I'm looking for ways I can use containers to mix and store kimchi from the thrift store. I don't want to buy special containers, unless I have to. I've seen plastic bowls and the like used to mix kimchi or when you do that initial salting (I've never made it, only watched others). After that I wondered if I could use things like canisters with lock lid or plain plastic (kitchen) containers. I'm sure you've been to a thrift store, so you can imagine the hodgepodge of possibilities.
I wanted to make sauerkraut too, and thought the lockdown canister might work? Maybe if I didn't lock it? Those crocks are expensive.