Herb Keeper from Crate & Barrel

Herb Keeper from Crate & Barrel

Faith Durand
Jul 9, 2009

How do you store your fresh herbs? If you don't have the luxury of an herb garden, where you can snip as needed, then you are probably bringing home bunches of herbs that need to be used bit by bit. Do you stick them in a glass of water? Or do you use one of those new herb savers, like this new model from Crate & Barrel? Reader Molly has a question about this too. She writes...

I'm always unsure of how to store herbs - wrapped in a wet paper towel in the fridge, in a cup of water in the fridge. What do y'all think of this Herb Keeper from Crate & Barrel? It looks awesome, but I wonder if it really works better than the other methods?

It's a good question, Molly, and we've been wondering that too. Has anyone tried this herb keeper, and if so, what did you think? Or perhaps you've tried the Prepara Herb Savor, another version of the same idea.

• Find it! Herb Keeper, $19.95 at Crate & Barrel.

I personally have always kept leftover herbs standing upright in a glass of water in the fridge, with a plastic bag slipped over their tops and rubber-banded to the cup. This keeps many herbs good for a long time, especially parsley and cilantro. But the drawback is that I have be careful to keep from knocking the cup over and spilling water all over the fridge. An herb keeper like this one or the Prepara version is that it's much more secure and it can even go in the door of the fridge, which helps keep your herbs right in front of your eyes. I think I may have lost more herbs to sheer forgetfulness than actual wiltin!

Readers, what do you think?

Related: How To Store Fresh Herbs

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