I love after Christmas sales! For months I have been eyeing and lusting after a set of stainless steel canisters made by the Trudeau company. They were expensive, but after Christmas these were on sale for 50%! I purchased the 52 ounce Coffee Canister to use for storing brown sugar.
This is 18/8 stainless steel construction, with a satin finish. As stated, this canister has a capacity of 52 ounces. The interior, as well as the exterior, is also made of stainless steel. The top uses a clamp style closure. There is a polystyrene lid that is transparent, which enables you to see the contents. There is a wide (almost 1/2″) clear rubber seal that surrounds the outside of the lid, and when the lid is clamped shut, this seal keeps the contents very fresh. It’s totally air proof. I can fill this with water, turn it upside down, and nothing will leak out!
The entire canister, including the clamp and hinges, are made of a sturdy silver metal. This is one heavy duty canister! It measures 6 14″ tall, and 4″ in diameter.
The brushed stainless steel has a very modern look, and would fit nicely into any kitchen color scheme or style. It would be at home in a modern kitchen as well a country style kitchen.
I have always found it challenging to keep my brown sugar fresh. The bags now come with zip-lock style tops, but these don’t do a very good job of keeping the contents fresh, and the brown sugar gets hard over time. My next attempt was a tall plastic tub made by Rubbermaid. Unfortunately, this didn’t keep my brown sugar soft and fresh after a few months either.
The Trudeau Stainless Steel Canister works amazingly well. The 52 ounce size (which Trudeau considers a “Coffee Canister”, will hold a one pound bag of brown sugar! I’ve had mine stored in the Trudeau canister for 6 weeks now, and it’s just as fresh as the day I bought it.
Stainless steel is a wonderful material, because it does not retain odors. This canister can be tossed into the dishwasher with no worries. There is nothing that will break, the stainless and the polystyrene are both very durable.
It would be ideal for coffee as well as brown sugar, or for any other foods that you need to remove from their original containers.
This retailed for $14.99, which was a little high, but when it was on sale for 50% off, I decided it was too good a deal to pass up. Now I wish I had purchased more of them! It’s a great product.