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Old 05-20-2005, 02:01 PM   #1
 
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Question Canisters! What's in your kitchen?

I was just thinking about canisters. We need them to keep our foodstuffs safe from spoilage, from bugs, and that sort of thing.

But for me, standard canisters in housewares stores don't hit it. What do you like to use? What are the pros and cons.

Enquiring minds want to know......

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Old 05-20-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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I use the Tupperware ones to store actual foods in. They're in the cabinet. The ceramic ones out on the counter contain rubber bands, recipe cards, twist ties from various things, a playing card with Elvis's picture on it (don't ask), and a whole bunch of those little packages of soy sauce, hot mustard, etc. from the Chinese takeout place.
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:05 PM   #3
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I have three from Tupperware that are probably older than most of you..LOL they are round and stack on top of each other in my cupboard. One is for sugar..flour and rice.
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P.S. Paul uses my "old" ones for screws, nails etc..they are antiques by now...
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I have three from Tupperware that are probably older than most of you..LOL they are round and stack on top of each other in my cupboard. One is for sugar..flour and rice.
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P.S. Paul uses my "old" ones for screws, nails etc..they are antiques by now...

My Paul does the same thing.

I just leave my flour and sugar in the bags they come in.
I've never had a problem.
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:17 PM   #5
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I have the big rectangular tupperware containers for flour and sugar (each holds a 5lb.bag-full) and I have the matching smaller rectangles for dark and light brown sugars, powdered sugar, chocolate chips and nuts. They're in my cupboard. I also keep bay leaves on all the shelves of my cupboards, as I've heard it keeps any creepy crawlies away. I've never seen one in there, so either it works, or I'm just lucky.
I don't keep any food on the counters except my fruit bowl.

I'm STILL looking for the perfect cookie jar! I can't find a good one!
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Old 05-20-2005, 02:19 PM   #6
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I have three from Tupperware that are probably older than most of you..LOL they are round and stack on top of each other in my cupboard. One is for sugar..flour and rice.
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I have the Tupperware ones too. You can tell how old they are by their colours. LOL. I store flour, brown sugar, white sugar, icing sugar and tea in them.
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I'm STILL looking for the perfect cookie jar! I can't find a good one!
I had the durnest time finding a cookie jar I liked myself!

It took me years of searching. But I have one now, and I have never seen another one just like it.

I wish I had a digital camera. But if I find something similiar online, I will post a photo.

It looks like an old time country store glass candy jar and is made of aqua glass.
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Your cookies last long enough to go in a cookie jar? I gave up on that years ago. If I manage to actually get any off the racks and into something, they go into the 4 liter pails from ice cream. LOL. They never last more than a couple days.
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Dad is diabetic, and I am fat and try not to eat too many!

My neices don't come visit that often to clean out the jar real fast.

This is similiar to my cookie jar, but mine can stand upright or at a slant. Also my jar is a lot larger and has a screw top metal lid.

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I'd love to see a photo!

choc, if you ever see one on ebay (as I know that's your home away from dc) pm me
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