View Full Version : Storing and dehydrating in plastic bowls or glass
01-17-2007, 01:55 PM
I found some bargains yesterday at least I think they are: Tupperware "colored" round bowls. Nice size for soup or salads. I'm confused on keeping these cheap thrift store bargains: think one 75 cents another maybe 50 cents. They are hidden in my car trunk so can't sneak out and look at the price as hubby is here.
I prefer glass for storing stuff in and being able to see through it in my refrigerator. Can't always guess right what's in these colored containers without any light going through. I know other companies have lots of plastic clear wear out there, but wondering what to do.
Thoughts on dehydrating in glassware like the chili, tupperwear or other clear through plastic containers.
Thanks. Just reflecting now as I don't normally use plastics. The Tupperwear could be nice for pouring my smoothie in and eating/driving on the road safely and not spilling it all over my lap.
01-17-2007, 02:03 PM
I tend to want to wrap stuff in wax paper if I need to store things in plastic. While I'm sure there is some outgassing that gets through to the food, at least it is minimized and the food doesn't ever come into contact with the plastic.
01-17-2007, 02:09 PM
I love plastic containers but they take up so much room in my kitchen.
I have a simple kitchen with no top cupboards. Just 1 wooden kitchen island with 3 bottom cupboards below and they are PACKED lol
01-17-2007, 02:55 PM
I'm really big on storing things in glass jars, but some recipes I am wondering what may or may not work and also the leaking of the plastic chems. The Tupperware I can stack in the refrigerator, but can't see through the colored bowls. This is the challenge--keep the cheap priced bowls from thrift or return them.
I have a large kitchen but a horrible layout. We live in a country setting so had to adopt this way or the mouse would find their way into our house. I have had a few very smart mice that refuse to leave and never get trapped either. Thankfully it's a few get in. No cat here or desires. May post about mice control eventually too.
01-17-2007, 05:20 PM
I use this for mouse control Carol:
It is very effective. I buy skippy peanut butter at the supermarket and I'll crumple up some paper towels and put it on one side of the cage and put a tsp of the peanut butter on the other, then set the trap down against a wall where the mice are around and leave it. Once one mouse goes in, others get curious and will more readily enter as well. Then I just take the trap out to where there's grass and a bit more wilderness than my setting here, which fortunately is not too far, and open the top of the cage and they just hop right out. Then I'll put more stuff in the cage and back it goes.
edit: The papertowels are because the traps sit on a concrete floor and so the steel gets very cold. I put it in so they can use it as a nest.
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