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Topie: flour storage
February 2nd, 2010 06:03 PM
mlt102002 what do you use to store your 25 or 50 pounds of flour and sugar in the pantry? i NEED something....
February 2nd, 2010 06:39 PM
Becbec do you have a freezer? I store all my flour in the freezer until I am ready to use it. But we live in NC too...
February 2nd, 2010 06:41 PM
bpchecker I usually don't buy that much since its only 2 of us but my mom always stored it in a clean 5 gallon bucket with a tight lid. I wonder if those big pet food containers would work? I don't know how tight those lids fit but it would be worth checking.
February 2nd, 2010 07:03 PM
jimmysgirl Oh, to have a pantry to store that much flour.........I can only wish!! :)
February 2nd, 2010 08:25 PM
amyjane30 I store mine in a sealable rubbermaid tote...I've used the same one for almost 9 years now! :) works good.
February 4th, 2010 12:14 AM
esther_lynn have a flour drawer/bin in my kitchen that i can easily put 25# in. love it, but that wasn't too helpful was it?
February 4th, 2010 08:41 AM
Ernies Girls I keep my flour in icecream buckets in the freezer. One bucket fits perfect in my canister in the kitchen then.
February 5th, 2010 10:19 AM
rallyjan If you'd like to try a bucket, a store like Lowes has plain 5 gal. buckets for very a reasonable price. I buy most of my flour at the bulk food store in @ 10 lb. bags and keep in the freezer unless I'm going to use a lot right away. I keep some in my little pantry, too.
My Mom used to buy 50 # at a time, divide it into 2- 5 gal. buckets, then put one in the freezer and the other one in the pantry.
Sugar would be great to store in a 5 gal. bucket, and it wouldn't need to be frozen. Flour can get buggey if you don't use it fast enough. :(
February 5th, 2010 10:53 AM
jimmysgirl
Quote:
Ernies Girls wrote:
I keep my flour in icecream buckets in the freezer. One bucket fits perfect in my canister in the kitchen then.


I like that idea!! I'm gonna do that!
February 5th, 2010 02:38 PM
candlemakermom Clean dry wall mud buckets are what I use for all kinds of things like that.