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    1. A filtered produce-saver container that actually does keep berries, lettuce, cucumbers, and all sorts of fruits and veg fresh for two full weeks.

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    I tested them a few months ago — and wrote a full review — and still use them and love them.

    Promising review: "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now.

    I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    They come in a variety of sizes; you can get a set of two (one large, one small) on Amazon for $14.99.

    2. Or a pack of fenugreek-infused sheets of paper — when put in a bag or box with your produce, it'll encourage it all to last longer. (They're compostable and recyclable, to boot.)

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    Promising review: "I love having kale and spinach for smoothies. Lately I've been purchasing large "tubs" from one of the large box stores, but they go bad quickly, so I end up disposing of a bunch of ruined kale/spinach. Using the Fenugreen FreshPaper Saver Sheets, this is no longer the case. Somehow it enables my vegetables to remain fresh longer. Often, I've used up the vegetables and can use the sheet for a short time on something else. I absolutely LOVE these sheets! No more throwing salad greens, kale or spinach 'money' down the garbage disposal! Excellent product!" —BigReader7

    Get a pack of 8 big sheets on Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A fresh herb keeper that makes storebought or freshly-cut herbs last for up to ten days longer than they would have otherwise.

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    Assuming you store it in the fridge, of course.

    Promising review: "Love this. My herbs stay fresh for over a week. You need to clean them and strip the bottom of the stems so no leaves sit in the water. Trim the bottom of the stem and set them in. Done! Fits in the refrigerator door." —Foxglove

    Get it on Amazon for $19.98.

    4. A pack of reusable, flexible wraps to help you prolong the life of your partially-used produce without reaching for disposable plastic wrap or plastic bags.

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    One of our writers reviewed this and loves it! It's made out of organic cotton, covered in a blend of beeswax and jojoba oil, among other things, and is completely compostable at the end of its life (it can last for up to a year).

    Promising reviews: "Works great! So far I have found the small and medium sizes to be the most useful. The small size fits a half of an avocado perfectly! And it keeps the avocado half fresh and GREEN for days!! Just that alone is worth the price. Easy to clean with some warm water. I look forward to trying these for other uses." —Nina from Nowhere

    "These are amazing! I have had onion wrapped in the medium size for over a week and it's still fresh when I open it. My tomatoes keep way longer as well. They're flexible once you start to wrap them around food because of the heat of your hand, but they create an air tight seal once you twist or press it together." —Hannah B

    Get a pack of three (one sheet each small, medium, and large) on Amazon for $18.99.

    5. Or a set of silicone Food Huggers that'll cuddle up to your cut produce in ways that plastic wrap never could even dream about.

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    Yes, they are made of silicone (a plastic) themselves, but they're super durable and nearly infinitely reusable. And you can use them to top off mason jars, small Tupperware containers, and that half-empty can of beans, too!

    Promising review: "I did a side by side comparison: half an avocado in plastic wrap next to half an avocado in a hugger. Did the same for half a tomato. These food huggers did a better job! No browning and very minimal wrinkling. Made a delicious salad after my little experiment too!" —KBA312

    Get a set of four sizes on Amazon for $9.95.

    6. And one specifically-made Food Hugger — it actually does a decent job protecting leftover avocados from that dreaded oxidation.

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    It comes with two different sizes for the "pit" so it'll work for each and every avo you throw at it.

    Promising review: "These are great! I've never used anything that works better to keep avocados from browning. I like the reusable factor but even more, I like that I don't have to put the avocado half in the fridge drawer where I tend to forget about them. These will pay for themselves in the money save by not having to throw out bad avocados. Really nice to have two sizes. Most of my avocados fit the smaller one but some days I get one of those nice big ones!" —ArtistDame1

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A pack of five air-tight dry goods containers to keep pasta, flour, beans, cookies, and whatever else you have in your pantry taste as fresh as the very first day it came from the grocery store.

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    I, for one, have had flour go stale more than once, and wished I'd put it in such a container.

    Promising review: "I love these! They are really air-tight and keep your products fresh. They're attractive. It's fun to look in your cabinets and see them. I keep smaller ones on my counter filled with nuts, dried fruits, etc to make enticing additions to the morning oatmeal. They are expensive but I am so glad I chose these. It is fun to have things that look nice and work well in my kitchen."
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    Get the set of five for $47.95, a specific container for pet food for $12.99+ and a set of three cereal dispensers for $49.99, all on Amazon.

    8. A ventilated, expandable bread keeper so you can always enjoy perfectly fresh-tasting carbs no matter how many days its been since you bought or baked your loaf.

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    Well, it does matter a little bit; this makes bread last longer, but not forever and ever. If you're in a dry climate, close the vent to keep the bread moist; humid climate-dwellers should open the vent to prevent mold. It also expands or contracts to fit your loaf, and comes with a handy little cutting board.

