If you buy your spices in bulk, storing kitchen sized quantities can be a challenge. Many of the empty spice jars you can buy are less then optimum because of poor quality construction including plastic varieties that leach plastic chemicals into the spices. The biggest problem with poorly constructed jars is the seal. You NEED a tight seal to preserve the freshness of the spices. Stale, dead spices are less than useless!
Here are some great tight-seal, good quality bottles. They are really nifty because they are square and are therefore easy to store efficiently. I also love the Chalkboard labels. The jars come with blank labels, which you can write and re-write … BUT there are also pre-printed labels available.
These are FOUR ounce jars, which are big enough for most home cooks.
- STAINLESS STEEL LIDS – The lids are stronger and more scratch resistant than aluminum lids. They provide a tight seal keeping the contents fresh. Also included are 10 x shaker lids, which snap on securely and can also be removed.
- CLASSIC DESIGN – This premium set of 10 Spice Jars comes in a french square design. The square shape allows the jars to be stored side by side more compactly than round shaped jars. The four flat sides make labeling easy. Each clear glass jar holds 4 ounces.
- VERSATILE – These mini jars have a variety of uses such as party favors, craft or office supplies, decorative projects or homemade goodies. Each set is well packaged in an attractive box perfect for gift giving.
- PREMIUM GLASS – They are made of thick durable glass that will not break easily and are also dishwasher safe (the lids should be hand washed). The glasses and lids are Lead free and BPA free.
- EASY LABELLING – Each set includes 40 chalkboard labels – 20 x round and 20 x rectangular, so you will have plenty of spares! These chalkboard stickers give you the option of labelling the sides or the lid of the jars. The labels are reusable so they can be wiped clean if using a chalkboard pen.
I personally use the SIX ounce containers in my kitchen cupboard. I buy all my spices in bulk and vacuum pack the bulk sizes. This can keep the spices fresh for years (though they never last that long. I store the vacuum packs in my pantry, and transfer smaller quantities into the kitchen jars when needed.
My handwriting skills are pretty pathetic, so I was pleased to see that pre-printed labels are available. The package of labels includes: 256 printed spice labels + 32 blank labels.
NOTE: The label set does NOT come with jars.