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    Updated on Aug 19, 2019. Posted on Aug 19, 2019

    26 Small Things To Help Your Food Last So Much Longer

    Which means you have to go to the grocery store less. 🙌

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    1. A miracle plastic container with FreshVent technology to regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide to keep your berries fresh for up to 2 (!!) weeks.

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    Promising review: "We bought one of these just to try them out. We live in Montana, and the veggies just don't seem to last as long as they did when we lived in AZ or WA. I put some baby spinach in one of the containers, and 9 days later, the spinach literally looks as good as the day I bought it. I bought a three pack from Amazon and just threw a bunch of mixed berries in one and broccoli in another. I am extremely happy with my purchase." —pettyolives

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in nine variations).

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

    2. A pack of reusable vacuum zipper bags to not ~suck~ out the life of your meat and cheese slices.

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    Promising review: "I use these bags over and over again. They usually go through five washes before they do not hold the vacuum anymore. Since these became available I find that I am not using my big machine very frequently. You will be amazed on how good vacuum sealed cheese, bacon, and vegetables keep with these bags. No mold! Plus, they're great for freezing fish and meats. Just be sure to pre-freeze and then vacuum." —Flamethrower

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    3. A flip top you attach to your bottles to make sure you get EVERY. LAST. DROP because you paid for the whole bottle, you might as well use it all.

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    Just put the cap on any bottle (including those holding condiments, syrups, lotions, gels, and hair care products) and flip it over to watch as you get SO much more product out.

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $29.95.

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

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    Plus, the dish has measurements so you can easily add 2 tablespoons to that recipe you're cooking. And it's dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I love that it has measurements on it for when I am cooking. It makes it so easy to get exactly what I need. Its no-slip grip keeps it in place in the fridge. The dish locks out odors, and preserves the freshness of the butter. The entire dish is dishwasher-safe. Perfect design." –Holly Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. A fridge liner designed to help air circulate around produce so it doesn't spoil *and* so you can enjoy the fruit you forgot you bought instead of buying more.

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    Promising review: "After looking at reviews for a couple if similar products, I settled on these. We put them in our crisper drawers. We buy our avocados in bulk from Costco. It always seems to be a struggle, or a race, to get the avocados eaten before they go bad. After we put these in the drawers we had to put each avocado on the counter to let it ripen before we used it. Even the last avocado had to be ripened before we could eat it. I think they really work." —Kay Gee Bee

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $10.95.

    6. 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.

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    Promising review: "How adorable Splatypus is. There is no way to frown when Splatypus is in town! Just looking at him makes me smile. :-) So far my Splatypus has mastered peanut butter, chocolate spread, and has delved into butter too. He does an excellent job getting the sides of jars and spreading on bread, etc. You can’t go wrong with purchasing this kitchen helper!" —Allison Markey

    Get it from Amazon for $13.70.

    7. An avocado holder you'll basically want to hug after you use it because it will keep your avocado from browning – your avocado toast will never be the same.

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    Promising review: "This is oh so much better than plastic zip bags for storing. Keeps the avocado fresh, and moreover keeps it from getting squished. Would make a great stocking stuffer or little side gift as well. I wasn't expecting much but am really happy with this gadget--enough to write the rare review (for me)." —Linja

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

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

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    Promising review: "I got this for my sister who loves guac and is constantly throwing it out because it goes bad after like a minute. She LOVES it! It was still good after four days in the fridge, and I'm sure it would last longer. So happy it lives up to the hype!" —Jorie C. Sitcer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    9. A 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.

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

    Promising review: "This is an amazing idea! I keep my frozen bananas in them when they start to go bad. The freezer disposable bags used to freezer-burn them. These reusable bags keep these from getting freezer burn, and they taste amazing in my smoothies. Plus, they're easy to close! I need 100 more! I love this color, however I think I would lean towards clear since if I have multiple in the freezer, it's easier to see what's in them." —Sasha

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five sizes and 12 styles).

    10. 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*

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this salad spinner. It sits out on the counter, as I use it so often. I got so tired of wasting money on the prepackaged salads because they would go bad shortly after opening the package. So now, I buy salad greens in bulk, make enough salad to fill this container, and then bag it myself. The salad lasts MUCH longer!! I have absolutely no regrets in getting this easy salad spinner. It's large enough to fill a gallon size storage bag. Plus, it's easy to spin—just push down several times, and it gets rid of the moisture." —V. Robinson

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in white and green).

    11. A set of airtight containers you'll cereal-isly love when you wake up on Saturday morning and can have breakfast ready in a matter of minutes.

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    Promising review: "The quality of these are excellent, and they can be washed easily in a dishwasher!! I want to buy more as it's never good to leave your cereal in the box because of bugs. Plus, they can go stale. This is air tight and makes the cereal last for so muchhhh longer!! I HIGHLYYYYYYY RECOMMEND!" —Nicole Frankel

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $17.99.

    12. 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.

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    Promising review: "My wife loves red wine. I don't. We're also poor. This means that when we open a bottle, she's had to do one of two things.

    1) Drink it all at once. This leaves my 90lb wife in a pile on the bathroom floor. No fun.

    2) Leave it open. The cheap stuff we buy goes bad pretty darn fast. She either drinks the stale wine, or makes sangria.

    This was a nice cheap vacuum that worked well and held a seal on a variety of sized bottles. My wife can enjoy a glass a day all week and not feel guilty about it going bad. I won't say that it's saved my marriage or anything like that, but it's nice little addition to our kitchen." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $11.89.

