Food Containers & Storage

Ditch the Plastic Wrap and Go Green with These Food Huggers — Amazon Deal of the Day

If you've ever used half a lemon (read: if you cook at all), you know how annoying it can be to try to keep the unused portion fresh. Do you throw it in a plastic baggie? Or cover it in plastic wrap? You don't want the lemon to go to waste, but you also don't want to fill the garbage with unnecessary trash.

Enter: this set of Food Huggers.

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The Storage Bag Trick for Organizing Your Fridge Better — Storage Smarts

I run a tight ship when it comes to my refrigerator. I can't stand a messy fridge, so I spend a lot of time trying to prevent that. I find myself frequently pulling leftovers that have gotten pushed to the back of the fridge to the front so they won't get forgotten about, and lining up various condiments. Beyond this, there is one tool I lean on daily to keep my fridge in the shape I like it: zip-top bags.

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5 Things You Should Know About BPA — Storage Smarts

Studies from the last few years have reported that more than 90 percent of Americans have BPA in their systems. It's hard to avoid: We get most of it by eating food that has been in containers made with BPA. It's also apparently possible to pick up BPA through air, dust, and water.

Don't panic. Instead, take a minute to educate yourself about BPA, the dangers of it, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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5 Things You Should Know About BPA — Storage Smarts

Studies from the last few years have reported that more than 90 percent of Americans have BPA in their systems. It's hard to avoid: We get most of it by eating food that has been in containers made with BPA. It's also apparently possible to pick up BPA through air, dust, and water.

Don't panic. Instead, take a minute to educate yourself about BPA, the dangers of it, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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5 Things You Should Know About BPA — Storage Smarts

Studies from the last few years have reported that more than 90 percent of Americans have BPA in their systems. It's hard to avoid: We get most of it by eating food that has been in containers made with BPA. It's also apparently possible to pick up BPA through air, dust, and water.

Don't panic. Instead, take a minute to educate yourself about BPA, the dangers of it, and what you can do to protect yourself.

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You Probably Don’t Clean This One Thing All That Often — And That’s Okay! — Cleaning Tips from The Kitchn

I am a person who likes to stay hydrated. I typically keep a big water bottle at my desk, a little one in my purse, and another big one in the car. If I see a water fountain (I know, I know: germs), I take advantage and fill up whatever vessel I happen to have with me. Because heaven forbid I don't have access to water for five minutes.

And now that you know I'm willing to drink out of a public water fountain, I'll admit something else: I almost never clean those water bottles. I'll let that desk water bottle sit there for weeks before I notice the formerly clear glass is looking sort of … opaque, and then I'll get out my favorite bottle brush and be shocked and disgusted at how much cleaner it looks when I'm done.

In an effort to find out whether I'm poisoning myself, I reached out to Dr. Chuck Gerba, a professor of microbiology at University of Arizona. Turns out it's not so bad!

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