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Storage containers for flour, cornmeal, etc

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14 minutes ago, daveb said:

Inexplicably the square lids do not interchange between Cambro and Carlisle, if going this route pick a brand early.

 

I buy my Cambro from a very good local restaurant supply store where all of the pieces are al a carte. Cambro lids are very specific even within a style. You have to buy a lid that was made not just for the shape and size but for which material the Cambro is made from.

 

5 hours ago, DiggingDogFarm said:

Square 6-quart Cambro or Rubbermaid.

I found Rubbermaid's at Sam's Club.

 

I bought the round Rubbermaid containers that I ended up not caring for.


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15 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

I like round.  I have a large bedroom.

 

I am not allowed to store food containers in the bedroom. 

 

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No room in mine, that's where all the induction stuff goes....:B

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6 hours ago, dscheidt said:

I am not allowed to store food containers in the bedroom. 

 

 

I live alone.

 

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On 1/10/2017 at 8:26 PM, andiesenji said:

I have been using Cambro containers since I was catering in the 1980s and I still have some of the first ones I purchased at Smart & Final in Canoga Park when I still lived in the Valley.

I have every size from 1-quart to 22 quarts.  

A 10- pound bag will fit in the 8-quart container - you have to shake it down a bit to fit the last bit in.

I agree that the 6-quart size is right for a 5-pound bag.  

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Dang, this is beautiful!  The mind boggles at what you can whip up from such a clean, well-organized larder.  It looks like you could do it all blindfolded. Totally in awe...

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On 1/11/2017 at 11:09 PM, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

I live alone.

 

One of the benefits of singlehood.  What would be "her" side of the closet has storage containers, sous vide stuff, induction stuff, isi whips, sushi stuff and extra knives.:shock:  Some people think that's weird.  It may be why I'm single.


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23 hours ago, boilsover said:

 

Dang, this is beautiful!  The mind boggles at what you can whip up from such a clean, well-organized larder.  It looks like you could do it all blindfolded. Totally in awe...

That's just mostly empty ones I stacked on my pantry prep table for a photo.

This is the other side of the room ready for holiday baking - with several containers from the freezer (nuts and etc., that can go rancid). 

And the normal line up of various flours I use on a regular basis.  

The Excalibur dehydrator lives in the pantry along with an extra microwave and oven.

And I use my Brother P-Touch label maker with gay abandon - - -

My pantry is 9 x 12'

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31 minutes ago, andiesenji said:

That's just mostly empty ones I stacked on my pantry prep table for a photo.

This is the other side of the room ready for holiday baking - with several containers from the freezer (nuts and etc., that can go rancid). 

And the normal line up of various flours I use on a regular basis.  

The Excalibur dehydrator lives in the pantry along with an extra microwave and oven.

And I use my Brother P-Touch label maker with gay abandon - - -

My pantry is 9 x 12'

Pantry ready for holiday baking.png

 

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Send pictures of your bedroom.

 

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1 hour ago, andiesenji said:

That's just mostly empty ones I stacked on my pantry prep table for a photo.

This is the other side of the room ready for holiday baking - with several containers from the freezer (nuts and etc., that can go rancid). 

And the normal line up of various flours I use on a regular basis.  

The Excalibur dehydrator lives in the pantry along with an extra microwave and oven.

And I use my Brother P-Touch label maker with gay abandon - - -

My pantry is 9 x 12'

 

My DW said to tell you she's jealous. (So am I.)

 

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1 hour ago, andiesenji said:

That's just mostly empty ones I stacked on my pantry prep table for a photo.

This is the other side of the room ready for holiday baking - with several containers from the freezer (nuts and etc., that can go rancid). 

And the normal line up of various flours I use on a regular basis.  

The Excalibur dehydrator lives in the pantry along with an extra microwave and oven.

