I was given these thick glass canisters for free. I thought they'd be great for things like sugar, oatmeal, flour, etc. but the opening is not wide enough for a measuring cup to fit in. I guess people get scoops for this but it seems like it would just be easier after all to just still the measuring cup into the flour bag like I've been doing my whole adulthood. What do you think? They are rectangular/tall.
Technically, when measuring flour, you're not supposed to scoop it out with the measuring cup. The proper way to do it is to scoop it into the measuring cup with a spoon and then use a knife to level it off.
If you don't want to use them for flour and such, would they hold pasta or rice or something like that?
In the last few years I've used a kitchen scale for baking instead of measuring into cups.
I really like it & there's less to wash up. So then it doesn't matter the size of the canister opening, or my technique in scooping into the measuring cup or not.
I'd say if you are questioning keeping something, you clearly don't need it and should get rid of it.
Sometimes it works to take a few mins to think about what other purpose it could serve, but if the perfect use for it doesn't come to you, I'd donate it.
Tall ones are often good for pasta such as spaghetti. If you like the look of them, you could try using them for that. Otherwise maybe pass them on to someone else and just use the method you are accustomed to for measuring flour, there is no right or wrong way if it works for you.