Sunday, April 11, 2010

**CLOSED**Giveaway: Rubbermaid Modular Canisters



Is your pantry a problem? Most people share the same frustrations: wasted space from various boxes, bags and canisters from the grocery store; bags that don't close properly resulting in stale food; not being able to find what you need because items weren't put away in their proper spot; wire shelving that causes bags or boxes to topple over.

But those clever folks at Rubbermaid have come up with a solution. Take a look at Rubbermaid's newest product: Modular Canisters.



Organizing your pantry has never been easier. Rubbermaid sent me a box of these new canisters and I have to say, I am impressed. The 8-piece set contains four clear canister bases: 5 cup, 10 cup, 16 cup, and 21 cup; as well as four interchangeable red lids. That's what I love most about Rubbermaid products, they always try to make it easier for you; each of those red lids fits on any of the canisters so there's no need to launch a search and destroy mission to find the exact lid for a canister. Each lid will fit on any of the canisters. Rubbermaid lids are easy to snap on the canisters; they fit securely providing an airtight seal on the canisters. I've had other container products that I always seem to have a problem with the lids fitting on the container..it's almost like they shrink or warp and it takes an act of Congress to put that lid on the container. Not Rubbermaid, even after dishwashing, their lids always manage to hold their shape and snap right back on the canisters.

I know it's difficult to imagine the size by just looking at the photos, but the 21 cup canister is really large and the perfect size for flour, cereal or dried pasta. I decided to use mine to store saltine crackers, which is my husband's favorite snack. We normally have at least 3 boxes of Saltines in the cupboard, each box containing a package here or a package there, most of them my husband has started on a sleeve and didn't finish. He twists the package and then puts them back in the box and they normally go stale before he goes back for another round. I consolidated our cracker supply into the 21 cup canister...no more stale crackers!

I'm using the 16 cup canister to store sugar and it could also be used to store cookies..another item that the kids never seem to be able to close properly resulting in stale cookies. The 10 cup container is great for rice, dried fruit or granola and I'm using mine for oatmeal. The 6 cup canister is good for baking soda, baking powder or coffee. I've turned mine into chocolate chip storage, which is an item I sometimes add to plain oatmeal so the bag is normally closed with a twist tie that doesn't always work. Countless times I've had a chocolate chip mess to clean up in my pantry because the bag opened up and the chips spilled out. Not a good idea since I also seem to have a problem with ants in the spring and summer. I do whatever I can to make sure I don't attract them into the cupboards.

The canisters were designed to maximize space in your pantry. They stack evenly and each canister also has a durable base and graduation marks on the side of the container for measuring:



After organizing my canisters, I made sure to label each canister with what's inside. While they're clear, it's easy to mistake baking powder for powdered sugar. In addition, you can add expiration dates to your labels or even cut the preparation directions from the original container and tape them to your modular canisters. After using my current set, I realized I really want another set to store my instant mashed potatoes, rice, noodles and brown sugar. Especially with the instant potatoes, I never know how much of the box I have left until I start pouring. With these clear canisters, I can easily see if I have enough product left or if I need to purchase more. I can just cut the package directions off the box and tape it to the side of the container. So simple!

If you're looking for some great organizing tips and tricks, you can check out the Rubbermaid blog; Adventures in Organization. The organizing experts are Rubbermaid want to help you use their products to their maximum efficiency and show you just what Rubbermaid can do to add affordable organization your life.

Rubbermaid Modular Canisters are currently sold at Fred Meyer, Publix, Ahold, and Albertson's. They should be available at Walmart and Meijer in August. But one of you is going to win your own set, delivered to your front door, from the great people at Rubbermaid!

***Mandatory Entry***

Just tell me what items you think you'd like to store in your new Rubbermaid Modular Canisters or you can vent about your biggest pantry frustration.

Extra Credit:

1) Follow my blog or take credit if you already do (left sidebar: 1 entry, leave 1 comment).

2) Follow Rubbermaid, RubbermaidTwo and/or Erin from Rubbermaid on Twitter (1 entry for each, leave each following in a separate comment with your Twitter I.D.)

3) Tweet about the giveaway, you can do this daily. Leave a comment with your tweet url.

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Pantry organization made simple with Rubbermaid! Win a set of Modular Canisters & put your pantry in order. Ends 4/25. http://tiny.cc/a76dn

4) Follow Rubbermaid on Facebook. (Two entries, leave two comments with your Facebook name).

5) Blog about the Rubbermaid giveaway. It doesn't have to be long or wordy, just a blurb on your blog with a link to the giveaway is just fine. You can have 5 entries for your blog post and my eternal thanks, leave me 5 comments with the url.

6) Post about the giveaway anywhere you like; Facebook, forums, Mr. Linky's or email 3 friends...take 3 entries for each place you post and make sure to leave me 3 comments for your credit.

US & Canada only (woot woot for Canada!). The giveaway will end on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be drawn using the almighty Randomizer and notified via email. Please leave me a way to contact you if your email address is not listed in your blogger profile. Winner has 48 hours to respond with shipping information before there's a do-over and I redraw a new winner. Prize will be shipped to the winner directly from Rubbermaid.

Disclosure: I was provided with a free set of Rubbermaid Modular Canisters for my review, photos and information and given the opportunity to offer my readers a set of canisters as well. The opinions expressed are solely my own and not influenced by the sponsor.

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Cee said...

We are so limited on space -- these seem like great space savers the way that they stack. I'd put our daughter's cereal, rice, pasta, crackers, and oats in the containers -- any of our dried goods. Thank you so much! ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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Hannah said...

