Best Cat Food Storage Containers

This guide was written by Joe Francis
Updated: September 9, 2020

One of the biggest challenges when it comes to cat food is how to keep it fresh for a long duration. Most cat food bags are not resealable and once you open it, it becomes hard to prevent moisture from entering which increases the risk of bacteria growth.

Cats like the crunchiness of dry food, and once biscuits absorb moisture, their texture changes and they become less appealing to the cats. By storing cat food in a container you can reduce the exposure to air and humidity and preserve the food for longer. You can also check different dry food options to make sure you are using a high quality food that preserves well - take a look at our list of the best dry cat foods in the UK.

Best Cat Food Storage Container

We have compiled our top 3 plastic cat food storage containers below. If you are looking for the best cat food storage tins, you can see those here.

Best Cat Food Storage Container

Top Pick

This cat food container is one of the easiest to use. It has a slide back lid opening that allows you to easily pour the right amount of food without spilling the rest. The size is commendable since it can comfortably fit 2.5kg of cat food and the best part is it is airtight. We found the seal worked well, with the sliding lid clicking into place. For the look and feel, we found this great value for money and the best cat food storage container on the market.

Best Large Cat Food Container

Best Large

Another Curver pick, but the 10kg size of this one will allow you to buy in bulk whilst keeping the food fresh at all times. The double opening system allows you to pour the cat food easily. It is airtight to prevent moisture and odour tight at the same time. Its another great value for money pick.

Best Budget Cat Food Container

Best Budget

This airtight food storage container is a great budget option for storing your cats food. Made of BPA free plastic, it is both durable and safe for storing your cats food. We found this container to hold between 1-1.5kg of cat food (advertised to hold 2kg) and comes with a handy measuring cup and pouring spout to make it very easy to use at meal times.

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Largest Cat Food Storage Container

Largest

The perfect cat food container if you have multiple cats! Coming with a wheel to make it easy to move when full, this cat food container can hold a huge 35 litres of food. Coming with an airtight lid and easy opening flap, this is a great option for keeping large bags of dried cat food fresh for your kitty.

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Best Cat Food Storage Tin

We have compiled our top rated cat food storage tins.

Best Cat Food Storage Tin

Best Tin

Our favourite cat food storage tin on the market, this stylish cream container will look great in any home. It includes a handy scoop to help at meal times, and the airtight lid helps to always keep your cats food fresh. The tin comfortably holds a 2.5kg bag of cat food.

2nd Best Cat Food Storage Tin

Close 2nd

The Lesser & Pavey cat storage tin came a very close second to the KitchenCraft alternative. This tin holds approximately 2kg of dry cat food, and comes with a round scoop (which we found slightly more difficult to use than the shovel design). This tin comes in cream, grey or sage to fit most kitchen styles, and measures approximately 23cm in height (excluding the handle).

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Compare the best cat food storage containers and tins

The main benefits of cat food storage containers

The main benefits of a cat food container are

  • They are airtight to help keep moisture away
  • They are easier to use - especially when pouring food
  • They are durable and can be cleaned regularly
  • They are made of suitable quality materials that won't leak into the biscuits
  • They are difficult for a cat to break into! 
  • They occupy less space in your kitchen, and are easy to store and odour free
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Things to look for when buying a cat food container

Although it can be easy to get distracted by the decorative designs of containers, there are a couple of functional requirements that you should make sure your storage features.

  • Size - make sure the container will hold a full bag of your cats food 
  • Plastic or metal? Metal tins are generally cooler, but more difficult to clean. All plastic containers included in this article are toxin free and suitable for cat food.
  • Airtight seal - make sure your container is airtight to to protect the food from absorbing moisture 

Why It’s Important To Invest In An Airtight Cat Food Container

Cat food is obviously very important to our feline pals. It is what gives them the nutrition and sustenance they need to continue being happy and healthy pets. This is why it is vital that the food you keep in storage for your pets is as fresh as it can possibly be. If you buy a big bag of cat food and don’t seal it back up properly every time you use it, for instance, it will spoil much quicker.

When you invest in an airtight cat food container, like those mentioned in our list above; you can empty the contents of the original bag into the container and keep the food knowing it will stay fresh for a considerably longer time than if it was not.

Furthermore, if you have more than one cat or a cat that eats a lot of food, or just like to buy in bulk every few weeks or months, you may have a a lot of food to store away. It’s better for the food to keep it in a container with an airtight seal.

Things To Consider When Looking For An Airtight Cat Food Container

Airtight is a key word when looking for cat food containers, as you want to keep air out and anything else that might be in the atmosphere that could speed up the spoiling of the food. It also keeps flies and other bugs from the food, as well as not being inviting for any rodents that may live in your local area.

As important as ensuring the container is airtight, you also need to think carefully about the size of container you need. It is usually best to purchase a container that is a little bit bigger than the amount of cat food you keep in your household at any one time, to ensure it will all fit inside safely.

The bigger the container you get, the more mobility and practicality becomes an issue. When you need a bigger container, look for one with wheels or strong handles that will make it easier to manoeuvre and store away even when it is completely full.

You should also check that the container you buy is free from toxic chemicals and is safe for storing cat food. There will normally be labels or some kind of indicator if it is. Don’t just assume that it is without checking though, because some of the less expensive models out there have been made with chemicals that could cause your beloved pet health problems.

Bottom Line

Cat food storage containers are a must in every home. They simplify the feeding process, and they do not cause a mess in the kitchen compared to the cat food bags. Most of the cat food tins are very attractive, and if you are a fan of having cat paraphernalia, they will be an excellent addition to your collection. It is also easier to check the quantity of cat food remaining, so you can be able to order the next packet on time.

Prices last updated on 2020-09-29

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