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Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« on: March 02, 2021, 05:08:37 PM »
Hey folks -
I'm looking to get some containers to start storing flours in - pulling the various bags out and such is messy so i'd rather get something clean looking.
At any given time i'll probably have 5 or 6 types of flour around - i'd prefer something that i can get in pretty well with a scoop though I'll probably want to buy in different sized containers as some i have 20 lbs of and others i only have a lb or 2 of.

Any favorites? Some of the posts i looked through were quite old and thinking there might be some new stuff that has everyone's attention.
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2021, 05:25:42 PM »
Cambro brand containers are good. But I've switched to heavy duty ziplock bags which are stored in freezer or fridge. Takes the least room, and you remove the excess air which is normally present in partially filled containers.

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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 10:20:42 AM »
I will need to do a similar exercise soon myself.  I am thinking about just going to some restaurant supply stores and seeing what makes sense.
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 10:27:50 AM »
Cambro brand containers are good. But I've switched to heavy duty ziplock bags which are stored in freezer or fridge. Takes the least room, and you remove the excess air which is normally present in partially filled containers.

Interesting idea on the zip locks ..... something like this? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0040002MC/?tag=pmak-20
what size would you suggest for 5lb bags? i'd think you'd want some room in there since flour's natural state is to fly about everywhere.
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 10:28:24 AM »
I will need to do a similar exercise soon myself.  I am thinking about just going to some restaurant supply stores and seeing what makes sense.

yeah, i'm considering oxo's just cuz they look nice but thinking a supply store might be in my future as well.
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 10:37:08 AM »
a 5 gallon food grade bucket fitted with a gamma seal will hold close to 25 pounds of flour. I have two and that's how I store a 50 pound bag of flour.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089QJQTS/?tag=pmak-20

Home depot used to carry them but I didn't see them online. There was a different version I haven't used. Looks pretty much the same.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bucket-Companion-5-gal-and-3-5-gal-Screw-Top-Bucket-Lid-in-Black-LD5GRLBK006/303808738?MERCH=REC-_-pipsem-_-303809104-_-303808738-_-N

But they fit nicely on a white, food grade bucket. Been using the two buckets with gamma seals for several years without a problem in a dry, 60-ish degree basement.


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« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2021, 11:01:05 AM »
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2021, 11:02:18 AM »
This is what I use for my 5lbs size flour. I mainly went for the shape. Took up much less room on the shelf than round. Line them up and label.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XJRMW5M/?tag=pmak-20
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2021, 02:46:10 PM »
This is what I use for my 5lbs size flour. I mainly went for the shape. Took up much less room on the shelf than round. Line them up and label.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XJRMW5M/?tag=pmak-20

Those look nice but what's with the little ornate scissors?
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2021, 03:05:24 PM »
Interesting idea on the zip locks ..... something like this? https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0040002MC/?tag=pmak-20
what size would you suggest for 5lb bags? i'd think you'd want some room in there since flour's natural state is to fly about everywhere.
This style is much better, easier to close. https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B000E0K71S/?tag=pmak-20

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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2021, 03:55:45 PM »
If you're looking for 50/55lb bag storage, I use these.
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2021, 07:28:57 PM »
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2021, 07:49:02 PM »
Those look nice but what's with the little ornate scissors?
Good question. Saw a posted question about the scissors on Amazon. No good answer. I know zero about this but some buyers use these for rolls of filament used in 3D printers. Can you cut it with scissors? Then I thought maybe folks put yarn in these and cut with fancy scissors. Very strange to me. Anyway like the containers for my use.
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2021, 02:00:47 AM »
a 5 gallon food grade bucket fitted with a gamma seal will hold close to 25 pounds of flour. I have two and that's how I store a 50 pound bag of flour.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0089QJQTS/?tag=pmak-20

Home depot used to carry them but I didn't see them online. There was a different version I haven't used. Looks pretty much the same.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bucket-Companion-5-gal-and-3-5-gal-Screw-Top-Bucket-Lid-in-Black-LD5GRLBK006/303808738?MERCH=REC-_-pipsem-_-303809104-_-303808738-_-N

But they fit nicely on a white, food grade bucket. Been using the two buckets with gamma seals for several years without a problem in a dry, 60-ish degree basement.

this looks great - out of curiosity - having no experience with these buckets - a quick amazon search turned up something like this for the bucket - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00A1LUFEY/?tag=pmak-20 does that seem like a good buy? I see a lot of buckets for a good bit more money - can't imagine there's much of a difference if i just purchase the lid you referenced.
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2021, 02:11:43 AM »
If you're looking for 50/55lb bag storage, I use these.

those are great for large bags - got a link for them online somewhere?
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2021, 07:10:31 AM »
this looks great - out of curiosity - having no experience with these buckets - a quick amazon search turned up something like this for the bucket - https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00A1LUFEY/?tag=pmak-20 does that seem like a good buy? I see a lot of buckets for a good bit more money - can't imagine there's much of a difference if i just purchase the lid you referenced.
I have two of these..

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Encore-Plastics-5-Gallon-General-Bucket/3694238

Much cheaper. There's a similar white, food grade bucket at Home Depot for pretty much the same price.

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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2021, 11:58:42 AM »
those are great for large bags - got a link for them online somewhere?

I think this is the one  -->  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00186O0MO/?tag=pmak-20
They are for pet food storage, but are BPA free and manufacturer (IRIS) told me they are food safe.

Doesn't come with a scoop though, so you need to but that as well.


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I have two of these..

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Encore-Plastics-5-Gallon-General-Bucket/3694238

Much cheaper. There's a similar white, food grade bucket at Home Depot for pretty much the same price.

I use one of those for brining turkeys.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2021, 12:00:59 PM by 02ebz06 »
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2021, 12:27:41 AM »
I think this is the one  -->  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00186O0MO/?tag=pmak-20
They are for pet food storage, but are BPA free and manufacturer (IRIS) told me they are food safe.

Doesn't come with a scoop though, so you need to but that as well.


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I use one of those for brining turkeys.


Thanks - shall track them down.
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Re: Looking For Recommended Flour Storage
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2021, 12:28:01 AM »
I have two of these..

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Encore-Plastics-5-Gallon-General-Bucket/3694238

Much cheaper. There's a similar white, food grade bucket at Home Depot for pretty much the same price.

awesome! much obliged.
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