6 Gallon Bucket and Lid Types

6 Gallon Food Storage Bucket

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One 6 Gallon bucket for storing dried foods, grains, beans, rice and more.

Availability: In stock
Size Price Qty
Bucket w/ Regular Lid 4.00 lb
Item # 007-392-0001
$13.99
Bucket w/ Gamma Lid 4.00 lb
Item # 007-392-0006
$19.99

Out of stock

$13.99


Honeyville's Bucket for Storage is a food-grade 6 gallon bucket that you can store your grains, beans, flours, rice or any type of food you choose for storing long term. Our buckets do not contain BPA and are kosher certified. They also come with an air-tight lid to seal anything within. Purchase some of our oxygen absorbers to add in the buckets to greatly extend the shelf life of your foods.

Uses:  Buckets can be used as an airtight container to greatly extend the shelf life of your products from grains and rice to beans and flours.

Packaging:  For whole grains such as wheat, rye and similar items, you can fill about 42-44 pounds worth in 1 bucket. Less dense items, such as beans, can fit about 35 pounds worth, while denser items like sugar can fit almost 50 pounds in 1 bucket.

Allergen information:  This product does not contain any allergens.

Customer Reviews

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Does the job!

While these buckets take some effort to seal they are well worth that effort! I've had grains stored in these buckets for years (with the oxygen absorbers) and the grain is as fresh as the day I sealed them!

Originally Posted 3/24/2014

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Cut through the holes in the lid

It's not immediately obvious if you've never used these types of buckets before. But there are holes around the bottom edge of the lid. If you get a cutter like a pair of hardy wire cutters (or if need be a hacksaw) and cut through the plastic where these holes are it becomes significantly easier to open and close the lid. If you can't figure out how to do it don't bother. I don't want you ruining the lid and blaming me. When I cut mine some of the holes had a little bit of plastic covering it but you could still see where they were. Even with this it takes a bit of effort to open and close but it's still much easier. No one else mentioned this so I thought I'd bring it up. I've been using these types of buckets since I was a kid. I used them for joint compound for putting up sheet rock. If you don't have a good seal the joint compound dries up. They still seal just fine but they're easier to use.

Originally Posted 3/24/2014

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housewife

This is for Toni who had trouble sealing the lids. I had no idea how to do it either so I e-mailed the company and Chris Odantje (bless his/her heart) e-mailed me the instructions. That was two or three years ago and the regular lids that come with the buckets now ARE impossible to seal. What I did was order one of the gamma lids. (You have a choice of lids when you order the bucket.) The gamma lid comes in two parts so you just unscrew the top from the ring. You put the ring on the top edge of the bucket hold it down (hold it tight!) with one hand and use your rubber mallet to hammer it down. You have to work around just the edge of the ring and you have to go around it two or three times to make sure it's secure but it'll work. When you have the outer ring beaten down you can take the top and screw it back into the ring. Not only is it easier to put on than the more recent one-opiece lids it's easier to open when you want to take something out of the bucket or put something into it.

Originally Posted 3/24/2014

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Lids are Tough but Great Seal

I too had difficulty getting the lids on but that is because the seal is so heavy. These are meant for long term storage and I know they are sealed. I used a heavy rubber mallet and really went at the edges of the lid all the way around. You can tell when the seal is made.

Originally Posted 3/24/2014

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Secret to tight lids... hahaha

So I struggled with the gamma lid ring and thought "there has to be a better way!" So I layed out a towel and put the ring down and placed the bucket upside down on top of the ring. Then I pressed my weight on it.. knees hands even sat on it! LOL it popped right into place!

Originally Posted 3/24/2014

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How to seal these buckets with no effort!!!!!

Excellent buckets when I bought them a few years ago but a little on the expensive side now. Use a 2x4 piece cut 3-4" bigger than the diameter of the bucket then use it to place over the lid (placed on the bucket with contents and O2 absorbers in place) and pound on both sides of the 2x4. Repeat this process all the way around the lid till it is sealed tightly. This is a tried and true easy method to seal these buckets long term. Don't forget to purchase the plastic tool to open the buckets too.

Originally Posted 3/24/2014

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