Crispers

@Modestah (11192)
United States
August 21, 2007 11:15pm CST
how many crispers do you have in your refrigerator? what do you have in them? I have 3 one is for deli meats, cheeses and I sometimes will keep washed lettuce leaves, sliced onions, tomatoes. Basicly, sandwich fixins. I have another drawer which I keep fresh veggies in the last drawer I keep fresh fruit in, however, right now it is chock full of yogurts... I like to put them in the drawer so they do not fall all over the place, breaking open and making a mess.
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7 responses
• United States
22 Aug 07
We also have 3 and use them about the same as you do. Even down to the yogurt! That's about the handiest way I can think of to use them. I would like one extra that is air tight if I could to keep the stinkier veggies in, like onions and fresh garlic. Sometimes other things can pick up the smell of them and I don't like them mixing smells like that. I know it's weird but I like things to smell like they're supposed to. Just one of my quirks :D. It doesn't bother me all that much but if I had my druthers..
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
23 Aug 07
I have been known to thaw out my turkey in the crisper, air tight would be nice, then I might not slop the bloody water when I try to pull it out of the fridge
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
I have only two crispers, one for the salad and vegetables, and one for the meats. I use to have places to put bottles on the side, but they were not that strong and they broke so I just have the bottom section on the side. Everything goes on the the shelves. I use the bottom one for the eggs and small containers, the next larger of little larger and I do have two large shelves for the milk and turkey or chicken if we have to defrost. I buy yogurt in the large containers and take out one quarter to half a cup each day and mix it with almonds and nuts, unless it is plain, then I will throw in some blueberries and raspberries.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
6 Nov 07
We only have two plus a little drawer that pulls out but not a crisper. I never put meat in the meat drawer because we need the space for fruits and the other one I use for veggies. Usually I have a head or two of cabbage, several heads of romaine lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, celery, and onions, plus seasonal veggies. In the other one we put melons and fuji apples and fresh pineapple from Sam's Club. I finally decided that it is simply not worth the trouble trying to select, store, clean, and cut fresh pineapple, so we buy the cleaned spears fresh from the store. I store big chunks of cheese on the shelf, but cut a little from each chunk for easier access and those are stored in the drawer along with deli meats or that sort of thing. Yes, the yogurt is what gives us the most trouble because of all the different sizes and shapes they come in. Sometimes I try to put them in baskets like the eggs, but when we buy a bunch on sale they just sort of overwhelm the fridge. I too have been known to stash a few in a corner of the fruit bin.
• United States
16 Oct 07
none at present,but i've been meaning to get one for lettuce. i had one when i lived in arizona,and it did seem to extend the life of it quite a bit.i just threw a paper towel in with it to absorb extra moisture.
@MsTickle (24993)
• Australia
26 Aug 07
I have two crispers in the bottom of my fridge. They are both full of fruit and veg. That's all I ever keep in them and it's only the levels that change. I don't have a meat keeper. I have a section for cheeses in the door. I usually leave deli stuff in it's wrappings while stuff defrosting isin it's wrapper on a plate in case of leaks...I always end up with leaks no matter what I do...lol.
@mortimas1 (150)
• United States
22 Aug 07
we only have one because of space.. we have a small refrigirator, we would like a bigger one.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
22 Aug 07
We have three crisper drawers also. We use the smallest one for deli meat and cheeses. That's usually all that will fit in that one, because my family loves cheese, so we usually have 4 or 5 different kinds in there. In the two bottom ones, we keep fresh fruits and vegetables. Sometimes we have too much fruit to fit all in one drawer, so I move part of it over to the veggies drawer. We don't really eat that many fresh veggies, just carrots really. Everything else comes to our house canned or frozen! As for fruit, we usually have 4 or 5 different kinds. We usually have grapes, cherries, strawberries, oranges, bananas, nectarines, plums, peaches, and/or apples. My son LOVES fruit, so I try to keep stocked up on it.