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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

My New Favorite, Totally Random Kitchen Gadget: Onion Saver

I made an impulse buy at the grocery store this week: a Hutzler Onion Saver.

onion saver review by @janemaynard (spoiler alert: I love it!)

Here’s the thing. I never know how to store leftover, raw, unchopped onions, which I often have because I tend to only use half an onion at a time. I don’t like to use plastic baggies because of my goal to use less one-time use plastic. But the onion is usually kind of bulky, so I have to use a larger storage container than I really need that takes up space in the fridge. Basically, this is a very difficult problem to have and my life is hard. (Insert sarcastic emoji that doesn’t exist but should.)

onion saver review by @janemaynard (spoiler alert: I love it!)

Hence, my impulse buy of the onion saver. And, I LOVE it. Granted, I’ve only used it for 2 days and have no idea if it will last forever or whatever, but, so far, so good. It stores my onion well, doesn’t take up tons of space in the fridge, and traps in the onion odor so the fridge doesn’t get stinky.

Happy onion storing!


  1. 1

    I need to get one of these! My partial onions always get funky in my refrigerator.

  2. 2

    I LOVE mine!!! I’ve had it for 5 or more years…I can’t remember life without it.

  3. I always have that issue with onions! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this one. Thanks for sharing!

  4. 4

    I got a garlic saver a few years ago and it’s been great. Don’t know why I haven’t gotten the onion saver. I always have half-onions in plastic bags in the frige. Onion saver, here I come!

  5. 5

    Here’s another tip:

    Just keep a container for chopped onion in your freezer and when you have a left over onion half, go ahead and chop it and add it to the container. If your cooking is like mine, most of the time that yellow onion is going to be chopped and cooked before using anyway. It keeps a lot longer in the freezer than it will in the refrigerator.

    I do the same thing with leftover celery. Then spur-of-the moment soup is easy easy!

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