Running out of cupboard space for all your dry foods and cereals? A dry food dispenser can be a space saving and attractive alternative. They can keep your food fresh and help you with portion control if you are on a diet. And if you have children, these devices can help them become more independent as they learn to dispense food for themselves.
Let’s check out some of the most popular dry food dispensers available on the market today.
The Honey-Can-Do Triple Canister Dry Food Cereal Dispenser can be used to store all kinds of dry foods including candy, nuts (but not large nuts), beans, cereal, granola, and rice. The seals on this product are excellent and keep food items fresh up to 45 days.
The three canisters each hold about 17.5 oz of product, so you won’t have to fill them up very often. And, with just one twist of the knob, each canister will dispense about 1 oz (about ¼ cup) of that product.
This food dispenser is affordable and made mostly of commercial grade stainless steel, making it highly durable, stain-resistant, and scratch-resistant. It is visually stunning and comes in a variety of colors – choose from black, chrome, white, or red. And the soft rubber handle is easy to turn.
One drawback is the lid is plastic rather than stainless steel. Also, some users find an issue with the canisters being made of plastic instead of glass.
This model measures 14 inches in height. It is 22 inches wide, so it will fit nicely into any kitchen counter. The dispenser is perfect for a buffet-style breakfast. Or you can fill it with different snack foods for tons of variety and fun with your kids. There are also one- and two-canister versions available.
- Attractive and comes in a variety of colors
- Seals are excellent and keep dry goods fresh up to 45 days
- Fits nicely onto kitchen counter
- Stainless steel construction – stain-resistant and scratch-resistant
- Handle is easy to turn
- Canisters are plastic instead of glass
- Lids are plastic instead of stainless steel
The OXO 11125700 Good Grips Countertop Cereal Dispenser is popular for storing dry cereal, granola, oatmeal, or other healthy dry snacks, as long as they are not too large. It is white and made of BPA-free plastic.
It is large with a capacity of 5.5 qt, and yet it is small enough to fit well on a countertop. The canister lid keeps dry food fresh with its air-tight silicone seal.
The non-slip levers on this device are spring-loaded and easily control how much product is dispensed at a time. Each turn of the lever dispenses an equal amount of product. The levers are located on both sides of the device so that both right- and left-handed users can easily use them. Also, children find these levers very easy to use. The levers work smoothly and let the product out quickly. However, some users have found issues with durability of the levers.
This device has a trap door-like opening that avoids crunching the product as it comes out.
The OXO dispenser also helps keep the counter top clean with its removable tray that catches crumbs. Simply remove the tray, wipe clean, and lock back into its spot. The canisters are also easily removable for cleaning, and they snap back into place.
- Large capacity
- Lid has air-tight seal to keep food fresh
- Levers work for left- and right-handed people
- Levers are non-slip and spring-loaded
- Trap door-like opening avoids crunching product as it is dispensed
- Removable tray catches crumbs and keeps counter clean
- Some users have found durability issues with the levers
The Rosseto Three Container EZ-PRO H3B Snack Dispenser has three canisters in one, all with large top openings. This enables you to pour food into the containers easily, with no mess. Each container holds 1 gallon of dry food. Each container has a seal to help keep your dry food fresh for longer.
This attractive, slender, and sturdy dispenser takes up minimal counter space. It is made from ABS plastic, which is BPA-free. The canisters are clear with frosted sides, so it won’t show fingerprints, smudges, or dust.
Use it at a breakfast buffet table or to serve salad toppings, ice cream condiments, candy, snacks, or any other dry foods. There are also one- and two-container versions of this product available.
This device lets out 1 oz (about ¼ cup) of product with each twist of the lever.
It comes with a metal stand, for stability and durability. The device with the stand is lightweight and easy to move when you need to.
- Large capacity
- Canisters have a seal to keep food fresh for longer
- Attractive, slender, takes up minimal counter space
- BPA-free plastic
- Canisters have frosted sides to avoid fingerprints and smudges
- Lightweight and portable
- Plastic construction
The Zevro KCH-06121/GAT200 Indispensable Dry Food Dispenser has two plastic containers with lids that each hold up to 17.5 oz of dry food, or about one entire box of cereal. It has an air-tight seal to keep your food fresh for up to 45 days. It is easy to assemble and fill.
This affordable device comes in a contemporary, elegant and slim, black and chrome finish. It has an easy to assemble design. It is scratch-resistant and shatterproof, which keeps food safe if the device is dropped accidentally.
Its soft paddle wheel easily dispenses 1 oz (about ¼ cup) of food per twist, which is about a standard size. Be careful when turning the wheel; turning too vigorously can crush your cereal, especially if you are serving bigger cereals like Captain Crunch.
