Sheri is looking for a good flour canister. Can you help?
I am completely hooked on Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day (which I originally spotted on your site). I haven't bought bread at a store in two months now, which is amazing considering I have an 8-month-old and work full time.
My newfound love has required that I acquire some new kitchen tools. I've found most things I need, but I can't for the life of me find a flour canister that will work.
We're going through lots of bread, so I'd like it to hold 10 pounds of flour. I don't have extra cupboard space, so it has to look nice enough to keep on my countertop. (A pop of color would be great, but at this point I'll take anything.) It should have a wide enough opening that I can fit a 1-cup measurer in the top. And it would be great if the lid sealed.
Sheri, we like these Click-Clack canisters but they definitely don't hold 10 pounds of flour, and they wouldn't be great on the countertop. But they are light and easy to maneuver, even when full.
Here is one other idea (pictured above) more suited to your criteria:
• English Baker's Stoneware Canister, $59.99 at Amazon
It's not cheap, but it's very handsome and seems to have all the features you are looking for. Also, check out the reviews of the canister and its set at Chef's Catalog. There are several other serious bakers who are very happy with it.
OK, readers - your turn. Do you have anything you would recommende to Sheri?
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