The 9 Best Food Storage Solutions for an Organized Kitchen in 2022
2021 is officially a wrap, and if you’re like me – your kitchen is in need of some serious organization after lots of holiday cooking and the inevitable bounty of leftovers. Thankfully, the right food storage can help you make sense of the indecipherable aluminum foiled food clutter, while upgrading the aesthetic of your kitchen in process. We hand-picked our favorite modern food storage solutions that’ll bring order and style to crowded fridges and countertops, making your kitchen a more organized place to be in 2022.
36 oz Stand-Up Porter Bag by W&P
By now we’re all aware of the damaging effects of single-use plastics on our environment (see: global warming), yet it feels like disposable sandwich bags slide under the radar, creating more waste and unsightly clutter in our kitchens. That all ends with the Porter Bag by W&P. Made of 100% food-safe silicone, Porter Bags are reusable, eliminating the need for boxes of sandwich and freezer bags in your pantry. Use them to pack lunches, store leftovers, marinate meat and poultry, steam or sous-vide dishes, freeze soups or smoothie ingredients (watch how it’s done on our latest TikTok!), the list goes on – just flip it inside out and toss it in your dishwasher when you’re done. Plus, it comes in a variety of soft, aesthetically pleasing colors.
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Carry-all Bags by Junes
Carry-all Bags by Junes boast a number of practical uses outside of the kitchen (see: travel toiletries, quick errands, etc.), but one of my personal favorite ways to use them is for storing produce while grocery shopping and in my fridge. The netted construction lets fresh produce breathe and is a more sustainable alternative to those disposable single use plastic bags in the veggie aisle. Junes’ sustainable business model and eco-friendly bio-knit material help reduce plastic pollution in landfills and waterways, making these bags an eco-conscious choice in more ways than one.
Expanded Bento Box by Takenaka Bentobox
A Design Milk staff and reader favorite, you simply can’t go wrong with Takenaka’s modern Bento Boxes – they’ve been doing it for over 90 years! The Expanded Bento Box has 2 roomy compartments for easy storage, and a wrap-around elastic band to keep food secure and prevent spills. Students, commuters, and meal-preppers will love the convenience of these modern bento boxes for packing lunches, and the fun, eye-catching colors – though the hot coral shade is a favorite!
Porter Ceramic Bowl by W&P
A welcome upgrade from that discolored Tupperware you’ve been hanging onto for too long, the Porter Ceramic Bowl is a modern and sustainable way to enjoy and store meals at home and on the go (one bowl can help save over 50 disposable to-go containers from landfills each year!). The high-quality ceramic bowl lets you experience the comforting feel of at-home dining wherever you are, while the protective silicone wrap, plastic lid, and snap-tight silicone strap keep food secure and spill-free. Because there are few things more annoying than high maintenance kitchen tools – the Porter is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Large Travel Tumbler by KINTO
Inspired by the slow coffee movement and their own line of modern at-home coffeeware, KINTO’s Large Travel Tumbler was designed to be used for “carrying coffee brewed carefully at home or getting take-aways from cafes,” says the brand’s product development manager, “it therefore had to be easy to drink from, and ideally retain and release aromas well.” Aside from its sleek, minimal design, the best-selling tumbler was a fast favorite for its unrivaled temperature retention abilities and lightweight, ultra-functional design – “it had to be light enough to carry around, pleasant enough to sip from even when walking, and easy to clean,” says the PD manager, and it delivers on all the above.
Beeswax Wraps by Toff & Zürpel
Instead of wasteful aluminum or cling wrap, might we suggest trying beeswax wraps instead? Unlike their disposable counterparts, Beeswax Wraps can be wiped clean and used again and again to either wrap sandwiches, wraps, fruit, and veggies, or used to cover entire plates and containers. Just use the natural warmth of your hands to mold the wrap to your desired dish, then store in the fridge or freezer. This starter set by Toff & Zürpel includes 4 assorted sizes and warm color ways to cover all your needs.
Grid Fruit Bowl by Bendo
We love the bright, playful colors of the Grid Fruit Bowl by Bendo. You might be surprised to learn that its curved wired design is as functional as it is modern, delivering lightweight and evenly distributed support to sensitive fruits and veggies that’ll bruise if haphazardly piled on top of one another in a rigid bowl. Available in neon yellow, green, orange, and pink hues – the statement making grid bowl will turn fruits into their own colorful centerpiece.
Triple Set Bowls by Besovida
Besovida’s food-grade silicone bowls are the ultimate multi-tasker in the kitchen – allowing users to prep, cook, and serve food all in the same aesthetically pleasing container. Besovida bowls are oven, microwave, freezer, and dishwasher safe, saving you time (and extra dishes) in the kitchen. They even feature an insulated base to maintain the temperature of your food (while remaining cool to the touch) and anti-microbial properties to ward off bacteria! This Triple Set includes three different sizes to accommodate all your food storage needs, each with their own spill proof lid perfect for preserving leftovers or packing food to go.
Silhouette Glass Storage Jar by Eva Solo
Let’s not forget the importance of the right storage for our dry, non-perishable ingredients. This Glass Storage Jar by Eva Solo is perfect for sugar, oats, nuts, chia seeds, and other raw goods, lending a modern, elevated look to your countertop. The mouth-blown glass jar, oak lid, and leather strap make for a Nordic inspired combination of materials, giving your kitchen a more minimalist look and feel. What’s more, the tinted colorway of the Silhouette Jar and tight seal help lock in the natural flavors and colors of the ingredients inside.
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