Your All-In-One Help guide to Storing Fresh Produce

 

How to Use Your Crisper Drawers In Your Fridge Correctly

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Keep Produce Fresh in Refrigerator

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This mom’s freezer guide will keep your food fresh for weeks

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Clarke Quick Tips: Properly storing Fresh Fruit and Vegetables in the Fridge

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Tips and Tricks for Storing Fresh Garden Vegetables!

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How to Store Fruits and Vegetables the Right Way

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How to Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresher for Longer

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Fruits and vegetables suitable for storage on the countertop or in your pantry typically keep for anywhere from 3-7 days, until fully ripe. Storing produce in a bowl, paper bag or plastic bag with small holes can speed ripening. Whatever you do, don’t keep produce in. Don’t just throw all the fridge-friendly produce straight into your refrigerator; take a few extra minutes to do it right for optimal freshness and minimal yuckiness.

When figuring out how to store produce, the temperature of your fridge should be, well, cold. No higher than 40 degrees Fahrenheit, according to the USDA. A guide to cleaning and storing fresh vegetables. How-Tos. Cooking Techniques Ingredient Guides Equipment Kitchen Tips Entertaining View All.

STORING EGGS. Keep eggs in their original container, which helps protect them and keep refrigerator smells away from their porous shells. They will stay fresh three to five weeks after the sell-by-date. To check freshness, place eggs in a bowl of water; if they float, they are past their prime and should be composted.Store cracked eggs, either whole or whites or yolks separately, in an.

Carrots, parsnips, turnips, beets, and radishes can be stored in a plastic produce bag and will last 2 weeks. The same goes for lettuce and other leafy greens, which will last from 3 days up to a week depending on how delicate the leaves are. Mushrooms will. Your All-In-One Guide to Storing Fresh Produce | MyFitnessPal Getting adequate fruits and vegetables is crucial to our health and well-being, but it may be easier said than done. Case and point: The Center for Disease Control and Prevention recently released a report showing that only 1 in 10 Americans eating enough fruits and vegetables.

Proper storage of fresh produce can affect both quality and safety. Store perishable fresh fruits and vegetables (like strawberries, lettuce, herbs, and mushrooms) in a clean refrigerator at a. Your All-In-One Guide to Storing Fresh Produce | MyFitnessPal For those of us who don’t have a green thumb, or the time, space or climate to grow our own fruits and veggies, fresh produce can be expensive. storage and retention of nutrients will be maximized if the produce can be stored under the proper conditions immediately after harvest.

Following are a few examples of storage areas for fruit and vegetables. Refrigerator storage. One of the best ways to store small quantities of. Ripen at Room Temperature Before Refrigerating. Store the following at room temperature until they’re fully ripe, then refrigerate — premature refrigeration will harm their flavor and texture: • Avocados.

To ripen faster, place in a paper bag. • Tomatoes.

List of related literature:

To store, wrap the rinsed and dried greens in a clean kitchen towel (or in a few paper towels), place in a plastic bag (pressing out all the excess air), and store in the vegetable crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

“The Good Housekeeping Cookbook” by Susan Westmoreland
from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook
by Susan Westmoreland
Hearst Books, 2004

The oldest and most popular method for prolonging the shelf-life of perishable produce is cold storage.

“Biochemistry of Foods” by N.A. Michael Eskin, Fereidoon Shahidi
from Biochemistry of Foods
by N.A. Michael Eskin, Fereidoon Shahidi
Elsevier Science, 2012

Choose the right containers like glass jars, metal cans or boxes with tight-fitted lids or moisture vapour-resistant freezer cartons that make good containers for storing dried foods.

“Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions” by Amit Baran Sharangi, Suchand Datta
from Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions
by Amit Baran Sharangi, Suchand Datta
Springer India, 2015

Fine book about healthy ways to store produce.

“Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles” by Amadea Morningstar
from Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners: Familiar Western Food Prepared with Ayurvedic Principles
by Amadea Morningstar
Lotus Press, 1995

To preserve vitamin C, store raw, cut fruits and vegetables in airtight containers and refrigerate.

“Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” by Jacqueline B. Marcus
from Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking
by Jacqueline B. Marcus
Elsevier Science, 2013

The cool chains and refrigerated storage are probably most important means of reducing post harvest losses in perishable produce.

