Bee House Salt Box
Our Favorite for Many Years
If you want an attractive vessel that will protect your salt against splatters and humidity (if only to a limited extent), a salt box is a nice option. Our favorite, the Bee House Salt Box, holds 2 cups of salt; solid and roomy, it sat sturdily on the counter, required infrequent refilling, and did a better job of accommodating cooks with large hands.
Bee House Salt Box
WINNER - RECOMMENDED
This sturdy flip-top salt box held plenty of salt and provided easy access to it, accommodating most testers’ hands. While somewhat vulnerable to humidity, this box was great at shielding salt from messes. It was a breeze to fill and clean and could be opened with one hand; a small handle made it convenient to lift for on-the-fly seasoning.
We maintain strict objectivity in all testing.*
EASE OF USE ★★★
EASE OF FILLING ★★★
MESS PROTECTION ★★★
HUMIDITY PROTECTION ★★
KEY: GOOD ★★★ FAIR ★★ POOR ★
Capacity: 2 cups
Materials: Stoneware, hinoki (Japanese cypress), stainless steel
Dimensions: 6.5 x 3.375 x 3.5 in
Item Number: ATKBSH
Item Weight: 1.25 pounds
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How We Tested Salt Storage Containers
Wondering if there was a trade-off between the access of an open container and the protection of a lidded one, we tested both kinds—two salt pigs and three boxes, ranging in price from about $10.00 to $40.00. We wanted a container that would be sturdy, hold a useful amount of salt, be easy to fill and access, and protect the salt from kitchen splatter and from clumping in humid conditions. And if we were going to get a dedicated salt container, it had to do all of these things better than a simple prep bowl, so we tested our containers alongside a 6-ounce glass bowl.
- An attractive vessel in multiple colors
- Protects against splatters and food contamination
- Protects (if only to a limited extent) from humidity and clumping
- Solid and roomy, requiring infrequent refilling and sitting sturdily on the counter
- Accommodates cooks with large hands
* OBJECTIVITY FIRST, LAST, AND ALWAYS.
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