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How to keep moisture out of a kitchen cabinet?

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How to keep moisture out of a kitchen cabinet?

Is there some kind of a drying thing I can buy? I have a cabinet where I keep my protein powder. I want to make sure there's no moisture in that cabinet where I keep 22lb of powder. Is there a thing that can be purchased(cheap) and used to absorb any moisture out of that cabinet? So basically I need to find some kind of moisture absorbents that can work for months just sitting there and absorbing any possible moisture in the air.
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I'd address the humidity/moisture issue first. Otherwise just store the powder in impermeable containers with good seals, and keep transfering a smaller amount to a small container for daily use.

Lots of dessicants you can buy but I'd try to address what is causing high humidity first.
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dazz wrote: Is there some kind of a drying thing I can buy? I have a cabinet where I keep my protein powder. I want to make sure there's no moisture in that cabinet where I keep 22lb of powder. Is there a thing that can be purchased(cheap) and used to absorb any moisture out of that cabinet? So basically I need to find some kind of moisture absorbents that can work for months just sitting there and absorbing any possible moisture in the air.
My cabinets never have moister, is there something odd with your kitchen where moister seeps in? Holes?
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Keep the door slightly open to let any humidity escape.
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Maybe the thirsty grains of Activa Flower Drying Art Silica Gel https://canada.michaels.com/en/activa-f ... 00251.html

Michaels has had up to 55% one regular priced item coupons as we head into the holidays. That would make it $12.15 for 2.3 kg. Otherwise 2 kg silica gel is going to be $35-40. Silica gel can hold up to 40% of its weight in water so the 2.3 kg could absorb up almost a litre of moisture before it would have to be recycled (you roast it in the oven on low for hours to drive the moisture back out).
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Cabinets are typically dry and supposed to be. If you have moisture or humidity in your cabinets you should probably look into the cause and fix that. Alternatively you could use those packets with the beads to keep moisture out of products such as your protein powder.

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