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Tea Coffee Sugar Canisters

Who doesn’t love a good cuppa? Whether it’s tea or coffee you prefer (unless you like both), you likely keep a selection of both along with plenty of sugar in your home for when you have guests. It’s always embarrassing when you have guests and they ask for sugar with their tea or a hot cup of coffee and you can’t deliver, because you’ve run out. It can be even more embarrassing if you have the different items in but don’t have them stored in a nice container so have to offer your guests the big 500g or 1kg bag of sugar to dip their teaspoon in to sweeten their drink appropriately.

Even if that’s not a problem, if you like to have a selection of tea bags and coffee to choose from along with sugar to sweeten the drinks, it can leave your kitchen worktops and cupboards in an untidy and dirty mess if you don’t have the appropriate kitchen canisters for each item. If that’s the situation you find yourself in or are buying new tea coffee sugar canisters because you’ve recently moved to a new house or completely renovated or decorated your kitchen, then we’re here to help.

It can be quite overwhelming trying to figure out which set of kitchen canisters is best, given that there is such a wide variety to choose from. In the following guide, we aim to make your decision making that little bit easier by not only looking at the 10 sets of canisters for tea, coffee and sugar that we think are best but also give hints and tips regarding the types of features and factors you should consider when choosing the right products from you.

Within no time at all, with our help, you will have whittled down 10 to 1!

Best Tea Coffee Sugar Canisters 2019

1. Addis Deluxe 3 Pack Stainless Steel Canisters, 1.4-litres

First, in our guide, we have a set of three canisters from the highly regarded and renowned company Addis. The manufacturer has been in business since 1945 when it started by supplying the British army with toothbrushes during the war. Over the years it has continued to evolve and added product after product to its family.

Their set features stainless-steel canisters with a capacity of 1.4-litres each and a choice of finishes – either straightforward stainless-steel or the more nostalgic-looking copper. They are perfect for tea, sugar and coffee.

With airtight screw-top lids and a viewing window where you can check how much is left of your ingredients, these stylish, durable and very practical.

Obviously, if you don’t fancy having these to store tea, coffee and sugar as there is no label or etching on the side, you could still use them for other dry ingredients like flour, baking powder, spices or something similar.

  • Durable and robust construction
  • Handy viewing window that allows you to check what’s left
  • Secure screw-top lid gives the canisters an airtight seal
  • 4-litre capacity
  • Get dirty very easily and fingerprints are not easily disguised

2. Brabantia Matt Steel Tea, Coffee and Sugar Canisters, 1.4-litres

From one huge brand to another, our next set of tea, coffee and sugar canisters is designed and produced by top-selling Brabantia. These are a very smart and sophisticated storage option. Cylindrical in shape with a matt steel finish, each has the brand name and above that the ingredient or beverage that’s supposed to go into each.

Like the above models, these are designed to hold a maximum of 1.4-litres and are completed with a flavour-seal lid that clicks securely into place. The interior has a nice and easy to clean finish, and the base has a protective coating that protects your worktops and other surfaces. Made using durable and corrosion-resistant materials and backed by a full 10-year guarantee from Brabantia, you can be sure that these won’t let you down, but if they do you can easily have them replaced.

  • Stylish design
  • Durable construction
  • Classy finish
  • Easy to use the lid
  • Not as airtight for many customers as the product description suggests

3. Premier Housewares Liberty Tea, Coffee And Sugar Canisters, Set of 3, Red

Next, we have a nice and vibrant set of canisters for sugar, tea and coffee from Premier Housewares, a group of family-run companies that are based in Glasgow and have been in the business for more than 50 years no. They are produced in a very fetching red colour with silver lids. Made from high-quality robust and very durable stainless-steel they are topped with an airtight seal that ensures the contents stay fresh for longer.

Each has the name of the contents written in it in a smart and stylishly modern font. Easy to clean and look after, just wash them up in warm soapy water. These would definitely suit a modern kitchen with a bright primary colour scheme or plain whites and creams.

  • Airtight seal lid
  • Stainless steel durable and robust construction
  • Eye-catching colour and typeface
  • Lids can be tricky to get on and off

4. Swan Retro Kitchen Storage Canisters, Iron, Black, Set of 3

We’re not stopping with the big-name brands yet as the next in our guide is from the reputable and experience Swan. These retro storage canisters are ideal for all manner of dry ingredients, but for the sake of this guide, we are suggesting you use them for your tea, sugar and coffee.

They have a black iron body with chrome plate detailing and have a maximum capacity of 1-litre each. As the lid is made from colour-coated iron, you know it is always going to fit securely in place to form an airtight seal that will protect the contents from going bad. We love the short handle at the top and just how striking and almost monochrome they look.

