7 Clever Root Vegetable Drawers and Bins for the Kitchen

published Jun 12, 2015
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Root vegetables and onions are best stored at room temperature — not in the refrigerator. But aside from taking up space on your pantry shelves or on your kitchen counter, what’s the best way to store them in your kitchen? Here are several ideas for the best ways to store all your favorite root vegetables, no matter how much space you have in your kitchen.

  • Perforated Metal Bins – My Home Ideas: These metal drawers make sure there’s enough air circulation to keep your veggies from spoiling.
  • Armoire Baskets – Better Homes & Gardens: You don’t need a fancy built-in setup; adding a few baskets to your existing pantry or kitchen armoire is an easy solution.
  • Wire Drawers – Wellborn: These drawers have thinner wires on the bottom to prevent produce from falling through the cracks, but you can also line them with a layer of fabric if you prefer.
  • DIY Veggie Bin – Rogue Engineer: If you’re feeling handy, you can build this simple bin from scratch.
  • Wire Pullouts – Absolute Kitchen & Bath: These wire bins are perfect for storing larger potatoes and onions. If you want to store garlic or shallots in the bins as well, consider adding a smaller basket, or lining one layer with paper on the bottom.
  • Pantry Baskets – TransFORM: If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated pantry, simply add baskets instead of shelves for easy storage.
  • Divided Drawers – Shelterness: You can easily transform an extra drawer into vegetable storage by adding baskets, wood dividers, or wooden bins.