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Anyone know where to pick up a reasonably priced FIFO system for my canned goods. Most of the ones that I have seen on the market are really expensive. And anyone that has "made" one always says that they have problems with them. Was hoping someone out there might have a good suggestion.
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Not sure where to buy one, but I've seen pics of a simple one that someone made. It held about 1000 cans. I'll hunt it up.

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Forum thread with more pics and discussion here.
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#3
check craigslist and local restaurant equipment dealers for used.

I kept an eye on craigslist and after about a month of looking I bought 12 complete epoxy coated metro shelving units for 700 from a bankrupt restaurant.
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There are some good cardboard oganizers that get good reviews.
I looked into a few but whoever designed our pantry...nothing seemed to fit without a total makeover, which I don't have time for.
I ended up making my own to cutom fit. They're OK...nothing spectacular, but at least I can drop new cans in from the top.
Spam & corned beef are still a problen though.

http://www.thecanorganizer.com/index.html
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God's Country;15083 Wrote:There are some good cardboard oganizers that get good reviews.
I looked into a few but whoever designed our pantry...nothing seemed to fit without a total makeover, which I don't have time for.
I ended up making my own to cutom fit. They're OK...nothing spectacular, but at least I can drop new cans in from the top.
Spam & corned beef are still a problen though.

http://www.thecanorganizer.com/index.html

That isn't bad. But I'm wondering how long the cardboard would last.

I still can't figure out why there aren't more of these out there. Just makes sense that anyone would want to rotate the stock of canned goods as you buy them. But there are so few to chose from and the cost blows me away.
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gnbrotz;13305 Wrote:Not sure where to buy one, but I've seen pics of a simple one that someone made. It held about 1000 cans. I'll hunt it up.

ETA:
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Forum thread with more pics and discussion here.

Only Problem with this style is you need a lot of room for it to work. Got to be able to get in behind it to load it up.

I want one that I can put into a closet that I have already. So, I have to be able to load it from the front. I like this one. But the cost is outrageous.
http://www.thereadystore.com/fifo-can-rack-large-cans

I also like the smaller ones that you can put on a shelf in a cupboard. They can be spread around. Amazon has them for sale. But there is something to watch for. The 3 tier stacker. It doesn't feed the middle row until the top row is gone. So, if you add more cans to the top, they will feed before the middle row. http://www.amazon.com/FIFO-Tracker-Stora...B001JYJ3FO

They tell you to go with the two tier stacker. You can always stack them up on top of each other, or put a shelf just above this one to start your next row. http://www.amazon.com/FIFO-Tracker--Stor...679&sr=1-2

If I would just quit putting it off and start buying the smaller ones and I would of had a big system already. Procrastination is the worst.
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mtbkski;15255 Wrote:
God's Country;15083 Wrote:There are some good cardboard oganizers that get good reviews.
I looked into a few but whoever designed our pantry...nothing seemed to fit without a total makeover, which I don't have time for.
I ended up making my own to cutom fit. They're OK...nothing spectacular, but at least I can drop new cans in from the top.
Spam & corned beef are still a problen though.

http://www.thecanorganizer.com/index.html

That isn't bad. But I'm wondering how long the cardboard would last.

I still can't figure out why there aren't more of these out there. Just makes sense that anyone would want to rotate the stock of canned goods as you buy them. But there are so few to chose from and the cost blows me away.

I haven't read any gripes about longevity.
I made mine from cardboard and I'm sure they're a lot more cheesy than the ones you can buy. Obvioulsy some care needs to be taken, but mine are 21/2 years with no problems.
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#8
Something lie this could work in the right application.

Didn't work for me because the only place I really have is our pantry and the shelves are deep, so it was wasted space.

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=can+...E&first=39
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#9
OP, I think I saw in another thread that you found a solution, I believe on ebay. Do you have a link or photo to what you ended up with?
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gnbrotz;33645 Wrote:OP, I think I saw in another thread that you found a solution, I believe on ebay. Do you have a link or photo to what you ended up with?

First one that I got was from this company. They are actually cardboard. But they are very sturdy, and work really well. My wife likes them too. Trick is to measure where you plan on putting them and ordering the size you need. The big ones fit into a cabinet under your counter and holds a lot of cans. Here is the link to the cardboard system.
http://www.canorganizer.com/

First time you put one together, watch the video online that they have. The first one is confusing. After that, you will throw them together super fast and easy.

I'm going to be ordering more. Only bad thing about them is they only take standard can sizes. But for cardboard, they are solid, and look like they should last a very long time.

My wife got me one off of ebay. Here is a link to the one we got.
http://www.wheatgrasskits.com/product/FIFO-CAN
If we hadn't stolen it, I wouldn't have gotten it. Reason being, the middle row doesn't start till you finish the top. Add cans before and you will never use the middle row. If I buy more of these, which I plan on doing, it will be the two level one and not the three level.
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