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    15 Products That Will Minimise The Amount Of Food You Waste

    You best believe I'm going to eat every crumb of what I paid for.

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    1. This wine stopper, which works a bunch better than that 'spoon in the opening' trick.


    My mother-in-law swears by it, but I'm still not convinced popping a spoon into a wine bottle prevents it from going bad. I'm much more willing to give my trust (and wine!) to this wine stopper. Simply put the universal wine stopper into the bottle and pump until you hear a click!

    Buy one vacuum pump, two bottle stoppers and two wine servers for $27.64 from Amazon Australia.

    2. This lemon squeezer and saver, which will not only keep your citrus for future use, but also prevent seeds from squeezing out too.


    It's such a little thing, but it never fails to make my eye twitch in annoyance when seeds pop onto my dish, after squeezing lemon halves for their juice. This handy, silicone tool will not only hold seeds and pulp back, but keeps halves covered for storage, should you need to pop them back in the fridge.

    Buy for $7.65 from Amazon Australia.

    3. These reusable storage bags, because you really don't need to be packaging kids' sandwiches in one-time use plastic anymore.


    I will be the first to admit — the move to reusable plastic sandwich bags has been slow going for me. With three kids, they're just so damn convenient. However, when factoring in the slide-lock mechanism of these bags — leak-proof and easy for little hands to use — that ensures stored food stays fresher for longer, it's a no-brainer, really. This pack comes with three sizes, two of each — for snacks, sandwiches and storage.

    Buy the pack of six for $17.95 from Amazon Australia.

    4. These silicone stretch lids and silicone bags, which will ensure no amount of food will ever go to waste.


    I first saw stretchy silicone lids when at a mate's house and I was in awe. Not only are they extremely easy to store, but unlike your usual food storage lids, these will fit every container or bowl, every time. They can even wrap around half-eaten fruit — no more pineapple or watermelon going soggy in the fridge! This buy also comes with four food bags, for the snacks you want to keep stored together.

    Buy six silicone stretch lids and four food bags for $32.99 from Amazon Australia.

    5. This baby food storage container, because no way is bubs eating an entire jar just yet.


    If your little one has just started on solids and you're not pureeing their food yourself (and honestly, I get it, I never felt I had the time either), you're buying pouches or jars of food in amounts that they likely can't finish in one sitting. Enter this handy, freezable storage container. Small pockets allow for single serve portions, allowing you to prepare meals in advance and simply defrost come meal time.

    Buy for $12.99 from Amazon Australia.

    6. This miracle plastic container, which will regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, keeping produce fresh for up to two weeks(!)

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store. And here they are 10 days later!!!

    The berry I left in the original container ended up dehydrated and blemished, with wrinkled, crunchy leaves (I'm not eating the leaves, but still.) But the produce-saver strawbs were as fresh as day one! Not that I wouldn't eat the dehydrated one, if that was my only option, but given the choice? I'll take a fresh strawberry every day!"

    Natalie Brown

    Read the rest of Natalie's review here.

    Buy a large container for $26.99 from Amazon Australia.

    7. This coffee canister, which will keep your precious beans smelling and tasting good for longer


    This is the number one storage jar/canister on Amazon — surprise, surprise, people are serious about their coffee. If you, too, love nothing more than bean juice to start your day (and every hour after that), this coffee canister is the best way to keep your coffee beans at their optimum flavoursome and fragrant until use. A specially-designed valve locks out light, oxygen and moisture, but allows carbon dioxide to escape. Plus, a date wheel on the lid helps you keep track of the coffee's roasted or expiry date!

    Buy for $34.30 from Amazon Australia.

    8. This avocado saver clip, which will save your uneaten avo from browning in the fridge.


    The constant pressure from both the clip and elastic silicone forms a seal, keeping the fruit perfect for tomorrow morning's avo on toast. Dishwasher-safe, it comes with a five-year guarantee (despite using it daily!).

    Buy for $12.17 from Amazon Australia.

    9. This one-size-fits-all strainer, which will stop your precious pasta from going to waste in your sink.


    Not to be obvious, but an easy way of not wasting food is by ensuring half of it doesn't end up in the sink. If the careful "tilt towards the sink" hasn't been working out for you, this brilliant kitchen gadget attaches to almost all pots, pans and bowls. Plus, its silicone, handleless design makes it a cinch to store.

    Buy for $18.99 from Amazon Australia.

    10. This fruit bowl, which will prevent the premature browning of bananas by keeping them off the bottom of your fruit bowl.


    I know I'm not the only one who pulls a banana out of their fruit bowl, only to be turned off by an ugly bruise along its bottom peel. I can't promise your fruit won't turn into banana bread-worthy ingredients if you leave them for weeks, but suspending bananas with this specially-designed bowl will assist them to ripen evenly. No bananas this week? The hanger is, quite cleverly, detachable.

    Buy for $34.95 from Amazon Australia.

    11. This small push close container, which will not only keep your snacks fresh longer, but will also give your pantry the kind of uniformity that Pinterest boards are made of.

    Mariela Summerhays / BuzzFeed

    This one touch close container is so easy to use — no fidgety clamps or hard-to-open screw lids. It has a silicone lining on the inside of the lid, making it ideal for keeping snacks fresh for longer — and fresher snacks mean less stale food destined for the bin.

    Promising review: "There's this whole corner of Pinterest that is just organised pantries. I swear, it's the most soothing thing to behold and I was determined to make my pantry over the same way. The key to getting yours to look like the ones on Pinterest is using uniform, stackable containers. I love these ones from Kmart — rather than a bunch of half-eaten bags of snacks everywhere, I can stack them all neatly in a row. They also come in several larger sizes, so I can use the same design for my pasta, cereal and larger snacks."

    Mariela Summerhays

    Buy a small container for $6 from Kmart.

    12. This herb saver, which prevents your basil from wilting the second it enters your fridge.


    This compact, specially-designed storage container claims to triple the life of herbs — no more throwing out bags of coriander because they died a quick death in my veggie drawer. A small spout allows for filling with water — keeping herbs hydrated — and the transparent case makes for quick identification of herbs when you, inevitably, have a bunch lined up in your fridge door.

    Buy for $42.95 from Amazon Australia.

    13. These light-blocking hessian bags, which will prevent your potatoes and onions from sprouting.


    If you keep your potatoes in the bag they came in from the store, no doubt you've had to throw them out a couple of weeks later when they've started to age and sprout. Avoid having to throw out half your produce with these hessian bags, lined to block out light (and slow the ageing process) but also allows optimum air-flow. Plus, bags can be hung to avoid taking up precious floor or pantry space.

    Buy the set of two for $34.95 from Catch.

    14. This compost bin, which will make use of even your veggie scraps.


    The patented design of this countertop bin allows for air-flow, preventing the build up of odour. Few parts make for an easy clean and in line with the eco-friendliness of the product, is made from recycled plastic and recycled steel. Plus, the bin comes with five complimentary compostable bags.

    Buy in green/grey for $40.31 from Amazon Australia.

    15. And finally, this Brabantia bread bin, which has over 1,200 five-star reviews.


    I had no idea a bread bin could be so wildly popular. Users love its capacity to hold two loaves, its flat top (more storage space!) and its silent, smooth movement when opened. Its design allows for free air flow, so that bread is kept fresh for longer. Plus, no fingerprints show on its matte steel surface.

    Buy for $97.93 from Amazon Australia.

    When your food is tempted to wilt and die before you're good and ready.


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