WIN a KitchenAid Produce Preserver + grocery money!


Disclosure: KitchenAid Canada sent me a Produce Preserver to try out in my fridge and a grocery gift card to stock my crisper with fresh ingredients. One reader will win their own KitchenAid Produce Preserver and $50 towards groceries.

There are two things that make cooking for my family easier. The first is time. The second is having the fresh ingredients I need on hand. Without those two things, the job of putting together meals can start to feel less like a pleasure and more like a chore. With my new KitchenAid Produce Preserver, my fresh fruits and vegetables can last longer, giving me more time to get them into our meals.

Buying fresh produce is always filled with good intentions. Putting carrots and celery into my shopping cart for soups and stews, or picking up pears and oranges for school lunches, naturally feels good. So it's an awful feeling when I don't quite get around to using those things at home and end up tossing them in the compost bin. It's defeating. It's costly. And it ends up in yet another trip to the grocery store with good intentions.

My new Produce Preserver keeps me stocked up on fresh ingredients, saving me time and money. It attaches inside any refrigerator, absorbing ethylene gas that is naturally given off by fresh fruits and vegetables. The result is freshness that lasts up to 25% longer. That may not sound like a lot at first, but that could mean a whole extra week for me to use up those fruits and veggies. It really is a gift of time.

About the size of a deck of cards, the Produce Preserver easily attaches to any flat surface using the provided suction cups. Mine is at the back of my crisper drawer. A starter kit retails at a reasonable $16.99. The Keep Fresh Packets last about 6 months (the indicator will tell you when it's time to refresh) and refill kits are inexpensive, retailing at about $12.99 each. Considering how much food can be thrown away in 6 months, it can be an affordable solution to food waste.


Now here's your chance to win a KitchenAid Produce Preserver of your own, plus a $50 grocery gift card to fill your fridge with fresh goodness! Winning is easy:

To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me the last fruit or veggie you threw out because it went bad in the fridge. PLEASE LEAVE AN EMAIL ADDRESS SO I CAN REACH YOU IF YOU WIN.

A winner will be randomly selected on Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 9 p.m. Eastern/6 p.m. Pacific.

Good luck!

65 comments:

  1. Salad greens, green onion and a bell pepper. These items always go had on me fast! I would love to win this bspaven@gmail.com

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    1. Salad greens are a big one for me too. Can never seem to use them all up before they're done.

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  2. Green onions and strawberries were the last fresh items I tossed. Thanks for the chance to win :)

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    1. Ack, throwing out strawberries! That one hurts every time.

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  3. Salad greens and a bag of fresh limes. I was so disappointed when they went bad as I had some delicious plans for the limes.

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  4. Strangely, mine is also green onions. I just tossed a bunch in the compost, about 15 mins ago.
    Mercedes

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    1. So tasty, and yet I forget about 'em too.

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  5. I have recently thrown out tomatoes and lettuce as they have spoiled in the fridge. I try not to buy more than I can use, but it sometimes happens anyway. I would love a KitchenAid Produce Preserver as I think it would really help me. If I win, you can e-mail me at j.funfer@gmail.com. Thank you!

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  6. I usually end up making soup or anything goes egg scramble, to avoid throwing out veggies, but baby spinach is a tough one. I had to throw some out last week.

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    1. I swear those spinach leaves at the bottom sometimes go bad before I'm even home from the grocery store.

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  7. Tomatoes, green peppers, and lettuce. I'm disabled so shopping and cooking is difficult for me. Sometimes my body will not accommodate my healthy eating intentions. This would help me alot. Thanks and God bless. Rhemi2012@gmail.com

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    1. That darn lettuce! Thanks, Roxanne, and good luck.

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  8. Lettuce tomatoes green onions

    Jonnie.hendrickson@live.com

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    1. I'm sensing a theme here. Green onions and lettuce are trouble makers in the fridge. Good luck!

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  9. An english cuke which I usually cut up ASAP after grocery shopping but got busy…:(

    lhomareau@yahoo.ca
    Linda

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    1. Ew, those are so gross when they go soft. Thanks, Linda!

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  10. I always end up throwing out tomatoes and lettuce - they go bad so quickly.

    meghanrose3@gmail.com

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  11. a couple of small zucchini and a pepper....
    colleensown@shaw.ca
    -Colleen

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    1. Mmmm, furry zucchini. Good luck, Colleen!

