If you are looking for a simple kimchi container that gets the job done, then this one is for you. This kimchi container keeps kimchi vibrant and crisp with little to no odor in the kitchen. The brown container prevents light from entering, which is critical when fermenting! The best aspect is the adjustable inner vacuum lid that minimizes incoming air and consequently protects the surface of the food. With the container’s super fine pores, air flow is reduced to a minimum to keep the food fresh while preventing aerobic bacteria from thriving. Ultimately, the simple design of this kimchi container won’t create fuss in the kitchen.
This one hits all the important points. It is easy to use and creates that anaerobic environment which is important to make a good kimchi batch. There is also an adjustable inner vacuum lid that minimizes the air inside. With 9 different sizes, this kimchi container is great for yourself and for a huge group!
2nd Runner Up:
Unique looking but extremely effective! Our honorable mention goes to the Easy Fermenter Wide Mouth Lid Kit. The lids are not only easy to use and clean, but there is also a calendar dial that helps you keep track of when you started your ferment, meaning you do not need to babysit your ferments anymore. The kit also comes with an air pump which should be used toward the end of your ferment when bacteria have slowed their growth. All the pieces can be separated from one another so that you can precent any mold to form in the seal or under the date dial. Totally different from the original kimchi containers you see, this one, with its multiple parts and air pump, is sure to create that perfect batch of kimchi. In all, this wasn’t the best kimchi container which is why I couldn’t label it as the best, but it is interesting looking and unique so I couldn’t NOT mention it.
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Other kimchi containers tested
Capacity: 1.5 cup uncooked rice
Materials: High Heat resistant plastic
When it comes to microwave rice cookers, the Maxi-Aids microwave rice cooker is one of the best values. It is great for making small servings of rice and rice-based meals in just 18 minutes. It comes with flip-down lid locks for safe cooking, a cover, a measuring cup, and a rice spatula. Recipes and instructions are included too.
Why a kimchi container?
What is a good kimchi container?
Why trust us?
As we don’t have the capacity to go out and test all of these kimchi containers ourselves we opted to do the next best thing. We applied similar methods as we have for our Best Restaurants posts: relying on the power of the customer base, researching with integrity (we do not have any ties to the companies making these kimchi containers), and being self aware enough to know that we are not smart enough to put forward our own opinion. We are simply relaying all of our research in as consumable of a format as we can.
How we chose what to test?
We decided to make this as easy as possible. We wanted to look at kimchi containers that everyone in the US would have access to buy and that had a good amount of data that we could peruse through. We chose Amazon for its near ubiquitous use for online shopping, went straight for “kimchi containers”, sorted by customer ratings, and went down the list looking for any that claimed to create a tasty batch of crisp kimchi.
|Component||Crazy Korean Cooking's Premium Kimchi Container||E-Jen Premium Kimchi, Sauerkraut Container Probiotic Fermentation with Inner Vacuum Lid||Easy Fermenter Wide Mouth Lid Kit||Kenley Fermentation Crock Jar 5 Liter & Pounder||Premium Easy Wide-Mouth Fermenting Kit|
|Efficacy (Don't bother buying - Grandma's kimchi) (1-10)||9||9||9||9||9|
|Convenience (No kimchi for you - No hassle) (1-10)||10||10||9||7||8|
|Durability (High risk of shattering - No insurance needed) (1-10)||9||9||9||7||9|
|Air flow (Whirlwind - Air tight) (1-10)||9||9||9||9||9|
|Overall Score (Save yourself - A perfect bath) (1-10)||9||9||9||8||9|
What to look forward to
First thing, of course, is to build out the stable of reviewed kimchi containers. We’ll be going down our list as quickly as we can but if you have any kimchi containers you are curious about hit us up and let us know. We are continuing our great journey into the hardware side of the culinary world, come along and help us see it through!
Wrapping it up
It was great seeing how many kimchi containers there are out on the market that do a great job of creating a nice fermentation environment for kimchi; but with kimchi’s famously pungent smell, there’s nothing out there that will eliminate all traces of what you’ve got stored in your fridge. However, given how well the containers out on the market today keep your fridge (and your life) smelling fresh the future is bright. Let’s just hope Elon Musk decides to indulge his kimchi loving heart and decides to dedicate a research team to solving all the kimchi problems in our lives. (I have no idea what Elon’s feelings of kimchi actually are, no tech genius/billionaire was harmed in the making of this post).