“CROP DISEASES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT” by H. S. CHAUBE, V. S. PUNDHIR
from CROP DISEASES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT
by H. S. CHAUBE, V. S. PUNDHIR
PHI Learning, 2005

Refrigerated storage space is also required for fresh meats, fruits, and vegetables.

“Laboratory Animal Medicine” by James G. Fox, Lynn C. Anderson, Franklin M. Loew, Fred W. Quimby
from Laboratory Animal Medicine
by James G. Fox, Lynn C. Anderson, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2002

Store ripe fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator (fruits ripen best at room temperature).

“Mosby's Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam E-Book” by Mary O. Eyles
from Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Practical Nursing for the NCLEX-PN® Exam E-Book
by Mary O. Eyles
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

I use a different container for each type of vegetable I am storing.

“Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation” by Deborah Madison, Eliot Coleman, The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante
from Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
by Deborah Madison, Eliot Coleman, The Gardeners and Farmers of Centre Terre Vivante
Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007

Consumers should obtain their fresh and prepared vegetables from reliable sources, wash produce, store them at suitable (refrigerated) temperatures, cook foods adequately, refrigerate leftovers promptly, and cleanse cooking utensils and equipment.

“Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology” by Richard K. Robinson, Carl A. Batt
from Encyclopedia of Food Microbiology
by Richard K. Robinson, Carl A. Batt
Elsevier Science, 2014

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  • I have a one-up on the avocado trick boi, yes the citrus way works OK…Try: ‘After storing half the avocado, simply put a rung out paper towel that was drenched all up in the green and gently press the wet paper towel against the avocado. This was a ‘whim’ method but the BEST method!:)

  • I stumbled upon your channel and so very glad I did. I never knew this so Thank You for sharing. In all honesty I have thrown out so much produce it embarrassing….. so much so I stopped buying it unless I knew I would use it within a day or two. I LOVE fresh produce and I am excited to put your tip to use. Thanks again, much appreciated ��

  • Best Tip

    Thank me later

    How about buying the quantity need at a time to avoid all these stress and have fresh groceries always for use

    ☺️☺️☺️

  • Very informative and helpful. It’ll be easier to remember if they are grouped by the technique of storage, like, those in paper bags, lemon, vinegar, etc.,

  • NOTHING ABOUT a Frekn Banana ��. And facts HAVE proved that aluminium foil IS NOT SAFE TO RAP ANYTHING IN AND PUT IN FRIDGE..!!!!Thanks

  • If you really want to live healthy never think about prolonging the life of vegetables by all these tricks. This could help when you’re in a isolated place.

    Do frequent purchase of vegetables and live long.

  • Don’t wrap a cut lemon in aluminum foil…the citric acid in lemon juice causes the aluminum to leach into the lemon. Aluminum in your body causes Alzheimer’s disease.

  • My mom puts a piece of bread in with her potatoes. Also when she makes a banana cake. She uses a lil bit of lemon juice to keep the bananas from turning brown.

  • Leave the pit intact in the remaining half of a cut avocado and wrap in saran. Press out absolutely all of the air touching the green fruit the saran should have 100% contact all the way around the sliced area. Before this method we probably threw away over 100 avocado halves, but this has worked consistently. Other methods never worked well enough.

  • Just try the Banana trick. It doesn’t work. and no reason why it should bananas ripen because of the release of Acetylene gas. They are shipped green and artificially ripened in warehouses’s at final destination. If you need them to last a long time buy green ones.

  • I put my limp broccoli in the usual small container of water, but covering it with the plastic bag it came in, can crisp it up overnight.

  • Great tip, thanks! I was also using paper towels (inside a plastic bag) but dry ones, now I’ll try wetting them like you do and hope the results will turn out far better. The freshness of the lettuce you showed was quite impressive to see.:)

  • For years I’ve done something similar with lettuce, it’ll last a couple of weeks.
    I feel off the outer leaves, wash the
    Whole head, wrap completely with paper towels then put on a produce bag from the grocery, and twist tie.
    But I’ve never done the cucumber trick, will have to use that, thank you.

  • HELLO❗����������️��. ��. Why mouses, ants, roaches have their own refrigerators and microwave ovens? People like us whom drop crumbs and who knows what else around makes easy for them not shop at grocery stores. They save money for theater releases of movies that show bugs and insects. ���� AlbertJosephDemarco from Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110

  • HELLO ❗��������️. ��. �� or ��️. Brightside hires mental, drug addict people to stay up all night to come up with those ideas for normal people to do. Oh, the best way to keep food fresh. Simple, eat the food now. AlbertJoseph Demarco from Harrisburg Pennsylvania 17110

  • Thanking you for the information. But just wondering some people use a straw to get all the moisture out. But I thought it had to have some moisture in the bag. Many thanks.

