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Powdered Sugar in Bowl

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

 

Storing Sugar

Storing SugarGranulated sugar should be store in a sealed container in a cool dry location. If sugar is a free from pests and other contaminants and stored properly, it has an indefinite shelf life. Keep reading for more tips and information about storing sugar.

 

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Waterproofing Cookie Tins?I would like to water proof/moisture proof some cookie tins so that I can repurpose them for flour and sugar canisters. Obviously, whatever I use needs to be food safe :) I also need to figure out how to have the lids seal to the sides better to help keep out air and moisture. Any suggestions are appreciated!

 

A binder clip used as a chip clip

Binder Clips for Closing Food BagsBinder clips are a sturdy alternative to the colorful plastic clips used for keeping chip bags and other food packages closed. Try some; you may find that they are a better choice than the popular plastic options.

 

hanging onions

Using Pantyhose to Store OnionsExtend the life of your onions by keeping them dry. Use an old panty hose leg to hang them; tying a knot between each one is even more helpful. This is a page about using pantyhose to store onions.

 

Hanging potatoes in pantyhose.

Making a Nylon Potato KeeperThis is a page about nylon potato keeper. A fun way to store potatoes that keeps the air flowing freely is in a nylon stocking.

 

Pasta and Grains in Jars

Storing Pasta and GrainsDried grains and pastas can be preserved for a long time if kept in air tight and bug proof containers. This is a page about storing pasta and grains.

 

Chocolate

Storing ChocolateThis page is about storing chocolate. Maintain the color, shape and freshness of your cacao seed product until it is consumed.

 

Canned Sauerkraut

Shelf Life of Canned Sauerkraut?This page is about the shelf life of canned sauerkraut. A fermented cabbage product that is very acidic.

 

Baking Powder

Storing Baking PowderThis is a page about storing baking powder. Proper storage of baking powder will increase its shelf life.

 

A jar full of raw oats.

Storing OatmealThis page is about storing oatmeal. This grain will keep for a long time if properly stored.

 

Storing Bread

Storing BreadThis page is about storing bread. There are a number of ways to keep your bread fresh as long as possible.

 

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Preventing Sugar From HardeningI operate a kitchen for a Ruritan Club. We have stored large quantities of sugar, both brown and white in large containers. I buy in bulk to help save costs. Is there an easy way to prevent the sugar from hardening in the containers? Something that could go in the same container, but not contaminate the actual product?

 

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Keeping Saltines Fresh?I love saltine crackers, but lately I am having a terrible time storing them. I do not over buy. I buy a new box and store them in a sealed storage bag when I open the first sleeve.

 

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Waterproofing Cookie Tins?I would like to water proof/moisture proof some cookie tins so that I can repurpose them for flour and sugar canisters. Obviously, whatever I use needs to be food safe :) I also need to figure out how to have the lids seal to the sides better to help keep out air and moisture. Any suggestions are appreciated!

 

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