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Fresher Longer food storage containers from Sharper Image

Has anyone tried the Fresher Longer food storage containers from Shaper Image that are supposed to keep food fresher longer....I was curious if they really worked or if I'm just as well off with my Rubbermaid.

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  1. For anyone interested ...

    http://www.sharperimage.com/us/en/cat...

    I haven't tried them, but these really sound like they would work better because of two things:

    "Patent-pending silicone-gasket locking system and impermeable polypropylene containers keep out oxidizing air and seal in odors."

    The less air in, the longer things keep from my experiments with glass jars. Regular plastic containers don't seal air out effectively and the plastic itself breathes letting some air in.

    "Patent-pending antimicrobial silver nanoparticles infused into the containers reduce growth of mold and fungus."

    A couple of people have mentioned recently that silver will keep food fresh longer.

    They are inexpensive enough to give one or two a try. The starter set is $12 bucks. I might be near a sharper impage store this week and pick some up to try. Thanks for the mention.

    I guess I'll have to see if strawberries keep better in these containers or glass jars. One of the customer reviews on the site said the put SLICED strawberries in a container and they were still fresh 14 days later. Someone said it kept bread fresh for 10 days.

    1. I bought a set at Costco like this. Not exactly the same (they are clear with different colored gaskets), but otherwise are the same set by looks - silicone gasket and all. I don't have the packaging It was about $25, and I think they are terrific. I don't remember the brand, but they have "BIOKIPS" on the lid. Here's the manufacturer's site: http://www.komax.net/eng/

      I have found that they are not water-tight any longer, perhaps because I've put the lids in the dishwasher.

      They also look like the Lock-n-Lock food storage sets available on QVC. Here's the manufacturer's site: http://us.locknlock.com/main.asp

      1. Answer: You are better off with your Rubbermaid, suplemented with glass jars

        Test results:
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

        1. I have these and really find them different. As a singleton I often had bread go moldy and veggies brown out. I find these HAVE really mad e difference. And the rubbermaid just went to goodwill.

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          1. re: jvonfurst

            I also have them and like them. They have made a big difference in vegetables lasting in my fridge. (I don't know if it's my fridge or what, but generally I can't keep vegetables more than 2 days). I also love how easily the lids on them snap on and off - you don't have to struggle with the lids like Tupperware and Rubbermaid lids. They also seem to me to be easier to than the Rubbermaid or Tupperware.

            1. re: omotosando

              There's nothing really wrong with them other than being pricy and from my experience being very little different than Rubbermaid.

              Not as fancy, but better for keeping food longer were the glass jars. I sliced some strawberries up in August. The Fresher Longer molded after about 2 weeks, IIRC. The glass jar of sliced strawberries has yet to mold. They still look good, but I wouldn't eat them at this point. I'm just leaving them there to see how long it takes them to look funky.

              I really think though that if you guys did back to back storage, using Rubbermaid for half an item and Fresher Longer for the other half, you wouldn't see much of a difference. I'm not so fond of the lids, but that's just personal preference.

          2. Well I have had the greatest experience with these. I live alone and at the price of food I am glad I have these: My bakery artisan bread would mold before I ate it all. I tried numerous methods and devices to store it with no luck - either blue and fuzzy, or stale and hard. I now put my loaves in the large box in the fridge and and it can last two weeks or more.

            Trick to storing fruits ( berries) wash and DRY them. I put a paper towel in the bottom of the container, dump fruit on top and let it sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes (lightly covered.) Gravity lets the remaining moisture run to the bottom. Remove the towel, then seal and store. They definately last a lot longer than any other container I had.

            I use the mini size for fresh herbs - they last longer that way. The thinner big box I store my salad greens in. Again, just spin it dry before you store.

            The tall vertical boxes are great for keeping crackers or nacho chips from going stale.

            I liked them so well, a year later when LnT was closing stores here, I got another set for $30 - sweet! The trick to anything wet is to dry it as much as possible before you store.

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            1. re: jvonfurst

              Trust me. No washing. No towel. Place berries in a glass jar. Put in fridge. They last two weeks longer than the Fresher Longer without that hassle.

              1. re: rworange

                not really. guess you cant be convinced by anyone else tho - you're always right.?
                TWO years of use and my stuff is still rot free. I can keep item s two weeks.

                'NOTE I am talking about the YELLOW containers that had colloidal silver embedded in them. I believe that along WITH the seals it what resists the rot.

                Because I bought a new container with the same seal MECHANISM and they DON'T resist rot as well.

            2. I have the Sharper Image yellow food storage containers and we really like them. Here's the problem though, we need to replace a few of the rubber gaskets that create the seal.

              Does anyone know how and where to purchase them?? I been searching through Google to no avail.

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              1. re: kbeaudry

                I am also looking for the replacement silicon gaskets? Anyone ever found them? I tried to send a request on the Komax website but not sure if that really worked

              2. Yes They really work. I bought my first set in 2006 and was looking on line to get my second set (husband used my biggest one to feed the dogs and no he is not dead). I love them. They keep bread, leftovers, veggies, fruit longer then I have ever them with out freezing them of course. Several sizes for any and all.. I don't know what the price is now, but they are worth it.