  • Very smart and sophisticated retro canister design and colour
  • High-quality iron for robust and durable storage option
  • Generous 1-litre maximum capacity
  • Chrome plate helps contrast the black-coated iron
  • The lip found on the inside of the lid is irritating as sugar, tea dust and coffee granules can get trapped there

5. Brabantia Window Canister Set, Fingerprint Proof, Matt Steel, 1.4-litre

Similar to the Addis set of sugar, coffee and tea canisters we have already highlighted further up this guide, the Brabantia set is made from high quality and robust stainless steel with an attractive and subtle matt finish and features a practical viewing window.

There is no need to open the lid to check out how much of your tea, coffee or sugar is left. As is the case with the other model from the company, these feature the same flavour-sealing click lids for airtight storage so that your tea, coffee and sugar stays as fresh as can be for longer.

If you are concerned about the harsh edges of the stainless-steel scratching your precious worktops and counters, don’t. as the base, like the other Brabantia set, is coated with a special material to stop scratching from occurring. To finish it off, the steel used in its construction is corrosion-resistant and the products are backed by a full 10-year guarantee from the company.

  • The 10-year guarantee from Brabantia
  • Corrosion-resistant and highly durable stainless steel
  • Airtight, flavour-seal lid, clicks securely into place
  • Base coated with a material to protect your worktops from scratches
  • Quite expensive for what you actually get, but that is the only real complaint

6. Katie Alice Creative Tops “Cottage Flower” 3-Piece Set 

If everything we’ve featured so far either feels too modern or not suited to your very traditional country/cottage-style kitchen, then say hello to this next quantity and quirky set. Made by Creative Tops for Katie Alice, these large tea, coffee and sugar containers are perfect for that authentic step back in time.

They have very retro flowers and dots designs and are made from durable tin. To keep them clean, they can even be put into the dishwasher. We just love how nostalgic they are and how they will definitely stand out if you use them in your kitchen.

  • Cottage country-kitchen influenced the design
  • Dishwasher safe
  • High-quality tin construction
  • Generously large capacity
  • Can dent easily, if not handled properly
  • Can also rust easily

7. EHC Set of 3 Airtight Tea, Sugar and Coffee Storage Canister Jars, Cream Coloured

From EHC next, we have these delightful cream tea, coffee and sugar canister jars. They have a delightfully textured and ribbed design with the name of the contents written on the outside. The lids have a nice, easy to grip handle and they form an airtight seal to ensure the tea, sugar and coffee is kept fresh.

Sometimes these kinds of canisters can be very hard to clean. These are not though, as they have been made to be easy to maintain. If you are looking for a simple, but smart design, these will be a perfect inclusion in your kitchen. Especially if you have a lot of busy colours already in there – it can be nice to offset all that bright vibrancy with some cooling cream tones.

  • Airtight seal
  • Tight lid with easy to grip handle
  • Very easy to clean
  • Stylish and attractive colour and ribbed design
  • Quality control could be better
  • Some customers have noted products sometimes come damaged

8. GR8 Home Set of 3 Kitchen Storage Canisters Tea, Coffee, Sugar Set

Want something stylish for a surprisingly low price? Check out these canisters from Gr8 Home. They are much smaller than most of the other products we have featured in our guide. However, if you only have a small household or do not have many guests, and favour style over the quantity, these are perfect.

Made from glass, they are not the best choice if you have children in your house, these are very attractive. With a clear base, the top ¾ of the jars are black with the name of the contents written in white. They have an easy to twist on and off screw lid and are very easy to clean.

  • Highly stylish design with a see-through base
  • High-quality glass construction
  • Screw top lid with an airtight seal
  • 7-litre capacity, small but practical
  • Quality control problems as some customers have received damaged products
  • Some have complained they are not as airtight as they are reported to be

9. Tower Set of 3 Canisters, Perfect for Coffee, Sugar and Tea, White Marble and Rose Gold

Wow, for the penultimate product in our guide, we have certainly saved this one to speak about towards the end. It is simply the classiest and sophisticated tea, coffee and sugar canisters set we have looked at with trendy rose gold and marble colouring. Marble gives the body of these canisters a nice earthy feel, while the rose gold of the brand name and the lid gives them a real touch of glamour.

Behind the marble-effect coating is a tough stainless-steel body that means they will last for a long time. The same goes for the rose gold lid, as it is also stainless-steel and can fit with an airtight seal to protect the contents of the jars.

Each has the standard capacity of 1.4-litres, which is more than enough for the average the property. Although they only come with a 1-year guarantee from the company, they are very easy to clean and maintain so it is unlikely that you will need to use the warranty. Hopefully.

Why can we say that? The company Tower have been in business for the last few decades and are highly regarded for its commitment to high quality and durable.

