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Old 01-10-2016, 06:31 PM   #1
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Considering this for salad storage

Has anyone used the OXO Greensaver Produce Keeper to store salad greens sold in bags at the grocery store?

Here's the link to it:
https://www.oxo.com/products/storage...ion/greensaver

I usually keep greens (mesclun and arugula) in the bags they're sold in, but they seem to have a very short shelf life. What's the best way to store greens to make them last longer?

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Old 01-10-2016, 06:57 PM   #2
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A package of one of these came with my new refrigerator. I have two crisper drawers and the one drawer that has it does a much better job with the produce than the one without it. That says a lot to me. I'm glad you brought it up as I need to get two more because they don't last forever.
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Old 01-10-2016, 07:13 PM   #3
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I'm thinking of getting the OXO Produce Keeper container, so I can store the greens in them. Wondering if that's better than putting the bag in the crisper bin with the Crisper Insert.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:53 AM   #4
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Has anyone used the OXO Greensaver Produce Keeper to store salad greens sold in bags at the grocery store?

Here's the link to it:
https://www.oxo.com/products/storage...ion/greensaver

I usually keep greens (mesclun and arugula) in the bags they're sold in, but they seem to have a very short shelf life. What's the best way to store greens to make them last longer?
I've found that I get a lot better shelf life with original bags if I just use a bag clip to keep them closed tight. I just don't have room in the fridge for something as bulky as those Oxo keepers.
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:50 AM   #5
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I have a Tupperware produce keeper that is similar. It's a size that works well instead of a crisper drawer. It works quite well. If you want to put produce in it in a bag, I would make sure the bag was wide open.
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I have had Romaine lettuce and curly lettuce stay fresh for weeks by making sure that air can get into the plastic bag. I just close the bag with a single clothes pin. If it is airtight, the lettuce gets slimy. I do turn the lettuce so the leaves are at the bottom of the bag and the bottoms are near the opening. Some people suggest putting a folded paper towel in the bag.
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Old 01-11-2016, 12:55 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone! I'm going to open the bag as soon as I bring it home from the grocery store and use a bag clip so it's ventilated. If that doesn't work I may try the Greensaver containers. They got excellent reviews on Amazon.
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