  • Have to say I disagree with this. Using Aluminium foil to keep bananas fresher for longer seems abit of a waste of aluminium foil if you ask me. Most people won’t then use the foil again for something else…..because it’ll smell of banana. Why? because bananas give off a gas. It’s why you should never keep them in the fridge or put them in a bowl with other fruit. Have them on a separate bowl near to the regular fruit bowl. You could of course buy a smaller bunch and eat them within a few days! If you know you’re not goung to get through 7 or 8 bananas in a week, just break off the bunch so have three or four. It’s not complicated. Also, avoid ‘pre-packaged’ bananas in sellophane this is just overuse of plastic, and not necessary. Buy loose bananas so you can then take however many you need. Not rocket science!

  • Have friends that are flight attendants and wrap bananas wrapped in foil.if they dont the banana will turn black fast, with the pressure of inside the plane.

  • For keeping bananas, (cut) each banana”s stem away from the common bunch. This will self seal the stem instead of using foil. Do this as soon as you bring the bunch home.

  • . We tried this. It does NOT work! We did and experiment with 2 bunches of bananas. We put foil on one bunch as described here and none on the other.. Both bunches over ripened at the exact same speed! There was NO difference between the two!

  • I read that you should keep oranges and avocados in the fridge to make them stay fresh longer and not spoil too quickly. It works.

  • I have always kept tomatoes and other salad items in the chiller drawer and they last longer than being out on a work top or in a cupboard. Have proved this time and time again.

  • This is an excellent Dragnet video…just the facts, maam. Uncluttered presentation without all the embellishment of ‘theatrics’. Very informative in the best (quick) way. Learned more from this than all the other ‘entertainment’ click bait blurbs combined. Thank you very much! (Now go wash your hands and stay safe.)

  • Do ethylene producing fruits belong next to each other? If I have a dozen oranges in the same bowl, will they ripen faster than a dozen oranges in a dozen bowls?

  • Been doing this for years. Since the Corona started.. I had no losses AT ALL!!!!:) The whole world should do this!!!! EVEN IF THIS CRISIS IS OVER…:)

  • I used to do that but now my kitchen is non-plastic so I use glass containers. I bring my own washable produce bags to the store. I have guinea Pigs so a lot of lettuce. The damp towel method you describe really does work.

  • Nutgrass or anything you don’t want growing? Just cover with some soaked cardboard and some mulch or dirt to hold it down. No sun, dead weeds. Plus the dead stuff and cardboard will help feed the soil. Plus, plus. 😉

  • Hi I usually just put my fruits vegetables in the fridge in the grocery clear bag. Should I do that?or should I put in in the drawer without a bag. Also do you recommend washing all produce at once or should I wait until I’m ready to eat it

  • I’m in central Louisiana and I am just getting my garden planted. I have a 30 ft raised bed that I was able to plant my tomatoes in. The in ground garden has been too wet here.

  • Been hoping for a video on storing. I have a metal covered, 30 x 50 pole barn, with a ridge vent, that is used for tractor, implements and so forth. There is plenty of room for a veggie storage rack but I’m concerned about lack of airflow. One positive note, the western side is shaded by tall pines and oaks. Are your pole barns covered with a material that allows air to flow through the building? Or are you just saying the vegetables need plenty of room and to not be touching?

    It’s been a very wet season in the Piney Woods of Texas

  • When storing potatoes for seed for next years crop, should you take off any sprouts that emerge months before time to plant or just let them grow and trim the sprouts before planting.

  • I use an Orbit mechanical hose timer with each of the three regulator-filter systems I use. The Orbits are okay and will last two or three years before needing replacement.

    They do have a few problems. If you over tighten the female fitting side you can crack the plastic. This can temporarily fixed by putting a hose clamp or a zip tie around the fitting. With use the timer mechanism slows and will hang up. It’s not programmable.

    Great show! Keep up the good work. I learn more from the two of you than any book I’ve got. Many Thanks.

  • We ain’t studing ole Hairless Dipshirts. Y’all munch all y’all want.  

