Beyond preserving your onions and garlic, a storage container might have an effect on your pantry’s décor. So, we understand why you may be particular about getting attractive onion and garlic storage containers.
Even if the container is not for a pantry, it would be nice to have your bulb vegetables sit pretty in eye-catching containers.
Below, we review 5 cute onion and garlic storage containers you can get for your home. Each of the reviewed products comes in various colors, designs, sizes, and structures. So, you will find one you love for sure.
What Type of Container Is Best for Storing Onions?
Before we go into the product review, know that you cannot store onions in just any container. The optimal storage conditions for onions depend on whether they are whole, peeled, cooked, or chopped. We provide more info on this below:
The best way to store whole onions is to keep them in well-ventilated storage containers at room temperature.
Storing onions in poorly ventilated containers will cause moisture trapping. Unfortunately, when moisture accumulates around onions, it will promote spoilage. Dampness will make the onions mushy while promoting microbial action.
Peeled or Chopped Onions
You should refrigerate peeled onions and chopped onions in an airtight container. The container will keep air out, minimizing microbial activity and extending the freshness of the onions. Chopped onions stored this way can last up to 10 days.
If you store peeled onions as stated above, consume them within 14 days.
You can refrigerate cooked onions in an airtight container if you place them in the fridge within 2 hours after cooking. When stored like this, cooked onions can last 3-5 days.
Can You Store Garlic and Onions Together?
You can store garlic and onions together. Both root vegetables have the same storage conditions, so keeping them together should cause no problem.
5 Containers for Storing Garlic and Onions
The Hutzler Onion Saver was designed for cut onions. So, if you are looking for something to store your peeled or chopped onions in, consider this.
The Hutzler Onion Saver has an onion-like shape, so it is cute for sure. It is also easy to open and close – screw and unscrew it at the midsection, and you are good.
When screwed properly, the Hutzler Onion Saver is pretty airtight. So, you may never have to worry about the smell of onions or garlic filling your fridge again.
The Hutzler Onion Saver is reusable; you can keep using it for a very long time, unlike plastic bags. It is also readily identifiable amongst other storage containers in the fridge. You can get the Hutzler Onion Saver in two colors: onion red and yellow.
While the Hutzler Onion Saver is a pretty decent storage container, it is somewhat thin. So, be careful not to drop it.
- The onion-like shape makes it cute.
- It is reusable.
- Easy to use.
- The container is not very thick.
The Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3 offers more than a storage container for onions and garlic. It comes as a set of 3 containers – one each for onions, garlic, and potatoes. The containers are white with a simple, petite look. They will look just perfect in a minimalist pantry.
The Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3 is for whole onions and garlic. The containers have an airtight cover, but they also have vent holes around them. So, your whole onions and garlic can stay relatively moisture-free while stored in them.
Made with high-quality powder-coated carbon steel, you won’t have to worry about the containers pulling flavor out of your onions and garlic.
Besides preserving flavor, the Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3 is pretty spacious. The potato container can take up to 9 pounds of potatoes, and the onion container can fit around 2.5 pounds of onions. You can fit up to 9 garlic bulbs in the garlic container.
While the 3 containers of the Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3 are labeled, you do not necessarily have to follow the labels. In other words, if you have no potatoes to store, you can keep onions and garlic in all 3 containers. This way, you get more space.
Of course, following the label helps with easy identification. So, weigh your options.
The Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3 is hand-wash only. So, do not put them in your dishwasher.
- Powder-coated metal containers, so the flavor profile of your onions and garlic remains the same.
- Simple design.
- The containers are pretty spacious.
- The containers are labeled, so you can identify the contents readily.
- The containers are hand-wash only.
Like the Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3, this product comes as a set of 3 containers. With the G.a HOMEFAVOR Set of 3, you get an onion, garlic, and a potato container.
The G.a HOMEFAVOR Set of 3 has the same design as the Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3. So, unsurprisingly, it works for storing whole onions and garlic. This onion and garlic storage container is made from high-quality powder-coated sheet steel. So, you never have to worry about losing flavor to the container.
The G.a HOMEFAVOR Set of 3 is available in two colors: white and gray. So, you can choose whichever matches your pantry better.
Each of the 3 containers has a label with a corresponding illustration. This makes identification pretty straightforward.
The G.a HOMEFAVOR Set of 3 is as spacious as the Home Acre Designs Kitchen Canisters Set of 3. The labels are no restriction on storage. So, if the potato container is empty, you can store onions and garlic in it too.
The body of the containers is not very thick. So, do not apply too much pressure on them. or you’ll end up with a dent.
- The 3 containers have labels and illustrations on them. So, you won’t struggle to identify the contents.
- The containers are pretty spacious.
- You can get this product in two colors.
- Made with powder-coated metal, so your vegetables’ flavor should remain unchanged.
- The walls of the container are not very thick.
This product comes with 4 storage containers. Each one of the containers has a different shape. You get an onion-shaped, lemon-shaped, tomato-shaped, and avocado-shaped storage container. Of course, they all have appealing colors and are cute.
The containers are made for the fruit or vegetable they are shaped like. However, you can store your onions and garlic in any of them.
The 4 Pieces Silicone Fruit and Vegetable Shaped Savers are easy to use. To open and seal them, all you have to do is rotate the upper half of the container.
The onion container of this product is for storing sliced onions. Thanks to its sealing design, it is pretty airtight, keeping odor in and keeping air out.
The 4 Pieces Silicone Fruit and Vegetable Shaped Savers are durable plastic polymers. They will not break or crack readily. They are reusable and dishwasher-safe. So, you can use them for a very long time.
The 4 Pieces Silicone Fruit and Vegetable Shaped Savers are cute, no doubt. But we think they could be more spacious.
- Transparent cover, so you can monitor the contents of the containers without opening them.
- Made of relatively durable plastic.
- You can wash them in your dishwasher.
- The containers offer limited storage space.
Instead of a plastic or metal container, you could try storing your onions and garlic with the TuuTyss Hanging Reusable Storage Mesh Bag.
The TuuTyss Hanging Reusable Storage Mesh Bag comes as a mesh bag made of polyester. You can get it in two sizes: small and large.
The small-sized TuuTyss Hanging Reusable Storage Mesh Bag is available as a pack of 3 and 5. The large-sized variant comes as a pack of 4.
As you may have guessed, the TuuTyss Hanging Reusable Storage Mesh Bag is meant for storing whole onions and garlic. You won’t have to worry about moisture accumulation or inadequate air circulation, considering all the openings it has.
The TuuTyss Hanging Reusable Storage Mesh Bag is designed for hanging. It has strong pulling resistance, so it is unlikely to snap. If you have wall hooks in your pantry, this might be perfect for you. Even if you cannot hang these mesh bags, you can use them without any issue.
The TuuTyss Hanging Reusable Storage Mesh Bags are reusable. So, you can keep them around for a long time. Besides onions and garlic, you can store various vegetables in them. However, they are not so spacious.
- Highly breathable.
- You can hang the mesh bags or place them on a cabinet in the pantry.
- Easy to use.
- You can use them for other vegetables and fruits besides onions and garlic.
- The mesh bags could be more spacious.