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Flour Bin for Kitchen Drawer

Tuck's picture

I'm looking for some ideas for bins to insert in one of my kitchen drawers for my flour.  I want to store the unbleached and the bread flour in the same drawer so need a divider.  Does anyone have these in their kitchen and if so what's it made of, does it have a cover?  Any ideas of where I could start looking for one, or is it possible for me to make one?  Thanks



~tuck
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RheaS's picture

(post #53794, reply #1 of 13)

How deep are your drawers? I've seen short (height) and deep (length) rectangular plastic containers that have a hinged top (hinged about halfway across the lid).  I think those would work if you can find them. I think I saw them at the local restaurant supply store. If they come in different colours, it might be good to have one colour for your A/P flour and another for bread flour. I stupidly mixed up my A/P flour for bread flour the other day and I ended up with pillowy soft foccaccia that I don't like.

Glenys's picture

(post #53794, reply #2 of 13)

http://us.cambro.com/webapp/commerce/command/ExecMacro/CAMBRO/macros/main2.d2w/report?cgname=Storage%20%26%20Shelving

I sent you think link Cam. Apart from having metal bins custom-made, they'd be my first thought.

Hope link is working correctly, this is the type of container I mean:

CamSquare® Food Storage Containers - Camwear®


Edited 3/27/2002 3:11:32 PM ET by GLENYSMORGAN

RheaS's picture

(post #53794, reply #3 of 13)

Those are exactly the ones I was thinking of. The new sliding lids would be better than the hinged, IMHO.

Tuck's picture

(post #53794, reply #4 of 13)

Rhea_S went to the site and am wondering where you are finding the sliding lids.


Rhea, seek & you will find - I found them, thanks.
~tuck
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Edited 3/27/2002 3:11:36 PM ET by tuck

Tuck's picture

(post #53794, reply #5 of 13)

Thanks Glenys.  Will go shopping.


~tuck
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DavidG's picture

(post #53794, reply #6 of 13)

We had a pair of inserts custom-made by the people at http://www.custominserts.com.  They are clear acrylic boxes with hinged flip-up tops, and we're very happy with them.  If I remember right, they cost about $150 each, but that was a drop in the bucket in the kitchen renovation budget.  If you're interested, I can try to post a picture later.

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Boston - zone 6B

Tuck's picture

(post #53794, reply #7 of 13)

Do post a picture DavidG - I'd like to see them.  Thanks


~tuck
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DavidG's picture

(post #53794, reply #9 of 13)

Here you are, tuck....  Handles are available but I opted out for the extra height it gave me.  It's easy enough to lift at the edge to flip the bin open.


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Tuck's picture

(post #53794, reply #10 of 13)

Now that's a lovely set-up, thanks for the picture DavidG.  I'll see what I can find.


~tuck
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Tuck's picture

(post #53794, reply #11 of 13)

David, today I found a company who makes acrylic drawer inserts for food and flour and they are not too far from me, was discussing this with them today and I just need to change the hardware on the drawer so it opens to it's full capacity and also take into consideration the measurements including the drawer pull on the drawer directly above it so they open wide enough. I sent them your picture. Can't wait.



~tuck
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Edited 4/3/2002 2:07:05 AM ET by tuck

DavidG's picture

(post #53794, reply #13 of 13)

Tuck, that's great!  Allowing clearance for the drawer pull on the drawer above was something we overlooked, but with the tolerances we allowed, we're only an eighth or sixteenth of an inch too close, so no serious harm done.  By the way, each of those inserts will hold between 6 and 7 pounds of flour or sugar, which makes it convenient to refill with 5-lb. bags.  I don't know how they come packaged for you - comparable, I would guess?

(just popping in from the garden...)


Boston - zone 6B

baker2006's picture

(post #53794, reply #8 of 13)

Cam (Tuck),

OK, it is gonna take me some time to get use to all the new names.

Here is an address for what you are looking for, hope this helps (found it looking for acrylic bins made to order for my baking center.) I actually called them, but they guy told me, I was better off looking for somebody locally so I didn't have to pay s&h, but they are closer to you.

Acrylic Concepts

Acrylic bins for cabinetry drawers

Redmond, WA

(425) 881-3603

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Tuck's picture

(post #53794, reply #12 of 13)

Thanks KCB.


~tuck
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