And the winner is.... CHANALA! Contact
to claim your prize.
Ever heard of Pantry Jealousy?
Pantry Jealousy is the feeling of resentment when seeing another person's beautifully organized pantry. You think about your own pantry and it doesn’t measure up. It usually hits adults ages 22-72, mostly woman. Very few are immune to it and in most cases the jealousy sends you running to organize your own pantry.
I admit it. I’ve been hit by Pantry Jealousy. Three months ago, my mother in law reorganized her pantry. I’ve seen many organized pantries over the years, yet it was the first time I noticed OXO POP Containers
. She got rid of most of her other containers and replaced them with OXO boxes. I returned home and gave my pantry the LOOK, like the ones you give your kids when they misbehave. It was not doing it’s job.
A year ago, I replaced my plain pantry with a sophisticated one. Out went the four basic long shelves, and instead I put in state of the art pantry.
It has little cubicles for the spices, swivel shelves that let you reach the back part and narrow shelves so that you get to see what you actually have in there. I thought this was going to keep my pantry organized. It did somehow, but when I saw those OXO pop
container I knew this was what my pantry was lacking.
Pop containers are clear hard plastic containers, with a white airtight lid. To open, all you need to do is pop your hand on the center circle and the lid pops right up.
First came research. I called my friend who got her sister to send me pictures of her pantry with OXO
containers. I thought about what I need. I realized my cereals and baking goods needs containers. I buy a lot of basics in bulk. Brown sugar in bags, 10 lb bags of sugar… It only makes sense I store what I need in the pantry close to my cooking counters, while the rest I can put away in a closet.
I started off with a basic 10 pieces set, three 4.0 quart, three 2.5 quart, and two 2.4 quart.
The ten piece set
includes: 1 4.0-quart Container, ideal for a 5 lb bag of flour or sugar. 1 2.5-quart Container, ideal size for rice, pasta, breadsticks. 1 2.4-quart Container, ideal for cookies, crackers. 1 2.1-quart Container, ideal for spaghetti, linguini, lasagna. 2 0.9-quart Containers, ideal for brown sugar, nuts. 2 0.5-quart Containers, ideal for tea bags, candy, sugar cubes. 2 0.3-quart Containers, ideal for spices, dried chilies, bouillon.
The big 4.0 quart containers were easy to fill up. I used them for my cereals. They also work well with sugar and flour.
Disclaimer: the junk cereals are for special occasions only!
Then came the rest:
Complete makeover in minutes!
Brown sugar, cocoa, oats... Spaghetti. How annoying is it when you have a 1/2 box of spaghetti that spills all over the floor?
Beans, barely, pasta, rice... When it came to my confectioners' sugar. 1. I ran out of OXO containers. 2. Honestly, I love my confectioners' sugar container. It's a large spice container that has little holes on top. It makes it easier to sprinkle the sugar right over your dish.
My flour and sugar, I didn't either replace. I love the fact that my old containers have a handle on them. Maybe OXO can produce pop containers with a handle. That would be amazing!
The little containers I put in a cabinet that I call my coffee station. Tea bags, sugar, splenda, all fit perfectly.
It's been a week and I'm still in love. It always looks neat and organized and it's easy to tell what's in every container. I can bake and use my elbow to open a container. No more pushing, twisting lids back on.The only cons I've realized, is that you need to refill the containers when it's empty and that you can't read the back of the cereal box during breakfast.. That might be a plus, since morning is kinda hectic in my house.
Want to win your own set of OXO pop containers
? Just leave a comment answering this question: What is the first thing you’re going to put in a container? Is it sugar, candies, beans???
AND THE WINNER IS....... CHANALA! Please contact
to claim your prize.
Disclaimer: While the containers were generously provided by OXO (thanks!), the opinions are entirely my own.