Innovative technology is keeping produce crisper
Say goodbye to wilted greens and withered fruit. Rubbermaid’s new Produce Saver Line uses cutting edge technology to help your refrigerated fruits and vegetables stay fresh longer. That means better nutrition is not only easier — it’s less expensive too, since you’ll be able to eat more and throw out less.
(Fast fact: Americans throw out a whopping 27 billion pounds of produce each year, mostly due to spoilage!)
We asked Rubbermaid Food Storage Product Manager Megan Murphy to give us the whole story behind Produce Saver.
Q: How does Produce Saver work?
A: “There’s a removable tray that sits on the bottom of each container, plus vents in the lid to allow for airflow. The tray lifts fruits and vegetables stored in the container out of moisture, while the vents allow the produce to breathe. We have found that this combination allows produce to stay fresh and crisp up to 33 percent longer versus traditional containers.”
Q: Is it easy to use?
A: “I have found it very easy to incorporate Produce Saver into my everyday life! It’s so simple to use, yet it has a dramatic effect on how I store produce and how long it stays fresh.”
Q: According to Rubbermaid’s research, Americans throw out a combined 27 billion pounds of spoiled fruits and vegetables annually. Has this product helped you cut the amount you toss?
A: “I used to keep cilantro in the grocery store bag and it would become wet and mushy after a couple of days. Now I can keep fresh cilantro in a Produce Saver for a longer period of time. I also love to store berries, especially strawberries. It’s so easy to access the produce when prepping a meal or just for a snack!”
Besides extending the life of your fresh fruits and veggies, Rubbermaid’sProduce Saver Line has other benefits:
EASY FIND LIDS: Lids and tray snap to the bottom of storage container bases or other lids when not in use
SMART STORAGE: Graduated sized bases nest together to save cupboard space
COLOR-CODED FOR IDENTIFICATION: The clear bases are paired with vented lids and interior trays that are green, so you can immediately ID your Produce Saver components from other Rubbermaid Containers
MICROWAVABLE, FREEZER & DISHWASHER-SAFE: For added convenience