Certain types of vegetables need to be stored in a cool dry place – items like potatoes and onions hate moisture and need air circulation, so don’t do what some people do, which is put them in the fridge – instead, use a vegetable storage bin kept in your pantry or a dark corner of your kitchen.
Here are the best vegetable storage bins available at the moment:
Japanese Stackable Vegetable Bins
These bins are made of white plastic with dimensions of 9.5 inches wide by 13 inches long by 7.75 inches high.
Each bin has wheels at the back, and at the top of the bin at the back, a depression so that other bins can slot easily on top. They have an open grill pattern so that air can flow easily into the bin to keep everything dry.
This bin is made in Japan. You can get each bin with free shipping:
Mesh Stacking Bin
This bin set is made from steel with epoxy coating. The bin is 11 inches by 15 inches by 8 inches.
As you can see from the picture, each layer locks onto the next at the side and back, and the mesh allows air to circulate nicely. You can use this bin for anything – stacking items in the bathroom, as well as for storing vegetables in the kitchen.
This comes with free delivery too:
United solutions Storage Bin
This is made of heavy duty plastic – they say it is medium sized, the dimensions are 18.25 inches long by 13.5 inches wide by 9 inches high, so it’s bigger than the other bins featured on this page.
It is perforated to let air circulate, and they’ve put in handle slots on the sides and back so you can easily lift it.
This bin is made in the USA. It also comes with free shipping:
How to store vegetables
If you are unsure which vegetables will do well in a storage bin, and which ones should be put in the fridge, here’s a handy list of all popular vegetables and how they should be stored.