Rubbermaid Freshworks Containers Review
My kids are produce fanatics. Carrots, tomatoes, and berries. Good grief, the berries. I had taken to buying frozen berries in bulk for them to munch on and to use in my smoothies. The issue was that if I bought a whole bunch of fresh produce, they would graze through it and after a couple of days, anything left would go bad. These Rubbermaid Freshworks containers have completely changed my grocery buying experience.
The trick is the nifty little tray in the bottom and the filtered vent in the lid!
How They Work
Freshworks containers are made from BPA-free plastic and are very sturdy containers. To keep produce fresh, there are two special features to these. One is the little green tray in the bottom. This keeps your product elevated away from excess moisture and allows air to circulate better. The lids also have a filtered vent to perfectly balance the amount of moisture and air allowed in the container. The filter lasts a lifetime and there is no need to ever change it! They also stack nicely, with each container sitting into the top of each lid. It makes organizing the refrigerator a breeze!
What to Store
I have honestly used these to store everything so far. If I run out of my regular containers for leftovers, these come out! I love them because they clean up super quick and easy and don’t retain any stains or smell. As I mentioned above, my kids are crazy about berries. I managed to keep enough strawberries around to do progress photos under strict rules that they couldn’t eat them until I said so! Now, strawberries can easily disappear in a single sitting in my house. However, with these containers, I can buy more than enough to keep them around and not worry. In the plastic box that they come in, these would be lost to mold in 3 days. 7 days later and these are still red, ripe, and delicious! *I* even got to eat some!
I am currently using the Freshworks containers for peaches, nectarines, strawberries, apples, carrots, asparagus, and avocados. I even halved an avocado and stored half in one of these for 2 days. It still browned, but barely. It was still in perfect condition! SO exciting for the avocado lover in me! Containers come in all sizes for a small container of blueberries to a full head of lettuce. They even have longers ones for asparagus or carrots. A nifty medium long one is perfect for green beans!
As you can see above, this is the difference in organic carrots. I didn’t want to waste too much so I chose one small carrot to leave refrigerated, but not in the container. The rest I stored in the Freshworks container. That tiny carrot was nasty after 10 days! These Freshworks containers work! It has seriously cut down on the number of frozen fruits and veggies I buy since I don’t have to worry about my fresh and healthy produce going bad anymore! This has been a life-changer for my family. I’m so excited to be able to offer baby carrots or a fresh peach for my kids’ snack instead of chips and crackers! And bonus points, because they love it too!
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