Product Type: Curver dog accessories
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Curver Pet Food Storage Container
Member Name: goosey
Curver Pet Food Storage Container
Date: 20/03/13, updated on 05/03/14 (235 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to move and store. Keeps kibble fresh. Rodent resistant.
Disadvantages: Small lid difficult to open.
I have two wonderful dogs, one is a little Yorkshire terrier the other a collie cross, but thankfully, both enjoy the same brand of complete dry kibble, which I normally mix with meat.
Good brands of kibble are expensive when compared to the cheaper, less healthy varieties. Fortunately bulk buying does tend to bring down the prices to an acceptable level, where feeding the dog is just a tad less expensive than feeding oneself.
However, buying in bulk also brings problems of storage, keeping the food fresh and out of temptations way of any rodents happening by in the vicinity, if stored in garages or outhouse. Those pesky little critters would soon nibble their way through the packaging before tucking in to a hearty meal. This was one of the main reasons for resisting purchasing large quantities of pet food for a long while, and then I discovered there were containers of all shapes and sizes, on the market designed specifically for keeping pet kibble fresh and free from uninvited guests.
The one I decided upon was the Curver Petlife Dog Food Container, costing me £29.99 from Amazon post free.
The container holds 20Kg, 54L of food, ample room for the 15Kg bags of kibble I now purchase.
The Curver Dog Food container:
This narrow, slim line container, standing about knee height, is made of very strong, glossy, white plastic with almost life size portraits of dogs on the sides and front. The front is convex shaped with no corners to hurt or harm passing shins. There are two, inset wheels at the back and two lids at the top, one opens the whole of the top, to make filling from the bags easier, and inset into the large lid is a smaller one, to use when scooping out food for the meals.
A green, plastic scoop is provided, which can be conveniently clipped onto the inside of the smaller lid.
I have a place under the staircase where this container fits perfectly. When I need to top up my smaller container that I keep in the kitchen, all I need do is pull the Curver from under the alcove, lift the lid and scoop out the kibble.
I tend to use the larger of the two container lids, for I found the smaller one rather difficult to open. The scoop, which was provided, I just leave on top of the kibble, simply because again, it is difficult to place the scoop in its slot in the lid. I prefer the easy route into the container and not engage in a battle with the scoop each time I want to use it.
I can just about lift the 15kg bag high enough to transfer the contents into the container without spilling kibble all over the floor, any heavier then I would struggle. Even if the bag were too heavy, it would not take long to scoop some of the contents into the Curver to reduce the weight of the bag before lifting.
To give you some idea of the savings I achieve; instead of purchasing 2kg bags of kibble (Approx £4.25 per kg) which I used to do before buying the Curver pet food container, I now purchase 15Kg bags for £41.90 (£2.79 per Kg.)
My savings, every three to four months, comes to around £21.85, so as you can see, the savings achieved with one purchase has almost covered the cost of the container. The kibble keeps fresh and neither my dogs or me can detect any aroma of the contents. The Curver glides easily on its wheels, so all things considered, and despite my minor niggle with the smaller of the two lids, it has become a valuable addition to my doggy equipment.
Summary: All I have to decide now, is what to buy with my savings. Chocolates?