Having a biscuit tin is a great way to keep your biscuits and cookies staying fresh and tasty for longer. But not only do they keep the bugs and moisture out, but they can also even add to the aesthetic of your kitchen without cluttering up the place with plastic wrappers.
Biscuit tins come in many shapes and sizes, from large steel biscuit barrels to glass cookie jars with bamboo lids. Read on for our step-by-step guide to finding the perfect biscuit tin for you, including the 10 best in the UK on Amazon, Argos, John Lewis and eBay!
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
For a more in-depth look at our comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to find out more about the different types of biscuit tins available and learn how our ranking was determined.
Spotted Dog Gift Company
Chelsea Collection Birds Round Biscuit Tin
General Store Retro Cookie Storage Tin
Giraffe Biscuit Barrel
Super Mario Question Mark Cookie Jar
Emma Bridgewater Strawberries Biscuit Barrel
Black Biscuit Tin With Bamboo Lid
Dog Biscuit Barrel With Lid
Mr Fox Cake Tins
Round Glass Jar With Bamboo Lid
Vintage Chinese Style Storage Jar
Large Biscuit Barrel Available as Part of a Contemporary Kitchen Storage Set
A Retro Biscuit Tin Made From Durable Steel
Large 5 Litre Biscuit Tin With Gold and Pink Savanna Scene
The Perfect Cookie Jar for Mario Fans
Add a Touch of Summer With This Airtight Strawberry Biscuit Tin
A Luxurious Steel Tin That'll Stand the Test of Time
A Ceramic Biscuit Barrel for Dog Lovers
A Trio or Stacking Biscuit and Cake Tins
A Minimalist Glass Jar With Antibacterial Bamboo Lid
Go Vintage With This Unique Ceramic Jar
|Capacity||5 litres||-||5 litres||-||-||-||1.4 litres||5.3, 3, 1.3 litres||660 ml||720 ml|
|Dimensions||17.3 x 17 cm||21 x 19 cm||18 x 20 x 18 cm||15.9 x15.9 x 14.3 cm||20.5 x 17 cm||17.5 x 13 cm||26 x 16 x 16 cm||25 x 13.2 cm, 22 x 10 cm, 18 x 6.7 cm||11.4 x 10.4 x 10.4 cm||12.4 x 12.4 x 11.8 cm|
|Material||Steel||Metal||Steel||Ceramic||Tin||Steel, bamboo||Ceramic||Tin||Bamboo, glass||Ceramic|
If you live with several other biscuit lovers, or you like to keep your cupboards full, a large biscuit tin with a capacity of 4 litres or above is a good idea. On the other hand, if you're a less frequent biscuit eater, it doesn't make sense to have large biscuit tin taking up space in your kitchen. So something smaller than 3 litres will more than do the job.
Not all biscuit tins have their capacity listed in litres and sometimes dimensions are given instead. As long as you have a tape measure handy, this shouldn't be a problem as you can use it to get a rough idea of how large a biscuit tin will be.
Look for a biscuit tin that has a lid with an airtight seal. These seals prevent air and moisture from getting to the biscuits inside, stopping them from going stale and soggy.
Another avenue is to find a tin with a lid made from a material with antibacterial properties. Bamboo is a great option as it eradicates any bugs and bacteria that attempt to survive on the lid, doesn't impart chemicals and won't absorb flavour from the food. That's a win all-around!
Even though they're known as biscuit 'tins', biscuit tins and barrels can be made from all sorts of materials. The material used can have a significant effect on its appearance and the way you use it.
Most importantly, the chosen material affects the biscuit tin's durability. Tins made from a flimsy materials, such as actual tin, are prone to dents which may ruin its aesthetic appeal. By choosing a sturdier material like steel, your biscuit tin will look great for years to come.
That said, while some materials won't dent, they may still be prone to breakage - Ceramic being a perfect example. Commonly used to make biscuit tins, it looks great but is almost guaranteed to smash when dropped. If you have children in your home who have access to the countertop, you may want to opt for a biscuit tin made from something else instead!
This ranking has been compiled by the writing team at mybest UK via careful evaluation of the points made in the buying guide and thorough research of each product and comparing multiple verified customer reviews across the EC sites used.
|Dimensions||12.4 x 12.4 x 11.8 cm|
|Dimensions||11.4 x 10.4 x 10.4 cm|
Set of 3
|Capacity||5.3, 3, 1.3 litres|
|Dimensions||25 x 13.2 cm, 22 x 10 cm, 18 x 6.7 cm|
|Dimensions||26 x 16 x 16 cm|
|Dimensions||17.5 x 13 cm|
|Dimensions||20.5 x 17 cm|
|Dimensions||15.9 x15.9 x 14.3 cm|
|Dimensions||18 x 20 x 18 cm|
|Dimensions||21 x 19 cm|
|Dimensions||17.3 x 17 cm|
Written and researched by Ben Willimett
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