Eats / Vicky Wasik

Amazon Basics 3-Tier Rolling Utility or Kitchen Cart


My pantry is small (actually a closet we put cabinets in). I’ve to maximise the house I’ve. I just lately bought a utility cart, the place I’ve taken to storing overflow or notably cumbersome items that eat up lots of shelf house, like additional baggage of flour. I like that I can roll the cart into and out of my pantry (ahem, closet) if I must seek for issues on the underside cabinets. — Riddley

Target Prepworks ProKeeper Plus 9pc Baking Storage Set


Spice Rack Organizer


I’ll admit that I purchased this baking storage set after seeing a TikTok video about it, however they’ve lived as much as the hype. The containers are completely sized to suit their meant contents (that means I can simply dump a bag of flour or sugar inside with no leftovers), and the measurement markings enable me to simply see how a lot I’ve left. There are additionally useful magnetized or tucked-away equipment like an ingredient leveler for the flour, a shaker for the powdered sugar, and a terracotta disk for the brown sugar.

My spices are a lot simpler to retailer and discover now that I invested in a tiered rack for my cabinet. I picked this one as a result of the steps are massive sufficient to carry smaller bottles of oil and vinegar, and the lips forestall the bottles and jars from falling down and shattering on the kitchen flooring. — Taysha Murtaugh, commerce director

Amazon Brother PTD220 P-Touch Label Maker


It is simply so satisfying to have all the things labeled—OXO containers, cabinets, spices, organizing bins. Not solely does it look good and permit me to mindlessly know the place issues go, however in a home with two teenagers and a husband, it means everybody is aware of what goes the place. — Michelle Edelbaum, SVP/GM


How do I add house to my pantry? 

Including stackable bins makes use of the (usually unused) vertical house in your pantry. We’ve lengthy advisable cheap ones like these

What are some low-cost pantry storage concepts?

There are many cheap containers on the market that may make your pantry really feel extra organized and simpler to navigate. Take, for instance, this nine-piece set or these $4 stackable bins.

Why We’re the Specialists

  • Riddley Gemperlein-Schirm is the senior commerce editor at Severe Eats. 
  • Riddley’s been working for the positioning since 2021 and has reviewed gear professionally for about six years.
  • She wrote our opinions of air fryers and dinnerware units, amongst others. 

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