These Storage Containers Save Me Time and Money in the Kitchen—Here's How

The LUXEAR 3-piece storage containers have saved me both time and money

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The Spruce Eats / Brigitt Earley

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It seems like everything is so expensive right now. Just today, I noticed the chicken I normally buy at Costco was $6 more per package than it was just three weeks ago. And nothing seems to cost me more than fruit. 

You see, my four kids (ages 2 through 5) simply can’t get enough fresh fruit. I stock, rinse, and store berries and grapes on repeat all week long. But it’s not just a pricey endeavor—serving up fresh fruit is also a time-consuming one.

LUXEAR 3-Piece Storage Containers Set

LUXEAR 3-Piece Storage Containers Set


What We Like
  • Double as a colander

  • Various sizes included

  • Prevent premature spoilage

What We Don't Like
  • Not dishwasher safe

  • Made of plastic

At mealtimes, I found I was constantly going back and forth from the sink to the table, because I never wanted to wash the whole package at once. It risks premature spoilage, and that’s definitely not what I want to happen to my costly groceries. So I set out to find a storage solution that could help cut down on all that back and forth without putting the goods at risk.

Luxear 3 piece storage

The Spruce Eats / Brigitt Earley

The LUXEAR 3-piece storage containers were a game-changer for me. You can rinse the berries directly in the little colanders, before simply nestling the colanders into their respective lidded storage containers. This way, any water drips down into the outer container. Each container also has two dials that rotate—one position keeps the vents closed; the other opens the vents so you can better control the humidity inside to prevent spoilage. (Berries should never be stored in airtight containers—they need airflow.) 

Over the last few months, I’ve found that these containers not only keep our berries fresher for longer, but they also cut down on the messes associated with this kind of food prep. I no longer need to use a separate colander, plus I don’t have to place a tea towel under a wet colander when serving the berries. Instead, I simply rinse everything right in the included colanders and place it directly in the containers.

Luxear 3 Piece Storage containers

The Spruce Eats / Brigitt Earley

As a nice bonus, these stack much nicer in my very crowded fridge than flimsier clamshell containers. The large one is a bit cumbersome to store, but it’s been great for larger items, like grapes. I don’t have to pull each grape off the vine to store them, since the whole bunch fits right inside. 

If there’s any true downside, it’s that these plastic containers technically aren’t dishwasher safe—the manufacturer recommends handwashing. But I, admittedly, do tuck them onto the top rack of my machine, and haven’t had an issue yet.

Luxear 3 piece storafe containers

The Spruce Eats / Brigitt Earley

Sizes: 2.4 cups, 9.1 cups, and 22.5 cups | Material: BPA-free plastic | Care: Hand washing recommended

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Brigitt Earley is a freelance lifestyle writer who covers food and kitchen-related content for The Spruce Eats. She is a former editor whose work has also appeared on Oprah Daily, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, Reviewed, and more. She also holds a certificate in culinary arts from the French Culinary Institute (now the Institute of Culinary Education).