As a child I read the cereal boxes every morning. Cereal boxes intended for children were fun to read but those cardboard boxes with interior bags of wax-type paper simply didn't keep food fresh. It wasn't until we moved into a climate prone to all types of insects, not just roaches, that the cardboard box was exchanged for something sturdier. The additional benefit of a sturdier container that kept pests out was that the contents remained fresh until all was eaten. Many years ago we began with one from Tupperware and have picked up a few others since. If you are a family of cereal eaters consider some of these containers.
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Likewise, Rubbermaid matches Tupperware
In terms of quality I don't find much difference between Rubbermaid Cereal Keepers and Tupperware's Cereal Keepers except they're often easier to find. Our second cereal keeper is Rubbermaid. This comes in several sizes including modular. Our 1.5 gallon size holds larger boxes of cereal (remember that four cups = one quart and four quarts = one gallon so a 1.5 gallon container holds 24 cups). Because of the larger size this has one desirable feature - one edge of the slightly rounded clear storage container is molded to conform to your hand grip. This feature makes it easier to pour the contents. This is easy to clean, the hinged lid remains in good shape and it snaps into the container's top.
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How's your counter space?
While we eat a lot of cereal, it's a convenient breakfast with minimal cleanup and the grains are healthy, I'm not willing to sacrifice either counter or pantry/cabinet space. These fascinating cereal dispensers just won't work in my kitchen. There are similar models that attach to the wall - hmmm, what wall space? There is a narrow section of wall between the counter and cabinet and this is already occupied by microwave, toaster, paper towel holder, magnetic knife rack, wine glass holder, windows, coffee maker, and more.
I'm staying with the clear, easy to hold and easy to clean, tightly sealing, cereal containers. These are known as cereal or dry food containers, cereal keepers, or cereal boxes. While there are many manufacturers of these products, if you want one that's affordable and that will last through the years, consider one of these three providers: Tupperware, Rubbermaid and Snapware.
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