8 Lettuce & Produce Keepers That Keep Salad Fresh
Don't settle for a sad, soggy salad. These produce and lettuce keepers help keep your greens (and all of your favorite toppings!) fresh.
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This genius product ($11) combines the best of both worlds. The built-in colander makes it easy to rinse fresh lettuce, fruits and veggies, while the attached water reservoir catches any extra drips. This dynamic design ensures your produce stays nice and crisp. By the way, these are the best types of lettuce for your salads.
Why it made our list: Two Taste of Home Test Kitchen staffers use this product in their own kitchens.
Storing lettuce in a wet produce bag is a recipe for disaster. (Or at least soggy, wilted greens.) This inventive keeper ($15) promises to keep your head fresher for longer. Plus, the simple, durable design ensures your container will last for years to come.
Why it made our list: We love the center core tool that keeps your head of iceberg from rolling around. (Put it to work with this tasty wedge salad recipe.)
Available in small, medium and large sizes, there’s a GreenSaver (from $15) to fit every fridge. This produce keeper relies on a carbon filter to trap and absorb gases, ultimately giving your produce a longer shelf life.
Why it made our list: Each container has an adjustable vent that lets you set different humidity levels for different types of produce.
When food spoils, it goes through a chemical change. And these FreshWorks produce savers (from $8) put off that process for as long as possible. Each container has built-in FreshVent technology that regulates different elements in your fridge—like oxygen and carbon dioxide—to create the perfect produce environment.
Why it made our list: There are tons of different sizes and sets to choose from, so you’re bound to find the perfect fit for your kitchen.
You’ve likely heard of Debbie’s Green Bags, and now there are GreenBoxes! These smart containers ($20) absorb food gases, ultimately extending their life. And, in addition to produce, this product works for baked goods and snacks, too.
Why it made our list: With 32 pieces in each set, you get quite the bang for your buck!
Instead of tossing your half-used tomato in a plastic bag—and then ultimately in the trash because it went bad so quickly—invest in this tomato saver ($10). In addition to being downright adorable, this handy gadget fits tomatoes of all different shapes and sizes, while a flat base keeps your cut fresh. Speaking of, are you using the right tomato for your recipe?
Why it made our list: This brand also has savers for lemons, limes and onions!
Herbs go bad so quickly. But this genius gadget ($30) promises to triple their life span! A hard outer shell prevents the fragile leaves from being crushed, while a built-in hydrating system keeps herbs crisp instead of soggy. Want fresh herbs every day? These are the best herbs to grow indoors.
Why it made our list: This product is perfectly designed. (And it’s chic, to boot!)
If your family eats a lot of produce, this storage set ($50) is for you. Each order includes three containers, all designed with partitions so you can store more than one type of produce in each piece. Bonus: The built-in vent system works both inside and outside the fridge. Make sure you’re not storing these fresh foods together!
Why it made our list: Removable inserts make these containers easy to customize to fit your family’s needs.