Good Question: A Neat Way to Store Garlic and Onions?

Good Question: A Neat Way to Store Garlic and Onions?

Faith Durand
Feb 18, 2009

Lyla is neatening up her kitchen, and she is annoyed by garlic and onion skins falling all over the counter. Can you suggest a better storage option for garlic and onions?

I'm looking for suggestions for a neat, contained way to store onions and garlic in the kitchen. I originally wanted to put up a wire basket in the corner in these pictures, but think it might look too cluttered and messy. Sorry for the funky pix - we're cleaning the kitchen today, which is what prompted the question...we're finding onion and garlic skins all over the counter. Thanks!

Lyla, this is a good question. We don't think the basket would clutter up the corner too much, but you may still have a problem with loose onion skins wafting down onto the counter. We have mostly resigned ourselves to onion skins, since our onions sit in a large basket in the corner of the counter. We would suggest a more closed-in basket, perhaps, that can be placed on the floor. We also like these garlic and onion keepers from Mexico.

Also, just a reminder: don't store your potatoes and onions together!

Readers, what kind of good onion and garlic storage solutions have you come up with? Have you spotted any particularly good ideas lately?

Related: Good Question: Best Way to Store Fruits and Vegetables?

(Images: Lyla)

Created with Sketch.