I would like to put cereal, and lunch stuff in these containers!

Wehaf said...

I would use these for dog food and dog treats.

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Rebecca Graham said...

I would store pasta, beans, cereal, and rice.

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Shelley Johnson said...

I'd definitely put cereal, flours, and sugar in them!

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vrtish55 said...

We have limited counter and cabinet space, so these would be perfect to stack on the counter for snacks and cereal. Email in profile.

Annie1 said...

Oh could we use these!!

I would store dried fruit, sugar, cereal and probably coffee beans!

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Vixen said...

I want to store my whole wheat pasta, our coffee and sugar. I am queenesperfect at yahoo.com

wantsandwishes said...

I have a lot of dry goods that I use in my food preparation. Such as grains and dried fruits and super foods etc. I also prepare a lot of foods that can be stored in the cupboard. I get frustrated putting these items in bags or leaving them in the bags they are unruly in there.

silverneon2000 said...

These would be great for so many things. Pasta for sure and cookies.


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edmontonjb said...

I would store pasta, flour, and chocolate chips in these

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Tammylyne said...

I have such limited space in my bathroom..yes bathroom LOL..these would be so handy and perfect for my cotton balls, brushes, makeups, ..ohh the ideas are flowing ;)

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Food Historian said...

We lost my beloved stoneware cannisters somehow in the process of moving, so I have a need for these- I buy in bulk alot.

kathyluman said...

I would store cereal and snacks in the Modular Canisters.
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Lim said...

Cereal. "We" always seem to end up running out because I don't eat it, so I don't know how much is left. Apparently it's too difficult to let me know "we" need to get more. Being able to store it in a clear container would be a big help.

Tina said...

I would store cereals and snacks. Wheat thins, oyster crackers and rice!

Marcia said...

Leftover cereal for sure. Also, I have about 3 boxes of 1/4 full pasta that I would consolidate in one container - that would help a lot in my small kitchen.

Bandbabe said...

I would keep cereal, crackers, potato chips, flour and sugar.

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Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I would store crackers and cereal for sure. My biggest pantry frustration is that we do get tiny ants in the warm weather (which is most of the year in Houston). We can't seem to get rid of them no matter what we do, so airtight food storage is a must.

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imin2fun81 said...

I love to store pasta and cereal in those containers. they keep it so much fresher.

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tawnda said...

snacks like cheezits or ritz... m&m's might be a mistake... too visible... lol

Deedles said...

I would love to use these to store crackers, pasta, flour, rice and cookies.
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marthajane said...

My biggest pantry problem is CEREAL. We have way too many boxes and kinds...

Anna T said...

Cereal or goldfish crackers would be great to store in these canisters.

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Deborah said...

I make a lot of my own "mixes," such as biscuit mix, soup mixes, etc. - I currently store them in old mason jars but glass is dangerous in the kitchen. So, I'd transfer my mixes into these great Rubbermaid canisters. asthenight at gmail dot com

Deborah Wellenstein said...

The 21 cup container will be great for flour, plus we'll store sugar, (granulated, brown, and confectioners), and oats and snack foods. Thanks!

stowelljg said...

I would store my baking staples (flour, whole-wheat flour, corn meal, oatmeal, granulated sugar, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and powdered milk) and other dry goods (rice, crackers, cereal, etc.).

Sarah D. said...

I would store cereal so it does not go stale (kids don't seem to know how to close the bag/box when they are done with breakfast) and cookies, too.

flossie K. said...

Oh, it would be so nice to have these in my pantry! I would use them for flour, sugar, cereals, dry pasta, rice, and any foods that would attract bugs (such as cornmeal does).

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ohstac said...

We eat a lot of rice so I buy the BIG bag...this would be perfect to store the rice in.

spike said...

I'd use them for baking ingredients - flour - all-purpose and pastry, brown, white, and icing sugars!

Timbo said...

I'd actually end up storing all kinds of grains in them like pasta, rice and other such things :D

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mar said...

I would love to store cereal, pasta and pretzels in the canisters!

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karryknisley76 said...

I have limited Cupboard space so these would be perfect. I would store Cereal, Dry Pasta, and Rice in the containers. What a space saver
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bepoia said...

I would use the canisters for all the little packages that seem to fall on the floor everytime I open the cabinet door
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mogrill said...

I would put baking items like flour,sugar and cornmeal in them!
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h. mcnaron said...

My pantry nightmare is that we have so little room in the kitchen cupboards, and we have a lot of bulk items in baggies that are just a mess. I find stuff in the back i didn't even know I had. I'd probably use this for bulk items like oats and cereal and pasta just to keep track of it all.

renee said...

I would put cereal inmy containers aswell as dried fruit my daughter loves to eat.
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jan said...

I would store my many many boxes of various teas in these,thx for contest
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Holly B said...

I would use them to keep cereal, cookies & crackers fresh..so cool!
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Lorena said...

I'd use to store sewing/craft supplies I can never find.

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Alicia said...

Cereal & snacky foods.

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sweetsue said...

I would store the nuts and candy for baking in them. I buy them in bulk and storing them is usually difficult.
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Carolyn G said...

I am venting. I have a tiny pantry without much space. I need more!

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clynsg said...

Right now, some cereal and some different shapes of pasta come to mind for storing in such containers.

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Belinda M said...

I would put all the different kinds of pasta I have in them

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kevin said...

rice and pasta - hate keeping them in their original bags/boxes

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