We have been using the Berry Breeze now for over a year and it is still performing like new. The batteries have been changed twice in the 12 + months. Which is not bad considering how long it’s been functioning. The actual unit does not stay on constantly, but cycles on and off, which helps extend the battery life. We have been using rechargeable batteries in our unit to save on costs and the environmental impact of regular batteries.
We have found that even through the Berry Breeze does a great job, it is still important to make sure that we buy fresh veggies and do not leave them out in the car or heat so they start going bad before they get into the fridge. We also make sure that when buying veggies or sprouts that are in containers from the grocery stores, that they do not have a lot of moisture in the container itself. We found that any water that the veggies sit in causes them to decay faster – especially with sprouts and wheatgrass. We also give our veggies a good shake before putting them into bags in order to get rid of the water that is misted on them at the store – the dryer the veggies are before going into the fridge the better.
Typically we are able to keep kale in the fridge for a up to 2 weeks. Raspberries and strawberries last up to a 10 days and blueberries keep for up to 2 weeks. We’ve had cucumbers last up to 2 weeks and same with tomatoes and red peppers. We have had citrus last for several weeks.
Overall we are impressed with what this little unit can do and how much money it can save in wasted produce. We have also commented that fridge manufacturers should include a Berry Breeze in very fridge they sell. Perhaps in the future these manufacturers may build this technology right into their fridges as an option.
To learn more about the Berry Breeze, please read below.
High in the mountains of planet Earth, an ocean of the purest, most pristine air in the world fills ancient valleys and laps against weathered peaks. It is in this primordial environment that the freshest herbs, most nutritious berries, tastiest fruits and healthful plants grow wild and free.
At that high elevation, far away from human industry and pollution, oxygen is at its peak and the air itself is a life-giving nectar that allows both flora and fauna to thrive. Here, oxygen and other vital nutrients help heal and rejuvenate the fruits, herbs, plants, animals and all of humanity. A visit here – to savor the sunshine or to harvest organic wild crafted herbs – is a spiritual experience.
Our purpose at BerryBreeze™ is to promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles that increase the life and longevity of people everywhere.
Like a breath of cool mountain air, BerryBreezeTM oxygenates, cleans and reinvigorates the fruits, vegetables and food that you store at home in your refrigerator, extending both their life and their freshness while preserving their nutritional benefits.
BerryBreeze™ extends the life and longevity of your food, and that in turn extends the life and longevity of you.
BerryBreeze™ — Keep it fresh. Keep it live™.
What is BerryBreeze™?
BerryBreeze™ is a compact device that filters and cleans the air in your fridge. Using patented technology, BerryBreeze™ fills your refrigerator with activated oxygen to neutralize bacteria, mold and other harmful microbes. As a result, your food stays fresh for longer and your fridge smells as fresh as a mountain meadow – all without the use of carcinogens, chemicals or harsh cleaners. Join the BerryBreeze™ revolution to enhance the nutrition of your food and keep your fridge smelling fresh and clean. You’ll be reducing food waste and protecting the environment at the same time!
- ~BerryBreeze™ keeps your fruits, vegetables, and other food in your fridge from spoiling and decay (2 to 3 times longer), while maintaining freshness and nutritional value.
- ~BerryBreeze™ sanitizes your fridge by safely and naturally neutralizing undesirable microorganisms, germs, mold, yeast, fungus, bacteria, and viruses.
- ~BerryBreeze™ can cure “Sick Refrigerator Syndrome” by neutralizing mold and bacteria and keeping your fridge and your food clean, fresh, and healthy.
- ~BerryBreeze™ completely eliminates all unwanted odors, tastes and smells from your refrigerator and your food.
- ~BerryBreeze™ saves you an estimated $2200 per year per household by avoiding spoilage of food in your fridge, equivalent to $165 billion a year for all Americans.*
- ~BerryBreeze™ can help feed the planet. The average American wastes around 40% percent of all edible food and if we were able to save just 15% of that, it would be enough to help feed 25 million people.*
- ~BerryBreeze™ can help eliminate pollution. Americans waste over 33 million tons of food per year, which is the largest component of U.S. municipal solid waste and a large portion of methane emissions.
- ~BerryBreeze™ helps save the planet and reduces your carbon footprint for a greener planet by reducing plastic containers, bags, and wraps.
