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Keeping salt from sticking together in shaker?



 
 
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:19 PM
Ken Knecht
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Default Keeping salt from sticking together in shaker?

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?

TIA

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Old 10-09-2004, 06:28 PM
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"Ken Knecht" wrote in message
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Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?


Rice



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Old 10-09-2004, 06:31 PM
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Ken Knecht wrote:

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?

TIA


Some people put a few grains of rice in the shaker.

I've found that Kosher salt doesn't stick together anywhere near as much
as regular table salt does...possibly due to the size of the grains.

Jessica
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:31 PM
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Ken Knecht wrote:

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?

TIA


Some people put a few grains of rice in the shaker.

I've found that Kosher salt doesn't stick together anywhere near as much
as regular table salt does...possibly due to the size of the grains.

Jessica
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:41 PM
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Ken Knecht wrote in
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Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?

TIA


Funny, I live in Apache Junction and have never had that problem.

I understand adding rice to the shaker will prevent the sticking.

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Old 10-09-2004, 06:42 PM
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"Ken Knecht" wrote in message
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Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?

TIA

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Here in Hawaii we have humidity year round. All the restaurants use a
little bit of ice in their shakers. It works!

kili


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Old 10-09-2004, 06:52 PM
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On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 17:19:35 GMT, Ken Knecht
wrote:

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?


Rice.
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Old 10-09-2004, 06:52 PM
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On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 17:19:35 GMT, Ken Knecht
wrote:

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?


Rice.
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Old 10-09-2004, 07:05 PM
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Here in Hawaii we have humidity year round. All the restaurants use a
little bit of ice in their shakers. It works!

kili


Salt ice... hmm, must be when yoose get the uge but can't afford Spam. hehe


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Old 10-09-2004, 07:06 PM
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Ken Knecht wrote:

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?


Put some grains of uncooked rice in the shaker.

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Old 10-09-2004, 07:06 PM
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Ken Knecht wrote:

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?


Put some grains of uncooked rice in the shaker.

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Old 10-09-2004, 07:17 PM
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"PENMART01" wrote in message
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Here in Hawaii we have humidity year round. All the restaurants use a
little bit of ice in their shakers. It works!

kili


Salt ice... hmm, must be when yoose get the uge but can't afford Spam.

hehe




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it we'll never know, just open your mouth and down it goes.

(Okay, I can't make up a good rhyme.)

kili



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Old 10-09-2004, 07:17 PM
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"PENMART01" wrote in message
...
Here in Hawaii we have humidity year round. All the restaurants use a
little bit of ice in their shakers. It works!

kili


Salt ice... hmm, must be when yoose get the uge but can't afford Spam.

hehe




Spam, Spam the magical meat. When you eat it it's such a treat. What's in
it we'll never know, just open your mouth and down it goes.

(Okay, I can't make up a good rhyme.)

kili



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Old 10-09-2004, 07:30 PM
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In article ,
Concordia wrote:

On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 17:19:35 GMT, Ken Knecht
wrote:

Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?


Rice.


Ditto. My parents always put rice grains in the shaker when we lived
near the coast. :-)

K.

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Old 10-09-2004, 07:40 PM
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kilikini wrote:

"Ken Knecht" wrote in message
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Every year in monsoon season in AZ I have salt that won't shake.
I have to keep the shaker in the refrigerator to make it work. Is
there anything I can put in the shaker with the salt to absorb
the moisture?

TIA

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"Madness is not a consequence of uncertainty, but of certainty."
Nietzche



Here in Hawaii we have humidity year round. All the restaurants use a
little bit of ice in their shakers. It works!

kili


I used to use rice before I had the central air/humidity control
system put in the house but how is adding frozen water going to solve
a problem caused by to high of a moisture content?
I can't figure that one out.

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