A vegetable crisper is a bin, drawer, or other type of container used to keep vegetables and sometimes fruits fresher for longer periods of time. It will not only lengthen the life of your food, but it will also help preserve the firmness or crispness, as well as the taste and the healthy benefits, of your vegetables.
There are different types of vegetable crisper, from the crisper drawer in the refrigerator, some with temperature and moisture control, to food storage containers designed with the same purpose in mind. There are also some that work as compact electrical tabletop units.
A crisping drawer is probably the most common type of crisper and is available in most standard refrigerators. However, there are also stand-alone units that work in the same way. These are a good idea for people who eat a lot of vegetables, stock up when they shop, or grow vegetables in their gardens. Vegetable crispers that include temperature and moisture controls are perfect for storing different varieties of foods, including fruits, which generally require a less humid environment than vegetables.
Food-storage container manufacturers have developed many different crisper designs. Some are specifically for particular vegetables, such as a lettuce keeper. Others look like a bowl with a strainer inside. Water can drain from the vegetables through the strainer and collect in the bottom of the bowl. It can then be emptied if there is too much moisture. This style generally comes with a snug fitting lid.
The tabletop vegetable crisper is a handy unit that is designed not only to keep vegetables or fruits crisp and fresh, but also to display these foods within view. When people see a bowl of crisp, fresh fruit or crunchy vegetables, they are more likely to eat these healthy foods. When vegetables get tucked away in the fridge or in the crisper drawer, they are often forgotten and are rarely the first item one reaches for when looking for a snack. Simply adding a tabletop vegetable crisper to your kitchen table could help encourage your family to make healthier choices.