Prepworks from Progressive International DKS-100 Flour Keeper with Built in Leveler
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(213 reviews written by customers who bought Prepworks from Progressive International DKS-100 Flour Keeper with Built in Leveler>)
Progressive International is your source for the widest range of functional, inventive and fun kitchen tools and great ideas put into practice. Our in-house designers spend hours in the kitchen coming up with ways to improve on a variety of traditional tasks and tools. Established in 1973, our commitment to quality and service allows us to offer a broad selection of quality kitchenware and other household products. The Progressive flour/sugar keeper stores up to a 5 pound bag of flour or sugar. An integrated leveler provides accurate measurements and a cleaner work area. The hinged lid allows you to open the keeper with one hand and a silicone seal provides airtight protection. It measures 6 x 7.75 x 8.5 inches high and offers a 3.8 quart capacity. The Progressive flour keepers are BPA free tested and dishwasher safe.
- Sales Rank on Amazon.com: #829 in Kitchen & Housewares
- Size: 3.8 Quart
- Color: White
- Brand: Prepworks
- Model: DKS-100
- Released on: 2013-07-28
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 8.50" h x 6.13" w x 7.75" l, 1.28 pounds
- Keeper stores up to a 5 pound bag of flour or sugar; measures 6 x 7.75 x 8.5 inches high
- Keeper features integrated leveler to provide accurate measurements and cleaner work area
- Lid opens with one hand; silicone seal provides airtight protection; 3.8 quart capacity
- BPA free tested
- Dishwasher safe
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151 of 152 rated that review as helpful.
Handy Flour Keeper
By B. Caruso
This is not the first flour keeper to grace our kitchen. In the past, I have used those beautiful Italian hinged glass jars with rubber gaskets. They were pretty, but getting flour out resulted in a counter top snowstorm. I had some inexpensive plastic ones from The Container Store, that did the job, but didn't offer a nice tight seal and after using them for a year they didn't stay closed as well as they did when we got them... I have used plastic food storage containers with lids with silicone gaskets. Those worked well, but easily as messy as the glass jars and the other flour bag containers.
So, we are weary in this battle of keeping our flour fresh (we do use it quickly, but as we live in SW Florida between the swamp and the gulf, we do have entirely too many critters just lining up for us to open a door or window). Thankfully, I think that the battle has been won with the addition of the Progressive International Flour Keeper to our food storage arsenal.
The container itself is as attractive as other plastic containers. In other words, I won't be leaving this out on the counter (like my much loved glass jars). It seems sturdy enough and is BPA free. There is a clear gasket recessed into the lid and a latch on the front, that can be opened with one hand if need be, though my arthritic hands did struggle with the latch, perhaps the gasket will be "worn in" and closing will be easier- but it will definitely keep the critters out, and I blame my hands and not this vessel.
The built in leveler is pretty freaking awesome and as I have a rocky relationship with recipes (I like to experiment) and don't always stop to measure, particularly with bread doughs (yeast dough... I tend to go by feel to decide when it is "just right"). Now, perhaps, I will aim for a little more accuracy and attempt a wider variety of baked goods. The leveler is not removable, so when you wash the flour keeper when you first receive it and if you are changing the type of ingredient being stored (it's good for 5lb bags of sugar too!) you will want to make sure the thing is bone dry before slipping your sack of flour or sugar into it....
The one thing that I wish this had was a rubber gasket or feet on the bottom. It's easy to open and scoop one handed, but the container kept sliding away from me. Not a problem, I have plenty of silicone trivets and mats that come into play when I cook and bake (necessary for a gal with arthritis), but it would have been perfect if it had that feature...
Also, this is dishwasher safe, but handwashing takes a few moments and then you can be extra sure that all of the detergent is washed out and not imparting any "lemon freshness" to your baking ingredients.
75 of 81 rated that review as helpful.
Well Made, But not for me
When this 1st arrived I was pleased with the weight of the contained in that it is sturdy and will stand up to lots of use. The seal is good. However, the lever is not removable and makes cleaning difficult. Also, it is dishwasher safe, but how to stack in the dishwasher so the hinged lid stays open and all the water/soap/cleaning solutions exit the leveler and the recesses of the lid? That is a real problem. This also makes hand washing a little tricky for getting every part dry before adding the flour.
My other problem is with the volume. It does hold 5# of flour; however you cannot use the leveler until it is about 1/2 empty. 5# of flour fills the container to the top.
I had this item washed and thrown away the paper that came with it, so I cannot return it. So I will use it until I find something better.
It is too pricey for the value, in my opinion.
61 of 69 rated that review as helpful.
Perfect for flour, well made product, but
This container exceeded my expectations out of the box. Much to my surprise, it's sturdy and well made, thicker plastic than your average storage container. The lid snaps tightly, which ensures confidence that it'll keep critters and moisture out. It holds a 5 lb bag of flour perfectly. The one thing that really bothers me is that the leveler is not removable; it annoys me when I'm cleaning it out and I've scraped my hand/arm while cleaning, probably because I'm rushing. I'd rather be able to slip the entire bag of flour into the container instead of dumping it into the container. With the leveler locked into place, it isn't possible. I'm not a fan of red either; clear matches any decor.