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What do you buy your spice jars?

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StringerBell | | Jul 26, 2012 07:47 PM

I really need to organize my dried herbs and spices. Most of them I buy from ethnic stores and most of the time they come in really awful plastic with paper labels at the top that are cumbersome and spill when open and can't be kept sealed in their original packaging. I grow a lot of herbs to dehydrate too. I also buy dried peppers (guajillo, ancho, de arbol, pasilla, etc.) by the lb and they come in the same kind of deal, and I grow and dehydrate probably like 20 lbs of peppers a year as well, so for peppers I'm looking for a decent number of pretty large jars. Some large jars for dried fruits and nuts, and for sugar and flour would be nice too. For the regular spices maybe 12-16 oz jars or so. I'm kind of OCD with things being uniform, so I don't like to save jars from the grocery store.

Anyway, cool story bro. Any ideas of where to get cheap glass jars for spices online or in common retail stores? It seems like for the smaller jars it would probably be cheapest to buy them in bulk online. For the larger jars, the shipping might be cost prohibitive. What about spices racks? The ones I normally see in the store have very small jars and don't hold enough jars for a chowhound with a well-stocked kitchen so I kind of shy away from those.

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