    Promising review: "Love, love, love this box! No longer are we ditching bread! Whether home made or store bought, this box is flat out awesome. Highly recommend this product (we have 2 of them now!). The simple design of this is what makes it the best, not to mention easy to use, easy to clean, easy to store and takes up far less room than any other bread box out there. And it continues to collapse to fit the size of the loaf as it shrinks down day after day.

    Our first bread box was for normal store-bought bread, because we got tired of hard bread sitting out and cold bread from the fridge. The wife also makes homemade breads and we bought a second one just for her breads." —Airhead Reviews

    Get it on Amazon for $6.91.

    9. A coffee jar that's not-only air-tight but also partially vacuum-sealed, so you can count on fresh AF beans every single morning.

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    Even if you roast your own beans, or buy them freshly roasted. Several reviewers note that it's best for storing beans between three and 14 days; beyond that, you'd probably want to look into freezing options.

    Promising review: "This easily holds the standard 12-ounce bag, with room to spare. Not too tall for the coffee shelf and slim enough to not take up too much room. The "press the button" mechanism to slide the top on and off works well and smoothly. Easy to clean and dry off.

    I know it's not a super-complete vacuum, but it's enough, and it's better than rolling up the bag the coffee came in. I didn't need something that was hermetically sealed, I just needed something that would keep the coffee fresh for the few days it takes us to go through a bag. This has turned out to be just right for that purpose." —Pop Bop

    Get it on Amazon for $14.99+ (13 colors).

    10. A sweet little brown sugar bear who can revive rock-hard brown sugar and keep fresh brown sugar from ever reaching its personal stone age.

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    Promising review: "To be honest I had no idea this even existed! I AM SO HAPPY I bought this... you don't even know. :)

    I had brown sugar stored in a container and I have not been using it for a veery long time... but then the other day I suddenly felt the need to make baked apples with brown sugar and cinnamon. I went to reach for my brown sugar... and it was HARD LIKE STONE!! So I opened Google and started browsing for any possible solution to restore my brown sugar and make it soft again. I came across a website where someone made a comment about buying "Brown Sugar Bears", so I decided to try it out.

    I received it yesterday and opened it immediately like a little kid would open a B-Day or X-mas Gift... I was excited and curious! The little bear was smaller than expected (well, I really had no idea what to expect anyway) and SO CUTE!

    1) I put it immediately in lukewarm water and let it soak for about 20-30 minutes.

    2) I dried it a little with a clean towel (just for a minute to take the extra water off).

    3) I placed it on top of my stone-hard sugar and closed the container again.
    4) After only a couple of hours my sugar was already almost completed restored.
    5) Today I look at my super soft, fresh brown sugar and my little bear is smiling at me.... Now it's time to bake!!! ^_^
    " —mamivee

    Get it on Amazon for $5.60.

    11. An air-tight powdered/confectioner's sugar container with a sifter in the lid, so you can easily add a dusting of sweetness to cakes, brownies, strawberries, or whatever your heart desires.

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    It also has a built-in leveler to help you accurately measure when you're baking.

    Promising review: "I always seem to have a couple of bags of powdered sugar around. Each of them partially used and open. Each tucked somewhere different. I hate disorganization in the kitchen, so I saw this and had to have it.

    It snaps super tightly closed, so I'm not getting any clumps. The lid is easy to open, and I love having the edge to be able to level what I'm scooping out. It also has a shaker side, so I can sprinkle it over waffles and pretend I'm fancy. You gotta love that!" —J. Burnett

    Get it on Amazon for $8.93.

    12. A rice stocker with a handy pouring spout and measuring-cup lid for quickly and easily measuring out exactly the amount you need.

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    Also useful for keeping bulk cereal or other grains sealed up tight.

    Promising reviews: "Love these sooo much I bought 3! I use them to hold rice, homemade breadcrumbs and coconut flour which I have just discovered! The caps make a nice airtight lid and are very convenient to use and always right where to need them to be. If you are looking for something to store your grains/powders/crumbs/seeds/cereal/whatever in, these bins are AWESOME." —Chris

    "This is a great invention. No longer do I need to use a rubber band to close the bag of rice. The container is just the right size to hold all the rice in a 4 pound bag. And now, pouring out the rice into the measuring cup is so easy. No rice spills over onto the kitchen counter!" —rosiebeeme

    Get one on Amazon for $9.50.

    13. A butter dish with tablespoon markings directly on it so you can slowly make your way through a stick of butter without it A) drying out and B) absorbing all the other flavors in your fridge.

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    AND those markings let you measure out the perfect tablespoon without keeping the wrapper on it.

    Promising review: "Okay, okay. I know — it's a butter dish, not a climate-controlled, IoT-Wi-Fi-enabled, WPA2-encryption-protected churned-cream receptacle or anything, but even the "simple things" in life should be recognized and appreciated when they do something right.

    Taking it back for a minute, please allow me to explain what my previous experiences with butter dishes were like before this one came along: basic. About as basic as they can possibly come. A simple, white, ceramic butter dish. Which was fine.

