House & Home: 4 Practical Glass Storage Jars


Let’s talk about the ever useful glass storage jar. They come in so many different shapes, sizes and colours and there’s always a use for them in the kitchen. I currently use mine to keep food fresh and to avoid having half empty packets of flour and quiona spilling out in the cupboards.

Along with the enamel plate I mentioned the other week, glass storage jars are some of the most practical items in my kitchen. I have quite a collection of Kilner Jars which I use to store different foods and even make cakes in them. I haven’t had my jars for long but so far they’ve kept food fresh and are very hard-wearing.

My mum has a couple of Alessi Gianni jars which have proven to be good quality over the last 5 years. I’m keen to add one of these to my glass storage collection. They’re very cute and as you can see, they’re ideal for displaying beautiful Nespresso pods.


Ikea Hemsmak Jar | Alessi Gianni Jar | Kilner Square Jar | At Home with Ashley Thomas Clip Top Jar

I’ve picked out 4 glass jars which would make a practical and attractive addition to any kitchen.

First in line is a soft grey jar with an aroma-tight seal from Ikea. I really like the ombrè shading on the jar, it would fit in well with a light and spacious kitchen. This jar also comes in a bottle green which would be ideal for a country house.

Next in line is the Alessi Gianni jar, these have a very tight seal which helps to keep food fresh. They are usually stocked in a wide variety of colours in John Lewis or you can even find them on Amazon. Although the little creature in the jar can take up some space I think it’s worth it for something a little different.

I’m sure you’re all familiar with Kilner jars by now. I have a selection of the round jars at home but decided to pick out a square jar for this post because it’s a good size for storing dry foods as well as jams.

Finally, I found this very sweet clip top glass jar from Debenhams. I think the floral boarder works well and has a retro feel to it.

Which one would you choose?