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Old 09-27-2005, 01:27 AM   #1
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How do you store your flour?

I've recently started storing my flour in a gallon size ziploc bag (I thought it'd be easy to measure out of) but am unhappy with it because flour gets in the grooves and the bag won't zip anymore. Looking for a new way to store flour, that is easy to measure out of without making a huge mess!

So, how 'bout it? How do you all store your flour and are you happy with it?

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Old 09-27-2005, 01:34 AM   #2
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I store mine in a tupperware like container. Airtight and keeps the crittters out. This is what I store all my flours and sugars in except for brown sugar. I leave brown sugar in the original bag and put that bag inside a ziploc bag.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:24 AM   #3
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I store mine in a gallon plastic jar or a glass one. I also do my sugar the same way.I have 2 jars of sugar and 2 of flour. I do my brown sugar the same as Sierra.
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Old 09-27-2005, 05:42 AM   #4
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We store all our flours, grains and sugars in matching glass jars... they look nice as well as functional... (see the pic below... those things at the bottom half, with blue top...)

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Old 09-27-2005, 06:41 AM   #5
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I store mine in large airtight plastic containers with a top big enough to get measuring cups into. I also store any other flour or meal based products in the same type. My sugar is stored in an old "Tom's or Lance" glass jar. With just the two of us and not baking as much as in the past, my flour stays longer than before. I place the bags in the freezer as soon as I buy them and they stay there until my jar is empty. I miss cooking so many things, but must say the labor is certainly less.
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Old 09-27-2005, 08:32 AM   #6
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I used to store mine in large zip lock bags too, but found them messy and not easy to work with. I got some airtight metal containers from Williams Sonoma or Crate and Barrel I think and those have worked out well. Bugs can't get in and they are easy to use. I keep a measuring cup in the flour container so anytime I need flour I just need to open it and scoop some out.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:35 AM   #7
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I'm with Sierra on this one - I have tupperware containers (the stackable rectanglular ones) for flour, sugar, brown sugar, dark brown sugar, salt, powdered sugar, chocolate chips and nuts. It makes my cupboard organized and it's very easy to scoop stuff.
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:36 AM   #8
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I remember reading somewhere that sometimes critters might actually come with the product and that it's a good idea to freeze for 24 hours and then put in containers.

Would love to have a pantry full of nice metal or glass jars. Double baggies and a plustic tub for me, though!
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:39 AM   #9
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Glass jar, in refrigerator.
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Old 09-27-2005, 10:04 AM   #10
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I store mine in an antique glass jar with a screw on lid
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