    13. 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.

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    Promising review: "I absolutely love these! I have had the lime one for years and loved it so much I just purchased the lemon, onion, and garlic ones. Easy to store, and there's no searching in the fridge for the item you want—easily visible. I feel it helps keeps the cut lemons fresher longer. No more fussing with lids and containers. They're small and compact and fits on the door in my fridge so it is easily accessible. Everyone should have these!" —JAB

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (available in 13 variations).

    14. 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.

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    Promising review: "I LOVE this. The bananas last longer when they're suspended. Putting them on the hook is very easy, while the bowl is ready for any other pieces of fruit you may have." —BeccaIsMe

    Get it from Amazon for $14.87.

    15. A Coffee Gator container with a valve designed to omit the natural co2 coffee needs to get out, but also stop oxygen from getting in and ruining your precious baby.

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    Promising review: "Ok I admit to being a coffee snob, but my first espresso of the day makes me into a sentient human being. My wife would say being a snob is worth it. Which brings me to the Coffee Gator. Simply put. It works. It does what it's suppose to do and keep the coffee in as a fresh a condition as possible, which makes all the difference in the world to me. Spending top dollar on carefully selected beans is a waste if you let them go stale. And stale coffee makes me a grumpy human. You wouldn't like me when I'm grumpy. So on behalf of my fellow human kind, thank you Coffee Gator." —Sdh

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in nine colors).

    16. 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 getting home and realizing it's stale.

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    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: "These storage containers are a cut above the rest. I prefer them over the routine snap closure food storage containers. They really seal in freshness and lock out air, keeping food from getting stale. The food stays fresh for longer. It is so easy to use. I put my kid's snacks in them, as it is also very kid friendly. I also love buying this set as gifts for friends and family." —Jd321

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $39.95.

    17. 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.

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    Promising review: "This herb savor is awesome. I purchased one for myself and loved it so much I purchased more as gifts. If you put herbs in this and put in fridge, it gives your herbs at least a week or two of more freshness vs just leaving them in a bag in the produce drawer of fridge. I would highly recommend this product to anyone looking for a solution to keep herbs fresh longer." —Woody

    Get it from Amazon for $30.79.

    18. 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.

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    Promising review: "These little freezer cups are awesome. They makes it really nice when you need some fresh herbs, and you don't want to run to the store all the time. Also, makes it nice to freeze the fresh herbs I grow." —DUCK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    19. A Bluapple produce extender that works for three months to keep your produce from wilting when your plans to simply go to happy hour turns into happy hour *and* dinner (even though you promised yourself you'd go home and make dinner yourself). With this, you know your food will still be good to use tomorrow!

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    Promising review: "These REALLY work! We have to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is a great product, and I have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    20. 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.

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    Promising review: "Oh wow! I followed the directions and put that moist paper towel in with my cheese, on the bottom and put some unwrapped and cut Jarlsberg wedge in it. I left for vacation and two weeks later came back, and it was still fresh and moist and not moldy! Huzzah! I'm MIGHTY impressed with this simple gadget. I hate food waste and this is super helpful!" —Awesome Taste

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    21. 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.

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    Promising review: "These are so wonderful to have on hand. Plus, they prevent food waste. They're easy to use and easy to clean. These food huggers help save you money while keeping you from using your precious Pyrex to store food scraps. If I use them on anything stinky (like an onion), I simply soak in a little water/vinegar mix and poof...no smell!" —Dr K

    Get it from Amazon for $8.07+ (available in greens and berry color selection).

    22. 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 air tight, to give the bread the space it really needs to breath and stay crisp.

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    Promising review: "I have never used a bread box before, but I love the style of this one and am pleasantly surprised at how much longer my bread lasts before becoming dry or, worse yet, moldy. The box is large enough to store my wheat bread and two kinds of rye bread without flattening the bread. I'm very pleased." —Cheryl Hays

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

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

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    Promising review: "I agree with other reviewers that it doesn't look to hold 8 lbs. Maybe if each individual potato was huge. We nailed it in the studs though, so it just may hold! Well we love it! Our potatoes have lasted waaay longer than 2 weeks! We actually had a potato that we forgot was in there from Thanksgiving for Christmas! No lie! No sprouting at all! We love our potato sack, and it looks cool too!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    24. 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.

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    Promising review: "These keeps my cheese and veggies really fresh for long periods of time. Plus, I am not using plastic wrap anymore. Just wipe off with a little soap and let dry. My cheese stays moist and firm for weeks." —Deborah J Levy

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $18+ (available in four designs).

    25. A ColorGo 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.

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    Promising review: "This little tool has saved me money. It keeps my chips and crackers fresh for weeks without going stale. It keeps the air out and everything neat and tidy. The blade helps open them back up too making them just as easy to open as to close." —Bette

    Get it from Amazon for $13.85.

    26. A brown sugar-softening bear you soak in water for 20 minutes and then place in your brown sugar to ensure that it stays moist and ready to use for three to six months.

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    Promising review: "This is the second brown sugar bear I've purchased because they work so well. They are simple to use and very effective. Soak it in water and then place it in your brown sugar container. It will keep the sugar soft and easy to scoop. If you have brown sugar that has already hardened and is like a solid rock, you can place the bear in the container and by the next day you will be able to scoop it again. It's simple, effective, and inexpensive. There is no reason not to get this little bear." —Hannah M.

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    My fruit when it decides to go bad overnight:

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