    Starting Saturday my garden will be dealing with five days of 100 degree temperatures. Any tips on how to keep the garden healthy. I plan to water good in the morning and then again when I get home in the evening. Don’t have drip lines yet.

  • Was hoping you’d mention the Fall garden crops… brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbages, etc,
    Also ROOT crops, like carrots, beets, turnips, etc. Will you be coming out with another video on these?

  • My compost has a bunch of chicken manure and pine shavings(chicken coop bedding). It also gets kitchen scraps leaves and grass clippings. Will the pine shavings and manure put the nitrogen levels too high for my furrow?

  • Good stuff guys! Travis you better be careful talking about your mother in law! Nothing worse than a mother in laws kiss except her scorn! ��
    Trying to plan my fall garden and want to know if you could share about all the different families of plants so I can plan my rotation.

  • Great video, packed with lots of information about storage. I live in Northeast Oklahoma and we are drowning in water. Rivers have overflowed and farmers this week have been flooded out.

  • LOL, very few basements here in Florida….shallow spots here become pools, bogs or swamps.” As for storing surplus veggies in the fridge, vented bags or FoodSaver storage bins work for me, however, anything that even looks like it won’t last another week gets canned, pickled or dehydrated. I can keep taters and onions in a dry place for a while, but it’s so humid here that things either sprout or rot after a while. Taters get canned; onions get dehydrated and vacu-sealed in mason jars.

  • Great show! Ya’ll have become my go to for anything garden related. Awesome products and awesome advice. I didn’t catch where you get your sweet potato slips from. Could you provide a link or name.
    Thanks,
    Rex

  • Travis my mom used to peel them put salt on them,vinegar and fresh cream right off the separator don’t knock till you try it. That cream makes it a delicacy.

  • I found your channel by accident on purpose. If that makes sense. I can’t cucumbers and they always get rubbery and I get so mad. And I buy lettuce shreds and lettuce in a bag but after a couple of days it’s gross and nasty and I have to throw it away and it’s expensive. I’ve tried putting it in a bag and sealing it and making sure nothing gets in it but I guess the piece of the post was the wet paper towel so I’m going to try that. Because lettuce shreds are like $3 and no one wants to eat a taco with limpy Guppies lettuce shreds. So who would have thought it put it in a ziplock bag with a wet paper towel close the ziplock bag and there you go

  • May God, our Father, bless you boys in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ! May your land and your crop be blessed in His Holy name…

  • I grew your stonewall they grow like crazy. Keep on eatin on the show good job guys.no rain here in palmcoast till June 1st upper 90s

  • Thank you this helped. I appreciate the chart. I have 2 drawers that are humidity control. One long drawer settings for deli, fresh, chilled.

  • I love my taters!!! I’ll be harvesting mine tomorrow. Will y’all be selling the German Butterball seed potatoes? If not where can I buy them? Much Love

  • Any chance this works on Avocados or are there any special tricks for keeping them fresh longer? I hate throwing those precious fruits in the compost >.<

  • I like this! but I have a question.. I unfortunately have a fridge in my apartment provided by the rental with no control for the humidity control for crisper! And too much humidity in the fridge and am having a hell of a time finding a solution to keeping veggies fresh.. It is so frustrating… I’ll try this and see if it makes a difference.. Thanks..

  • My grandmother always put wet paper towels around produce in plastic bags. Yet another thing the older generations knew that we have lost.

  • If you are going to freeze bananas, first take a cookie sheet, lay Down parchment paper or wax paper on the sheet cut bananas and lay them on the tray freeze first. Then take out of freezer and put in zip lock bags. They will not stick together.

  • I am definitely going to try this. I stopped buying vegetables because they just go bad so fast and I don’t eat them fast enough. Thank you for the video.

  • Never refrigerate tomatoes they will become milly and mushy and gritty, that’s what happens when stores put them in a cooler and you get them home and they are mushy and milly like my tomatoes at room temp they last longer been doing my lettuce and cucumbers the same way for years

  • Question… I watched another video where salad was put in a bowl and dry paper towels were put on bottom in between and on top. That was done to keep the moisture out. Do you suggest that wetting the paper towels is a better idea? I really would like my produce to last me longer. Thanks!

  • Thanks for sharing. I hate wasting good veg because you can’t eat them fast enough. This will safe money and time. I’m in love with veg again. Lol

  • Blah blah blah is all i heard. This video was brutal. Long and very uninformative on the use of a fridge crisper. Save yourself the headache and search for another video on crisper use. 10min ill never get back.

