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#31 jgarner53

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 05:31 PM

Add me to the list of owners of the AB salt cellar. Mine's even signed! (under the lid)
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#32 Dianabanana

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Posted 09 July 2007 - 07:08 PM

I keep mine in a white porcelain ramekin, covered by the white porcelain lid from a broken Chinese tea mug. I only fill it halfway, so it only has a few weeks before it gets empty, then it goes through the dishwasher. I stick my fingers right in there, but I'm a pretty compulsive handwasher. I'm careful not to get garlicky fingers in it, because that's a nasty surprise the next morning in your pancakes. Even so, I usually get the package of salt out when baking, just to be safe.

#33 Kent Wang

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:14 PM

I've always used salt cellars but I wonder if a shaker would be easier to use, as you can use just one hand.

 

This Norpro adjustable shaker looks ideal and has good reviews on Amazon.


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#34 LBNoble

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:09 PM

I use 2 of those generic glass jars that pizzerias use for red peppers (i also have different sea salts in their original containers)they're on the side of the stove w/ 3 pepper mills-2 black, 1 white. Szechuan peppercorns are in a plastic container in the cupboard.

#35 andiesenji

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 09:13 AM

I've always used salt cellars but I wonder if a shaker would be easier to use, as you can use just one hand.

 

This Norpro adjustable shaker looks ideal and has good reviews on Amazon.

Since I last posted in this thread in 2007, I have added a couple of salt cellars to my collection and also bought three or four of these Norpro shakers.  They do "leak" a bit with very fine salt, if your turn them over and shake to loosen clumped salt. (And also cinnamon, because I use one for my cinnamon/sugar mix). 

 

They are also handy for other things that are used for "dusting" - one holds cornstarch and another powdered sugar (with a couple of the SecaPac desiccant thingys to keep that from clumping). 

 

This is a good price, they were 12.99 when I bought mine.  I actually bought five - and am now wondering where I put the other one...  Must be a "senior" moment...

 

In any event, I ALWAYS have a spoon (or more than one) in the salt cellars - as you can see in the photo on the previous page.  DO NOT LEAVE AN ALUMINUM OR OTHER METAL SPOON in the salt - it will pit it - take my word for it, I speak from personal experience.  I have had salt eat through the bottom of an aluminum salt shaker that was not emptied before it was put into storage.  Plastic measuring spoons are CHEAP and with one right in the container, you don't have to look for one when you need it.


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