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Old 09-11-2013, 18:58   #31
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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

Why must you get your hand into the container to get the last teabag? Why not just turn it over?
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Old 09-11-2013, 19:01   #32
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Here is a Nalgene that might fit your desires: Jar - 32 ounce Straight Sided BPA Free
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Why must you get your hand into the container to get the last teabag? Why not just turn it over?
You take things very literally I see.. what if there is three in there and they are wedged... a normal teaspoon won't reach to the bottom etc., easier to wash. many reasons why a wide mouth is required.
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Here is a Nalgene that might fit your desires: Jar - 32 ounce Straight Sided BPA Free
Thanks that's a good find. The Nalgene site I was looking at didn't have that shape; probably regional differences in product range. PIty there isn't a 750ml (24oz) size but certainly if they are built like the standard water bottles then they should be good.
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Old 09-11-2013, 19:45   #35
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Hmm thanks, should say this is not my first time on a boat.. just looking for the holy grail..

I don't like that site much.. lots of words.. not much information and very US centric.
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the best quality, imho, is tupperware. we still have some that's got to be thirty years old. a bit pricey though...
I second the tupperware, and I also have mine for 20+ years. Worth the extra $$. They are not screw on, but very durable and watertight, however I do secure everything on board when underway.
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Go to a camping store and buy Nalgene wide mouth bottles. Come in a wide variety of transparent colors including clear. They come in 500ml and 1l. They are lexan and meet all your criteria.
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Best match for the criteria you stated.
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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.
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Here in Oz the Decor brand has a line of screw top bottles that are in three sizes, I use them a lot so can recommend them, but they are not water proof if held underwater and will leak, so are not 'airproof' obviously, but useful for storing things that don't need to be airtight, like Tea-bags, pulses, flour and so on.

They are stocked in every supermarket and are fairly often offered at a '50% off Special Price For a Limited Time', which is when I buy them
Cuppla dollars each then....

I believe the Nalgene bottles are water and air tight.....

But the only way to be certain is to seek containers with a rubber seal. Don't know of any off hand but will keep my eyes peeled...
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"like Tea-bags, pulses, flour and so on"

What are pulses?

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Pulses are, Beans, Lentils, Cereals, pseudocereals, and some nuts. See Wikipedia for more. They are foods of the ancient world, too. Wiki has pictures of lentil plants. I never saw one at all, just their pic.

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Hi, I think you may have been too hasty in rejecting Lock & Lock. These look like exactly what you are looking for...

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Re: Galley containers - tea, coffee, sugar etc.

Costco just had a sale on the OXO 8-pack, so I bought several and have begun transferring our dry foods into them. I especially liked the modular design since I am preparing to totally remodel my galley food storage lockers. The OXO containers allow me to build narrow shelves that roll out on full extension rollers, pull what I need from the shelf, and close up securely. They also ensure little waste space so I can carry more stuff in the lockers. I'll send pics as they become available. The OXO 8-pack doesn't carry all the sizes, so I looked around and found several suppliers for the very large storage jar, 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 12 1/2", good for my homemade breakfast cereal, crackers, oatmeal, etc.

Costco also has the Rubbermaid Premier food storage system that is microwave-safe. I got a couple sets so I could use the smallest storage units for all of those leftovers and goodies that I currently am wasting zip-lock bags on.
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Hi, I think you may have been too hasty in rejecting Lock & Lock.
So when we started cruising in feb 2008 i bought a collection of Lock & Lock boxes and only 1 has lost its flappy bits! That was a sugar container used every day, countless times when i was drinking coffee with sugar.

The Lock and Lock boxes really have been the bees knees. Very well worth the money.


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