Dry Goods Storage Suggestions?

Decorating By SammieB Updated 21 Nov 2011 , 5:02pm by leah_s

SammieB Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 1:50am
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So all you people who buy in bulk, particularly home bakers, where do you put your stuff? Obviously a 50lb bag of flour won't fit in my kitchen cabinet, but I'm tired of spending too much at the grocery story when I get over twice as much for the same price in bulk.

I have a closet in my hallway I've made into my cake closet, but I want to find some airtight containers for my dry goods that are big enough to hold it.

I've also got a stand alone freezer and have read before that some people will freeze their flour?

I want to get some ideas to throw on my Xmas list?

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chelleb1974 Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 2:36pm
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Most restaurant/bakery supply stores sell large airtight containers for flour, sugar, etc.... Maybe look and see if there's one in your area you could go in and see what they have.


jason_kraft Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 3:37pm
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We use CamSquares, a 50# bag of flour will fit in two large containers. You can buy them online or at restaurant supply stores.


tyty Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 4:22pm
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Speaking of Christmas, I have a large Xmas tree strorage container that I use to store dry goods. I think it would be large enough to store a 50lb bag of flour. It's large enough to store a 7ft tree and some decorations. I think hubby got it from K-mart.

jason_kraft Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 4:28pm
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A container meant to store non-food items may not be made with food-grade plastic, so you'll want to check with the manufacturer of the container before you use it store anything edible.

leah_s Posted 21 Nov 2011 , 5:02pm
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You can leave the flour in the bag, and put the bag in the storage container. I had our carpenter build a "window seat" (but there's no window). It's lines in the white paneling that youuse for shower enclousures, so it's very scrubbable. The lid/seat lifts up and all my 50# bags of flour and cocoa are stored there. Also smaller bags of sugar and flour. It's great and provides additional seating in my kitchen.

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