Food dispensers can be both fun and functional items to have on hand in your kitchen. There are many different dispensers available for a wide variety of foods. Some are designed for special occasions and will likely be items you’ll pull out for parties or celebrations. Others are designed for everyday use for practicality and to keep food fresh.
When shopping for food dispensers, you should first consider the food you wish to keep in the item. Certain dispensers work better for certain foods. It’s also a good idea to see if the item can be put into the dishwasher or if it requires hand washing. The following is a list of the top 10 best food dispensers in 2016 based on reviews.
10. Globe Snack Dispenser with Shiny Globe Finial
This snack dispenser has a unique design to would be sure to draw attention at a party. It has a clear globe that allows you to see the snacks and the globe is easy to remove and clean as needed. It has to be hand washed and isn’t dishwasher safe. It dispenses snacks in controlled portions and can hold items like candy, nuts and other small snack items.
9. OXO POP Cereal Dispenser – Set of 2
This set of 2 OXO cereal dispensers comes with the brand’s well known airtight closure system. These containers are ideal for storing small portions of cereal or granola. The containers are BPA free and they have a round opening that is easy to pour from. The body of the container is designed so that it’s easy to hold with one hand and can be stored with other similar containers in small spaces.
8. Thunder Group GLTWSY014 Syrup Dispenser
This set of two syrup dispensers have a capacity of 14 oz each. These are designed to look like the syrup dispensers that you use at a restaurant. They can help reduce the mess that comes from pouring syrup from the original container. The dispensers have a cast zinc top and the opening is easily controlled by the thumb for perfect pouring without the mess.
7. OXO POP Cereal Dispenser
This cereal dispenser is medium in size and it comes with an airtight seal that is easy to open and close. This container could be used for storing pantry staples, granola and other dry items to keep them fresh for a long time. It is made of BPA free plastic and the silicon gasket is dishwasher safe, while the other components should be hand washed. The container is contoured so that it’s easy to hold.
6. Heritage Hammered Beverage Dispenser
This quality glass drink dispenser has a capacity of 3 gallons. It has a no drip spout and would be a great addition to a party of celebration. The dispenser is around 16″ tall and 8.5″ in diameter. It is ideal for keeping a constant supply of cold water in your refrigerator. It can also be used for homemade lemonade, iced tea or punch.
5. Lock & Lock Eggs Dispenser
This set contains 3 egg dispensers, with each one holding a dozen eggs, for a total capacity of 36. The dispensers are microwave, freezer and dishwasher safe. They are also designed to be completely airtight and watertight. The containers are easily stackable to maximize the space in your refrigerator. They are made of BPA free plastic.
4. OXO POP Cereal Dispenser
This OXO container is large in size and has the unique airtight seal to keep your cereal and other dry goods fresh. The lid is easy to open and close with the push of a button. The container is made from BPA free plastic and the seals are silicon. The rounded opening makes it easy to pour food without a mess and the container is easy to hold, even when full.
3. OXO Good Grips 3 Piece Cereal Dispenser Set
The OXO 3 piece set contains three containers that are 3.4 quarts. The lids are interchangeable and each has the two part silicon seal to keep food fresh. Lids open and close with a simple push of the button on top. The silicon gaskets can be washed in the dishwasher but the other items should be washed by hand. These containers are BPA free and can store everything from pet food to snacks.
2. Norpro Glass Honey and Syrup Dispenser
This glass dispenser is 5.75″ tall and it comes with a glass stand to hold the dispenser. The lid should be washed by hand but the container and stand can be placed in the dishwasher. This dispenser can hold up to 1 cup of syrup or honey and it helps to prevent the mess associated with dispensing those sticky liquids from their original containers.
1. Pancake Batter Dispenser
This dispenser has measurements on the side for perfect dispensing of pancake batter, muffin batter and many other foods. It helps with portion control and ensures that you always dispense the right amount. It has a wide mouth opening for easy filling and cleaning. The handle controls the amount you dispense and it has a quick close valve so the amount is always right.
Food dispensers can have many different uses in the home. Some add a decorative element to your dining table and can be a fun addition to parties or celebrations. Others are purely functional and can help keep food fresh for a long time period, saving money and preventing food waste.
When shopping for food dispensers it’s important to read about how they should be washed. Some items require hand washing while others can be washed completely in the dishwasher. It can also be helpful to read reviews from others who have purchased the item to see if it truly functions as intended.