The Best Salt Containers To Buy
Where to Store Salt
Containers, canisters & boxes keeps your gourmet sea salt from clumping.
Salt Pigs - Ceramic & Wooden
Discover the ease of keeping salt near the stove with a Salt Pig.
This Ceramic Salt Pig below holds approximately 6 ounces of your most frequently used salt.
Like this adorable Blue Stoneware Salt Pig
Salt Containers - With or Without lids
There is no right or wrong - spoon or no spoon - whatever you prefer!
Marble salt box with a smooth swivel top and dual 5 ounce compartments.
Fill with gourmet salts for a beautiful tabletop presence or convenient use in the kitchen.
Salt Containers With Lids
Salt containers or boxes either have lids or seals to ensure moisture is kept out or simple openings to spoon your salt.
- And then many salt containers offer one-handed access, so that a pinch of salt can be added with ease.
- Salt containers are generally small or an accommodating size, so they don't usually take up much counter space or storage room.
Salt Should Not be Stored in Plastic or Metal Containers
History of Using Salt Boxes
- The use of salt containers has been popular throughout history.
- Ancient Romans used a container called a salinum to make an offering of salt during meals and provide salt to those eating.
- Large salt containers were used as a status-symbol during the Middle Ages. They were placed at the head of the table and were typically highly decorated.
- Once the Industrial Revolution started, salt and its containers lost their status symbols. Nearly every household had salt in a salt box/cellar with lid. In fact, salt cellars were one of the first things to be mass-produced using pressed glass manufacturing.
- Salt boxes kept their popularity until the early 1900sm when anti-clumping chemicals starting being added to table salt and this led the popularity of salt shakers.
- It is only recently that salt containers have become popular again, especially due to the increasing use of natural artisan sea salt by home cooks.
Sea Salt vs Table Salt
Your every day common table salt is typically washed and stripped of all natural minerals, bleached, chemically treated using heavy machinery and then the highly processed finished product also contains an anti-caking additive.
This large scale commercial process removes many of the natural benefits and minerals from the original natural salt.
In comparison artisan Sea Salt is minimally processed, very often hand-harvested and uses little or no machinery and with all trace minerals intact.
Sea salt contains several beneficial minerals and elements, and these contribute to their unique flavour, texture and colours in addition to many health benefits.
This is why many of the worlds top chefs and health professionals recommend the use of sea salt rather than common manufactured table salt.
Beautiful pink hue of gourmet Australian Sea Salt Flakes