Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kitchie Tip: Flour Duster


This lil guy?  He rocks my world.  He used to be an empty container with a sifter lid that I picked up at our local health food store.  He cost a whopping 99 cents.  I picked him up in the bulk spice aisle, so he was most certainly destined to be filled with something exotic like garam masala.  But I altered his destiny...I filled him flour and I use him lovingly almost every day.  How many spice jars can compete with that?

I was tired of the constant mess I dealt with because of dusting the counters when working with dough.  So, when I saw something similar to this somewhere on-line, I knew I had to make my own.  Its a game changer.

I always keep this on my counter so I can quickly grab it and dust flour to and fro! It sprinkles a light dusting of flour evenly and quickly.  It's always within arm's reach.  It means no more plunging my sticky, doughy hands into a bowl of flour and then having to throw the leftover flour out.  It is so purposeful.

I use it to dust the counter when laying out pasta, to dust the top of my pie crusts as I roll them out, and I even use it when I'm kneading bread.

You know you want one.  You know you deserve it.  So now, go out and get yourself a cute little spice jar with a sifter top and dust away!  It'll be the best 99 cents you've ever spent.

29 comments:

  1. This tip has rocked my whole world. GEN-I-US!

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  2. What a great idea. Thanks so mu h for sharing.

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  3. Great idea! I always try to get fancy dusting my counters, but end up making a big mess. I've got a few spices that are almost empty, so I will have to remember to keep the container to try this. I've been planning on making some pasta this weekend, so this would be perfect for dusting the counter and the pasta. Great tip!

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  4. This is a great idea and about the closest you are going to get when it comes to dusting evenly. Smart tip!

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  5. Fantastic idea! I need to make one, too!

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  6. Gold star for you this is a wonderful idea!

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  7. Perfect idea. I used one for dusting powdered sugar--why didn't I think of doing it for flour too? Thanks for the tip!

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  8. Haha, great idea :) If I were a baker, I'd totally do it!

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  9. Perfect! I keep all my empty spice containers and I know a few of them have the sifter tops so I'm good to go. You are my hero today!

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  10. ooooo super neat idea!! And the fact that its super to cheap to make makes it all the better! I love when you find stuff online that someone else was so smart to create and then you outsmart them by making you own! :)

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  11. Umm genius! I always stick my hand into the four container and it falls everywhere in a white plume. It is terrible. I will be doing this asap!

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  12. You are pretty much a genius. For Serious. :)

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  13. I am flattered by all your comments ladies! Three of you called me genius...awww, shucks! Thank you so much!

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  14. Maggie, this is brilliant! I even have a container like this! Hats off to you, my friend :) Thank you so much for sharing this! Hugs!

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  15. That is a clever little idea there. I am always dusting flour on the counter when I am rolling out dough or pasta. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Now THIS is a fantastic idea and will be filed under "Now why didn't I think of this?" Much better than dipping my hand into the four canister every time and much less mess too!

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  17. Great idea, Maggie!! Clever and funny, too...

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  18. That is SO freaking smart - you crack me up!

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  19. Seriously?! How brilliant is this. And SO easy!!!

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  20. Brilliant! I'm making one tonight!!

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  21. This is one of those "what a brilliant idea--why didn't I think of that" moments. It seems so simple, but it never occurred to me.

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  22. This is so simple but so smart!!! I need this in my life. I make such a flippin' mess with flour...

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  23. Ah, finally. Been having some trouble posting a comment this morning.
    I agree with Cucina49 .... now why didn't I think of this? It's simply brilliant! I have tons of these bottles from finished spices.

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  24. Nicely done - I love this kind of things :)

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  25. This is such a great idea! I'm going out to get a little jar to make one myself (I bet a cheese shaker would work great too!). :)

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  26. I use an old jar like yours for powdered sugar - perfect for sprinkling onto waffles, pancakes, muffins, etc.
    ~Rebecca

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