Bulk dry goods dispensers are handy when you want to keep food fresh for a long time but also easily accessible. Most food dispensers varieties are used for cereals, but they can also be used for rice, coffee, nuts, teas, candies and other assorted dry foods. These kinds of dispensers are usually found in the dry goods areas of supermarkets but can also be very handy when used at home.
The architecture of a dry goods dispenser is such that food is gravity fed. Dispensers can be wall mounted or designed to fit on a counter-top. Most dispensers are built with plastic, the more expensive dispensers will be made of glass which prolongs the life of the foods and the dispenser themselves.
Prices of these food dispensers are based on the types and sizes needed. They can range from simple at home use sizes, to medium store sizes to giant industrial size dispensers.
When looking for a good bulk dry goods dispenser here are some characteristics to look for:
- How easily will food get jammed in the dispenser?
- What are the smallest dry foods that will fit?
- How well will it keep your dry goods?
- Portion control?
Zevro Portion Control Single Compact Edition Dry Food Dispenser
This dispenser is built by Zevro, a company that specializes in storage & preservation’s, tea, coffee, spice, gadgets, dispensers and more. The Zevro brand was first introduced in 2003 and has since been innovating in this industry with the latest in portion controls, food preservation and space saving designs.
This unite is especially built to preserve freshness up to 45 days and works well for cereals, nuts, beans, granola, candies, rice and more. This dispenser can hold up to 17.5 oz. of dry goods. Listed as shatter proof and being scratch resistant.
Not only does this keep dry foods well preserved, it dispense in portions to help with weight management.
- Keeps dry goods fresh up to 45 days
- Holds 17.5 oz.
- Scratch resistant canister
- Portion control
- Space saving design
- Does not work well with smaller contents, like salt or sugar
- Not 100% air tight
Zevro Dual Dry Food Dispenser **
This food dispenser is our current top pick of the group. It combines ease of use along with a long storage life of about 45 days. Overall this unit sits about 16 inches high, 12 inches across and should fit perfectly on a counter-top or table. Perfect for cereals, oatmeal’s, candies, beans nuts and rice. This is a dual canister system that lets you store two different kinds of dry goods and can hold up to about a gallon or 17.5 ounces of dry food.
We liked the portion control the best, its 1 ounce per twist. It’s easy to use for both children and adults without a lot of fuss. The tray is removable for easy clean up.
- Can be taken apart and cleaned easily
- Very durable design
- Currently highest rated on our list
- Perfect as a pet food dispenser
- Not wall mountable
- Does not hold fine powders
Zevro SmartSpace Wall Mount Triple Dry-Food Dispenser
This wall mounted dispenser is perfect for easily accessible cooking dry foods or cereals. There are three canisters, each can contain up to 13 ounces of dry goods. Each canister has a portion control valve set at 1 ounce per turn. Three turns will get you about 1/3 cup. These canisters are designed to keep food fresh for up to 45 days.
These dispensers are designed for smaller dry foods such as rice, beans and oatmeal. Larger cereals will have issues. Its dimensions are 5.75″ by 15.25″ by 16.37″. If you are short on pantry space or want a cleaner solution for your kid’s cereal habits, this is the perfect dispenser for you. This dispenser currently holds a 4.5 star rating out of 92 reviews.
- Each canister comes with attachable measuring cups.
- 3 canisters, each holds up to 13 oz.
- Easy cleaning. The entire tub disconnects from the racks which includes the measuring cup, bottom and top lids.
- Mechanical in nature, no batteries or plug in needed.
- Does not work well with finer foods such as sugar or flour. Works best with small cereals.
- Cannot be separately mounted. They must all be mounted together.
OXO POP Cereal Dispenser
We usually have three or four different style of cereal boxes opened in our house, by the time we get to the last box it’s almost always stale. If you’re tired of stale cereal, this is a great solution. This dispenser is engineered for freshness. Perfect for cereals, flour, rice, pet food, detergents and more.
This container is BPA free. Only the silicone gasket is able to be washed in the dishwasher, all other pieces need to be washed by hand. Unit comes in three different sizes: small, medium and large. A box of Special K (14.7 ounces) fits fine into the smaller size. The dispenser is designed with special grips to make handling safer and easier.
This dispenser is currently featured at the top of this article as our feature image.
- BPA Free
- Perfect for just about any dry cereal
- Comes in three different sizes
- Easy to grip and handle
- Scratches easily
- Takes some assembly
- Not 100% air tight
Zevro Premier Designer Dry-Food Dispenser
This dispenser can hold up to 17.5 ounces of dry food goodness. If you have not noticed, this is the fourth Zevro on our list, simply because they are the best at what they do and that’s creating dry food dispensers (among other things). Like the previous model, this one is also built to keep dry food fresh up to 45 days, although still not 100% air tight.
One twist dispenses about an ounce of dry goods. The canister is also shatterproof and scratch resistance. The biggest difference between this model and the last one is the look and feel. The design is based around a contemporary metallic powder coated steel look.
- Holds 17.5 oz of dry goods
- Canister is scratch and shatter proof
- Beautiful contemporary design
- One ounce of dry food per twist
- There is some ‘leakage’ from smaller cereals which could be an issue if you have bugs
- Not 100% air tight
A good bulk dry goods dispenser will keep your food fresh, tasty and easily accessible. If your looking too save some space then a bulk dry good dispenser is perfect.
We covered the top five food dispensers on the market and noticeably Zevro held the four positions. When it comes down to it, the differences between the Zevro’s are the design and shape of dispensers, most of the major features are the same. Pick the one that looks the best in your kitchen.