There are many different types of cereal containers. Some containers exist for use in the home, while others are designed for food service. A common feature of most cereal containers is an airtight seal that keeps the contents fresh. Containers for cereal vary in size, shape, and style.
Some cereal containers are not made specifically to hold cereal. In restaurants and cafeterias, cereal may be stored in any container that is appropriate for food storage. A cereal container may be used in conjunction with a dispenser as well. For in-home use, people sometimes utilize any sort of airtight container to store cereal rather than purchasing items specifically manufactured for that purpose. Some people may use containers made from glass or ceramic, while others may choose plastic or metal containers.
One type of cereal container has a flip top, allowing a portion of the container lid to open so that people can dispense cereal directly from the container. Other cereal containers may have regular lids with a door in the lid for pouring, and many people use a scoop for this type of container. An individual can still pour cereal directly from a container that has a solid lid, but those with doors in the lids offer more accuracy.
Cereal containers exist in a variety of sizes. Containers made for use by a single person or small family may be of very small size, made to only hold the contents of a small box of cereal. Some households may consume a large amount of cereal and could require a large container for cereal. Households often use multiple cereal containers to accommodate different types of cereal. In the food service industry, very large containers are available to accommodate the contents of bulk-sized cereal boxes or bags.
Some containers are made specifically to hold kids’ cereal. This kind of container usually has pictures, designs, or a color scheme that would appeal to children. Sometimes containers are manufactured with product tie-ins, featuring logos, imagery, or characters related to cartoons, televisions, movies, or music.
Other cereal containers may serve the dual purpose of being a storage container and bowl. The bowl-shaped container will have a lid that is able to seal. Often container bowls are microwave safe, which allows people to reheat hot breakfast cereal later in the day. The bowl containers are also useful for people who bring their breakfasts to work with them and for children who like to eat dry cereal as a snack at school.