The Rubbermaid Containers That Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh for Weeks Are on Sale
Buying foods in bulk is one of the easiest ways to cut costs at the grocery store. But while soup cans and boxes of dried pasta are fine hanging out in your pantry for months on end, fresh produce is another story. To prevent your juicy berries, tender salad greens, and crisp peppers from turning to sad, spoiled messes, you need to store them properly.
To buy: Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver 3-Piece Set, $30 (originally $38) at amazon.com
FreshWorks containers are a step up from your refrigerator's crisper drawer, using a filtered lid to control the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and a tray to keep foods from sitting in moisture. The abundant ventilation prevents mold, as well as ethylene gas buildup, which causes produce to ripen too quickly. Just make sure to put fruits and vegetables directly into the FreshWorks Produce Saver without washing them, since the extra water can impact the container's effectiveness.
Shoppers can choose from a variety of container sizes, from 4.6-cup containers perfect for berries to 17.3-cup capacities to hold bunches of lettuce, as well as both square and rectangular shapes to fit long foods like asparagus. Plus, you can just toss them in the dishwasher for no-stress cleaning.
On Amazon, reviewers gush over the FreshWorks Produce Savers, calling the containers "life changing" and a "money-saver." It's no wonder the storage solution has amassed nearly 15,000 five-star ratings.
"I used these containers for fresh spinach, lettuce, and berries," one wrote. "I normally have to buy spinach and lettuce once a week. If not, it gets 'slimy.' My spinach and lettuce lasted three weeks in these containers, reducing waste and saving me money."
Others say it even keeps delicate herbs from going bad, with one writing, "Cilantro, the bane of my grocery shopping existence—always getting slimy and brown within three days of buying it. I finally decided to buy these containers, and two weeks later my cilantro is still beautiful and fresh—TWO WEEKS!"
Right now, you can snag the 3-piece set, which includes one 6.3 cup and two 17.3 cup containers, for only $30 (originally $38). Stop letting your fruits and vegetables spoil by ordering your own FreshWorks Produce Saver set today.