This clever cushion will keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer

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Keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer with this affordable gadget, which only costs £5.99. (Getty Images)
Keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer with this affordable gadget, which only costs £5.99. (Getty Images)

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There are few things more frustrating than reaching for fruit or vegetables, only to find they're battered and bruised. 

For those looking to keep fresh fruit and veg healthier and crisper for longer, we've found the affordable home gadget to help. 

Introducing the Fruit and Vegetable Cushion, the kitchenware item you never knew you needed.

Why we rate it

The Fruit and Vegetable Cushion is simple and easy to use. All you have to do is place in the base of the fridge or in a bowl for your fruit and vegetables to sit on. 

This design works as the porous bed enables the air to circulate around the items and helps to prevent 'sweating', which causes food to go off more quickly.

It also provides a light padding to protect the contents of your fruit bowl. 

It is made from polyester, which is flexible and durable. 

It can be hand washed, so you can use it time and time again. 

Plus it's super-affordable, retailing for just £5.99 from Lakeland (or Amazon if you want speedy next day delivery).

What the reviews say

Though the Lakeland Fruit and Vegetable Cushion only has 59 reviews, it has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Here's what shoppers have to say:

  • "A simple solution to extend life of items in the salad drawer. Lovely and fresh green colour too."

  • "I have been meaning to buy this for years and never managed it. The moisture collects in the bottom of the salad drawers and makes the fruit and veg rot. Does the job, keeps things fresh longer."

  • "When I first tried this, I was not really expecting much difference to the life of my vegetables in the fridge. But, now this has become a favourite of mine as I was pleasantly surprised just how long it kept my vegetables so much fresher for longer. A good buy that's easy to slip into your salad container of the fridge."

  • "I used to have a problem with my veg freezing or frosting in the salad drawer...This magic little cushion seems to somehow prevent that from happening. Of course it saves fruit and veg from getting bruised also."

  • "I noticed the difference immediately in my salad drawer so was very pleased to order it online as soon as it was back in stock."

Buy it: Lakeland Fruit and Vegetable Cushion | £5.99 from Lakeland

Also available from Amazon.

Lakeland Fruit and Vegetable Cushion (Lakeland)
Lakeland Fruit and Vegetable Cushion (Lakeland)

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