Storing Powdered Sugar

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An airtight container is helpful to maintain the consistency of this food. This page is about storing powdered sugar.


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When you open your bag of icing sugar bag or any bag, it makes a mess. This tip will help you.


  • bottle with cap
  • knife
  • any bag


  1. Cut the top of the bottle.
  2. Take the lid off.
  3. Put it on the hole in the bag.
  4. Pull it down on the sides
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  6. Put the cap on
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October 23, 2010

How do I keep my sugar from going hard in the bag?

By Shelly from Ashland, KY


October 23, 20100 found this helpful

Moisture causes sugar to harden. You can avoid that by storing it in an airtight container.

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October 27, 20100 found this helpful

Put a cracker or two in the container, that's what I do.

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October 27, 20100 found this helpful

I had that issue while living in Denver. Use a ziplock bag or a container that has a good seal. Add a slice of bread. You will have to change it every few days.


Turn the stale bread into crumbs, make french toast from it, add it to dishes requiring bread, feed it to the birds, etc. I had to do the same thing when I made cookies.

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November 9, 20100 found this helpful

Tupperware brand One Touch Reminder Canisters work great! They have a good seal so moisture is kept out, and they make it easy to scoop and measure ingredients. And, if you order them in January, they're usually on sale! At, $25-39 for a set of four, they're a bit of an investment, but I'd say they're definitely worth it!

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February 7, 2010

I don't want my powered sugar to harden in the pantry. What can I do to prevent that from happening?

By janet from Collierville, TN


February 7, 20100 found this helpful

I store all sugar in airtight plastic bags or a can, good luck.

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February 9, 20100 found this helpful

Just keep it in an airtight container, but do NOT put a damp paper towel in with it. While that is great for brown sugar it will only cause powdered sugar to clump into one hard brick. This is the voice of experience!

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February 9, 20100 found this helpful

I'd try putting the slightly opened bag of sugar in an airtight canister or plastic along with a wet paper towel. That has worked very well for my brown sugar.

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February 10, 20100 found this helpful

Put a piece of chalk in the bag.

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