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Episode 203 - 50's Redux
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Keeping it all together
Canister sets have always been an important part of our kitchen environment. But I believe they perfected the design in the 1950's, when it seemed there was a set designed for each and every kitchen. You can tell by the sheer variety of canister sets available at garage sales and flea markets.

A canister set is made up of four containers, one for flour, one for sugar, one for tea and the last one for coffee; all items that, at least in the 50's were used on a daily basis. In the 90's kitchen however, canister sets are perfect for keeping cookies and other less decadent treats nice and fresh.