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Salt: Where do you keep yours?

NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 02:04 PM

I keep mine on the counter in a Staub mini cocotte.

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  1. Delucacheesemonger RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 02:15 PM

    Drat, being a collector is annoying at times. l collect salt and have over 80 different ones from all over the world. Three or four at least are out on the counter at most times kept in old ground glass jars, old mustard jars, and a small salt pottery thing from Brittany in the shape of a boat. Also have a collection of wooden boxes, quite small, which are used to schlep quite pomposely to restaurants, where l drag out my Slovenian Fleur de Sel or whatever. It is tough even for me not to think my collecting is not ridiculous

    1. tracylee RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 02:24 PM

      OK, I'm not nearly as bad as Delucacheesemonger, but I do seem to have a variety of salts.

      I keep table salt in a salt pig beside the stove for easy seasoning during cooking and measuring during baking.

      The kosher salt is in the cupboard with my variety of finishing salts - only 9, I think.

      Oh, and I stocked up just before we found that we both had to go on low-sodium diets. So we gave away the bacon salts!

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        escondido123 RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 02:34 PM

        I use large holed glass shakers for the Kosher salt, a big one next to the stove, a small one next to the salad area and a small one on the table. Regular iodized salt is in a drawer by the stove--it gets used when boiling pasta or potatoes.

        1. chowser RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 02:45 PM

          Kosher salt, twist top, varying hole sizes

          Sea salt in grinder

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            paulj RE: chowser Mar 8, 2011 03:33 PM

            Kosher - a small wide mouth jar that I can pinch from.

          2. ocshooter RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 02:47 PM

            Kosher salt in a plastic tub with a screw on lid, upper cabinet next to the stove.

            1. I used to know how to cook... RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 04:05 PM

              Is this thread serious???

              I have salt in an open pottery pot near my stove, also in <GASP> A SHAKER!!

              Edited to add: It's regular plain old ordinary iodized salt.


              1. chefathome RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 8, 2011 04:57 PM

                I have far too many to keep out (at least 20 kinds) so keep my top 3 in wooden salt cellars, some in glass vials and some in the pantry in their cute little boxes/containers. But I do use every single one of them.

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                  Nanzi RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 05:51 AM

                  I keep Kosher in an open crockery jar, sea in a grinder, regular in a salt shaker, all on top of the
                  back of my stove, right where I need them, when I need them.

                  1. srsone RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 05:56 AM

                    regular table salt is in the classic tupperware salt and pepper shakers...

                    kosher salt for cooking is in the container in the pantry...(has the shaker holes built in)

                    1. applehome RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 09:29 AM

                      For cooking:

                      I use this without the little spoon for pinches or use a measuring spoon when I need more. Alton Brown used to sell this on his site.

                      Ceramic grinder with sea salt on table:

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                        mpjmph RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 09:37 AM

                        I keep kosher salt in a 2 cup lock-n-lock container at the back of my large wooden cutting board, right next to the stove. I keep plain old table salt in the cardboard box it came it in the pantry, and really only use it for baking when kosher doesn't dissolve as well. I also keep pickling salt in the cardboard box in the pantry.

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                          AdamD RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 09:39 AM

                          Kosher-in a little ceramic cup right up on the top of the stove-next to my pepper mill.
                          The morton's is in the cabinet.

                          1. Novelli RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 10:06 AM

                            I keep my kosher salt, uncovered, in a crystal bowl on a shelf above my work table, with my peppermill and evoo. Having something large enough to reach in to makes it easier for me to throw handfulls of salt into my pasta water.

                            1. Ruth Lafler RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 10:55 AM

                              I have two different salts in small canisters on the shelf above my stove top; a salt grinder for sea salt, and a canister to hold store sea salt to refill the grinder. Then various other salts in their original packaging. I do have a salt shaker, but I only put it out when my Dad (who loves salt and hates frou-frou) comes over.

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                                nutmegr RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 06:51 PM

                                Living in Florida, humidity is an issue, -so I keep the kosher salt in a mason jar on top of the microwave, which is near the stove. Sea salt is in a grinder in the cupboard.

                                I like the idea of an open container, but it doesn't work well here for me.

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                                  srsone RE: nutmegr Mar 10, 2011 06:57 AM

                                  i also reside in floriduhhh..
                                  i put rice grains in the regular salt shaker..they keep the moisture down

                                2. Quine RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 9, 2011 07:10 PM

                                  Use sea salt (trader joe's was last bought) in a dollar store tupperware pour juice use sorta container. I live at the shore. Otherwise in my salt grinder for short term use.

                                  1. Will Owen RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 10, 2011 10:45 AM

                                    I do have some rock salt in a grinder, and some smoked salt in another one, but I never seem to use them. Mrs. O brought three nice glass canisters into the relationship, in graduated sizes with cork lids; the smallest, about a quart in size, is where I keep my everyday salt, Diamond Crystals. It sits on the counter near the cooktop and next to the work table, so I can dip some out as I need it. For table use I do have a shaker, if it's wanted, and for dinner parties we have an oldfashioned salt-cellar with a spoon.

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                                      DJade RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 10, 2011 11:43 AM

                                      Plain old iodized here, in the spout container I bought it in......

                                      I'm more of a pepper person.

                                      1. KaimukiMan RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 10, 2011 11:51 AM

                                        the morton's is in the box it came in kept in a cabinet next to the stove. I have a salt shaker around somewhere, i think. the Hawaiian salt (1 red and 1 white) are kept in the packages they came in on the same shelf as the mortons. Spoon or pinch it out when I need it.

                                        1. Uncle Bob RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 10, 2011 12:05 PM

                                          You know those little empty 4oz. pimento jars???... In those.....

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                                            CDouglas RE: NotJuliaChild Mar 11, 2011 10:33 AM

                                            Kosher salt in an RSVP Endurance salt server. Just like Alton Brown.


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