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I find it I keep the produce dry they last longer so I wrap in paper towels and wipe the containers dry.

the more you cut the produce the shorter it will last so I keep everything whole and cut a little of everything for salads. Sometime I will put little bit (small pieces that are not bit size) of each veggie in one container, so then I have to get one container out for salads. (then cut up the small pieces into bit size for a salad)

When I have cut up veggies for salads the veggies only last a few days.

The vacuum sealer sound neat.

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Bilby4, THANK you! I have the vacuum sealer but never thought of this solution, and would also prefer to pre-cut veggies but haven't been able to because of storage/spoiling issues. Perfect! I'll start tomorrow. Thanks!

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BILBY4 I didn't even think about the nutrients! Thank you so much for mentioning that. I will have to use the cut up veggies quicker if I choose to cut them up but I'd rather have the nutrients.

IMVEGAN tupperware eh? I'll have to keep my eyes open for sales.

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Tupperware has veggie storage containers with humidifier control buttons on the side for different veggies that work pretty well. (They are pretty expensive. I got mine on a good sale.) The vacuum seal contraption and bags are the best though like Bilby said. That is pretty expensive but if you get the mason jars lids you can reuse them. The bags might be reusable, I don't know.

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I have a microwave steamer that is pretty much like that. It's a plastic container with lid and handles, and a removable inner basket.
If you store vegetables in water it will leach nutrients out of them and for some vegetables it will also deplete the structure. It's not an ideal situation.
If you want a better solution I'd suggest a vacuum sealer with re-useable containers. The vegetables will stay dry, crisp and fresh.

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I wanted to pre-chop veggies and store them in my fridge. To keep them fresh I'd like to have them in some sort of bucket with some water. Other things that I'd like in descending order are:

Lids
Pull handles (to easily pull them in and out of a shelf)
A strainer compartment that the veggies themselves sit in so I don't have to reach into the water or use tongs

Do you know of anywhere I could buy something like that?

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