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Old 10-15-2008, 07:07 PM   #1
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Salt keepers

Does any one use a salt keeper? What are the pros and cons? Should I get a regular wood or olive wood. I am thinking about this one...any real life info would be greatly appreciated.

I know Berard makes one, William-Sonama and Bonjour.



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Old 10-15-2008, 10:11 PM   #2
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I have a glass salt cellar I use for kosher salt.
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:31 PM   #3
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I use an old glass jar with a cork stopper. Someday I will graduate to a real salt cellar....
To keep it "dry", I put a dessicant packet from some other package in the bottom and change it out every now and then. :)
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Old 10-15-2008, 10:35 PM   #4
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I have one that is ceramic and then a wooden box with 6 compartments..I love both..They keep the salt perfectly.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:00 AM   #5
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I have a ceramic salt pig, open on the front, sitting right next to the stove. Even in my HUMID Missouri summers, the salt in the pig never clumps. The salt shakers sit right next to the pig and get beads of water on top and the salt clogs the holes, but the pig salt is fine.

Somebody 'splain the physics/chemistry of that to me, please.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:33 AM   #6
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I just got a salt cellar. Prior to that I used a small, round tupperware container. The one I got has the sliding top on it and is wood. Amazon had two in this style, a small and a large. I got the small first and sent it back. It not only held a very small amount of salt, I could not comfortably get my fingers into it to grab a pinch. The large is more what I would call a medium size and is perfect.
I just got one of those Unicorn Magnum pepper grinders today. Very chintzy looking for the price, but man what I nice grind. At least they put the work into where it counts.

I have a couple tupperware salt and pepper shakers out by the grill. Basically just for hamburgers, as I season everything else inside the house. I keep them outside year round and never have a clumping problem.
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Old 10-16-2008, 10:50 AM   #7
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I have this one and I love it.

I prefer one with a lid so that insects and dust and other things can't get it.

The advantages of a salt cellar is that you have salt handy and you can just grab a pinch when you want.

There is no advantage of olive wood over other types of wood. It is just aesthetics.
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Here's mine
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That is a nice looking one pacanis.
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Old 10-16-2008, 11:15 AM   #10
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Thanks GB. I needed one with a lid, too.
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