- Value: 19/20
- Functionality: 20/20
- Quality/Ease of Use: 19/20
- Aesthetics: 15/20
- Eco-friendliness: 19/20
- TOTAL: 92/100
As someone who usually despises single-use kitchen appliances (you know, except for a garlic press), I can’t quite tell you what compelled me to purchase the OXO Good Grips GreenSaver Produce Keeper. Oh wait, yes I can: It’s because I’m no longer able to run to the store for fresh leafy greens the night I plan on eating them. So I was skeptical at best when I loaded the contraption—which looks like a rectangular salad spinner—with a bunch of Lacinato kale and nestled it into the very back of my already packed refrigerator.
Fast forward two-and-a-half weeks later. I still haven’t returned to the grocery store and I’ve also forgotten about that poor kale in favor of pizza bagels, pasta and the frozen dumplings I keep on hand for “emergencies.” I had been hoarding a few cans of coconut milk just to make the infamous Alison Roman chickpea stew, which calls for a generous helping of hardy greens before serving. I remembered the kale I had basically left for dead in the fridge.
It’s probably sludge by now, and if not, maybe I can revive it in cold water, I thought. I dug out the produce keeper, and by some stroke of magic, the kale was as crisp as the day I had bought it. What a roller coaster of emotions.