    But, now that I've had this one for a little while, I really can't find a reason to ever go back. Because here's what that classic ceramic one doesn't do:

    1) Let me know at a simple glance how much butter is inside.

    2) Allow me to completely remove the wrapper from the butter and yet still have the ability to know where to cut for an X-Tbsp sized portion.

    3) Sing to me*.

    4) Feature a cover that helps to ensure that when I'm putting the lid back on, I'm not off-center enough to smear butter all over the edge and/or inside of it.
    5) Offer little ledges that help to ensure the butter doesn't go sliding out of the dish when I'm trying to balance a plate or an armful of dinner rolls in one hand, while clumsily attempting to butter things with the other.

    The list goes on (I mean not really, but you get what I'm saying).

    * This butter dish doesn't sing either. It's still awesome, though."

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    Get it on Amazon for $9.99 (also available as a wide-butter/cream cheese-size dish, $14.99, or stainless steel, $17.99).

    14. Or little caps that you can stick directly on the end of a partially-used stick of butter so THAT doesn't dry out, if you prefer to keep the wrappers on.

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    Promising review: "Have purchased these for my own use and to give as gifts. Makes storing butter sticks in the fridge so neat and easy. Also measures 1 TBSP with the width of the top of the cap, cleaver idea. I wash them by hand, not in the dishwasher to help preserve them. A bit pricey, but unique idea and very useful. Never found them in any stores in my area, glad I found them online. Didn't mind the price because I didn't need very many of them and they were sure worth it." —Amazon Customer

    Get one on Amazon for $5.99.

    15. A cute bacon saver because sometimes you don't want to cook the full pound of bacon all at once.

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    Promising review: "Someone should invent a bacon keeper... oh look they did! I was tired of using gallon-size freezer bags to store leftover bacon and looking for a green option. I know what you're thinking, who has leftover bacon? I do. I love it, but I'm not consuming an entire pound in a single sitting (often). I'm so happy with this purchase. We use it all the time. It doesn't really take up too much more space than the original packaging did. It's a little taller, but it still sits neatly on top of my egg cartons." —J Tuttle

    Get it on Amazon for $8.47.

    16. A terracotta garlic keeper that absorbs some of the extra humidity around it so you can use one or two cloves and count on the rest staying fresh for several weeks.

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    It's best to keep garlic on the counter; you can keep it in the fridge, but if you then move it out onto the counter it'll sprout!

    Promising review: "This little garlic keeper is the perfect size to store 1 large or 2 small garlic heads. It doesn't hold a large quantity of garlic but the size is great for an apartment or kitchen like mine with very limited counter space. It keeps my garlic dry and fresh a lot longer than just leaving it sitting out. Plus it is really cute! I will probably buy this again as a gift for someone." —Lauren Wolf

    Get it on Amazon for $8.68.

    17. A cake keeper because sometimes cake's a grocery, and you want to be able to enjoy a single slice each night of the week.

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    Will fit up to a 10-inch diameter cake, and is dishwasher safe!

    Promising review: "I love this product! It keeps my cakes moist, it's light-weight, and so easy to travel with. I use it very often (at least 4 times a week), and I don't feel stressed when carrying cakes on crowded streets of NYC. It's great so far! It's sturdy, easy to clean, locks are really tight and secure. It's not too expensive and the quality is amazing!" —Marcela Novak

    Get it on Amazon for $13.22.

    18. A wine saver that vacuums all the extra oxygen out of your partially-finished bottle so it still tastes delicious up to a week after you open it.

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    You have to do the vacuuming yourself, but it's honestly not difficult at all! I've been using one for years: you just quickly wet the bottom of the stopper under the tap, stick it in the bottle, and pump until you hear a clicking noise.

    Promising review: "My wife loves red wine. I don't. 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 a set of one pump plus two rubber "corks" on Amazon for $12+ (available in black or white).

    19. An ethylene-gas absorber shaped like an apple that sits in your fridge (or even in your fruit bowl) and extends the life of — you guessed it! Produce.

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    Ethylene = the gas that fruit and veggies release as they ripen (bananas are especially notorious for releasing it, which is why other fruit ripens more quickly if you put it next to bananas).

    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. Great product and 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 a pack of two — enough for a full year — on Amazon for $16.95.

    20. The ~Guac-Lock~, which squeezes all the air out of your guacamole so you don't have to scrape off a brown-ish layer when you go to eat the leftovers.

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    Or bother with any other half-baked hacks that theoretically keep the oxidation at bay.

    Promising review: "Wow! This contraption really works!! I make guacamole from scratch several times a month. I had a system that involved an air-tight container, cling wrap to remove all the air the surface of the guacamole, then another layer of cling wrap before placing the top on the container. It was a hassle even then, the guacamole would turn somewhat brown and would lose its fresh flavor. By the end of day 3, a pool of liquid would pool at the bottom of the container. This container truly preserves my fresh guacamole. I'm on day seven and the guacamole is still bright green and flavor has hardly been lost. Very pleased!" —Mary B M

    Get it on Amazon for $16.10.

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