  • Extremely classy and sophisticated marble and rose gold design
  • High quality durable and robust stainless-steel construction
  • Generously large capacity
  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Expensive considering the quality control could be better

10. Denny International 5 Piece Kitchen Storage Includes Bread Bin, Biscuit, Tea, Coffee and Sugar Tins

Last on our list is an extremely great value for money product. Not only does it feature the sugar, tea and coffee canisters you’ve probably come to this guide looking for, but two other kitchen favourites too. These are in the form of the biscuit tin and the bread bin. This is a stunning set that would be a welcome addition if you or friends were just moving into a new home (great as a gift) or if you just needed to inject some life into your countertops.

They are available in a variety of colours including red, purple, green, cream and black, though for the purpose of this guide we are describing the black models. They have a very smart and clean-finished rectangular shape, with the sugar, coffee and tea tins all the same height and dimensions. The bread bin is the biggest though, with the biscuit tin slightly smaller.

There is something about black with white writing, that monochromatic look, that just oozes coolness and sex appeal. You’d certainly not be embarrassed to have them on display if you were inviting guests, even if it was the in-laws or showing potential buyers around your property.

Crucially, all the tins have very firmly secured lids, are easy to clean and maintain and durable.

  • Durable metal tins with tight-fitting lids to keep food fresher for longer
  • Smart and sexy black and white colouring
  • Slick rectangular shapes with nice clean metallic lines
  • Incredibly priced – great value for money item
  • No real airtight seal on any of the lids
  • The quality control on the items could be a bit better, as some have been delivered with dents

Best Tea Coffee Sugar Canisters – Buyer’s Guide

Did outlook at the 10 best tea, sugar and coffee canisters help you reach the decision of which is best for you? Or, did it simply leave you with even more to think about and an even harder decision to make? Don’t worry, as we have not finished helping you yet. To further assist you in buying the best tea coffee and sugar canisters for your kitchen, we have put together this brief, but helpful buyer’s guide.

In it, we will specifically look at the features you should be looking at when choosing the right canisters for your hot beverages.

Features That Are Important

Although most tea, sugar and coffee canisters appear to be the same, as you’ve undoubtedly noticed from our overviews of the best sets out there, they are all different. To best determine which is right for you, therefore, you need to look beyond their functionality and to the materials used, their size and other important features.

Material They Are Made From

Kitchen canisters for tea, sugar and coffee are made from various material. Including:

  • Ceramic
  • Metal like stainless-steel
  • Plastic
  • Glass

The material you opt for when choosing these canisters will ultimately be a personal decision based on your own taste and preference. It is worth noting, however, that you should consider whether it’s important to be able to wash and maintain them easily or whether they should be almost unbreakable and incredibly durable. Sometimes, with plastic options, for instance, they are not always as resistant to breakages as metal options but are much easier to clean.


The next feature we felt it was important to highlight when choosing the best kitchen canisters for all your hot drinks needs was the size or capacity. Again, there is no right or wrong choice. The size that’s right for you and your household will depend on just how many people regularly drink coffee, tea and use sugar in these drinks.

If you have a large family or always have guests round to your home, you will be best investing in large canisters for all the related ingredients. However, if it is just you or you and your partner/roommate and you rarely have too many guests, smaller tea, coffee and sugar canisters are likely to be adequate for your needs.


Another aspect/feature you need to consider when choosing the right tea, coffee and sugar canisters for your home and kitchen is the style. There is a fabulous amount of different canister styles to choose from. The one that is best for you, might not suit anyone else. You need to think about the colour scheme and décor, as well as any equipment and storage containers and other furniture already in your kitchen.

While some are transparent and allow you to see clearly how much coffee, tea and sugar you have left, others are completely covered. Often, those models feature in bright and clear typeface exactly what is included inside them. That makes it more convenient and quicker when you are trying to make some hot drinks fast and have canisters that look identical.

Locking Mechanism/Lid Type

Obviously, as the moment you transfer tea bags, coffee and sugar from their original packaging into a container in your kitchen, they start to deteriorate slowly, you will want to ensure you have airtight sealed canisters to prolong their lifespan.

Whereas some canisters feature a simple lift and push down lid that fits snugly into a hole in the top, others have mason jar-style stoppers or elaborate claps and fastenings. Like all the other things we’ve covered in this buyer’s guide the choice that is right for you will come largely down to your own taste, as most containers with some kind of lockable or sealable lid will preserve the freshness of the ingredients stored inside them.


There you go, friends. Our look at the best kitchen canisters for coffee, tea and sugar on offer at the moment. Whether you are looking to be the best host or just want a kitchen where everything has its place and there’s a place for everything, tea, coffee and sugar canisters are a great way to organise your kitchen cupboards and worktops a little better.


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