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Brabantia Steel Tea Coffee & Sugar Canisters
Member Name: lak11
Brabantia Steel Tea Coffee & Sugar Canisters
Date: 25/02/13, updated on 25/02/13 (118 review reads)
Advantages: Protective base, fingerprint proof, easy to open, keeps items fresh for longer
Disadvantages: None if you shop around for a good price
Along with my new kitchen units and worktops, there just had to be new accessories to add the finishing touches. I have owned several home ware products from the manufacturer Brabantia for years and have now added some new ones. I consider Brabantia to be a good reliable make and can usually find something I want from within their attractive ranges. For the kitchen I usually try to buy matching, or at least as close to ass possible, products as I think this makes everything look smart.
I knew that I wanted to buy a biscuit barrel and matching storage canisters for tea, coffee and sugar; in fact I had owned these products in a matt steel colour for over ten years and had been pleased with these products longevity. I now wanted new as the undersides had rusted slightly and this would mean that they would spoil the new surfaces in my kitchen and also generally not look quite as good as something brand new.
I looked on-line and saw the design I wanted but didn't buy from the internet as I like to look around in several stores first. I also noticed that these canisters are now made with a special coating to stop them rusting.
I eventually purchased the canisters from an Ilford (Essex) department store called Bodgers, but unfortunately they didn't have the biscuit barrel in stock and so, I bought the matching biscuit barrel from another store at a later date.
This set consists of three round storage canisters which are matt steel in colour and they are completed with black plastic lids. They are made of 'corrosion resistant polychrome or lacquered steel plate with Galfan coating' and this material is finger print proof; a useful feature as in my home, along with most others, I would think, canisters storing tea and coffee are used frequently. Also, in my household, everyone takes sugar and so all three tins are often used. Anything that limits marking has to be a good idea.
The three canisters currently sit on my kitchen windowsill. When the kitchen is completely finished, (which should be this weekend with the fitting of the flooring, all being well) I might then find them a new home. But I do think they add to the look of a modern type kitchen being sleek, and in a fashionable shade whether placed on a windowsill, shelf or worktop; however, they are too nice to be stowed away. The black lids match my new worktop and my sink. The matt steel effectively contrasts with the black worktops and brightens up the kitchen.
They are lovely to use. I would say that in regards to ease of opening and closing these are an improvement on the last set. Although there wasn't a problem with my previous set of containers these open even more smoothly, which for me, having difficulties with opening some household items, makes life much easier; the more easy open and close items I have in this room then the quicker and easier it is for me to work in the kitchen.
The lids click on and pull off with ease. Fitted with flavour-seal 'click' lid
As well as looking good and being made of finger print proof material these canisters are easy to clean inside. The interior is smooth plastic and feels nicer than the inside of my previous tins where the inside was metal. The lovely finish on these can be wiped clean and dried in no time at all.
The containers are fitted with flavour-seal 'click' lid which is designed to keep foodstuffs dry and fresher for longer than they would normally keep for.
Their bases have a protective coating. As I have mentioned, y previous containers lasted well apart from their bases which did corrode a little so this should be a very useful feature in my new kitchen.
The containers are made of an anti-corrosive material.
A ten year guarantee from Brabantia.
The size of these containers is ideal for my home where tea, especially, is often used. Once filled with tea bags, sugar and coffee they don't need filling up again too often.
Where sugar is concerned I fill the container and then in addition fill a sugar bowl from the larger container which is handy.
A 1 kg packet of sugar fits into one container.
I mostly buy a large box of tea bags and can fit around just over half into the tea container.
The coffee container is big enough for a large 500g of coffee to be emptied into it. I'm not a big coffee drinker and so, as coffee lasts longer than tea in my household, I never used to fill the coffee container but kept my coffee in its original container, feeling it kept better in there but, as this container has a fresh ' flavour-seal click lid' I have recently decided to use all three containers.
* Capacity 1.4 Litres
* Diameter 11.0 cm
* Height 17.5 cm
* Width 33.0 cm
* Depth 11.0 cm
I purchased from Bodgers of Ilford for a little under £20.00 (£18 I think) during a sale.
Dunelm Mill £16.99 (That's a bargain!)
I am pleased with my purchase of this set; it was just what I wanted. I feel it looks good and has some clever features and although my last canisters lasted well, I believe these ones have some improved design features which should mean they will last for even longer than my previous containers. I like this manufacturer and would recommend this set of storage canisters.
Summary: An attractive accessory