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#1 Guest_Corey'smummy_*

Posted 12 April 2011 - 12:56 AM


Just a quick question When storing your flour and sugar what kind of containers do you use and where did you get them from.

If you know of any good websites that carry these items or know any good retail store's i would be more then great-full.


#2 fancie shmancie

Posted 12 April 2011 - 01:08 AM

I store my flours, sugar and rice in large glass jars with rubber seals and metal lever clasps similar to these, but bigger (perhaps 4 litre capacity):


The ones I have were bought at specialty kitchen shops, but I have seen similar in larger supermarkets.

Edited by fancie, 12 April 2011 - 01:09 AM.

#3 Steggles

Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:16 AM

I use the biggest size of the Ikea Jamka range - love them! Cheap too original.gif

#4 brazen

Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:23 AM

tupperware original.gif

#5 imamumto3

Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:30 AM


#6 ~miss*priss~

Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:40 AM

I buy sugar that already comes in it's own plastic container original.gif From memory, I think it's 4L.

#7 Mrs Bunny

Posted 12 April 2011 - 07:47 AM

Mostly the pour and store countainers they come in - CSR caster sugar can be bought in a pour and store, and I just top it up as I need from the paper packets. I really like them because they have handles (so I don't drop them) and they fit in my stupidly narrow pantry! For non GF flour, I also buy a brand that is fortified, non bleached flour and comes in pour and store type containers. Although I don't use non GF flour very often anymore.

As for GF flour... I need a solution there. I think I might buy something that comes in the pour and store so I can use those and label them (most of Sunrice's products can be bought in pour and store containers). The handles are what do it for me - so easy to pick up. I can't count the number of times I've almost dropped one of my glass jars. But not everyone has teeny hands like me, or is as clumsy rolleyes.gif (or apparently is as tight as me, either blush.gif )

#8 MiSS_E

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:34 PM

I store mine in these decor tellfresh containers, the largest one...it holds about 10kg

then I also have some in a smaller container on the shelf so I don't have to drag the big tub out just for a small amount, for that I use these ones, 2nd from the left:

I love the tellfresh containers, find them really good quality and they're often on half price special making them only a few dollars each.

#9 nadi~bicardi

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:39 PM

Formula tins biggrin.gif

#10 raven74

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:44 PM

In containers in the freezer.  I use flour/sugar about twice a year though, so it has to keep cool.gif

#11 ~Nic~

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

I buy the Sistema clip lock ones - they have them on sale half price at Coles every couple of months, so I just buy a few each time.

#12 la di dah

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:48 PM

Screw-top glass jars.

#13 Mamabug

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:50 PM

I used formula tins for many years; then my sister bought me some Tupperware Modular Mates, and I splurged on a few more!!

Now every year my sister buys me a MM for my birthday, bless her!

#14 BadgerBasher

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:51 PM

Just in the Kmart tupperwares, the 2 litre ones.
Good quality, cheap, good size.
Maybe one day I'll get nice fancy ones, but right now I'm saving for a stickmix.

#15 jorgo

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:54 PM

QUOTE (MiSS_E @ 12/04/2011, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I store mine in these decor tellfresh containers, the largest one...it holds about 10kg

I love the tellfresh containers, find them really good quality and they're often on half price special making them only a few dollars each.

best invention ever- stack well and are sturdy and only $7 when NOT on sale in coles/woolies/safeway

Rices sugars cocoas coconut and choc drops are in these

also stack well and seal reallllly well
and i like that all the lids are interchangeable i dont have to search for a lid

Edited by jorgo, 12 April 2011 - 02:56 PM.

#16 Speshelle

Posted 12 April 2011 - 02:55 PM

Flour is stored in a large jar with a screw top lid. Nothing fancy

As for sugar, I use an old coffee jar - like the moccona jars

#17 ~elle~

Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:00 PM

Tupperware modular Mates

#18 kpingitquiet

Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:10 PM

Systema pantry collection, here. LOVE IT! I label everything with my lil label maker, and it makes it real easy to see when I'm running low.

#19 white tiger

Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:38 PM

we use the plastic ones they have the 1kg ones in.

#20 rhiannonc

Posted 12 April 2011 - 03:53 PM

I store rice, flours & sugars in plastic 5L buckets I bought from a $2 shop, from memory.

I keep meaning to expand on the Tupperware collection, but 'not enough hours in the day' and all that  original.gif


Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:28 PM

I just use Click-Clack containers from Systema for all my pantry supplies.

#22 smultron

Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:51 AM

I have lots of the Decor brand containers that LOOK like the Tupperware modular mates- oval shaped with burgundy colour seal lids. I bought these from memory at Big W around 10 years ago and they have been absolutely fabulous.  not even sure if they still have them- I have large ones for flour and sugar etc and smaller ones for things like sultanas and even smaller ones for hundreds and thousands etc.  they stack on each other in the pantry.. must have a look next time I'm there for some more as I could use some more to get rid of the packets on shelves.

#23 kemisz

Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:56 AM

In old maccona jars.

#24 3_for_me

Posted 15 April 2011 - 08:59 AM

We had MAJOR pantry moth issues, I tried lots of containers including tupperware and the Tellfresh ones but the only ones that have kept the buggers out so far are the Sistema snap lock ones that jorgo mentioned(I think it's the rubber seal that keeps them out), my entire pantry is sistema now.  My mum's pantry is all tupperware and she is still battling pantry moths shrug.gif

#25 niggles

Posted 15 April 2011 - 09:04 AM

I bought the 1 kg plastic screwtop flours once and keep them in the door of my fridge. No pantry moths anymore.

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