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Old 09-11-2013, 04:57   #16
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

Thanks everyone for your replies. Currently in the Falkland Islands so no local Container Store or Walmart.. online shopping it is.

Lock n Lock', rubbermaid, systema, etc. type tupperware containers; I don't really like, not as convenient as a screw top and can burst open if the go flying - been there seen that. Besides they are not convenient to use in the small sizes - I use plenty in big sizes for bulk stuffs, spares, tools, etc.

Nalgene are almost indestructible but too narrow in the mouth, same goes for the aluminium bottles - those are only good for liquids.

PET type plastic bottles from Mayo and peanut butter, bulk spices are the best I have found so far but the lids on many brands are the type that lock with a 1/8 or 1/4 turn; that will come off if they do a full cabin flight in a knock down. Peanut butter always seems to have good lids.

I like the look of this style of lab Sample Bottle; not easy to find a supplier for half a dozen of them though.

Really don't like using glass containers at sea, perhaps they are OK for marina hopping or the trade wind routes but I sail in rough conditions on a regular basis and stuff flies around no matter how well you think it is secured.

Thanks for all the comments, keep em coming.

Oh - these EasyYo are really good, New Zealand brand, but only come in 250ml or 1000ml sizes.
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Old 09-11-2013, 06:31   #17
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

By mistake I bought some stacking lock n lock. The top one has a lid, but the top one is the lid for the bottom on.

Ended up making "kits" tea in top sugar in bottom. Raisins and walnuts for oatmeal.
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check out the OXO containers for thing you use often, very handy ,the top can be removed with one hand But $$
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Are you grinding your own ? Just keep the beans in the bag and strap tight with rubber band .
Dunkin Doughnuts coffee is already grounded in a bag you can strap.
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I was on a similar search the other day while in a Marshall's...came across some stainless containers of various sizes with tight locking clear plastic tops with silicone seals. They also had some completely clear plastic ones with the same closing arrangement.
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

the best quality, imho, is tupperware. we still have some that's got to be thirty years old. a bit pricey though...

www.tupperware.com
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Are you grinding your own ? Just keep the beans in the bag and strap tight with rubber band .
Dunkin Doughnuts coffee is already grounded in a bag you can strap.
It wasn't a coffee question... just searching for containers for coffee, tea, sugar etc.. that are used several times a day whatever the weather.

No Dunkin Doughnuts anywhere near hear either. The closest I know of is in Santiago airport (Chile).
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check out the OXO containers for thing you use often, very handy ,the top can be removed with one hand But $$
Yes they are very good and amazingly secure but the clear containers are not really durable, they split eventually. Not bad and I'd use them again but looking for something a bit tougher.
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

We've had good luck with the oxo brand: Amazon.com: OXO 10-Piece Good Grips Pop Containers Set: Kitchen & Dining

They withstood a rat onboard. We use them for whey, popcorn, wheat, sugar(s), noodles, almonds, etc, etc. Anything bulk we want to store.
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Yes they are very good and amazingly secure but the clear containers are not really durable, they split eventually. Not bad and I'd use them again but looking for something a bit tougher.
We're on year ~6 with ours, some get multiple uses a day and are still holding up pretty well.
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

Not sure why you want screw on tops, but maybe look at Nalgene..... medical and scientific containers.
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Not sure why you want screw on tops, but maybe look at Nalgene..... medical and scientific containers.
Because a good screw top will never come off; all the others will. Downside is you have to use two hands to open a screw top, or some trickery.

Been looking a medical and scientific containers - see the original post - and as previously mentioned the opening in Nalgene bottles is too small ( you can't get your fist inside to retrieve the last teabag - not me I don't drink tea but other so ). Nalgene bottles are tough !!!!
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

One more vote for Lock-n-Lock. NEVER had one come off unintended. If L-n-L isn't appropriate I use a Foodsaver vacuum sealer.
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

I love my Snap Ware which comes in all sizes and is available on Amazon. I found that square or rectangular containers take up less space than round ones.
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+1 on the OXO - We have a shelf that is packed from end to end with them. Bottom line, anything that is not round.
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