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  12. A tomalto 2 days ago and a whole bag of salad this week. Frustrating when you buy them and they go bad before you have a chance to eat them, thanks for the chance
    paularitchie@shaw.ca

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    1. Good intentions yet again. Thanks, Paula :)

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  13. Celery!!! I can never seem to make it through a whole bunch. And greens...I have really good intentions when I buy them.
    Sandra - sroutliffe@hotmail.com

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    1. Nothin' quite like limp celery. Good luck, Sandra!

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  14. I just recently have thrown out a cucumber, mixed bags of cut up vegetables and red, yellow and green peppers. Linda - lindacharlie@execulink.com

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    1. Oh, that's rough. You need one of these thingies! Good luck.

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    1. Argh. Tough one. Bye bye, peppers! Good luck.

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  16. Green onions and celery! This product sounds intriguing!
    Lmh0619@aol.com

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    1. Those green onions, I swear I mean well every time I buy them too. They're so good. Good luck.

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  17. I just threw out two of my own grown zucchini, just didn't get to them in time. I'm not sure if I feel more wasteful if bought produce goes bad, or the "fruits" of my own labour! golfernetta@shaw.ca

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    1. Oh, that's heartbreaking. If it makes you feel any better, I have a GIANT zucchini rotting in my garden and I can see it from my kitchen window. Every day. I feel shame. Good luck!

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  18. A head of broccoli and some cucumbers, darn it - both from my garden. What a royal PITA!! thecrayoncrew@xplornet.ca

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    1. It's enough to make you cry! There's always next year. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  19. Brocoli was my most recent victim. :( I hope I win! I hope I win!!

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    1. Oh no, not the green trees! Good luck.

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  20. callaghan32@msn.com
    Where do i begin - lettuce, onion, tomoato, cucumber, grapes, apples, mango, blueberries and strawberries.

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    1. So, a lot then. You really need this thing. Good luck!

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  21. Raspberries and cucumber. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    1. Raspberries. So lovely. So delicious. So moldy. So fast. Good luck!

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  22. Oh that is a brilliant gadget! I just had to compost a whole bunch of peaches, so sad!
    nicole.entries@gmail.com

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    1. I have heart palpitations over the fact that you had to toss PEACHES! The worst. Good luck.

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  23. Salad greens and part of a cucumber. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    1. You're welcome. Don't forget to leave your email address!

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  24. D_annab@hotmail.com
    A batch of asparagus that I really wanted to eat but forgot about!

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    1. Darn it, that's a bummer. Good luck, Dana.

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  25. Celery! It was very bendy. maggiestilson@yahoo.ca

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    1. I swear old celery must have been the inspiration for Gumby. Good luck, Maggie.

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    1. I love that you even remember how much it cost.

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  27. I actually just threw out lettuce and mini peppers because they had gone bad I had only had the lettuce for 4 days thank god I know that the food goes bad fast because I had my hubby grab more the day before so taco night wasn't ruined

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    1. You're married to a taco night hero, you lucky woman! Good luck.

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  28. A zucchini! airiyel.sjoden@gmail.com

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    1. Those zukes last a long time in the fridge. Long enough to get forgotten about. Good luck!

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  29. Love our veggie box program but throw out cabbage :( ccronin@shaw.ca

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    1. Poor, neglected cabbage. Good luck, Clare!

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  30. Mine was cucumbers. I just had so many of them, and they went bad.
    nicolthepickle(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Those poor, bendy cucumbers have gone to the pickle jar in the sky. Good luck!

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  32. Figs... Beautiful, local figs that were too far gone even for jam :-( Broke my heart!

    nadiaidan82@gmail.com

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  33. Tomatoes and cucumbers, I hated to but had to.
    msbrown601@gmail.com

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  34. I had to throw out a lovely bag of tiny Kirby cucumbers that sadly had gotten moldy before I'd had the chance to pickle them.This device looks and sounds great!

    Paula
    pjmarchese(at)gmail(dot)com

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  35. I love brightly coloured produce but carried away with amounts! Things like Swiss Chard and Kale are the size of a bouquets and go off so fast & Beets once cooked turn to mush
    janecanada@live.ca

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