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This is the latest thing we want for our own kitchens: a dedicated produce drawer. We have them in our fridges, so why not for produce that we don’t have to keep cold?

Lifehacker has tracked down a hack (their name promises that they’re good at things like this, and it doesn’t lie) for storing our room-temperature veggies. The solution is a dry, air-circulated vegetable cubby that will keep our potatoes and onions much happier than they’ve been. Consider this the end of special treatment in the fridge. 

Replace a Kitchen Cabinet Drawer with a Produce Storage Drawer from Lifehacker

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about 3 years ago PistachioDoughnut

Before I can get this I need a place to call mine! Impossible in a rented space. For now, I am happy with my bamboo steamer storage. I store onions and potatoes in bamboo steamer, it adds to kitchen decor...also...and they also have holes to let the air pas through...


about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

Does this drawer have a solid bottom? If not, I could see how this would be a rather messy "solution". I rather like keeping all those wispy bits of dry onion and garlic skin out of the way (in my and I suspect in most other people's cases, on the floor of the pantry). With this set up, I'd be sweeping my kitchen floor (as much for safety as anything else . . . have you ever slipped on a dry onion skin?) every time I opened the drawer. ;o)


about 3 years ago BoulderGalinTokyo

I agree, I have a solid bottom drawer with air-hole sides-- it really does need cleaning often, garlic and onion skins and dirt... but keeps them all together.


about 3 years ago SeaJambon

AJ - I had exactly the same response when I saw that photo! Great idea, but the execution needs a little work...


about 3 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

How utterly bizarre that the onions and potatoes are piled together in the bin used for that photo! Obviously the people who styled and took it don't cook (or perhaps they just don't know better). I'm not sure I'd even want my potatoes and onions in separate but adjacent bins, given those tiny air holes. ;o)


about 3 years ago TXExpatInBKK

I thought the same thing! Isn't there a hard and fast rule about not storing your potatoes and onions in the same basket because the onions will cause the potatoes to sprout. Is this just a myth?


about 3 years ago Kristy Mucci

Kristy is an expert at making things pretty and a former Associate Editor of Food52.

I need this in my life!