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    24 Small Things To Help Your Food Last So Much Longer

    Make your food work for you.

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    1. A miraculous Rubbermaid plastic container with FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep your fruit or vegetables fresh for up to two (!!) weeks.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Target

    Promising review: 10/10 would DEFINITELY recommend this product! I love berries (especially raspberries), and if you know anything about raspberries, you know they go bad FAST. These little containers have kept them fresh for over a week! I am able to cut WAY back on my produce waste thanks to these guys!" — chelsea

    Get it from Target for $7.89 (also available in a two-pack).

    Read one BuzzFeeder's full review of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver here.

    2. A pack of reusable vacuum zipper bags you can use with a handheld vacuum sealer to not ~suck~ out the life of your meat and cheese slices and keep them tasting fresh longer.


    The handheld vacuum is compatible with all FoodSaver Zipper Bags, food containers and accessories. It can seal up to 60 quart-sized bags with a 24-hour charge. It also comes with a charging base.

    Promising review (for the zipper bags): "This FreezerSaver has saved me so much money. I even put bread slices in these bags and take enough air out of them, not to flatter the bread but to be able to freeze it without losing half of each loaf. I just take out a zip-air sealed bag at night, and I've always got fresh bread, not to mention fresh food, already cooked all the time. I love my FoodSaver!!! Best investment I've ever made!" —Kaye Hall

    Get both from Target: $24.99 for the vacuum sealer and $6.59 for a pack of 18 quart-sized bags

    3. A dish you ~butter~ believe will help keep your butter nice and soft (and fresh) so you never have to spread hard butter on toast again. Oh, the luxury!


    Plus, the dish has measurements so you can easily add two tablespoons to that recipe you're cooking. And it's dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "Believe it or not it is really worth it! If you are like me, from the South, you are used to soft butter for toast, muffins and for cooking. Not only does the dish protect the butter but it stays put on the counter and is a breeze to clean up. It's a good investment overall."—hokiesabq

    Get it from Target for $9.99.

    4. A Splatypus to help you scrape the sides and bottoms of all your jars, because if there's delicious peanut butter left, you better believe that I'll find a way to get it on some toast.

    Ototo Designs

    Get it from Ototo Designs for $15.

    5. An avocado saver you'll basically want to hug after you use it because it will keep your avocado from browning, which is one of the worst parts of buying (in my opinion) one of the greatest foods.

    William Sonoma

    Get it from William Sonoma for $7.95.

    6. And a guac-lock container to keep the guacamole you make with those precious avocados from turning brown overnight.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This container works far better than I expected to keep the Guacamole fresh and green. I've had it protect from turning brown for two weeks instead of days like when stored in any other container. I found out the hard way that if left in too long the seal on the bottom piece can slip and cause a big mess do be careful when picking this up without your hand underneath. Overall, I highly recommended."—Mike

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.95.

    7. A salad spinner that'll get all the moisture out of your lettuce so your greens don't go bad immediately after you open them. *shakes fist in the air*


    Promising review: "I love this salad spinner. It takes the water off the lettuce and herbs. It will keep the lettuce fresh in the refrigerator for a few days. You just set the whole spinner in the refrigerator." —mistycat

    Get it from Target for $29.99 (available in white and green).

    8. A set of airtight containers you'll cereal-isly love when you wake up in the morning starving and can have (not stale) breakfast in a matter of minutes.


    Promising review: "I was pleased with this purchase! It keeps cereal fresh and the clear contains lets you know when you need to replace. The slender design allows for easy access and extra room when in cabinets." —Tanya

    Get it from Target for $22.99.

    9. A Stasher reusable silicone bag that will not only help you reduce your plastic use (and feel good about doing your part for the environment), but also keep your produce fresh longer in the fridge or freezer.

    Bed, Bath & Beyond

    Plus, you can sous vide or marinate with these, and they're dishwasher- and microwave-safe!

    Promising review: "I would have never thought this was gonna be as cool as it is. I literally can store anything in it, and it won't open. Open and close it as many times as you need to, and it's like the first time every time. I'm able to put meat in there and put it in boiling water. Even better, you put it in the microwave. This is something that is so essential in your everyday life. They are constructed so well. So durable with a no-fail design totally easy for anyone to use for anything that you can imagine. Definitely a true winner." —Jeserae22

    Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $11.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A wine saver with two vacuum stoppers to reseal the bottle for the times when it's not in your best interest to finish the whole thing by yourself in one night.

    Bed, Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "Sometimes you can not always finish a bottle of wine in a day or two. This helps to keep it fresh a little longer. It's not meant for sparkling items. It's the same product that we use at the bars." —TB18

    Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $9.99.

    11. A lemon saver that won't make you ~sour~ when you go to add some lemon to your tea and realize it's bad. This will keep it fresh and ready for use for weeks.


    Promising review: "I like my tea with lemon and seeing my lemon-in-use staying fresh in this pretty lemony container gives me joy every time I use it." —Vlada

    Get it from The Container Store for $3.19.

    12. A Vejibag vegetable crisper made with reusable, organic cotton that when damp, keeps vegetables (including lettuce) moist and crisp for up to two weeks. *crunch, crunch*

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "This keeps the vegetables beautifully! You must keep re-wetting the cloths periodically, but as long as you do, it is a great environment for the veggies to stay crisp." —Kristine S

    Get it from Sur La Table for $19.95.

