Who loves good storage solutions for the kitchen? Well, today I’m sharing what’s new with me in the kitchen. You might love this too with all the spring fruits and veggies coming into season. This is one kitchen hack your going to love, let me tell you why. It’s easy, going to save you money and, keep your produce fresher. Bonus, there is a giveaway with this Rubbermaid FreshWorks Container Set on this review post.
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Rubbermaid FreshWorks Review
What’s not to love about fresh fruits and vegetables? We love all the produce we can get our hands on this time of year. But, we don’t like how quickly stuff can turn bad when storing them.
Did you know that as a result of throwing away fresh produce, Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year, which is the equivalent of $192 per household?** That is crazy.
The heart of the problem for storing fresh vegetables and fruits is moisture, condensation, bacteria, mold and yeast. When storing fruits, veggies and even herbs you want them to stay as fresh as the day you got them, right?
But, when purchasing them, you toss your items in the plastic bag at the store, then straight into the fridge. They have been sitting in the cart, checkout and then car until you get home. What happens when you add them into the fridge? Moisture happens, bacteria starts to grow.
Those things can make your fruits and veggies deteriorate faster. If you are like our family we eat a lot of fresh fruits daily and all year long.
I can’t even store it all in my fridge’s two vegetable-fruit bins. What about you? We live in an area where it gets too hot to store fruits on the counter. It is like waving goodbye to hard earned money.
Here’s our latest storage solution; Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver! I had the chance to try them first hand. Microwave and top shelf dishwasher safe, BPA-free. Which means, lots of options for usage.
The FreshWorks Containers are available in three sizes to hold all types of produce:
- Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
- Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
- Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.
To be honest, I never even looked for a storage solution for my fruits and veggies. I wish I would of known sooner how great this product is! I gave it our home test, which you’ll find below how the product works.
We went down to the local fruit stand and stocked up on produce like we usually do. It’s our favorite place to grab produce this time of year. Of course I can’t even set it down without my teen taking a handful of strawberries to rinse off and eat! I guess I can’t blame her. It looks amazingly good.
Here’s how Rubbermaid FreshWorks works
FreshWorks saves produce because it has the patented FreshVentTM technology to keep produce fresher up to 80%* longer than traditional storage.
The FreshVentTM regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to create the optimal storage environment.
If I would of know about this in the kitchen must-have sooner all those cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries, blueberries and other produce we love wouldn’t of spoiled as quickly. Which means saving money and having fresher food.
- The CrispTrayTM is removable for cleaning, this helps reduce moisture and spoilage.
FreshWorks Produce Saver
Our home test
I took those recently stocked up fruits and veggies, then I prepped a few of our recipes for my family. This was all before I headed out to help my daughter’s family for a few days.
When I got back home five days later the artichokes and blueberries were looking great thanks to the Rubbermaid FreshVentTM .
They ate all the strawberries. They never would of lasted in the plastic bags. I honestly can say, we are big fans of these FreshWorks containers.
I can’t wait to use them for storing my homemade fresh salsas recipes to keeping our fruits and vegetables prepped and ready for blending our smoothie recipes or other summer drinks.
Have you tried Rubbermaid Fretworks storage solutions yet?
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*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.