- ~BerryBreeze™ is easy to use and maintenance-free. Just put the unit in your fridge and it works without having to remember to replace absorption packs or filters.
- ~BerryBreeze™ is the only refrigerator product to use a superior Patented Technology that produces activated oxygen versus aluminosilicate (absorption packs).
* Note that this product required 4 D batteries. They last 6 – 10 months before they need replacement.
*National Resources Defense Council August 2012
How To Keep Vegetables Fresh In Your Refrigerator
When you stop to think about it, wondering about how to keep vegetables fresh in your refrigerator is a pretty novel thing. Just a hundred years ago, before modern electric appliances, people couldn’t even ask the question. Now things are different. Today you can buy a refrigerator as big as a house or pick up a mini-fridge for your college dorm. Today, people even drive 18-wheeled diesel-powered refrigerators on superhighways. If they were alive, our ancestors would accuse us of witchcraft.
As a species, it’s pretty easy to feel impressed with ourselves – we’ve accomplished some neat things over the past century. But with every new breakthrough come new problems. When we learned how to preserve food with cold air, we invented a system that short-circuits our natural inclination to prevent food waste.
Does Refrigeration Contribute to Food Waste?
So here’s the dark side of the modern kitchen: these days, even though we’re able to put our food in cold storage until it’s time for dinner, the average American family still throws out somewhere between 12 and 25 percent of the food they buy. It’s not because we don’t care about the planet, and we ourselves haven’t changed in fundamental ways. But both technology and the idea of abundance have had an effect on our psychology. When you’ve got a machine that lets you forget about your food, enough people do exactly that – and it’s enough to make a difference.
How much food are we talking about again? It works out to more than 465 pounds of food a year, per family. We can do better than that. We should do better than that. After all, the question of how to keep vegetables fresh in your refrigerator isn’t a hard one to answer. We can prevent food waste. It takes some planning, that’s all.
We take this stuff pretty seriously, so we’ve put together a few tips to help make sure your veggies stay fresh and crisp until you chop them up for that Cobb salad recipe you’ve been waiting to try. Ready? Let’s see what we can do to address this problem.
Keeping Vegetables Refrigerator-Fresh
- Map out where veggies should go. The first order of business is to find out which vegetables actually belong in the refrigerator. For instance, did you know that cucumbers can actually be damaged by chilly temperatures? They’re out. Artichokes, on the other hand, need to be kept cold.
- Remember microclimates. Don’t think of your refrigerator as one big block of cool air. It’s more like a collection of tiny zones that are slightly different from one another. Some spots are colder. Some are more humid. Those are microclimates. Your crisper drawer is a microclimate – it’s good for storing broccoli and leaf veggies. Keep beans away from the back and top of the fridge.
- Be aware of ethylene producers. Ethylene is a gas that causes produce to ripen more quickly. That sounds pretty good, but it can get out of control quickly, and before you know it you’ve got a fridge full of rotten veggies. Apples and figs can fill your refrigerator with ethylene and put the hurt on your asparagus and cabbages, so keep them separate from the rest of your produce. Better yet, invest in a product that neutralizes ethylene. BerryBreeze™ will prevent food waste like nobody’s business, and it’ll leave your fridge smelling fresh and clean.
- Give your greens a little TLC. Ever had to pick through a bunch of cilantro and throw out the slimy bits? That’s a definite downer. To keep leafy greens fresher longer, wash them in cold water with a little vinegar or lemon juice. Repeat until you’re not seeing any dirt in the sink, then dry them completely and store them in a ventilated plastic bag. Don’t forget them in the back of the drawer.
- Use the power of oxygen. Activated oxygen is a powerful tool in the fight to prevent food waste, and it’s what allows the BerryBreeze™ Fridge Freshener to neutralize bacteria, mold and other microorganisms that cause spoilage. When you place one on your top shelf, all of the surfaces in your fridge – including your veggies – will be bathed in nature’s original air freshener: clean, powerful oxygen. It’s a truly eco friendly solution to the problem of how to keep vegetables fresh in your refrigerator.
When you teach yourself relevant details about your produce and take the time to think about how your refrigerator really works, you’re arming yourself with the facts you need keep your foods fresher longer. Sometimes it’s nice to have a hand when you’re trying to prevent food waste, though. The BerryBreeze™ Fridge Freshener will help keep your fridge clean and safe without increasing your environmental footprint. That’s a major plus for the health of your family, and for our planet.