Use it to store and dispense cereal, granola, nuts, candy, beans, rice, legumes, trail mix, and other dried foods. You can also use it for pet food.
The dispenser opening is about 3 inches above its platform. Some users find this height to be a bit short.
It comes with a removable tray at the bottom to catch crumbs and make clean up easy. The parts are easy to clean.
As it is made of plastic, it is not as durable as other models that are made of stainless steel. Another drawback is the stand is not very sturdy and tends to lean under a heavier weight.
- Contemporary, slim, black and chrome finish
- Air-tight seal to keep food fresh
- Soft paddle wheel for easy dispensing
- Scratch-resistant and shatterproof
- Easy to clean
- Turning wheel too vigorously, or using a large cereal, can result in crushed cereal
- Dispenser height is too short for some users
- Plastic construction, thus not as durable as stainless steel dispensers
- Stand tends to lean under heavier weight
The Zevro KCH-06139 Wall Mount Triple Dry Food Dispenser has one great feature that many others do not: the ability to mount it to the wall. So, not only will you be saving cupboard space by storing your dry food in the canisters, but by wall-mounting it, you will also save counter space. What’s more, you can install the three canisters in a staggered pattern on the wall for a more attractive look. Mounting to the wall also increases your options as to where in the kitchen to display the dispenser.
It is available in a multitude of colors, including red, white, black, and chrome. It’s an attractive way to put your nuts and other dried foods on display in your kitchen. Skittles look particularly nice displayed in this way. Use it to store and dispense your snack foods, macaroni, coffee beans, granola, beans, pet food, and a wide variety of other dried foods.
Each canister holds about 13 oz of dry food, and a twist of the handle dispenses about 1 oz (about ¼ cup). If you keep the canister lids closed, the device will keep your food fresh for up to 45 days. It has an air-tight seal.
This device has a soft, flexible paddle wheel designed not to crush your cereal.
Another nice feature is the integrated measuring cup available for each canister. The measuring cups are easy to remove if needed.
The Zevro KCH-06139 is also available in one- and two- canister models.
One drawback is the clamps holding the canisters are not strong. You need to handle them with care or they may fall out. Be careful when filling the canisters for this reason. Otherwise, users find this device quite sturdy.
- Wall-mounted – saves counter space
- Attractive and available in numerous colors
- Keeps food fresh up to 45 days
- Soft paddle wheel avoids crushing cereal
- Integrated, easy to remove measuring cups for each canister
- Clamps holding canisters are not strong
Reasons to buy a dry food dispenser
Now that you have learned about some of the more popular brands on the market, let’s talk about why you should consider buying a dry food dispenser. There are so many reasons why you might want to consider purchasing one. For starters, they can store all sorts of foods, including cereal, nuts, beans, rice, candy, etc.
Dry food products can take up a lot of space in your cupboard, and their containers can make a mess in there. Having a dispenser helps free up your cupboard space. If you normally keep your dry snacks or cereal stored in containers on your counter top, a dispenser can provide a more organized space on the counter and takes up less space.
Using dry food dispensers for your cereal is less messy than keeping all the cereal in their boxes. And most dry food dispensers are big enough to hold the contents of an entire box of cereal. There is less spillage when all you have to do is turn the knob to let a premeasured amount of cereal out, rather than pouring it out of the box each time. Also, since the dispensers are clear, you can tell when the cereal is level is getting low. And they are easy to refill.
These devices keep your favorite foods at your fingertips. They are handy for buffet style eating. They hold a lot of food, and keep them fresh, healthy, and great tasting for more than a month. Your cereals will maintain their wonderful aroma when stored in one of these devices.
Dry food dispensers do not rust or corrode, and they don’t subject your food to harmful chemicals. They will keep your food free of germs and sanitary. Each container has a lid so the items are not left open to everyone’s dirty fingers.
Dispensers make it easy to choose how much food you want at a time. This can help you with portion control if you are being weight conscious. You will know exactly how much product you are eating with one twist of the handle. It’s great for monitoring your and your kids’ eating habits and making sure no one over indulges.
Another great reason, if you have kids, is you can use a dispenser to help teach your children to be more independent when having breakfast. They will enjoy turning the knobs and measuring out their cereal, and they will learn about portion control.
Dispensers can also keep dry foods out of reach of curious toddlers’ hands, if needed.
Also, if you have elderly pets, dry food dispensers can help you organize and keep track of their different dietary needs.
Dry food dispensers are so versatile, space-saving, and convenient. They make a wonderful addition to any home. Many offer similar features, so be sure to check the reviews before buying one. Enjoy!