  • Put them in a paper bag and store it in a cool dry place until a few months later when you find the bag and the source of the strange smell.

  • About the rain and heat I’m in north central Oklahoma. Have experienced over 15 inches of rain over the last 30 days. I think I’ve watered once during that time. Not experiencing any losses yet, but the slugs and other pests are becoming an issue as it warms up. Did I mention the temps? It’s been unseasonably cool this year. It’s 5/29 and SIXTY EIGHT DEGREES at 3 pm right now. I transplanted my tomatoes on 4/17 temps were in the upper 30’s. They weren’t too happy about it.

  • You can keep cucumbers fresh in the fridge if you put them in a paperbag and then in a plastic bag. Check after a few days to make sure the bag is not too wet. If it is then change the bag to a fresh one. I’ve kept cucumbers fresh in the fridge for up to two weeks using this method. This also works well for zucchini.

  • Hey Doc, I just saw your video.. I’m just found your channel.. Love the veggie idea. I started doing this some time ago. And it does work!

  • My fridge has a poor design, I don’t think there is a perfect fridge out there, I’ve given up. Question, little tab on both drawers “vegetable and fruit” humidity control. Do i want the vent/tab open to the fridge to let air in and out for low humidity or closed for low humidity? Thank you in advance, you are darling.

  • Doles has these totally delicious bags of salad mix that I love. If I could keep 2 bags each in my two refrigerator crisper drawers I would be so happy. ��

  • I have a question, but thanks for doing this. I could never remember whether my lettuce drawer was supposed to be high humidity or low. The chart is helpful too.
    I know this is a couple of years old now so you may not see this but… The way my fridge is set up, the apple drawer is at the bottom right now and the veggie drawer above it. The apple drawer doesn’t have a humidity control but the lettuce drawer does, so I’ve set it to high humidity. You mentioned the apples off-gasing. Would I be better off putting the apples above the veggie drawer instead of below it so that the gases would not rise up and potentially leak into the veggie drawer? It never occurred to me that the position of the drawers in the fridge (one above the other) might affect the veggies too.

  • I hang my onions up in the fall and winter here tie about 12 together and hang them I do find it a better way to keep them potato I have a warehouse to houses them for the first year did very good for want I was asking for them just had to shut out the weasel’s companies out wanting to buy the potato for a lower piece we were not born yesterday I send a year rebuilding the root cellars for the carrots and others we went off grid 2 years ago did a ice box as well when I built them all first-year I had all the snow I need to keep it cold all year around

  • Potatoe storage. Put your potatoes in a bowl put in a layer of paper towels on the bottom of bowl& add some potatoes another layer of paper towels. Do not cover with any lid. Change the top layer of paper once too wet. Keeping them in the fridge helps them not to sprout or very little. Pls make sure you use a nice size bowl. U could also use an disposable roasting pan layered with paper towels

  • Thank you for this very informative and extremely helpful video. I really appreciate it! I just bought a new Whirlpool refrigerator and the drawers indicate “fruits and vegetables.” God bless you!

  • Hello there. Thank you for the video. I have a lot of moisture in my crisper drawer for veggies. My grandma used to use a piece of charcoal for moisture absorption. Do you suggest that? I tried other things like towels for moisture absorption, leaving extra room, and adjusting humidity control crisper set on low (leaving room for moisture to scape), but it has not worked. i even left baking soda box in the drawer, still lots of moisture is accumulating.

  • Sigh! The bottom-line: 1) Ethylene producing fruits can spoil other fruits & vegetables…so it goes into the crisper with the vents open which means low humidity and it allows the gases to escape. 2) For keeping vegetables crispier they need moisture and therefore the crisper vent should be closed to keep the moisture in.

  • Great video! I love the clear explanations and am so happy to have the list you prepared! GE Top Freezer has 1 drawer marked ‘Vegetables’ and 1 marked ‘Fruit’, with a slider that exposes several holes. I usually have 3 items to go in the crispers: apples, avocados that are ripe and orange peppers. Today I found the pepper frozen. I know apples and avocados should be kept separately. Apples in the fruit drawer with the holes open? Pepper in the vegetable drawer with the holes closed? and avocados in the vegetable drawer too? Need guidance on that. Please advise! Thank you!

