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Old 04-23-2007, 06:12 PM   #11
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I just use salt right out of its original blue box Why do you guys transfer your salt into another container?
So easy and convenient to reach in take a pinch or two. I use it every time I cook, and I cook a lot.

Bugs? There are no bugs. Why WOULD there be?

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Old 04-24-2007, 11:27 AM   #12
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It's pretty safe to say that our common household pests (roaches, fleas, flies, ants, beetles, etc.) are going to give the salt pigs a no-go. Feeding on salt or even falling unsuspectingly into the salt would cause them to write out their wills as they would "mummify". Sal****er creatures are what you'd have to worry about and if owning a salt pig will cause shrimp, crabs, and lobsters to visit my house they are most welcomed. :):) BTW where does one purchase one of these?-----Been cooking for 30 years and have learned something new.:)
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:32 AM   #13
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OMGoodness--I tried to print the words "salt" and "water" as one word and the filter bleeped out the letters--that's why you see the **** and if you spell out the missing letters you can see why. Sorry for any confusion!
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:40 AM   #14
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I have a shaker jar meant for grated cheese or red pepper flakes. It has very big holes and never clogs with my kosher salt in it. I can easily get a lot of salt fast and distribute it evenly over a food item.

I have an issue with using hands that have touched raw meat dipping into a container of salt that would also season other items.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:38 AM   #15
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BTW where does one purchase one of these?
SLT, W-S, Food Network online store. I'm sure other kitchenware stores have them.
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Old 04-25-2007, 12:48 AM   #16
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I have an issue with using hands that have touched raw meat dipping into a container of salt that would also season other items
Ick!!!!!I would never stick my nasty, raw-meat contaminated hands into my salt box (I don't have a pig--I like a lid on things), nor would I handle my pepper mill or spice jars with nasty contaminated hands!
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:37 AM   #17
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Ick!!!!!I would never stick my nasty, raw-meat contaminated hands into my salt box (I don't have a pig--I like a lid on things), nor would I handle my pepper mill or spice jars with nasty contaminated hands!
That's those preppy people on TV who rub meat and then wipe their nasty hands on a dry towel and then use the towel to remove the moisture from lettuce leafs and then wipe their hands on the same towel and go on to making dessert! PBS had a husband/wife couple presenting a food show in which they did not even wipe their hands on the towel! After some viewer comments, they tried to remember but were not always successful. We at home wash our hands frequently when cooking.
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:17 AM   #18
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I have a salt pig (red one) out all the time. When I need to salt lots of chicken or anything raw I put the salt in a small bowl and work. Then toss the salt in the little bowl and wash. - that way my salt pig does not get contaminated.
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Thanks foodstorm for where to find them!!!!!!
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