Rubbermaid FreshWorks Fresh Produce Containers

I go to the grocery store about once a week which means I want the freshest produce the day I shop and I want it to stay fresh throughout that week. Sometimes it works out well, other times, not so much. So when SheSpeaks asked me to try out the Rubbermaid FreshWorks line I was happy to test it out to see if it could improve on keeping my fresh produce fresh longer. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks/Rubbermaid®. but opinions are totally my own. I am a regular user of various Rubbermaid products that I have shared before like the new Rubbermaid Brilliance line I use for healthy grain bowls, Rubbermaid LunchBlox that is great to make my bento box style lunches for kids, and I still love my Rubbermaid Gift Bag Crate. It is a brand I trust and I love that they are continually creating new, and better, lines to help with food storage and home organization.

Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers have a few different ways to help me keep fruits and veggies fresher longer. The lid has a membrane filter, the FreshVent, in it that helps regulate the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide which keeps things fresher. There is also a tray, the CrispTray, that lifts up the produce which also helps with the airflow and prevents that soggy mess that happens with some produce.

Rubbermaid FreshWorks has a FreshVent to help keep produce last up to 80% longer

Rubbermaid FreshWorks has a CrispTray to help fresh produce last up to 80% longer

How to Use Rubbermaid FreshWorks

  • Do not wash or cut produce
  • Remove all store packaging
  • It is normal to see condensation

Now Rubbermaid says do not wash or cut your produce before putting it in the FreshWorks containers to make it last the longest. I am taking a two-step approach with produce now because of this.

First, I remove all the store packaging and place the produce in a FreshWorks container. Secondly, I take a smaller amount of the produce, enough for just a couple of days, and go ahead and wash it well and cut if need be. I dry it well and then place that in a different FreshWorks container. Throughout the week I take some of the original and prep to refill the ready-to-eat batch. This helps me snack healthier by having it ready but I also am finishing up all of the produce without it going bad before the week is done.

For produce that I am going to be using in just one specific recipe I only need the first step obviously and I just do the actual washing, trimming, and cutting when I am ready to use.

Keep your ready to eat fruits and vegetables on one shelf so everyone in the family knows those items are ready to go and eat as they like any time of the day. Place the non-washed produce in FreshWorks on a different shelf so the family those they aren’t ready to eat yet.

Just remove the store packaging from produce and place directly into your FreshWorks

There are multiple shapes and sizes of FreshWorks available to fit all the different fresh produce you buy or grow

Why You Should Use Rubbermaid FreshWorks:

  • It Works!
    I’ve been testing out FreshWorks in my own home and it does exactly what they say it will do, keeps my produce fresher for longer
  • Keeps Produce Fresh Up to 80% Longer
    Disclaimer: Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.
  • Reduces Waste
    Instead of throwing away produce that has gone bad after just a few days you can keep foods fresher. We have a huge problem in the USA with wasting food so this helps with that issue.
  • Saves Money
    On average American families waste $192 of produce every year. That is a big savings! ** Source: USDA 2014
  • Easy to Use
    There are no replacement parts needed with FreshWorks. The lid filter even lasts a lifetime!
  • Made in the USA
  • Available in Multiple Sizes
    There are now six different sizes of Rubbermaid FreshWorks.

      • Lare Square (11.1 Cups): Perfect for Tomatoes
      • Long Rectangle (8.4 Cups): Great for asparagus or zucchini
      • Small Rectangle (4.0 Cups): Will keep your green beans fresh
      • Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries
      • Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries
      • Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • BPA-free

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway

Rubbermaid FreshWorks Giveaway

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Robyn

 

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