  • Have you guys done a show on sweet potatoes? I’d be interested in your method for growing slips to planting to harvest. That would be a good show. Love your show….much them till their gone!

  • I’m exhausted today. After many years, I have time to make yeast bread & time to actually prep, mix, proof, knead, shape, let dough rest, then shape to fix what I missed the 1st time then put in a container or bake on the baking stone directly… And, NOT BURN ANYTHING OTHER THAN FINGERS, WRIST, & ARMS! Hurray! Only downside is that I’m cabinet rich but counterspace poor. I have the real estate; hwr, the microwave, espresso bar, Keurig machine, bread & all-purpose flours, & stand mixer take up so much precious space & I can’t seem to send any into a cabinet for a permanent nap. Ugh. Even my kitchen island is off limits b/c we haven’t got the marble top for it yet. It’s an old wood cabinet that takes 4 grown men to move, & I’ve turned it into a kitchen island against hubby delight, tho it’s grown on him & he’s been on board for a few months now. One of his older brothers made the cabinet when he was part owner in an NC furniture company. The cabinet is made of heavy, heavy NC wood. I’ve foregone casters or legs & instead have opted to add sliders b/c I don’t want it eating into the new vinyl for the kitchen, which we are working toward but it has to wait for the laundry room & hot water heater. The central air & gas pack unit needs replacing too. It’s going to be a long, hot summer this year… Ugh. Makes me thankful that (knock on wood) the menopause sweating thru everything seems to have passed somehow even tho I can’t take hormones b/c I’ve had 2 cysts removed from my breast (it was not cancerous but couldn’t tell until they were gone. Now it’s like I”m this ticking time bomb every year). Hoping it will hold out thru the summer. Don’t need more adding to the sweating. lol.

  • I’ve come back to this video several times b/c of the info shared on the crisper bin in the fridge & how to protect everything. Do you have any hints or tips on peppers? I LOVE to add green, yellow, & red peppers in most of my dishes, esp on top of salads, use in the meatloafs for hubby (again, slipping farther b/c I’m tired of fighting to remain vegetarian; although, I’m still not giving up on the work to serve less meats & more fruits & veggies to my husband! But I digress… Can you help me save my ‘sweet peppers’ from going bad so quick? The only things in the crisper bin other than my peppers are scraped-clean carrots, red pepper & green pepper, along with a red onion that’s inside a ziplock bag. I had 2 lemons in the drawer but I moved them out. Wasn’t sure if they were contributors or not. Any pearls of wisdom? Oh, and the Crisper Pyramid unit by OXO is in there too! I’m thinking of getting either a few of the Blu Apples or 2 of the OXO crispers that suction to the wall so there’d be one on each side.

    My crisper bin has the humidity adjuster. The meat bin underneath, which doesn’t get used as much as it should be. There is a slider button on the inside of the fridge by the meat drawer that allows the slider to go from center then degrees of colder & the other way has graduated degrees for cold but not as cold. Any thoughts on this part? If I turn up that part of the fridge, often I find some of my veggies at the base of the bin, usually ones that can spread out, will get really cold to the point of freezing the items almost bone cold. Thanks so much.

  • I love this! I always go behind my husband and separate the apples, oranges, and bananas. He thinks I’m crazy!My fridge has two drawers with fruit/vegetable settings. ❤️

  • great video! my frig is an apartment fridge for a college district sighhhhhh just drawers, small, no vent, and yet I love my apartment sooooo. Now that I know where and what to store and why and what to put on my wish list, here is how I compensate. no room for apples in fridge set ceiling vent in kitchen to full open so cold air will actually hit space on countertop/breakfast bar and viola!!! move avocados 3 ft to left of apples which is still cooler but not cold viola!!!! cut lettuce stem off to only showing white root sit in bowl w water covering white root while putting away other veggies (do this with cauliflower, etc, that needs moisture) put away last viola!!!!! I also grow green onions in the fridge, just like my friend in her restaurant does, use green part to within a half inch of white bulb, dip in water, wrap bulb in plastic wrap and drop in bottom of veggie drawer. give it time viola!!! This is a poor woman’s hints to the universe. hope it helps those wo roomy fridges or have nothing more than an electric fridge (yes they still have gas and that is NOT in my universe) and the Hub to tell us where, when and why. luv ya yes, I know the lettuce roots are actually in ground and cut away before selling buttttttt I should care about that why? ((say it really fast “I should care about it why?”) lol it works.