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Old 07-08-2019, 03:12 AM   #1
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OXO greensaver really works!

I wasn't sure where to post this, but here it is.

I picked up a two pack of these OXO Greensaver Crisper Inserts, and put one in my crisper drawer in the fridge. WOW, it made a big difference, especially with quick to go bad veg like lettuce.

https://www.containerstore.com/s/oxo...93&q=vegetable

They absorb ethylene gas, which is a substance that decays fresh produce. I haven't researched the science behind it, but my first-hand experience was pretty impressive.

Has anyone else used these things?

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Old 07-08-2019, 10:49 AM   #2
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I bought some shares in a product about 15 years ago called "Fridge Buddy".
The manufacturing plant was here in town. It also removed/absorbed ethylene gas from the fridge. But you were supposed to leave plastic bags open.
It never took off. Lucky I got my money back.

It could be used over and over again by heating it in the microwave.
They key ingredient was a very absorb-able rock like mineral/material only found in one place in the US.
Came in packs of three. And was $29.00
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Old 07-08-2019, 11:13 AM   #3
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I remember reading about these, and I was going to make my own, STS, with some of the activated carbon that I use in my fish tanks. Of course, I haven't done it! lol. But I just got a free tea ball with something, that is the size of a baseball! Too large for even my batches of tea, but this might be the thing to use it for. Hmmm...
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Old 07-08-2019, 01:12 PM   #4
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I remember reading about these, and I was going to make my own, STS, with some of the activated carbon that I use in my fish tanks. Of course, I haven't done it! lol. But I just got a free tea ball with something, that is the size of a baseball! Too large for even my batches of tea, but this might be the thing to use it for. Hmmm...
Where did you get a tea ball that big? I would love one.

Let me know if your DIY works. I would like to make one also if it works out.
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Old 07-08-2019, 02:45 PM   #5
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It looks like they could be reloaded easily without having to hunt down big tea balls.



On the same page, this was advertised, and I think I might order it to save my kitchen sponges from being sliced up by the Souschef.
https://www.containerstore.com/s/kit...uctId=11009380
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:01 PM   #6
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Where did you get a tea ball that big? I would love one.

Let me know if your DIY works. I would like to make one also if it works out.
I got it when I got a fat separation from Amazon a few weeks ago (I broke my old glass one) . I looked up the brand, but I didn't see the tea ball sold separately. All of them looked about the same, and it seems that they were all giving something free with it! This one had a $4 discount, plus the tea ball was something more useful than the rest of the freebies. Here's the fat separator, showing the tea ball.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B078W...sin_title&th=1
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Old 07-08-2019, 06:18 PM   #7
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I have a huge "tea ball" that was my Mom's. She used it to contain aromatics like pepper corns, chunks of garlic, bay leaves, etc, when making a stock or soup. I used to use it that way, but now I mostly toss all those things, and additionally parsley, carrot peels and celery trimmings, etc, into the pot. When I'm done simmering, I use my spider to pull large items out, then strain the soup through cheesecloth and toss.
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The picture in the Amazon with the freebie, they show the tea fuser being used with... TA DA... TEA BAGS! Bit of overkill, no? LOL

I do use loose tea fairly often and think that would be handy for an entire pot.
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