Specialty Produce Storage Containers Probably Aren't Worth Your Money

People are always looking for the best way to keep their produce fresh longer, and some companies make plastic storage containers that claim to do that. But they aren't cheap. And while they technically work, you're probably better off saving the $US50 ($65) you'd likely spend on a full set.

Consumer Reports tested seven different produce storage containers that claim to extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables -- including the popular Oxo Good Grips Greensaver and Rubbermaid Fresh Works containers -- to see if they really keep things fresh longer. As it turns out, they're about as effective as any other container out there.

In fact, as Bernie Dietrick explains in the video above from the Consumer Reports YouTube channel, the plastic clam shells your produce usually comes pre-packed in works equally as well. That said, if you buy in bulk and want to keep a large quantity of a certain fruit or vegetable together in one container, these products may still warrant a purchase. Otherwise, just use what you get for free. Besides, according to Consumer Reports' Ellen Klosz, what matters most is actually your refrigerator, its settings, and where you store things inside of it.

Longer Life for Fruits & Vegetables [YouTube]


    I personally wouldn't spend on a specialty container. Buy fresh and keep things in storage for as short as possible! You don't want to risk your stuff spoiling anyway and isn't it always better to buy things only when you need them anyway?

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