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Review: Tupperware FridgeSmart® Containers

Earlier this month I received four complimentary samples of the Tupperware  FridgeSmart® Containers in various sizes. I don’t usually use tupperware for storage in my refrigerator – mostly only for lunches for hubs, lil man and myself, but when I received the offer for samples I was intrigued to see what the results would be from my review.

The day I received the containers I went to the market to purchase produce. I bought two bunches each of scallions, parsley and flower chives because I wanted to compare the Tupperware FridgeSmart containers with the storage bins in my fridge.

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Day 1 (9/1/2013) – first photo pictures the produce for the fridge and the second photo is produce for the container

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I checked the produce daily to see if there were changes, but only took photos a week later. Scallions usually spoil quickly in my fridge, so for the first week I checked the progress mostly for them.

By 9/7/2013, you could definitely see the changes in the scallions. The bottom bunch was in my fridge storage while the top were in the Tupperware containers.

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You can also notice the difference in the parsley, right side from Tupperware container:

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There didn’t seem to be any difference with the flower chives when I looked at them. When I photographed both bunches, I could see a very slight color difference. Can you?

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If you can’t tell the difference, the bunch on the right is a teensy bit greener. My hubs wanted to know why the bunch in the container curled over while the fridge bunch didn’t. Basically, the container I placed them in was shorter than the chives, so I had to curl them over to fit them into the container and after a week flower chives tend to take shape of how they are stored.

I used the parsley already and threw away the scallion bunch from the fridge storage, but here are the Tupperware scallions as of this morning, 9/21:

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As for the flower chives … they’re both still going pretty strong, but you can start to see the difference in the flower buds. You can see the top three flower buds which are from the fridge storage bin are starting to shrivel and get darker.

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Conclusion – storing your produce in the Tupperware FridgeSmart® Containers make a difference.

Here’s some info on the Tupperware FridgeSmart® Containers:

Tupperware Brands has incorporated new technology into its FridgeSmart® containers to keep fall produce fresher for days longer to save consumers time and ensure that their money is well-spent. The redesigned FridgeSmart® Container offers better air circulation and advanced moisture protection. The storage chart is relocated for easier viewing, while an improved venting system moves to an easy-open seal.

There are five sizes stackable and available for individual purchase or you can purchase a 4-piece set like the set I received from Tupperware. The air circulation vent is located on the container lid and has three options: closed, half-open and fully open. The setting you use depends on the produce so you need to storage produce by the recommended circulation which is pictured on the front of each container – it displays a photo of the produce along with a photo of the vent selection. You’ll also receive a pamphlet with your container that has the suggested produce and circulation.

For example, put the slider in:

  • Closed position for light breathers such as carrots, celery, grapes, watermelon and cucumber
  • Half-open position for medium breathers such as beans, lettuce and cabbage
  • Open position for heavy breathers such as artichokes, spinach, broccoli and brussels sprouts

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There’s also a list for items that should be stored in a cool, dry place (not in refrigerator or container), such as:

  • Tomatoes
  • Avocados
  • Plums
  • Potatoes

Here are the dimensions for each individual container (photo & specs from Tupperware website):

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a. FridgeSmart® Medium Deep
• 1 gal./4.4 L
• 11 1/8x 7 3/8 x 5 1/3”/28.4 x 18.8 x 13.5 cm.
• In Snow White/Wintergreen.

b. FridgeSmart® Small Deep
• 1¾ qt./1.8 L.
• 7 3/8 x 5 5/8 x 5 1/3”/18.9 x 14.3 x 13.5 cm.
• In Margarita/Snow White.

c. FridgeSmart® Medium
• 1¾ qt./1.8 L.
• 11 1/8 x 7 5/8 x 2 5/8”/28.4 x 18.8 x 6.9 cm
• In Snow White/Wintergreen

d. FridgeSmart® Small
• ¾ qt./800 mL
• 7 x 5 x 2¾”/18.9 x 14.3 x 6.9 cm
• In Margarita/Snow White

e. FridgeSmart® Large
• 1½ gal./6.1 L
• 15 x 7 3/8 x 5 1/3”/38.1 x 18.8 x 13.5 cm
• In Snow White/Sunny

FridgeSmart® 4-Pc. Set
• Includes two (b.) Small Deeps, one (a.) Medium Deep and one (c.) Medium
• In Margarita/Snow White/Wintergreen

You can purchase the containers directly on their website starting at $15 by going to their website: Tupperware FridgeSmart® Containers (no affiliate link here).

Enjoy!

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