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Brabantia Steel Tea Coffee & Sugar Canisters
Member Name: katykicker
Brabantia Steel Tea Coffee & Sugar Canisters
Advantages: Easy to open & close, easy to clean, fingermarks do not show, look stylish.
Disadvantages: None really.
I have an open plan kitchen and living room. Because of this I have a red and silver theme throughout that matches my kitchen cupboard and also all of the furniture in my living room area too. I like to colour coordinate things and this is why I have lots of black and silver in my kitchen.
I purchased these Brabantia tea, coffee and sugar canisters about 18 months ago when updating my kitchen with items that I planned to keep for at least several years hopefully. I know that I paid £16.50 for these canisters as I bought them from Amazon and it provides instant order history when I re-look at any product on their website. My main reason for buying these was that I had been wanting them for ages and I had a problem with paying for something on my bank card. I wanted to confirm that the card was working so I decided sod it I'll order these, and I did! £16.50 isn't the cheapest price for these and it is unlike me to buy something without shopping around. I've seen these for around £10 in recent months on numerous sites and in store at Sainsburys (I believe) so definitely shop around if you want these!
As you can probably already tell there are three canisters in the set. These came well wrapped in a cardboard box type thing that unwrapped easily to reveal the three canisters, each in the brilliant steel look (matte also available) with black lids. These looked flawless and I did check them over for marks as I'm quite a fussy mare when it comes to things like that. Each canister states tea, coffee or sugar on it and then says Brabantia in very small letters towards the bottom. These canisters are 1.4l in size but I can confirm that mine hold approximately 250g of coffee, 1kg of sugar and about 120 tea bags depending on their size and how well I squish them in. The height is 17.5cm and the diameter is 11cm but all I know about that is they look a standard size and were just a fraction bigger than the Wilkinsons ones that I was replacing them with (because the lids were getting stuck often).
The lid on these canisters is very simple to use. When you remove the lid it gives up just a seconds resistance and comes off easily. When putting the lid back on it seems to click in place and it stops any smells from being released.
These canisters work very well. The smells are kept within the canisters and this also means that no kitchen smells are transferred to the items either. This is important as my canisters live quite near my oven which I will admit normally needs a good cleaning! My husband never has any complaints about his coffee not being strong or the sugar going in to lumps like it can do when just left in the bag.
I love how easy these canisters are to clean. I have only needed to clean them inside on a couple of occasions and I just used hot water and a sponge to give them a wipe around inside before rinsing clean and leaving upside down on my dish drainer to drain off the excess water. I make sure to remove all water carefully from around the rim area just to avoid any problems with rusting or rotting but so far all looks perfect still. The outside I just clean when I am cleaning my other kitchen gadgets and items and this keeps it looking fresh and clean. It is quite difficult to make the outside messy really and it is only when something gets spilt on them that the outside needs a clean as these canisters do not seem to show up fingerprints at all which is fabulous.
I've nothing but good things to say about these canisters. I like how simple they are to use and they hold lots of sugar in particular which is great. The only time I've ever dropped one is when I picked up the sugar one by the lid with wet hands and it slipped and the lid came off as it slipped. The canister didn't get any marks on it after hitting the worktops and the sugar was pretty much all saved by my quick thinking. I feel like these canisters offer something better than the cheaper ones that I had from Wilkinsons before. They did look quite nice but unfortunately the lids started to rust and it got harder and harder to open up the canisters. I feel that these are worth every penny of the £16.50 as they look stylish and functional too. They blend in well in my kitchen and they are simple to fill and easy to open. No smells are released from these canisters and the contents are not affected by cooking smells either. 5/5 from me!
Summary: A fantastic set of coffee, tea and sugar canisters from Brabantia.