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Flour Bins

foxybee Jan 13, 2013 06:39 PM

This seems like a ridiculous question, but I've had a 10kg bag of flour on my counter for the last ten years (hah, not the same one, but one bag after another) and I have never been able to find a flour bin that I love. What do you guys use? Where did you find yours?

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  1. Ruthie789 RE: foxybee Jan 13, 2013 07:02 PM

    A very large mouthed glass jar which I purchased from Walmart. Very convenient and pretty all at the same time.

    1. firecooked RE: foxybee Jan 13, 2013 07:32 PM

      Large Rubbermaid canisters, and I keep them in the cabinet.

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        tardigrade RE: foxybee Jan 13, 2013 08:09 PM

        For the all-purpose flour, a big metal canister with a very tight lid. It's pretty ugly, so it lives in the cabinet, but it holds 10+ pounds of flour. The bread flour is in a 5-quart glass jar with a rubber gasket and snap lid, also in the cabinet. The whole wheat lives in the refrigerator in its original bag.

        1. KarenDW RE: foxybee Jan 13, 2013 08:10 PM

          Previously, the tall rubbermaid canister which holds the 10 kg bag. But, now, I usually only buy 5 lbs at a time, max., and transfer to doubled, heavyweight zipper freezer bags, in the freezer, for long term storage.

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            sandylc RE: foxybee Jan 13, 2013 08:11 PM

            Two beautiful cobalt blue glass jars kept on the countertop. They are continually covered in flour, but that's O.K.

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              rasputina RE: foxybee Jan 13, 2013 08:12 PM

              I use those plastic dough containers they sell at the restaurant supply, they come in tons of sizes and have volume measurements on the side.

              examples: http://www.webstaurantstore.com/3551/...

              1. kaleokahu RE: foxybee Jan 14, 2013 10:21 AM

                Hi, foxy:

                I keep a 50-lb bag, double-bagged in plastic, on shelving in the big pantry, and fill from that into a Cambro that sits in the stillroom next to my scale.


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                  ButterYum RE: foxybee Jan 14, 2013 10:40 AM

                  I have a giant round canister made by tupperware that will hold a 10 pound bag of flour. If anything ever happened to it, I'd most likely replace it with a cambro container.

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