Keep fruit fresh longer with specialized fruit storage baskets and bowls. Wire fruit baskets allow air to circulate around fruit on your countertop, so they ripen evenly at room temperature. Fruit baskets, bowls and chutes keep fresh favorites lined up for easy access.
Types of Fruit Storage Baskets
Consider your available counter space and the types of fruits you favor when choosing a countertop fruit basket. Here are some options:
● A fruit bowl with a banana holder allows you to store different types of fruit in the same container. Look for a wood or metal fruit basket to help balance the weight of the bananas. Also available as standalone containers, banana hangers help prevent bruising.
● Fruit storage baskets and fruit bowls are best for storing a mix of fruits at room temperature. Consider using a large wire fruit bowl to display avocados, nectarines and peaches while they ripen. Keep in mind its best to store fruits and vegetables in separate bowls.
● A tiered fruit basket is ideal for separating and organizing, as they take advantage of vertical space. Consider a 3-tiered fruit basket to store fruits that shouldn’t be stored together.
● To keep refrigerated fruit fresh longer, use bowls specially designed to handle certain varieties. Colander-type bowls make it easy to clean, serve and store fruit like strawberries, blueberries and grapes.
Look for a basket finish that matches your kitchen decor and other countertop storage. Select bowls in a metal finish for a sleek and minimalist look. Or go with a bamboo bowl for an earthier, natural vibe.
For apples and oranges, consider a chute for your kitchen counter or refrigerator. These cylindrical, self-dispensing containers are space-saving and good for grabbing a healthy snack on the go. They keep fruit more visible than bowls do, so there’s less risk of it falling to the bottom and going bad.