Currently loving :: countertop fruit + veg storage solution

March 17, 2014

Dropping by quickly (you have so much to do, don’t you?) to tell you about yet another product I found  at The Container Store that I’m currently loving.

I’ve struggled to find the right container for the “dry” fruits and veggies that I store. The tomatoes, lemons, sweet potatoes, eggplants. You know. I had them in a pretty bowl, which looked alright, but they really need to have air circulating around them to stay fresh for a long time.

I found my answer when I happened up on this basket from The Container Store. It’s the large York Open Stack Basket. (Not to be confused with the small version.) These have a compact profile and stack easily. They fit perfectly under my kitchen cabinets, too, which is a plus. Lots of these kinds of stacking baskets don’t fit under my (I guess rather low) cabinets.

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They also have them in stainless steel, which is nice and clean-looking, but, for my kitchen, I think the rubbed bronze was perfect.

Large York Open Stack BasketLooks great, the fruits and veggies are keeping much longer and it doesn’t take up too much room on the counter. Win-win-win!

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Karen (Scotland) June 13, 2014 at 4:51 am

We have triple hanging baskets (three of them) for fruit and veg. That’s a total of nine baskets. Yes, nine. Wish I could post a photo ’cause they look awesome, especially when filled with fruit. We don’t like wall cupboards so we incorporated the wall of baskets into the design so that we wouldn’t have to have baskets on the worktop and it was one of our best decisions ever.
Similarly, our toaster and kettle are on a shelf above the worktop, with the breadbin and coffee maker underneath – uses up less workspace and keeps the kettle away from little hands.
Karen

Stephany December 3, 2014 at 5:06 am

What a beautiful basket! I love fruits and I don’t know where to put them anymore, so this sounds as a solution to my problem. Thanks a lot!

Dina January 13, 2015 at 7:06 am

I put a basket onto my counter top and usually I put there my vegetables and fruits. It looks beautiful and also it is very useful!

Denise March 28, 2015 at 9:08 am

Perfect! I have been looking for a solution to my fruit/veggie storage problem, this is it!

Meredith March 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

@Denise: I am still loving this particular basket. So glad this post helped!!!

Margaret Travis July 9, 2015 at 7:01 am

It is almost impossible to see the countertops in my house clean and tidy. There is always something on them- fruit, some vegetables, a glass of juice or even towels. Thanks for the interesting storage decisions!

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