And I use my Brother P-Touch label maker with gay abandon - - -

My pantry is 9 x 12'

Pantry ready for holiday baking.png

 

Screen Shot 2017-01-12 at 8.22.39 PM.png

 

We're all coming to your house for the apocalypse. 

 

 

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Your pantry is bigger than my kitchen. 

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18 hours ago, Anna N said:

Your pantry is bigger than my kitchen. 

This was originally a "breakfast room" with "cute" (not in my opinion) double swinging doors (AKA "saloon" doors) between. If a decent sized table was placed where it was fully usable, it impeded progress into the family room because there was also a bulit-in china cabinet next to the doorway. 

The doors and the cabinet were the first to go, the latter replaced with a much shallower, free-standing cabinet which is my spice cabinet.

A few other alterations and a new electric line and three outlets so I could have several appliances going at the same time.

Then the heavy-duty shelving units - no wheels because they hold more weight without the wheels and a moveable butcher-block top "bench" not as tall as regular counters so it is easier to knead doughs and do other tasks for someone of average height. 

A new wall between the pantry and the family room, with a single swinging door hides it from view.  There is a large window (65 x 48") behind the shelving unit to the right that is hung with a Blindsgalore® Select Motorized Cellular Shade that lets some light through and has a remote control to open it if I need more light.  The matching window in my family room, which is behind my huge entertainment center, has a similar one but is a"blackout" shade.  

I really have no use for a breakfast room or nook or whatever. I have a counter at the other end of the kitchen with a couple of stools, which for me is a multi-tasker.  It would be different if I had a family but even then the way the room was situated was awkward.  Maybe because my dad was an architect and a builder, gave me an eye for such things.  

 


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12 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

 

Send pictures of your bedroom.

 

My bedroom is at the other end of the house, a very long trek.  Nothing even remotely food related in there.

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19 minutes ago, andiesenji said:

My bedroom is at the other end of the house, a very long trek.  Nothing even remotely food related in there.

 

When I saw the "send pcitures..." post it seemed to me that it was actually meant for daveb per this post:

 

13 hours ago, daveb said:

One of the benefits of singlehood.  What would be "her" side of the closet has storage containers, sous vide stuff, induction stuff, isi whips, sushi stuff and extra knives.:shock:  Some people think that's weird.  It may be why I'm single.

 

 

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Andiesenji, I have to say my curiosity knows no bounds. I have pantry envy of course, but my imagination is getting the better of me. You must live in some kind of farm/palace. Do you have a cow named Betsy who milks herself and then drops off a bucket to the dutch doors on her way out to graze in the orchards? Love seeing your pix. Wish I was your neighbor! 

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6 hours ago, Katie Meadow said:

Andiesenji, I have to say my curiosity knows no bounds. I have pantry envy of course, but my imagination is getting the better of me. You must live in some kind of farm/palace. Do you have a cow named Betsy who milks herself and then drops off a bucket to the dutch doors on her way out to graze in the orchards? Love seeing your pix. Wish I was your neighbor! 

No.  No farm. My house is mostly a long rectangle with the kitchen/pantry at one end/corner the master suite at the opposite end/corner with a laundry room, three bedrooms and a large bath between.  It's only 1890 sq ft.

 

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12 hours ago, andiesenji said:

No.  No farm. My house is mostly a long rectangle with the kitchen/pantry at one end/corner the master suite at the opposite end/corner with a laundry room, three bedrooms and a large bath between.  It's only 1890 sq ft.

 

But you must have massive storage room!

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4 hours ago, lindag said:

But you must have massive storage room!

I have a storage building 15' x 40' with more of the shelving units plus a bunch of used bookcases I bought when I first moved up here in '88 and some shelving units I bought when the old Penney's store closed in '92.  There is also a lot of stuff stored in the biggest bedroom that used to be my studio when I was still doing art work, it's 12 x 16.  I had planned to build a studio when I moved here but this room was adequate for my long bench and my other equipment so I never got around to that.


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