Progressive Collapsible Produce Keepers
Just recently I got in to enjoying juicing on a daily basis which means I need to store a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables in my refrigerator.
Unfortunately this also means that I'm finding I'm throwing out a lot since they tend to either wilt or start getting mushy or moldy.
I've tried washing the fruits and vegetables and then storing them in regular plastic containers but that didn't work out too well either.
I've even wrapped items like kale and spinach in paper towels after washing them but unfortunately I just ended up with wilted and sometimes mushy greens.
I looked around for something that would help keep the fruits and vegetables fresh which means keeping the nutrition as well. I also wanted something that was easy to use and could be cleaned after each use.
Something that wouldn't build up a lot of moisture which seems to be the enemy of most fresh fruits and vegetables.
Collapsible Produce Keeper
Wash and store your produce all in one collapsible container; 4-quart capacity. Perfect for lettuce and other salad greens, broccoli, celery and grapes. Adjustable vent regulates air flow to help foods last longer; produce storage guide printed on front.
The solution: Progressive International's line of storage containers. I'm finding that my spinach and kale is keeping well in the collapsible produce keeper.
Since there are dials on the side of the container for a variety of fruits and vegetables, I am able to control the air flow. As well with the holes in the bottom, extra moisture just drips to the bottom and doesn't stay on the greens.
Using these containers has been a huge money saver.
I'm not throwing out my greens, fruits or vegetables anymore and I know that when I use them in my juices, I'm getting all the nutrients they have to offer.
Question and Answers
Does it really hold two quarts of produce?
Yes, it will hold up to two quarts of fruits and vegetables. It is collapsible so you can use it for more or less amounts of food.
What are the dimensions of the container?
It is 11.75 by 7.5 by 2.5 inches high. It can be collapsed and then it stands 5.5 inches high.
Do the parts come off for easy washing?
Yes, you can remove the bottom part that collects moisture.
How can I clean it to keep mold at bay?
You can soak it in vinegar overnight and then wash with hot soapy water and let dry. However, these containers don’t seem to attract mold.
Is the material BPA free?
Yes, according to the website (progressiveintl.com) it is BPA free.
How long can I store produce in this container?
You can store fruits and vegetables including lettuce for up to two weeks and it stays fresh. There is a produce storage guide that comes with the container.
Other Vegetable Keepers
I have these vegetable keepers as well. I can't believe how long my fruits and vegetables stay crisp and fresh in these containers.
As a matter of fact, I just bought a couple more of these since I buy and use a lot of fruits and vegetables throughout the week.
Since I got these containers, I don't throw out spoiled food anymore. More importantly everything stays nice and crisp and fresh. Especially broccoli!
This container is great for storing berries and other fruits. Just wash them and store them. There is a water reservoir at the base proving moisture and you can adjust the vents for air flow. All this can make the food last longer.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Keeper
This container is great for storing lettuce and will keep it fresh for up to two weeks. You can wash the lettuce and store it in the same container. There is a water reservoir at the base proving moisture and you can adjust the vents for air flow. The shape allows for different types of lettuce.