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Old 19-02-2010, 19:09   #16
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Some years ago we met a couple of which the wife fancied herself a Chef and, accordingly, evidently carried quite an assortment of spices in bulk in zip-lock bags aboard their boat. As they related it, it seems on their return from a trip to Mexico they had rather a lot of difficulty with the Coast Guard in San Diego when their stock was discovered until their Oregano or dried Parsley or whatever proved not to be dope. During the interim the boat was alledgedly ransacked pretty thoroughly.

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I am hoping they know better than that now.

I wonder what the dog does when it gets a schnoz full of chili powder?
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I am hoping they know better than that now.

I wonder what the dog does when it gets a schnoz full of chili powder?

He gets angry, you won't like him when he's angry.
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I have numerous spices that do not come in a container.......well a bag is a container......

Looking for advice on the perfect container.

I envision a square shape for ease of storage, air tight seal and a perforated part on top for shaking.

Oh yea. Low cost - a given.

Anything super duper?
I try to buy spices in seed form.. cummin, coriander, fennel etc... grind in coffee grinder as and when needed... keeps flavours fresh for ages... and store in ziplock bags in large plastic ice cream container. Others like dried herbs are sold in re sealing bags over here so I leave em as is and store as above....
Don't forget to mark with indelible marker...lol
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I like to cook and have quite a few spices. We came up with this spice rack. It uses 9 1/2" x 19" x 3 1/2" (not including the paper towel holder) and holds 30 spices. Each jar holds a 1/3 cup and cost $.99. I buy in bulk and vacuum bag 1/3 cup bags. When I run out in a jar I just open a new bag and have fresh spices. We live in Corpus Christi for the time being and haven't had any moisture problems, despite the fact that the air is so moist and salty that I'm sure our lungs are filling with salt. Now if I could just get the husband to install the edging!
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We have over 70 spice containers aboard and they are all Tupperware... they close air-tight and are available in 2 sizes that have the same footprint.

here they are: Tupperware | Large & Small Spice Shakers Set

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I like to cook and have quite a few spices. We came up with this spice rack. It uses 9 1/2" x 19" x 3 1/2" (not including the paper towel holder) and holds 30 spices. Each jar holds a 1/3 cup and cost $.99. I buy in bulk and vacuum bag 1/3 cup bags. When I run out in a jar I just open a new bag and have fresh spices. We live in Corpus Christi for the time being and haven't had any moisture problems, despite the fact that the air is so moist and salty that I'm sure our lungs are filling with salt. Now if I could just get the husband to install the edging!
Are those plastic bottles?

Do they have a "shaker" piece inside?
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We have over 70 spice containers aboard and they are all Tupperware... they close air-tight and are available in 2 sizes that have the same footprint.

here they are: Tupperware | Large & Small Spice Shakers Set

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I saw those but at 3-4 bucks apiece I have not bought yet.
I do have some tupperware that is 20+ years old and still working.

I wonder if they make it like they used to. From just looking at the lunch table in the lounge they don't seem like the same plastic - stiff but still flexible.
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I did see these.

Amazon.com: Prodyne M-912 Stainless Steel Spice Rack, 12-Bottle: Home & Garden

Amazon.com: Prodyne A-845 Acrylic 20 Bottle Spice Rack
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I saw those but at 3-4 bucks apiece I have not bought yet.
I do have some tupperware that is 20+ years old and still working.

I wonder if they make it like they used to. From just looking at the lunch table in the lounge they don't seem like the same plastic - stiff but still flexible.
Hi Therapy,

We have them 2 years now and they are everything I ever wished for. Salt stays completely dry, they are big (the high ones) and yes, stiff but still flexible plastic.

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They are glass bottles with a shaker top. We got them at Cost Plus World Market.
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Safarina: After a galley reorganizing I'm left with this very question and think the test tubes are a great idea (although I am concerned about breakage and capacity). My local hobby shop has "regular" test tubes but your pictures rack looks the best. Where did you find it/them?
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That picture is one I pulled off the net.. notice the dean and delucca sign... must have cost a wad...

I would go to a science supply. I know that there are sturdy plastic tubes available, but I like glass so when I change flavours the last occupant does not linger. Some of mine have screw tops, which I really like.

I have broken one once in a while, but not usually when they are stored. more often when I set one down where there isn't a raised edge and it ROLLS off the surface! The tube rack is good that way as you can stick them back in quick.

The tubes come in lots of sizes, mine are mostly 6"

I also use containers like this that I have emptied and refilled


I use a pill container as well for stuff I only carry a small amount of at a time


The pill container has no shalker option, but the 4 compartment container might be rigged with shakers easily.

Can you tell I use LOTS of herbs and spices!
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We use tiny kilner jars, and write a paper label and stick it on. The spice rack is shallow shelves against the engine room bulkhead in the galley, with fiddles and bungee. Very secure and effective and spices keep pretty well. We keep about 40 or 50 different types aboard for extended cruising, buying them mostly in markets as we go.

Got the jars in a couple of big boxes in some cheapy shop in the UK.
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Here is one place where you could order test-tube type bottles (non glass):

Baby Soda Bottles - Giant Test Tubes at Steve Spangler Science

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