“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Crockery - Sugar jar „
When I first moved into my flat in Basingstoke I bought all of the essentials, including tea, coffee and sugar storage canisters. On that occasion I opted for simple tin ones as they were the cheapest and the black design actually looked quite good. Having moved recently however we appear to have lost them somewhere over the course of the last two years and as a result have had to buy new containers, this time opting for the Tesco Heritage range and in particular this review is about the Sugar jar from that set.
The Important Aspect
As Jen only takes sugar in her tea every once in a while and I never do the sugar jar is primarily used when we have visitors. As a result it needs to be air tight and keep the sugar fresh for the longest possible time. Now personally I'd never given much thought to this type of product but like everything else it seems to be becoming more and more important as our Kitchen begins to take shape. Therefore the look of the product also became critical and as a result gone was the cheap tin options and replaced, surprisingly, by a cheap ceramic option, which looked far more expensive than its £2.50 price tag.
Keeping The Sugar
The ceramic Heritage sugar jar has a capacity of 850ml which makes it a decent size for any family. Even though we don't use a huge amount of sugar we do like to keep some in the house and this offers a stylish, yet practical alternative to having a bag of sugar tucked away at the back of the cupboard and being forgotten about. Once the sugar was inside we had plenty of spare capacity and with the sealed lid in place it looks a very decent product. We've only just finished the second small bag we have put in it since moving back in April and both loads have stayed fresh and not been affected by the outside atmosphere.
To make the case even stronger the Heritage sugar jar is also dishwasher safe, making cleaning it out a breeze. The beige colouring of the product makes it blend in easily to our Kitchen and despite having a 850ml capacity it is only 10cm wide, meaning it takes up minimal space.
As I've already mentioned that for me was the key feature we were looking for and the Tesco Heritage sugar jar more than delivered. Even though I don't take sugar in my tea, I can imagine there is nothing worse than hard sugar that's dried out and thankfully with the Heritage jar you don't get that.
For the price and the style of the ceramic jar you really can't go wrong. It is a solid product that has been made with quality in mind and really serves its purpose well. It looks good in our Kitchen and really adds to the overall aesthetics of the room, which for £2.50 is a steal. Like a lot of Tesco's home ware products we have found this to be a winner and would have no hesitation in recommending this to anyone, a great product at a great price.
Available from Tesco Direct