Jun 16 2009 By Love Food Hate Waste
An elegant enamel coated stainless steel bin for those peelings, cores and bones that really can’t be used up in our rescue recipes! Very handy to pop trimmings into when you are cooking which can later be taken to the compost bin. And it’ll look great in your kitchen too!
A great, simple tool to ensure you cook the right amount of spaghetti every time. There are two holes which represent either one or two adult portions of uncooked spaghetti and a hook which helps you remove a piece of pasta from the pan to check if it’s cooked.
This funky container will store that half a lemon, lime or onion for another day. Its compact design fits neatly on the fridge shelf and has a hook so it can be hung up. Check out our top tips for tasty ideas on using up the second half!
Fridge Freezer Thermometer
The optimum temperature for your fridge is between 1˚C and 5˚C. This handy little thermometer will ensure your food is kept at its freshest and can be used to check your fridge, or clipped onto a freezer drawer to check it’s below -18˚C. Essential since the freezer is your favourite kitchen hero!
Fruit and Vegetable Cushion
This soft mat is ideal to put into your fruit bowl or vegetable drawer in your fridge. It allows air to circulate, preventing mould and bruising, making your food last longer. For items that have gone a bit too far, check out our reviving tips!
Zip Seal Freezer Bags
These strong bags have a space to write what’s in them, and the zip means that you don’t need clips or ties as well. Very handy for those vegetables you have prepared in batches to use in later recipes. What’s more, they’re strong enough to be washed, dried and used over and over again!
Permanent Freezer Markers
These fine tip permanent markers are ideal to use with the zip seal bags, and can also be used on boxes and other forms of packaging to help you keep track of your food. Try writing the contents and date you made each item before putting it in the freezer.
These handy, durable clips are ideal for securing any opened food package, keeping it fresher for longer. They can be used in the cupboards, fridge or freezer.
Many of you like to chop and freeze fresh herbs so that large bunches don’t go to waste. This acrylic canister is an alternative to that, preserving both aroma and taste when storing herbs in the fridge. It can hold up to three different types.
It is often more economical to buy staple foods in bulk, but how do we ensure that they stay fresh and are not wasted? These preserving bags have a black-out liner, a drawstring top, and a zip on the bottom so that the oldest items can be used first.