We love fresh herbs! Each and every herb adds so much to a dish and takes it from good to great! But we don’t love how fast herbs deteriorate, once you pick them in the garden or bring them home from the market. We’ve looked at and tested so many so-called herb preservers, only to be disappointed in the results.
For us, the major test is cilantro: we use it in so many dishes, we can’t grow it because it bolts as soon as the sun peeks out, and it usually doesn’t last more than a few days in the refrigerator. So when we tested the OXO Herb Saver on cilantro and found that maintained freshness for over a week, we were ecstatic...and hooked!
So why does it work? First, it has an ingenious way to put the herbs in the Herb Saver: the vented basket is hinged so that you can lay-in the herbs without having to stuff them. With tender herbs like cilantro or basil, this is a must. This also means that you can cut the stems to an even length and line them up with the bottom of the basket so that when the Herb Saver is reassembled, all the stems are in contact with the water. It’s the stems in the water (but not in too much water) that keeps the herbs fresh. But it’s also the vented basket that lets air circulate around the herbs.
And this isn’t just for cilantro; think any delicate (or even not so delicate) herb, or even asparagus, that can benefit from being stored with ends in water and standing up.
There is a fill mark in the solid container for guidance on how much water to add, and the shape is perfect to fit in the refrigerator door, so it’s easy to store.
So if you’re tired or running to the market every other day, just to buy fresh herbs, this is the Cool Tool for you! It’s certainly become the Cool Tool for us!
- Dimensions: 9” X 5” X 6.5” (22.8cm X 12.7cm X 16.5cm)
- Capacity: 2.8 qts / 2.7L
- Hydrates and protects herbs to keep them fresh longer
- Basket promotes 360° air circulation while the lid maintains humidity for freshness
- Hinged basket opens wide for easy access to herbs and protects delicate leaves
- Basket features a handle for lifting in and out of container
- Filling bottom of Herb Keeper with water keeps herbs hydrated
- Herb Keeper stores neatly on refrigerator doors or shelves
- Perfect for basil, parsley, cilantro and more
- The OXO Better Guarantee: If you experience an issue with your OXO product, get in touch with OXO for a repair or replacement. They’re grateful for the opportunity to learn from your experience, and they'll make it better
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