Shopping Editors Love These Produce Savers That Keep Raspberries, Lettuce, and Peppers Fresh for Weeks
Bringing home produce like spinach, berries, and peppers makes for delicious meals and yummy snacks, but without proper storage they can spoil before you even get to enjoy them. While you can always buy frozen or canned goods to avoid food waste, nothing beats the flavor and texture of fresh fruits and vegetables. In order to prevent food from getting brown, slimy, or bruised, consider getting a set of food storage containers to extend the shelf life of your refrigerated items and save you money in the long run.
That's where the best-selling Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver Storage Container Set comes in. Unlike traditional food storage containers, this set comes with two special features designed to maintain the ripeness of produce for longer than simply putting it in the fridge. Case in point, "I've left raspberries in [the produce savers] for up to two weeks and there was absolutely no mold," said Christina Butan, ecommerce writer and strategist. And right now, you can score a set of three produce savers for 30 percent off on Amazon.
To buy: $24 (was $33); amazon.com.
The set comes with one medium and two large containers that fit everything from blueberries to iceberg lettuce, peaches, bananas, and more. The containers have a built-in vent filter that regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to prevent produce from overripening, and an elevated base tray that separates food from moisture.
In order to achieve the best results, the brand recommends placing one type of unwashed, uncut, and unprepared food in each container. Not only do the containers prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, but they also save space in the kitchen because they're stackable and nestable. Plus, they're completely dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.
"I'm a fan of Rubbermaid's largest FreshWorks container because it can hold an entire bag of chopped kale or spinach," said Katie Macdonald, food commerce senior editor. "Prior to getting it, I felt like I was constantly tossing out bags of slimy greens just days after purchasing. With the FreshWorks container, my lettuce remains fresh and slime-free for a little over a week. It's also helpful for holding bulky produce, like broccoli, apples, and bell peppers, that hog crisper drawer space."
"I've had these containers for three years, and I use them every day," said Jessica Mattern, associate editorial director. "They are one of the most utilized pieces in my kitchen. My produce now lasts a full week (sometimes longer!), and I rarely throw away rotten food now. And sometimes when I've run out of storage, I'll use the roomy containers to hold other foods, like meatballs or roasted veggies."Save money, prevent food waste, and streamline your fridge when you head to Amazon to shop these editor-loved produce saver food storage containers for 30 percent off.