This Stylish Fruit Bowl Helps Ripen Different Fruits at Their Own Pace and Saves So Much Space and Money

published Nov 3, 2023
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When I make by biweekly run to Trader Joe’s, I always end up leaving with way more groceries than I should have — so much that I have to get creative with fitting everything on my designated shelf in the fridge. And, naturally, since the first section I encounter right after walking in the door is the produce section, I grab too much fruit. I never eat it all before everything goes bad, so sometimes, I just opt not to buy any at all. I know that it shouldn’t be one extreme or the other, and I should have a strategy by now, but I just don’t. Still, I absolutely hate wasting food.

Don’t you wish there was a tool to help you avoid that scenario entirely, making sure you eat all of your fruit well before it’s on the cusp of rotting? Well, if you’ve been dealing with the same problem as me, I have some great news for you: Such an item does exist! By now, we know that Uncommon Goods is the place to go if you’re looking for an ingenious solution to an everyday problem, and they’ve outdone themselves yet again with the Just Ripe Fruit Bowl, which will save you space and money.

What is the Just Ripe Fruit Bowl?

You’ve never seen a fruit bowl like this. Designed by artists Heather and Myles Geyman, this invention features a built-in hook to keep your bananas elevated (allowing them to ripen evenly) and easy to grab, a bamboo lid to balance all of the fruit that’s ripe and edible, and a glass vented bowl for anything that’s not ready to eat yet. If you don’t want it out on display, it can fit in your lower cabinets, but we have a feeling you’ll want to showcase it on your counters. It frees up space in the fridge and the cabinet, and having it visible will help you remember when it’s time to eat each fruit, minimizing waste.

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What Uncommon Goods Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 4.41/5

“This beautiful bowl is a great way to store all of your fruit, while looking good, too! The separate spaces for ripe and unripe fruit are genius. The banana hanger keeps them fresh and accessible. It’s easy to clean and I’ve already gotten lots of compliments on it!” – Amanda K.

“This is the BEST countertop fruit bowl ever!! I previously had 3 different bowls on the counter for bananas, ripe fruit and unripe fruit. This beautiful bowl has saved me counter space and wasted produce!” – Susan K.

“We have consolidated low and bulky baskets with this one piece on our kitchen counter. It saves space, looks interesting, and keeps us reminded about which fruit needs to be eaten.” – Analisa

Even though the bowl’s a little pricey, the amount of money you’ll save on wasted fruit will make up for it. Plus, it looks like a stylish piece of decor! I don’t know about you, but I’m already thinking about gifting this to one of my family members, so make sure to grab it now before holiday shopping starts to pick up!

Buy: Just Ripe Fruit Bowl, $68