Our Favorite Food Savers for the Pantry, Fridge and Freezer

Make sure your produce and pantry staples maintain maximum freshness.

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April 01, 2020

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There's nothing like wilted leaves or mushy fruits and vegetables shortly after your big trip to the store to discourage you — but it doesn't have to be that way. Whether you're trying to incorporate more produce into your diet and are looking for ways to maintain freshness or just want to ensure your pantry staples reach their maximum shelf life, the proper storage is necessary (and available). We've tested out multiple options for maximizing the life of your foods and have rounded some of our favorites that we trust to keep food fresh as long as possible. The variety of shapes and sizes of these products should have you covered, all the way from pantry to freezer!


We recently tested out these Rubbermaid Freshworks containers and were impressed by how well they kept our greens fresh and fruit plump. Unlike typical storage containers, these containers are vented, which the company suggests helps maintain freshness. They also come equipped with a trademarked CrispTray, which keeps your food from sitting directly on the bottom of the container and promotes air circulation. The company says the product works best if you store the produce as it is after purchase, washing and cutting once you're ready to consume (for both greens and fruits). If you’re looking for a consistent way to keep your produce looking just as delicious at home as it does in the store, these are worth adding to your cart.

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Don't want to part with your other half? These nifty little food savers are ideal for storing halves of fruit that's left over from a recipe. Whether you used half of a lime for a homemade margarita or only used half of an onion to serve with fajitas, these savers present a great solution for maximizing usage of produce that isn't typically eaten all at once. Although this set is designed for specific fruits and veggies, they'll work for any item that fits in the container. (This was our top pick for an avocado saver!) The stretchy silicon covering hugs the produce tightly and snaps shut to keep your leftovers tasty and fresh.

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Meals become a lot messier when that pesky bag of flour starts to tear or grains escape from their boxes. These airtight OXO containers are here to help, available in a variety of sizes to accustom a variety of foods. These stackable, space-efficient containers will make your pantry look effortlessly clean and decluttered while keeping your dry foods fresh. Plus, the transparency ensures you'll grab what you're looking for at a glance, and the buttons ensure an airtight seal.

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Food savers have started to creep up as a popular way to store frozen food, and we understand why! The company claims meat preserved with the Foodsaver system can last up to three years in the freezer and still taste fresh, flavorful and freezer-burn-free. It also claims to keep leftovers and other foods fresh up to five-times longer when compared to ordinary storage methods. Talk about some bang for your buck!

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