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Old 10-18-2006, 09:14 PM   #1
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Anyone else use a salt pig?


Several years ago I was buying knives at PCD.com when I saw this "salt pig" and added it to my order. It was a whim, but it has become one of the few things I allow on my counter 24/7. It allows me always to have salt for a pinch or a dollop, doesn't accumulate debris, and doesn't have a lid I need to deal with when I only have one hand to spare. Does anyone else use one?

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Old 10-18-2006, 09:24 PM   #2
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I keep my salt in a covered dish right now but when I go to my favorite kitchen store next time I'm going to get one! I LOVE those things!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE this particular style too! Just have to decide what color to get. And if anyone is thinking about dust getting into it it doesn't happen due to the contruction/design.

One of the few things you allow on your counter????? Oh dear, you wouldn't want to see my counters! lol
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:37 PM   #3
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I've never seen one of these before. Great idea!
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:45 PM   #4
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Does the salt clump up in humid weather?
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:03 PM   #5
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I keep my k salt in a shaker made for grated parm with huge holes. Like this one without the flowerrs.


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Old 10-18-2006, 10:05 PM   #6
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Does the salt clump up in humid weather?
Much to my surprise, no. I've used kosher salt and sea salt with a similar grain to kosher, and not had a problem even in NJ's humid summers.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:06 PM   #7
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Just got a couple of them to give our kids for gifts. I think they are cute.
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:08 PM   #8
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I keep my k salt in a shaker made for grated parm with huge holes. Like this one without the flowerrs.
Great idea, also. Regular shakers or mills just don't get the volume needed . . .
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Old 10-18-2006, 10:16 PM   #9
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Great idea, also. Regular shakers or mills just don't get the volume needed . . .
Thanks, I tried drilling out the holes on regular salt shakers but that didn't give me enough flow. One day I saw this in LnT and had a Eureka! moment.

I don't like keeping salt in a bowl/pig because of my concern over cross contamination.
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Like this one without the flowerrs.


If you say so Andy I love the flowers myself!
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