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

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

      1. 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. 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.

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

            1. 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. 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.

                Aloha,
                Kaleo

                1. 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.