8 Tools That Help Fresh Herbs Last Longer
Keep your parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme looking their best.
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If your parsley and cilantro don’t get along, this set of three herb pods ($33) is the perfect solution. Each container can hold an individual herb variety, while the sleek design fits perfectly inside your refrigerator door. Bonus: these pods work for asparagus bunches, too. These are the spring herbs you should be cooking with.
Why it made our list: This gadget can triple the life of your fresh herbs.
This saver ($33) is similar to the pods, but its larger size can handle even the biggest of bunches. Simply fill the bottom with water, nestle in your herbs and get ready to enjoy freshly snipped goodness for up to three weeks.
Why it made our list: The stainless steel exterior is a sleek addition to any kitchen.
Keep herbs looking their best with a Green Saver Produce Keeper ($13 – $20). These handy containers come in a variety of sizes, and a built-in vent ensures your greens are kept at an optimal humidity level. Psst! Can’t tell your thyme from your tarragon? Check out our ultimate guide to cooking with fresh herbs.
Why it made our list: The elevated basket lets excess water drain away from your herbs, keeping ’em crunchy instead of soggy.
When you need just a leaf or two, reach for this glass herb keeper ($20). Its genius design lets you lift and cut your herbs without ever removing them from the container. These are the top herbs for your kitchen garden.
Why it made our list: When it’s time to clean up, this container is dishwasher-safe.
For a truly fresh experience, consider growing herbs right on your countertop! This AeroGarden ($260) can hold six herb or veggie plant pods. Other features—like the built-in grow light and food/water sensors—create a foolproof growing experience. Find more indoor herb planters we love.
Why it made our list: The accompanying seed pods don’t require soil, so this unit is mess-free!
If you chopped a few too many chives for your salad, this mini container set ($16) will keep ’em fresh in the fridge. The included tray and dry-erase marker makes it easy to organize and label your herbs, too.
Why it made our list: The 2-oz. container size is perfect for holding leftover bits of sauce, tomato paste and more.
You can’t keep herbs fresh unless you start with, well, fresh herbs! And these 10-blade shears ($12) make snipping your plants a breeze.
Why it made our list: A built-in cleaning comb ensures every leaf makes it into your dish.
No one likes soggy greens. And this small salad spinner ($28) was designed with herbs in mind. Not only will it clean your favorite flavor-boosters, but it will rid them of excess moisture, too. Here’s the right way to add herbs to your salad.
Why it made our list: The removable basket doubles as a colander.