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yvonne7495

  1 month ago

Spice of Life

I use lots of herbs and spices as my basic ingredients can be repetitive and i dont like cheese or tomato for flavour. I do have a spice rack but there is no close spot on counter or wall for it to be so it's a bit redundant. I tend to line spice pots up along side of microwave beside my hob but they get coated in frying oil,gravy and dust and need cleaning regularly.
I would love a spice device which is sort of over the hob with a digitalselection auto dispenser straight into the pot below! No mess or greasy pots to knock over and unscrew with my painful hands.

Herb and Spice packaging is a bit old fashioned and cluttering and could do with an update . I like the little silver tins of Barts but they have much the same issues.
Occasionally i have a fresh root or nutmeg but i have dozens of these thongs and couldnt acquire most of them fresh even if i could afford them.
What do you think?
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Mark_W

  1 month ago
I simply have no use for them! Reply
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SimonGUK

  1 month ago
I have a spice rack that sits under a kitchen cupboard just to the right of the oven, so it is very convenient. Sadly though, not all spice pots fit as designs have changed over the years.
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I kind of like your auto-dispenser idea but I think it would suffer from steam rising and clogging up the dispensing holes. Having a device near that you could use to dispense into a bowl or a cup might be more sensible? Perhaps you should write to Schwarz or Barts? :-)
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spartan3002

  1 month ago
They can be frozen Yvonne , supermarkets sell them . Reply
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Chris563

  1 month ago
Most herbs and spices are in too big a quantity and go off easily. Reply
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Kmunro

  1 month ago
I think herbs and spices come in too large amounts to use prior to them going out of date.if you look at the cost of schwarz in comparison to own brands you have to think twice about buying these.I think they should be made in smaller packaging. Even in decompostible bags Reply
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yvonne7495

  1 month ago
spices do go off and some have very poor shelf life it seems Reply
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bickler1

  1 month ago
I keep my spices in a dark cupboard contained in airtight little jars,too much stuff and it loses its potency and the local Chinese and Korean supermarkets are close with the smaller Indian local too.
Herbs are freshly torn and chopped if possible as they too become a bit dry and tasteless if kept too lone.
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trilby33

  1 month ago
I'm big on herbs and spices too and buy mine in bulk from my local Chinese cash and carry - though these days the supermarkets (especially Tesco, for me) carry a fair range.
I save my smaller glass jars once empty and tip dry portions into them before securely resealing the bulk bag to make it airtight to keep things fresh for a longer time. Keep the jars out of the way in a cupboard, lol not next to the cooker where they get manky and go stale though light and heat!
With fresh stuff, I'll portion and freeze. Ginger (a combination of chopped and grated), fresh chillies, peppercorns, turmeric, chopped lemons, etc and a whole range of fresh herbs.
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bluemoon239

  1 month ago
The spices we use most often we keep in a little basket. All the others are lined up behind near the microwave, which is hardly ever used.
I noticed there are plenty of options on Amazon, you can hang them inside cupboard doors, or on the outside of the cupboards.
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KSquirrel

  1 month ago
I rarely use spices or herbs although I have some growing in the garden they are more decorative than anything.And I don't wear thongs either;) Reply
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