Maintaining a neat and tidy kitchen comes in pretty handy when you’re cooking, and you actually know where everything is! Or else a therapeutic cooking session can turn into a mini-mental breakdown. And to help you keep your kitchen organized and spick and span, we’ve curated a collection of super handy storage products. From a storage system that operates with suction and can be used on any surface to a smart food storage device, these innovative kitchen organizers are the ideal storage solutions that your kitchen needs! Utilize them to organize your kitchen in a way that would make Marie Kondo proud!
If Tupperware completely revolutionized how we stored food in rigid containers, the Silicone Zip Top completely revolutionizes how we store… period. The flexible design of the Silicone Zip Top comes with a flat base, allowing it to stand on tables and other surfaces, and has the signature zip-to-seal band running across the top. The thick silicone construction and reliable zip/clip mechanism at the top make it much more secure than regular zip-lock bags, and the fact that it doesn’t come without a lid (which just might get lost) gives it an edge over plastic containers. The platinum silicone used to build the Silicone Zip Top bags make them infinitely reusable, practically indestructible, unstainable too, impervious to heat or cold, dishwashable, and most importantly, food-grade.
Let your OCD run wild with the SOUL Kitchen by SVOYA Studio! This modular design is an organizer’s wet dream. It allows for an open kitchen layout with detachable units that anyone can transform to their liking. A variety of unique shelving units can be combined in any order to hold glasses, organize dinnerware, store wine, and more. Better yet, as your needs and style change over time, so can your kitchen! “The design of SOUL Kitchen operates on the principle of “nothing more” without sacrificing on functionality. All within a single kitchen, one can create a combination of units or separate them into groups according to the preference of each family member. With this total kitchen concept, individuality can be maximized. Since starting from a clean slate is always possible, one can also change the spatial interpretation of the kitchen as his or her life philosophy evolves,” explained SVOYA Studio.
Gabriel Steinmann created P0 (pronounced pio like the letter and number) which stands for ‘project zero’ – a storage and shopping solution for food that aims to reduce consumption emissions. P0 helps us to switch to and maintain a plant-based diet and reduce the amount of food waste. The design blends organic and sustainable materials with an earthy aesthetic to invoke warmth and a more personal relationship with the items we use. Its ceramic body and textile lining help encourage a deeper appreciation for the food we consume and make us more aware of how much food we actually need to minimize wasting it. It is also a practical and attractive utensil in your kitchen – “a symbol of change, of becoming a little bit more human,” as rightly described by Steinmann.
Building on a concept that’s done the rounds for quite a while now (and has even seen success in 2008 at the Electrolux Design Lab), Samsung’s Cube Refrigerator takes a modular approach to cold-preservation. Quite like the Flatshare Fridge that secured the winning position at the Electrolux Design Lab more than a decade ago, Samsung’s Cube fridge is stackable and allows you to add carious units together to create the fridge of your choice. With its minimal styling, the Cube can be placed anywhere, from your kitchen countertop, to even right beside your couch in the living room, or even in your workshop, where you’d possibly like to keep a couple of brewski’s to sip on when you’re working on your DIY projects.
There is a Korean practice of covering food with a cloth (Sang bo) which has been a tradition for centuries and has worked well – a ramie or silk fabric covering keeps it ventilated in the summers while a thicker fabric keeps it insulated in the winters. Inspired by this, the Mother’s Heart was designed to keep food fresh and retain its original nutrient quality. It is a simple device that is crafted like a dome food covering and an accompanying base plate. The covering has a dial on top and that lets you adjust the settings based on the food you’ve cooked. You can select between refrigeration or warmth and there is a timer feature that lets you select for how long you want to keep it running.
Slock’s designer, Minki Kim, viewed the area from a different viewpoint and identified that common food storage systems focused primarily on functionality and overlooked the usability, making the containers difficult to carry around, especially multiple at a time. Slock’s design allows three containers to be carried using a curved, comfortable handle. When the user arrives at the table, the rather clever, sliding structure allows the three containers to lie horizontally on the table with ease, avoiding accidents and unwanted spillages. The combination of curved glass, unusual round form, and pared-back color options allow for Slock to seamlessly integrate into the kitchen’s interior décor.
Created by Jorge Álvarez, with NOS Design, Wholeder’s storage system uses suction so that it can optimize storage space in every room (plus it has a pretty clever-sounding name too). The suctioned lid allows for easy application on any wall or flat surface, making it functional in not just the kitchen, but practically any room. Whatever might need to be stowed away for later use can be stored with Wholeder. These minuscule storage bins also work for traveling as they come in varying sizes in order to store the ideal amount of anything you like. Something to keep in mind about storage systems is that they still have to be maintained. Silverware trays easily fill up with food crumbs and mason jars should be sanitized when used to store hygienic products.
Meet the Chef Caddy. It is to a chef what a well-organized CD rack is to a deejay. Designed to be modular, the Chef Caddy holds spices, curry-pastes, pre-mixes, dried herbs, seasonings, and oils in its magnetic body that allows you to snap elements together. Designed by Casey Moulton, a speed-chef in his own right, Chef Caddy uses a system he developed years ago, to make food preparation blitzing-fast by simply organizing your seasoning by cuisine. Clubbing seasonings and oils into cuisines like French, Thai, Mexican, Indian, or Italian, Casey found it was much easier to sift through spices without having to dig around in a cluttered spice rack for that one badly labeled bottle.
This modular kit for building and customizing bottles allows you to use multiple members to create storage that suits your needs. With different modules that thread/screw into one another, you can build long or short bottles, and even bottles with divisions in them, giving you the ability to practically create the container you need from the ground up. The Stackup containers come with threading on both ends, allowing multiple modules to fasten to each other. Modules come in different colors, allowing you to create a colorful food-storage totem-pole of your choice, and some modules come with bases while others don’t, letting you either create a stacked set of containers, or an extendable single container, depending on what you’re storing.
Designed for Hans Thyge and Co, Hexagon is a modular shelving unit inspired by one of my favorite geometric shapes, you guessed it…the Hexagon! Hexagon is a system of organizers that is mounted upon a magnetic rail. Created entirely from metal and accompanied by multiple organizers in various shapes and colors, the layout can be customized according to your personal preference and wherever you decide to position it! Placed in the kitchen, it becomes a perfect vestibule for kitchen storage. The hooks can be used for holding dish towels and spatulas, whereas the magnetized panels can be used for storing knives.