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Title: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: mikefixac on January 14, 2015, 07:08:47 PM
I've been getting steel cut oats in 50lb bags from Amazon for $50. Today I went to buy, and the price has doubled to $110. Anyone know where I can buy oats in bulk at a better price than Amazon?

http://www.amazon.com/Steel-Cut-Oats-Pound-Bag/dp/B0096S6OX4/ref=sr_1_9?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1421287676&sr=1-9&keywords=steel+cut+oats
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: mlipps on January 14, 2015, 07:16:00 PM
Can you wait & see if the price goes back down? It seems likely to based on this price chart.

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Steel-Cut-Oats-Pound-Bag/product/B0096S6OX4
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: 1967mama on January 14, 2015, 07:41:57 PM
I'm sorry, I don't know why the price increased so dramatically! Do you live near Winco? They carry them but I don't know the price, offhand. You could try Azure Standard as well.

Cool chart, mlipps! I've never seen that before!
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: kudy on January 14, 2015, 08:03:16 PM
If you have a Sprouts near you, call up and talk to the bulk department - they'll order you a bag (30 or 50 pounds) and give you 10% off the regular price for buying in bulk. They will do this with anything in their bulk section (even if it's not normally sold in your particular store).

I think their normal cost for steel cut oats is 99 cents/pound? If I'm right, that should be $45 per 50 pound bag.

Bob's Red Mill is a great source, but they charge a lot for shipping, so I prefer ordering through Sprouts.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: MsWillow on January 14, 2015, 09:08:47 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Whole-Oat-Groats-Pound-Bag/dp/B0096QSUJM/ref=pd_sim_gro_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=13XFYJ5SJ54JM16S7D8H
It seems like this item is only $50 for a 50lb. Bag.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: rothnroll on January 14, 2015, 09:33:14 PM
What is the difference between groats and steel cut oats?
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: kudy on January 14, 2015, 10:26:44 PM
Groats are the whole grain, and steel cut are diced up groats (and not rolled).
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: forummm on January 15, 2015, 08:43:10 AM
Costco sells rolled oats in 10 pound boxes for about $8.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: looking for FI on January 15, 2015, 08:48:48 AM
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0017OAQIY?psc=1
Looks like the 25lb bag is still $25 :-)
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: forummm on January 15, 2015, 08:49:51 AM
And rolled oats are still $50
http://www.amazon.com/Regular-Rolled-Oats-Bulk-Pound/dp/B007KV68UI/ref=sr_1_1?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1421336939&sr=1-1&keywords=B007KV68UI
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: greaper007 on January 15, 2015, 09:25:07 AM
Costco sells rolled oats in 10 pound boxes for about $8.

YES! I buy these and make granola for my kids.    It's cheap, super easy and I know whats in it.

I fill a bowl with enough to cover a cookie sheet and put in a cup of olive oil, half a cup or so of honey, and a little brown sugar and vanilla.

Then just bake at 320 for 20 mins or so.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: mikefixac on January 15, 2015, 10:44:30 AM
OP here. You guys are wonderful.

I can't believe the community's help. All suggestions very helpful. I ended up buying the 50 pound bag of groats that was recommended by MsW.

BTW, I make mine by using the Instapot. One cup of oats to (I think)~3 cups water. With the Instapot, it's an electric pressure cooker with a stainless steel liner that's easy to clean. Once placed the oats and water, I press the "Porridge" button which when it comes up to pressure takes 20 minutes to cook. When finished it goes to the "keep warm" cycle. After walking dogs come home to cooked oatmeal, with blueberries, strawberries, bananas and nuts.

Again, thanks so much folks.

http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-IP-LUX50-Programmable-Stainless/dp/B006E7I7MG/


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Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: dunhamjr on January 15, 2015, 10:47:37 AM
i 2nd looking around locally for oats in bulk.  i am not 100%, but pretty sure that in my local grocery bulk sections oats are less than $1/lb... IIRC the price is either .69 or .79/lb.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: kudy on January 15, 2015, 11:34:35 AM
Costco sells rolled oats in 10 pound boxes for about $8.

I can't find these at my Costco :-(
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: greaper007 on January 15, 2015, 12:20:18 PM
Costco sells rolled oats in 10 pound boxes for about $8.

I can't find these at my Costco :-(

That's strange, I know they're at the Westminster and Superior store.    They're the Quaker ones with the scary dude on the box.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: rothnroll on January 15, 2015, 01:33:32 PM
OP here. You guys are wonderful.

I can't believe the community's help. All suggestions very helpful. I ended up buying the 50 pound bag of groats that was recommended by MsW.

BTW, I make mine by using the Instapot. One cup of oats to (I think)~3 cups water. With the Instapot, it's an electric pressure cooker with a stainless steel liner that's easy to clean. Once placed the oats and water, I press the "Porridge" button which when it comes up to pressure takes 20 minutes to cook. When finished it goes to the "keep warm" cycle. After walking dogs come home to cooked oatmeal, with blueberries, strawberries, bananas and nuts.

Again, thanks so much folks.

http://www.amazon.com/Instant-Pot-IP-LUX50-Programmable-Stainless/dp/B006E7I7MG/

I use this
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0074CDG6C/

It's a Zojirushi rice cooker. It also uses the Porridge button and makes them flawlessly. I used to use the stove, but it took an hour. That is a waste of 1 hour's worth of natural gas!


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Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: rothnroll on January 15, 2015, 01:35:49 PM
Groats are the whole grain, and steel cut are diced up groats (and not rolled).

What is the taste difference between groats and steel cut oats?

I much prefer steel cut oats v/s rolled oats.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: Thegoblinchief on January 15, 2015, 04:09:58 PM
If you have access to a co-op or buying club, a 50lb bag of conventional oats is closer to $25-$30. Most of the $50 you're paying for with Amazon is shipping it straight to your door.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: Gerard on January 15, 2015, 04:19:39 PM
I think I'm with Goblinchief on this one. Even OP's "low" price ($1 a pound) seems high, and shipping is the likely culprit.

Up here in expensive Canada, expensive Bulk Barn is selling steel cut oats this week for 89 inexpensive Canadian cents per pound. Buy ten bucks' worth, use the omnipresent $3-off Bulk Barn coupon, and you're talking, um, 53 American cents per pound.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: DSA on January 18, 2015, 10:23:51 AM
If you have access to a co-op or buying club, a 50lb bag of conventional oats is closer to $25-$30. Most of the $50 you're paying for with Amazon is shipping it straight to your door.

Unfortunately, the only co-op anywhere near me has steel cut oats for $1.50/lb at the lowest member price.
Title: Re: Steel Cut Oats
Post by: rothnroll on January 18, 2015, 12:12:12 PM
http://shop.honeyville.com/products/grains/oats/steel-cut-oats.html

Honeyville farms has 50lb bags of Steelcut OATS fpr 55 dllars shipped. Just bought one...