Saturday, September 10, 2016

Saturday in the Kitchen with Charlotte


Over the years in my adult life I have been to many many Tupperware parties. I bought two of these containers for my flour. One for the All purpose flour and one for my whole wheat flour. The sales person guaranteed me that a 10kg bag fits into the bin. NEVER did it all fit in for me. UNTIL.....my youngest daughter was given a Tupperware Shower this spring. Those of us seasoned cooks could recommend what we found useful and what we didn't. The sales person told her that an entire bag fit into the container. I asked if that was so....how do you do it because I never was able to achieve it. Here is the secret! 

Place you empty container over an opened bag. 



Flip over the container so the bottom bag is now on top.


Make several slits into the bottom of the bag with a knife. 


Slowly lift up the bag.


Voila, it works!
Doing it this way doesn't allow the flour 
to aerate and the entire bag fits 
into the container. 


Close it up and put it away. It is as 
simple as that. Why I had not figured
this out on my own is beyond me
but I now know and so do you! 
How do you store your flour?


19 comments:

  1. I have glass jars, truthfully from Estate Sales. I used my silhouette and put labels on it for flour, sugar, wheat flour, corn meal, etc. etc. etc. I do know people that have those containers and I will tell them how to do it.

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  2. I use ice cream buckets for my flours and sugar. They're in the cabinet anyway, so not worried about aesthetics.

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    1. Me, too. Ice cream buckets have handles, which makes them easy to swing down from the shelf.

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  3. So hey Tupperware, you couldn't make the container just a tiny bit bigger in order to avoid all this rigmarole? Just say'n.

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  4. And here I thought I knew most Tupperware secrets.... thanks for the lesson. Late in life and I now buy flour in smaller bags.

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  5. I just choked on my coffee!! How brilliant is that tip?? I've always hate the flour plume blanketing my counters during the transfer. Thanks so much!

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  6. Wouldn't you think it would be good PR to include these instructions with the container!

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  7. Does a 10 kg sugar bag fit in the same manner?

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    1. I would think it would. I personally have not tried it though.

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    2. Yes, the sugar fits, very easily.

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  8. Thanks so much for the tip - I never would have thought of this, and certainly have not been told this at the Tupperware Parties I have attended! I, too, have always disliked the mess of empting the big bag into the Tupperware container, with flour dust everywhere! Thanks again!

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  9. I bought containers from King ARthur Flour. They are just as expensive as Tupperware but I do like them much better. They are under the Shop title and storage. I really like the King Arthur site not only for products (they ship to Canada and ofter have free shipping and other offers) but their recipes.

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  10. I used to transfer my flour to food grade buckets (with lids) our local bakery always gave away as they had so many.
    The buckets worked great, could get 10 pounds flour easily in each bucket, but I found after some time my flour seemed to be stale. I then bought Rubbermaid containers for the flour and they seemed to make the flour stale as well.
    I finally started leaving my flour in the bags they came in and have not had a problem with my flour since.
    I'm assuming it's because the bags are designed to keep flour fresher for a longer time.

    Joycelyn

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  11. I keep mine in those big tins they put the three kinds of popcorn in at Christmas. I've never had luck finding a decent Tupperware or similar plastic product that was a decent size. Do they still sell this container today or is it something they did at one time? I haven't been to a party in years but maybe time to look for one if they have these still.

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  12. I have been attending Tupperware parties for over 40 years. Not once did anyone mention this simple tip. Would have saved me many annoying "flour flurry" moments and messes. Thank you for sharing this with us! :-)

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  13. Love this tip and yes, I love my tupperware containers! Keeps the flour fresh and keeps the bugs out!!! Great tip on how to fill the container - my problem is that I always have a little left in the bottom of the container which needs to be used up first - so there is often some left in the bag for awhile.

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  14. I don't use any Tupperware anymore because of the BPA in the plastic.

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  15. I also have containers, somewhat transparent, into which a whole bag of flour *barely* fits. I slide the bag in and open the top of the bag. That's it. The bag stays in the container, and I can tell my AP flour from bread flour from self-rising flour, or whatever else I may have bought.

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  16. Sturdy plastic pitcher with handle. Lid snaps on and also has a hinged opening. Can pour small amount out top or remove lid for dipping with measuring cups.

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