    13. A wire fruit bowl for anyone who goes ~bananas~ when they see that their banana has magically turned brown in the middle of the night when everyone was sleeping. They'll ~hang~ around longer when they're suspended in the air.

    Bed, Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "This is an excellent centerpiece, totally functional and stylish. It's perfect for apples, oranges, and bananas!!!"—Charlie17

    Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $19.99.

    14. A set of airtight food storage containers to keep your pantry stocked full of fresh food because there's not much worse than spending all day thinking about eating a specific cookie and then realizing it's stale.


    The set includes a 2.1-qt container, a 1.5-qt container, two 0.9-qt containers, and a 0.3-qt container.

    Promising review: "I love, love, loovveee these containers! They keep all my nuts and stuff fresh longer, and they look great! They feel strong enough to last for years. I dropped one, and it hasn’t cracked, so that's a good sign. haha" — Sarduh

    Get a set of five from Target for $49.99.

    15. An Airscape ceramic canister designed with specific technology to force air out to keep the coffee inside fresh and ready for you whenever you need it.

    Sur La Table

    Promising review: "We love the Airscape canisters! We purchased two—one for coffee beans and one for ground coffee. The coffee stays incredibly fresh. Our only complaint is the little mess when we remove the airtight lid as it typically pulls some of the coffee grounds with it. We would recommend this!" —Kristen W

    Get it from Sur La Table for $30 (available in four colors).

    16. An Herb Savor designed to not only triple the lifespan of your fresh herbs, but also fit in your fridge door so as to not take up too much precious real estate.

    Williams Sonoma

    All you have to do is fill the stainless-steel base with water, put your herbs in the basket, and put it all in the fridge.

    Promising review: "This works like no other herb keeper I've tried. I kept two bunches of parsley fresh for over 3 1/2 weeks. I did change the water out in the well every third day or so just to keep it fresh. At 10 1/2 inches high, 5 1/4 wide, and 3 inches deep the herb savor stores in the door of your refrigerator perfectly. The strong stainless steel well and divider (separates two different herbs at a time if you prefer) are durable as well as the BPA-free plastic. Washing the item is very easy. I'm so impressed with this product that I ordered another one." —Maxcorarikk

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $32.95.

    17. A freezer tray to store the extra herbs you buy when your recipe calls for four tablespoons of fresh parsley...but the grocery store only sells it in bushels meant to serve hundreds.

    Sur La Table

    Get it from Sur La Table for $9.95.

    18. A Bluapple produce extender that works for three months to keep your produce from wilting so you can still have fresh fruits and veggies even if you haven't gone to the store in weeks.


    It absorbs ethylene gas that would otherwise ripen your fruits and vegetables. It's safe to put in the fridge or even in a fruit bowl. Each packet last three months.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical...but it works! It does exactly what it says it does: it extends the life of your fresh produce. My bananas have been in the bowl for a week now, and they are still bright yellow with no discoloration. It's pretty amazing. I've put it one in my fridge drawer and my onion and garlic containers. Everything is doing great!"—cabc

    Get it from The Container Store for $9.99.

    19. A cheese keeper because while you *could* eat an entire block in one sitting, it would probably not brie the best idea. This container allows both hard and soft cheeses to breathe and not dry out so it's just as delicious as the day you bought it for much longer.


    Get it from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $9.99.

    20. A set of food huggers that fit on both produce *and* cans or jars, so you don't have to throw away that half can of black beans you don't know what to do with.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "This keeps fruit and veggies fresh (many types fit the various sizes) and washes easily in the dishwasher. Easier to reuse than beeswax wrap. These have kept me from buying any cling wrap so far in 2020." —TCT

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $9.

    21. A bread box because, just like Oprah, we love bread – especially bread that doesn't go stale in one day. The lid on this is not airtight, to give the bread the space it really needs to breath and stay crisp.

    Sur La Table

    Plus, the cover double as a cutting board making it easier than ever to slice it!

    Get it from Sur La Table for $59.95.

    22. A sack made of light-blocking cotton to protect your root vegetables (potatoes, onions, shallots, etc.).

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "These vegetable sacks are great! Well made, easy to load, and easy to dispense whatever you may have stored inside them. I'm really impressed with how much longer my onions/potatoes/garlic cloves stay fresh now!" —Guy

    Get it from The Grommet for $12+ (available in three sizes).

    23. A pack of eco-friendly beeswax food wraps that'll replace your need for plastic wrap. All you have to do is use the warmth of your hands to mold the wrap over a bowl, container, or food, and as it cools, it will create a seal to protect it and keep it fresh for weeks.

    Sur La Table

    Get a set of three from Sur La Table for $18.

    24. And a chip bag sealer that uses heat to create an airtight seal on all your chips, crackers, freezer food bags, and more to stop staleness in its tracks.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I like my Air Lock. It does take a little bit of trial and error, but it seems to work great. It keeps food fresh, and you can seal the bag with no more trapped air. I am glad there are no batteries to deal with. Good find!" —Diane M

    Get it from The Grommet for $15.

    My fruit when it decides to go bad overnight:

    Warner Bros. Television

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