Salt is undeniably the most important ingredient in the kitchen. It brings out the flavor of your food and drinks, adds texture, and can even be used as a preservation or cooking method (think preserved lemons or salt-baked fish). So why is such a crucial ingredient so often stowed away in the spice cabinet or trapped in an imprecise grinder or shaker? Salt deserves its own designated container, one that's handsome enough to live on your kitchen counter at all times. We recommend using a salt box—the wide mouth makes it easy to dip your fingers or a measuring spoon into, and the vessel serves as a gentle reminder that whatever you're cooking could probably use a little more salt. Whether you call it a salt box, cellar, pig, or keeper, here are our favorite containers for keeping salt within reach–where it should be.