Why produce bags are better than containers

For years I kept my produce in containers in the fridge because I didn’t think there was a better option. I’m so glad those days are over because it was really inconvenient. Now that I’ve seen the light and started using produce bags, I can explain the key advantages. This might come across like a long list of complaints about containers, but let’s face it: these complaints are justified.

Plastic containers with lids on a kitchen bench

Containers are hard to store

Containers take up so much freakin’ space. And they are rigid. Immovable. Whether they have veggies inside and you are trying to put them in your fridge, or they are empty and you are trying to put them in your cupboard; it’s like playing Tetris EXCEPT it’s not fun, you don’t have the time and you’re not in the mood.

Produce bags on the other hand, are soft. You can fold them into a tiny parcel if you want to put them in a cupboard or drawer. And when they’re full of veggies and you’re putting them in your fridge, they give way to what’s around them and take whatever shape you need them to. Happy days.

Containers have lids which you’re guaranteed to lose

I think that’s all I need to say about lids. You’ve been there. You know what I’m talking about. You won’t have this problem with produce bags.

There will never be space in your dishwasher for containers

The dishwasher is always full. More dishes to wash means that dishes are piled up on the bench, or you have to do a second load. Huge pain in the behind. But a produce bag like the Produce Pod can be washed in the washing machine. The great thing about this is that there might actually be space in your washing machine for one more thing. Unlike your dishwasher.

Containers trap moisture and condensation

I talk about moisture and condensation a lot. If you are keeping your produce in anything that’s sealed to the outside air, then moisture and condensation are causing your veggies to rot. Fortunately, a produce bag like the Produce Pod allows moisture and condensation to escape at a slow rate. This means your vegetables will stay fresh for longer.
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