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Old 03-28-2005, 04:26 PM   #41
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Currently, my spices are in the original jars in the cabinet next to my stove. But I saw a cool setup on the Good Eats show (any other Alton Brown fans here?) that I'm totally coveting and I'm gonna do that!

He has strips of velcro on the insides of the cabinet doors. Then he put velcro on the bottoms of metal spice tins and sticks them to the door (magnetic strips would probably work too). The names of each are written in sharpie marker on the top (Labels would be just as good, I'm sure). You just grab what you want, and then stick it back when you're done. Plus, you have more room left in your cabinet for other things.

Isn't that cool? So I'm looking for the metal tins now. :)
Try wal-mart or Bed Bath & Beyond.
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Old 03-28-2005, 05:01 PM   #42
 
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There are a myriad of ways to store spices I see!

Any more ideas?
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:02 PM   #43
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Like PA BAker I have a very small kitchen with little counter space. DH put small racks on the back of most of the kitchen cabinet doors for my spices, on the rest of them he put cup hooks so I could hang my utensils and find them easily instead of rifleing through draws for them. They do take some space up in the cabinets because you can't have things too close to the edge but them more than make up for it in storage space. On my linen closet door and the door to the garage we also hung shelves for more storage.
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Old 04-02-2005, 05:11 PM   #44
 
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I guess nobody else likes to grind their spices fresh! And nobody likes Mr. Dudley grinders either. http://www.closeoutstrading.com/HTM...ares_retail.htm

I am so sad.
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Old 04-03-2005, 10:20 AM   #45
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Don't be sad chocolatechef, we like you. Actually the Mr. Dudley looks like it would work great if I had a place for it. I can't afford any counter space. The only things I will have on my counter is my microwave, toaster oven and mixer, and the only reason the mixer is there is because it's too heavy to move in and out and I use it so often. Coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer etc is in a cabinet out in the garage and that is chock full.
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Old 04-03-2005, 11:19 AM   #46
 
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Don't be sad chocolatechef, we like you. Actually the Mr. Dudley looks like it would work great if I had a place for it. I can't afford any counter space. The only things I will have on my counter is my microwave, toaster oven and mixer, and the only reason the mixer is there is because it's too heavy to move in and out and I use it so often. Coffee maker, toaster, hand mixer etc is in a cabinet out in the garage and that is chock full.
Just kidding Spice! I am not sad.

You can put the Mr. Dudley in a wall cabinet. It spins and is only 7 inches tall.
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Old 10-30-2006, 07:36 PM   #47
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Thanks! This was a query I have been investigating for awhile via friends and internet. I have just thrown away about 200 or 300 dollars worth of herbs because of pantry bugs (organic stone-ground whole wheat or fancy rice blend is the suspected culprit) and didn't want to make the same mistake AGAIN - as it is very costly!

So when I buy dried herbs, I can store them in the freezer with no compromise in flavor/taste? Right? I sure hope so because this was a nightmare - pantry-wise.

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Old 10-30-2006, 07:38 PM   #48
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I wouldn't try Wal-Mart if it were the last corporate-greedy enity in the world.
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Old 10-30-2006, 08:00 PM   #49
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I understand your problem. When I lived in Louisiana, I had to store my flour in the freezer.
In regard to your question, yes you can Zan. They'll actually keep a lot longer. Just make sure you put them in zip-loc bags and squeeze all the air out. I would then put the bags together in a box or plastic container, so they don't get lost in the depths of your deep-freeze.


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Old 02-13-2007, 07:22 PM   #50
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Ground clove dissolves plastic???

I bought some ground cloves, bulk, in November, at Whole Foods. I stored them in a kitchen drawer in the plastic container supplied by Whole Foods. After 3 months, I found the cloves were outside the container, and the container looked melted. The container was never heated, so I'm assuming it dissolved, not melted.

Has anyone else seen such a thing? Is clove oil a known solvent for plastic? If I did it right, there should be a photo of the clove container attached this post.
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