Ceramic storage jars have clear advantages over other materials such as plastic. So, what these are and what disadvantages come with ceramics, you should know before you buy a ceramic jar. We also briefly summarize for you which foods ceramic jars are well suited for. Finally, you can find our best list in which we included the three best ceramic storage jars in India.

What are the best ceramic storage jars in India?

LOTUM Handmade Pickle Jars

The LOTUM ceramic storage jar set consists of two jars with the capacity of 800-900 ml. The lid is of also ceramic and it is Microwave & Dishwasher Safe.

Thanks to the lid with a seal, the cans can all be closed airtight. It is therefore only suitable for dry food that needs protection from light, air, and dust in the can. Coffee, as well as pickle tea, flour, sugar, salt, pasta, nuts, or biscuits, can be kept very well in the cans and stored for a long time.

The containers are dishwasher safe, so cleaning is very convenient and easy. It also looks good, so that the storage jars are particularly suitable for open storage in the kitchen or dining room. The bottom line is that all parts are of high quality, look classic, and the price is also good.

Swadeshi enterprises Ceramic Crockery Jar

If you are looking for a large ceramic storage jar with a capacity of 2 litres. In this you can store pickle, potatoes, onions or even garlic, chilli and other vegetables, the model from Swadeshi enterprises is certainly interesting for you.

The container measures 20 x 14 x 20 Centimetres has a ceramic cover. 

The bottom line is that this ceramic storage jar is very recommendable, well made and fully fulfils its purpose.

Ellementry Ceramic Food Storage Jar with Wooden Lid

This model by Ellementry is a ceramic storage jar which looks amazing and has a solid wood lid that closes airtight. Of course, you can store dry foods such as tea, pastries, salt, sugar and so on in it. 

The ceramic box itself is dishwasher-safe and is therefore very easy to clean, but you should clean the wooden lid by hand. The bottom line is that the model impresses with its good functionality because the food inside can be kept fresh for much longer.

At the same time, the classic and elegant design can also convince, so that they can also serve as a decorative object in the kitchen. The total capacity is 0,25 kg and the model measures 9.5 x 9.5 x 8.9 Centimetres. Only the relatively high price, which is due to the high-quality workmanship, can be the reason to pass this product.

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Advantage of ceramics

In addition to ceramic and porcelain, storage jars are available in various materials such as sheet metal, stainless steel, glass, plastic, or stone. Storage containers made of ceramic or porcelain are very popular and have clear advantages but also disadvantages compared to the other materials. We will briefly summarize them for you here.

In principle, ceramic vessels are very suitable for storing dry food if they can be sealed airtight. In contrast to glass, ceramics also protect the contents from UV radiation, which is ideal for storing light-sensitive food. Coffee tins, cookie jars or storage containers for pasta, rice, tea, sugar, salt, herbs or nuts and other dry foods are often made of ceramic or porcelain. Since ceramics have the nice side effect of also looking chic, ceramic storage boxes are particularly suitable for decorative arrangement on the work surface or in storage niches.

Compared to plastic, ceramic has the advantage that it is much more robust and durable and also easier to clean. However, if you drop it on the floor, it will break, like storage jars. Many ceramic storage jars have cork or wooden lids, which, depending on the model, are additionally provided with a silicone seal. So, you don’t have to worry about BPA-free plastic, because ceramics do not release substances into food.

Ceramic storage containers are also easy to clean but are often not dishwasher-safe, so you should pay close attention to the manufacturer’s instructions. In contrast to glass, you often cannot freeze a ceramic vessel or heat it in the oven unless it is specifically designed to do so. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions here, otherwise the container may jump.

Purchase criteria

If you want to use the ceramic storage jars to store dry food for a long period, you must make sure that the lid can be closed airtight, i.e. has a seal. The material of the lid is also interesting because while ceramic, glass or lacquered wooden lids have no regulating properties, untreated wooden lids or cork lids can absorb moisture, which is ideal for storing food that still has residual moisture.

Of course, the size of the container also plays a role, because depending on what you want to store, the capacity of the container should be sufficient. Other criteria such as price-performance ratio, design, workmanship and so on naturally also play a major role, but these factors are heavily dependent on your personal needs and budget so that you can freely decide in which direction your preference goes. You can also buy a very cheap ceramic storage jar, but you may have to live with the fact that it is a little less cleanly processed.

For which foods are ceramic storage jars suitable?

In the case of ceramic containers, a distinction must be made between hermetically sealable and those with ceramic, wooden or cork lids without a seal. The latter is also suitable for storing bread, for example, while containers that can be sealed airtight are never suitable for storing moist food.

As already mentioned at the beginning, ceramic storage containers are ideal for storing dry food. Thanks to the airtight seal, no moisture penetrates. Ceramic containers are not suitable for fresh food, as condensation can form inside, and mould can form. In an emergency, this can even lead to food poisoning. You can keep cooked or fresh food in the refrigerator for two days if they are airtight, but ceramic is not ideally suited. Only pure ceramic products such as butter dishes, where the lid is also made of ceramic, are suitable for storing fresh food.

For long-term storage of storable foods such as potatoes or onions that are to be stored in the dark, a ceramic box is also possible, but it should never be airtight, but rather have a wooden lid or cork lid, for example, which can regulate the moisture from the food.