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Food storage types from singles to seniors

Although most people in urban areas can find a 24-hour supermarket or convenience store with late-night opening, almost every household still keeps a stock of dried and frozen foods. Pasta, sugar, flour, rice, salt cocoa, jam, tinned food, sauces, ketchup – and that’s only the short list of what people keep in their store cupboards.

Researchers have found that most people significantly underestimate the amount and value of their stored foods. One reason for this odd state of affairs could be that, in most kitchens, there’s no specific, central place for stored foods. They’re usually spread around in a number of different cupboards. This is obviously far from ideal. Disadvantages include the difficulty of keeping a clear overview, time wasted looking for things and the fact that some stored goods are overlooked at the back of a cupboard. So you go out and buy them again – exactly the opposite of the savings you hoped to achieve. But now these problems are history!


Simply find your type in our profiles of eight typical food storage types and you’ll find suggestions for the foodstuffs you ought to stock and also for kitchen storage unit that will best fit your requirements. Researchers have found that there are big differences in how people stock up on food. Common sense tells us that different people will have different needs and expectations. Your current life situation (single, responsible for a large family, senior citizen, etc.) naturally has a big influence on the amount of food you’ll store and the space you need for food storage.

These were the criteria we used to profile the eight storage types:

  • Number of people in the household (family status)
  • Their ages
  • Income
  • Preferences for eating, cooking, nutrition
  • Any specific attributes, eg, leisure time, hobbies, preferences, values, motivation and basic attitudes, health situation, etc.

On this basis, it’s possible to make recommendations for an appropriate storage unit: which is individually tailored to the type of storage.  At you’ll find some amusing films on different storage types. Why not take a look!

We’ve listed the different types, the recommendations for stocking up,
special requirements and the appropriate storage unit.

Have you found your storage type? So what’s the perfect kitchen storage unit for you?

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