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Debbie Meyer Green Boxes are storage containers that preserve food for much longer than usual. They remove the ethylene gases that are released when fruits and vegetables are going bad. These gases speed up deterioration, and without them, the food stays fresh. The containers also preserve the freshness of baked goods and snacks. They come in a set of 32 containers in 4 different sizes. These containers are meant to save you money because you'll no longer waste food. In addition, they allow you to plan meals further in advance.
The cost of Debbie Meyer Green Boxes is $19.99 plus $6.99 shipping, for a total price of $26.98.
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These containers are meant to keep fruits and vegetables fresh for significantly longer than usual; possibly even twice as long. They also keep baked goods like bread and cookies, and other snacks, fresh for as long as possible.
Fruits and vegetables release a gas called ethylene when they are ripening after they have been harvested. If they're exposed to this gas intensively, it significantly cuts the shelf life of the item. Ethylene makes produce go bad much more quickly. One feature of the containers is that they completely remove all of the gas. This makes them the ideal storage for the fruit and vegetable products that you have purchased.
Having 32 additional containers in your kitchen sounds daunting, but believe it or not, they actually don't require a lot of room. All of the containers can be stacked together neatly, and this takes up very little space.
The set of 32 containers come in 4 different sizes: 16, 24, 32 and 64 ounces. Each set contains 7 of the 16 and 24-ounce boxes, 4 of the 32-ounce boxes, 3 of the 64-ounce boxes, and 21 matching lids.
All of the green boxes are completely safe to wash in the dishwasher, which adds convenience. They can also be used to heat up food in the microwave without harm.
The containers are guaranteed free of the harmful industrial chemical BPA which is found in polycarbonate plastics. Many storage containers do contain BPAs.
One thing that's great about this product is that you end up wasting a lot less food than usual. This is because it doesn't go bad as quickly. Produce can easily start to rot before you eat it, especially if you're not strong in the area of meal planning. Your groceries are going to last you a lot longer using the containers.
Naturally, since you won't be wasting nearly as much food as you did in the past, you're going to save a ton of money. All the food you would have thrown out now translates into meals on the table to feed your family. Now that sounds like a good investment.
Now that you have significantly more food in your fridge that will be around for longer, you can plan meals better. It will be possible to plan a few days in advance without worrying that the vegetables or fruits are going to go bad. In addition, you'll have a bigger selection of items in the fridge, which opens up more options for cooking.
With time, fruits and vegetables can really lose their flavor. Normally you have to eat them fast or they won't be as tasty. Produce can also develop a bit of a rubbery texture when they've gone uneaten for a bit. The green boxes preserve fruits and vegetables so effectively that they retain their original texture and flavor.
With all of your food sorted into neat containers separated by item, these green boxes can make your fridge incredibly organized and easy to navigate. They'll even save you space because you can stack them on top of each other.
Debbie's Meyer's first product was the green bags, which served a similar purpose. When you order a set of 32 green boxes, you'll get 10 green bags for free. That will give you a chance to try out that product too and see if you find it useful.
The biggest issue with this product mentioned by many customers has been the too-small size of the containers. Even the largest of the green boxes don't fit much - one customer said it could only fit 2 or 3 bananas. This really limits the amount of food that can be stored in each container. It's hard to understand why the company would have made the containers so small.
The containers are very cheaply made, and the material is flimsy. Apparently, they break very easily, meaning you have to constantly replace them. You save some money not wasting as much food, but then you spend extra money replacing these containers all the time.
The lid of each container contains a small tab that you pull to open it, like in some other similar containers. In this case, the tabs are badly made and flimsy. They come off very easily and quickly, in many cases during the first use. That just makes it harder and more annoying to open the lid thereafter.
Customers have commented that a lot of condensation builds up inside the containers on a daily basis. They have to open each one and wipe off the condensation every single day. Many people found this to be an annoying task and difficult to keep up.
Some reports on the freshness of items stored in Debbie Meyer's Green Boxes say that the difference really isn't as great as advertised. YouTube demonstrations show this fairly clearly. There is a difference, that is certain. The boxes do keep produce and other foods fresh for longer than usual. However, the difference in length of time isn't as great as the company indicates. They are very similar to regular containers, and may not be worth the cost.
These green boxes had the potential to save you a lot of money if they did what they were supposed to do. The word is, they do keep food fresher, just nor for as long as Debbie Meyer has suggested. They'll save you some money, but not as much as you would have anticipated.
What the green boxes will save you is time, although not a huge amount either. This is because they can help you keep your fridge incredibly organized so that it's much easier to find things. Food preparation is already largely done because you cut up fruits and vegetables to put them in the containers.
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Food does seem to stay fresh for a lot longer when stored in both the bags and the containers.
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