If you read design magazines at all you’ve seen them – the beautifully staged kitchens with the big bowl of fruit sitting right on the counter top.
But if you really store your fruit in a huge bowl, you end up with rotten fruit on the bottom as you continually eat fruit off the top. At least, that’s what happens in my house.
You’ve got to have something that lets some air in but will also store a decent amount of fruit.
At my house, we’re trying to eat a lot more fruits and vegetables and are now having produce delivered by a fantastic service called Green Bean Delivery.
So we’re looking for the best way to store our produce in our tiny kitchen. Of course, we want it to look nice but keep our fruit in good condition. So far, our method of storing looks a little more like the Southern Living photo below (though the kitchen itself does not!) than it should.
So now I’m on the hunt for the perfect fruit storage – something that looks good enough to put on the dining room table or the counter but is practical enough for real life.
Here are some options I found:
1. Gia Tier Tray, $128, Chiasso. I really like this option. The three tiers of breathable nylon seem practical. It would hold lots of fruit and looks cool. But the price gives me pause!
2. Cocoon by Mans Salomonsen. So this is my favorite piece, even though it really won’t hold that much fruit. It looks fantastic and I love the idea of hanging it in a window and growing an herb garden. But I don’t think this is actually for sale anywhere, and I’ll bet if it is, the price is high!
3. Euro Starburst Fruit Bowl, $24, Hold n’ Storage. This looks nice, is simple and holds quite a bit of fruit like a bowl while still allowing air in. Very nice!
4. Fruit Hammock, $19.98, Harriet Carter. This two-tier holder is a fairly traditional fruit holder but it seems practical and the chrome makes it modern enough. It’s also a great price!
5. Fruit Stack, $28, Chiasso. I love the Fruit Stack and so I included it. But let’s face it, it’s really not very practical!