Have you ever experienced the frustration of discovering wilted lettuce while gearing up to cook dinner or pondered over what to do with that half-used onion? The cumulative impact of excessive food waste can be significant, both financially and environmentally. One simple yet effective way to cut down on your food waste is to extend the freshness of your groceries. Whether you're motivated by financial considerations or a commitment to sustainability, we’ve got you — and your food — covered with these top products.
Qinline Reusable Food Storage Bags
Prolonging the life of groceries can be as simple as upgrading the quality of your storage bags. While many of us have a box of sandwich bags floating around in the kitchen, reusable bags are usually much sturdier and provide a tighter seal for keeping air out longer. Qinline is one of the most popular options on the market, and comes in various sizes. They are also easy to wash, so you can reuse them to store everything from fruit to herbs.
Bluapple Produce Saver
Produce can sometimes be the trickiest thing to keep fresh. Even if you keep it in the crisper, it can still get soft after a few days. The Blueapple is specially designed to keep fruits and vegetables lasting longer by absorbing ethylene gas, which causes produce to over-ripen. Bluapples are refillable for long-term use and can be used in a refrigerator or on the counter, so everything from apples to bananas can last a few days longer.
Dualplex Fruit & Veggie Life Extender Liner
Spoilage and overripening can happen when there is poor airflow. This can be especially common when you place fruits or vegetables directly into the refrigerator drawers. Dualplex liners are made of a specially designed foam that promotes airflow underneath the produce while absorbing excess moisture.
SHALLK Vacuum Sealer
From dry beans to pork chops to herbs, vacuum sealers make it easy to portion groceries into easy-to-manage sizes while removing the moisture and airflow that are leading causes of spoilage. For those who shop in bulk and freeze many items, a vacuum sealer can be a beneficial kitchen tool for preventing freezer burn.
Silicone Soda Can Lids
Silicone soda lids are a game-changer for people who never finish their drinks. The lids provide a tight seal, extending the carbonation and saving you from pouring a flat cola down the drain.
Sweese French Butter Dish
Butter crocks have been around for centuries to keep butter soft, spreadable, and fresh. Butter is placed in the cavity of the crock with some water in the base, which acts as an airtight seal when the crock is closed, limiting air and odors from reaching the butter. Not only does this extend the life of the butter, but it also keeps it spreadable longer.
Avocados are notorious for turning an unsightly brown within minutes of being cut open. One way to avoid this is to use Avocado Huggers. Each Hugger creates an airtight seal around the avocado half to reduce oxidation and keep the avocado lasting longer.
Bee's Wrap Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps
Beeswax wrap is an excellent substitute for plastic wrap. Made of natural fabrics coated with beeswax, it's more breathable than plastic wrap, allowing food to stay fresh longer. Beeswax wrap can be molded to fit any shape and lasts up to a year before losing its stickiness.
Rubbermaid Brilliance Food Storage Containers
One of the easiest ways to preserve grains and cereals longer is to transport them to resealable containers instead of keeping them in their original boxes. Rubbermaid’s storage containers are some of the most popular on the market — for good reason. Not only are they easy to stack and come in various sizes, but they’re also BPA-free.
Prepworks Mini Deli ProKeeper Container
Meal preppers and home cooks enjoy Prepworks’ array of containers for their restaurant-quality performance and design. For those who always seem to have extra herbs or perhaps too much shredded cheese, these little containers ensure that nothing is wasted between meals.
Prices are accurate as of January 18, 2024. Subject to change.
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