Sunday, October 14, 2012

My Pink Flour Bin.


When your're baking xgfx, it can take quite a bit more time to measure out so many different flours.  One huge time-saver I've recently discovered is a big flour bin.  I found mine a few weeks ago at an estate sale, it's just an ol' hot pink Tupperware container from the 80's, but it's big.  A big help, I mean.

Something cool actually came out of the 80s, hot pink Tupperware. (I'm guessin' here, could be the 90s, too).
Now when I bake or even just make pancakes, I simply pull this big flour bin out and bring it over to the counter.  No more going back and forth between my work bowl and the cabinet for a million different powdery substances.  It makes clean-up a lot faster, too.


It's big enough for about five or six bags from Bob's.  The bigger things I have go in large well sealed buckets, or in bags in the freezer.

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17 comments:

  1. Very smart and very shmancy.

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  2. That's a great idea, Kittee! I love the 80s! :)

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  3. You are like the gluten-free, funky-cool Martha Stewart – but bettah! xo

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  4. Excellent plan. I have my baking cupboard right above the counter so I just open it up and everything is there, but a big pink tub would be handy.

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  5. I despise pink, but this is a GENIUS idea! I have so many bags in my pantry and they are always falling over since they are hard to stack. I've put some into jars that aren't the same size and that is a pain too. I'm going to need to look for a tupperware thingy like yours. Just not hot pink. LOL!

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    1. aw, poor pink! i probably like it enough for the both of us, so there's that. i hope you find a bin for your stuff!

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  6. I could totally use such a big flour bin! It would also be great for staple cookie or cake ingredients.

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  7. that is handy! i've got my flours everywhere - some on the counter in containers, some in mason jars in the cabinet, some in the freezer, oats in the fridge.

    there are some great tupperware things!

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  8. Love the bin! I use quarter and half gallon glass jars to store all of my flours and starches, which my husband lined up for me on a couple of wire racks in our makeshift pantry. He grew up in a bakery and is a bit OCD about organizing our foodstuffs (the silver lining, though, is that he's a maniac about buying things in bulk). I think I need a couple of those bins to shake things up!

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  9. Nice idea! I have a smaller version of this for all of my nuts & seeds, way better than having a tonne of half eaten bags of food floating around the cupboard!

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  10. Brilliant! I'm always bringing out an assortment of glass jars from my pantry every time I bake something up. A container would certainly simplify things. Do you ever create an all purpose blend and keep that in a container?

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    1. Nope. I don't believe in all purpose blends. I like to either follow recipes that call for particular flours or make my own.

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  11. I starting storing food items in air-tight acrylic containers, because I wanted to be able to see the levels when I was meal planning and writing grocery lists. This works great for beans, flours, specialty items like nutritional yeast and TVP, and baking goodies (chocolate chips and what not). I also don't like stacking things very deep where I can't see the item in the back, which works out fine in my new tiny pantry.

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  12. Hi Kittee,

    I've been reading your blog for years but this is my first comment :) -because this is such a great idea. Obvious when you think about it, but like all good ideas, not obvious while you don't.

    I shall be investing in a flour bin, preferably in acid pink :)

    Thanks for the tip

    Kate

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  13. Your big bin rules. I keep my all-purpose flour out in a giant plastic gallon container, but everything else, I freeze. I am looking forward to cooler temps here in GA so I can free up some freezer space.

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