This Storage Set Got My Pantry in Order Once and For All

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I love decanting my pantry supplies. It’s aesthetically pleasing to do, helps me know what I’m about to run out of, and great for maximizing space… in theory.

For years I tried to do it the cheap way, getting big mason jars and a low-price set of plastic containers that felt like they might break if I opened them too quickly. But the mishmash of items I had going on in my cabinets was making storage difficult. Nothing fit together. Mason jars don’t stack on top of each other, and the square and rectangular plastic containers I’d purchased didn’t fit well alongside the jars, or really even each other.

My mishmash of glass and plastic, round and angled containers wasn’t pretty. They got in front of each other and crowded others out so I couldn’t see exactly what I had; and I wasn’t able to maximize space. Trying to squish two rounded mason jars next to some square ones on a small shelf probably took up about the same amount of space as leaving them in their original boxes would have.

The Rubbermaid Brilliance pantry set is what got my pantry cabinets into shape. With 10 pieces of different shapes and sizes, the set is modular so I can stack them together in all kinds of formations. The lids are air-tight with latches and a rubber seal that seal together so well I can lift the container by the lid and it doesn’t come off.

Rubbermaid Brilliance 10-Piece Pantry Food Storage Container Set

Rubbermaid Brilliance Pantry Organization & Food Storage Containers with Airtight Lids, 10-Piece Set


One of my favorite aspects is that they’re so easy to clean. I have some other containers that use a flip-top or a pop-seal mechanism with a rubber band to become airtight, and I struggle to really get those clean. Whether it’s ground coffee or flour, stuff always seems to get up in that top and under the sealing band. The Rubbermaid Brilliance containers go straight in the dishwasher. There’s no double-layer of compartments of anything that needs to be washed that I can’t get to — it’s all accessible and cleanable.

Now the Brilliance pantry set holds my baking supplies: flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, chocolate chips and more. The containers have large enough openings at the top that I can just scoop ingredients out, or take advantage of the slight lip at the top of the containers to pour ingredients onto my food scale.

The clearness of the containers helps me to know exactly how much of an ingredient I have. For a while, I had about six extra bags of semi-sweet chocolate chips because I never knew how many I had. But with my chocolate chips visible in the pantry containers, I’ve stopped buying all the extra bags. Now there’s currently only one extra bag of chocolate chips in backstock.

I’ve tried so many food storage sets, and I truly have no complaints about the Brilliance pantry set. I only wish I had more!

rubbermaid brilliance pantry


Editor’s note: The writer received product samples, but all opinions are their own.