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8 Tools, Gadgets and Containers That Make the Most of Fresh Berries

Visiting the strawberry patch or farmers market this year? Make your berries last longer and taste even better with these product picks.

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OXO GreenSaver Produce Keepers

Don’t let your berries go bad. This genius storage container uses carbon filters to keep your produce nice and fresh. Plus, it’s available in plenty of sizes so you’ll be able to find an option for all of your needs. Keep your lettuce fresh, too, with these storage containers.

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Berry Basket

Excess water is a berry’s worst nightmare. (Hello, mold!) That’s why we love this smart container that drains excess moisture away from your berries so they stay fresher for longer.

This bit of kitchen kit is one of our must-haves for summer. Be sure to check out some other nifty summer kitchen gear.

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Reusable Storage Bags

Berries make a great snack or picnic side. Stow ’em in style with these reusable Stasher bags. These silicone bags are also freezer-safe, so you can freeze fruits for later and store them in these eco-friendly, zip-top bags.

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Surlatable Strawberry Hullervia

Strawberry Huller

Sure, you could use a paring knife to hull berries, but this strawberry huller is way cuter and way more fun (plus, it wastes much less fruit than using a knife). A retractable claw grabs onto your berries’ stem and effortlessly removes the hull. Sweet!

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Garden Colander

If you grow berries at home (or any fruits or veggies really), a convenient basket for harvesting your crops is a must. This Garden Colander is perfect for holding garden-fresh strawberries, wild raspberries and much more. And when you’re done picking, this basket is a great strainer. You can wash your picks right inside.

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Strawberry Slicer

Whether you’re making a succulent strawberry salad or a dreamy strawberry pie, you’ll want this “slicester” tool on hand. It minimizes prep time by effortlessly cutting your strawbs into perfect, even pieces.

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Berry Box Colander

Nostalgia alert! This cute container looks just like the ones you saw at grandma’s farmhouse. Bonus: It doubles as a colander. Speaking of grandma, these are her favorite summertime desserts.

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Comb Harvester

Everyone loves the taste of freshly picked berries, but it definitely takes some effort to pick enough to make homemade jams or pies. If you’ve got the right tools, though, harvesting wild berries can be quick and easy. This comb harvester collects a lot of berries with every swipe through the brambles. It’s a must-have tool for any forager (or anyone with an exceptionally large raspberry patch).

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Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.
Lisa Kaminski
Lisa is an associate editor at Taste of Home where she gets to embrace her passion for baking. She pours this love of all things sweet (and sometimes savory) into Bakeable, Taste of Home's baking club. At home, you'll find her working on embroidery and other crafts.
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