Thursday, January 29, 2009

Gamma Lids

My neighbor Angela enlightened me about Gamma lids and I thought I'd pass along this amazing tidbit.

The Gamma lid is a two-part lid. One part snaps onto the top of a 5-gallon bucket and the other part screws into place, forming a nice tight seal. Since they are pricey (6 bucks on sale plus the 3-4 dollar bucket), its not a cost-effective storage method for ALL your flour, sugar, rice, etc. However, it IS a nice solution for storing the things you'll be using in the near future. By the way, the contents of a 25 pound bag fits beautifully in a 5-gallon bucket.

I'm going to use this method for my white and wheat flour, sugar, whole wheat, and dog food. And, I am considering using it for oats, rice, and dried beans, too.

Anglela said that she uses the bucket and Gamma lid for her brown sugar and that the lid keeps the brown sugar soft. I've toyed with the idea of packing all my 2-pound bags of brown sugar into a bucket so that I can pull out one bag at a time.

(Don't you just love the photo of Abby's gaping mouth!)

1 comment:

  1. I love the gamma lids. I only use them on the bucket I'm currently scooping out of. Like one flour, one sugar. Then the lid will be passed on to the next bucket. (actually, i'm not sure if they can be resealed?) Guess I better check on that.
    p.s. would love to add some recipes! Can I contribute?