Product Type: Brabantia Kitchenware
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Brabantia Steel Storage Canisters
Member Name: thehonesttruth
Brabantia Steel Storage Canisters
Advantages: They've lasted nine years and still look good.
Disadvantages: Lids difficult to remove with wet hands/no nails
One of the items that has been in my kitchen the longest is this set of 3 Brabantia storage containers. I was actually given these 1.4 litre containers as a house warming gift when I moved into my house some 9 years ago, and I've never changed them.
The containers themselves are in shiny stainless steel with a polisher shine, and come with black lids and clear windows in the front of the tubs. The black lids just pop on tightly, there are no clips,hinges, or screwing on involved. They are very easy to use, although the lids can be tricky to remove with wet hands or if, like my boyfriend, you have absolutely no nails due to a bad biting habit.
They are the same size as the sets you often see designated for tea, coffee, and sugar, although these allow you to make your own choice, bearing no writing on the front other than a small, unobtrusive Brabantia logo. I like the fact that I can store whatever I like in these - I use mine for flour, sugar, and dried fruit, and keep them on the side to hand whenever I need to bake!
The clear window is a feature I particularly like, at it allows me to see when I am starting to get low on a certain item, and to go shopping accordingly. The canister is exactly the right size for a bag of sugar or mixed fruit, but I do find I can't quite get a whole bag of flour into the canister. This isn't really a problem for me as I bake often enough for the remainder not to go stale.
The containers are easy to wash in the sink, I've never had any issues with anything sticking to the inside. Because of the shiny steel finish, I do avoid scrubbing these and wash them with a soft cloth, and find the outside can be buffed to a high shine and made to look as good as new with just a tiny dot of baby oil. After nine and a bit years, these still work perfectly - the lids still seal tightly, and apart from a couple of small dents, they still look shiny and new!
Although I plan on changing my kitchens colour scheme in my new home, I'll still take these with me, as even though they may not match my kitchens theme, they are still attractive and far too good to throw or give away. They do also sell these in different colours, so perhaps I may even buy some more of these when I move.
At around £20 the set, they are perhaps a little pricier than similar products, but having gotten nine years use out of my set, and bearing in mind that they do come with a 10 year guarantee, I think they were worth every penny.
Summary: A solid purchase for any kitchen.
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