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This Is The Most Useful Thing You Can Add To Your Freezer

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If you’re a regular reader of the blog, then you already know I’m a big proponent of freezing food! I’ve shared tons of tips for freezing all sorts of foods in past blog posts, and today I’ll be telling you all about a great new product I’ve been using recently that anyone who freezes food regularly will want to get their hands on!

But before we get to the that, I wanted to quickly go over some of the reasons why freezing food is so useful in the first place!

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What’s So Great About Freezing Food?

Freezing perishables is an easy way to keep your food fresh longer, which is good for both the environmental and your food budget. It’s also a great way to preserve your favorite seasonal foods, because you can buy them in bulk when they’re at their peak flavor and ripeness and keep them fresh for months to come!

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Freezing food in advance is a great way to plan ahead for busy weeknights, or to help limit those last-minute trips to the grocery store. If you make your favorite recipes in bigger batches, you can freeze the extra servings to give yourself a quick and easy meal option down the road. Just pop some frozen leftovers in the fridge in the morning, and by dinner time you should have a thawed meal ready to be reheated in the oven or on your stovetop.

And thanks to my new favorite freezer tool, freezing your favorite foods just got easier!

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My New Favorite Freezer Accessory: PrepWorks Freezer Pods

A lot of people use ice cube trays to freeze liquid foods, from homemade soups to fruit purees, because you can grab a few cubes at a time as needed instead of having to thaw out a big frozen block. But I recently discovered a new line of products that takes the concept of freezing liquids in ice cube trays and makes it even better!

They’re called PrepWorks Freezer Pods, and while they’re similar in size and shape to standard ice cube trays, the cavities in each tray have a specific capacity. The trays come in 2-tablespoon, 1/2-cup, 1-cup, and 2-cup varieties.

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One of my favorite features of these Freezer Pods is when you freeze something in them, each frozen cube will come out with the amount marked clearly on it. This feature has virtually eliminated the guessing game I would go through every time I tried to figure out how much frozen buttermilk or lemon juice I had on hand!

And with the larger capacity Freezer Pods, you can easily portion out soups and sauces in just-right amounts. And when the time comes to eat or cook, you can defrost exactly as much as you need.

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How Freezer Pods Can Help Keep Your Freezer Organized

Unlike most standard ice cube trays, each Freezer Pod tray comes with a silicone lid that allows for expansion when freezing. The expanding lid is a very useful addition to these trays, because it prevents messes and also ensures your food doesn’t take on any weird “freezer tastes.”

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Freezer Pods also make it easy to stay organized by including a designated area to label each tray, so you can easily identify what you’re freezing. And once the food is frozen, you can either keep it stored in the tray, or you can do what I do and transfer them to another container.

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I like to store mine in vacuum-sealed FoodSaver bags, both to free up the trays so I can use them again and to help prevent freezer burn. (If you don’t have a vacuum sealer, you can always zip the cubes into ziplock freezer bags instead.)

Gone are the days of struggling to arrange large containers and bulky bags into your freezer like it’s a game of Tetris! You can store the cubes from your Freezer Pods in rigid vacuum-sealed bags that are easy to stack, or malleable ziplocks you can fit into any available nook or cranny.

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After stumbling upon PrepWorks Freezer Pods online, I couldn’t resist ordering one in every size! I’ve found great uses for all of them, and would definitely recommend them to anyone.

If you find yourself constantly throwing out expired foods or regularly attempting to reorganize your freezer in vain, give these trays a try and let me know what you think!

What’s your current favorite kitchen gadget, tool, or accessory?

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • I just reuse empty cold cut containers. They are stackable, have lids and are free. Just write what is inside and measure before adding to the container and write that info on the label also.

    • I do that too, but as I’m doubtful about how airtight those containers are, I put them in a zip-lock bag as well, and use a bit of paper tucked in the zip-lock as a label – saves scrubbing wax-pencil off plastic.

  • The two cup pod with two compartments is cheaper than the one cup with four compartments, but there are lots of brands online and I see them on Deal Of The Day often enough for me to wait, will check ratings and keep it in mind.

  • Jillee, thank you so much for all your fabulous tips. You have no idea how much your tips have stop our family from wasting food. You rock! Thank you. Thank you. I love all your outstanding, helpful ideas.

    • Thank you for your kind words, Ivory. I am so happy that you love my website and tips! My team and I are here to make people’s lives easier with solutions to everyday homekeeping, beauty routines, recipes, natural products and more. :-)

  • Thank you Jillee, I love these. I have been using my ice cube trays and then transferring to a zip lock bag. But, I like the bigger sizes for left overs. Will have to purchase all 4 sizes. Then I can use my ice cub trays for ice only. Again, thanks Jillee!

  • In Canada, I can only find these pods on Amazon.ca. And they are pricey. But, having said that, I believe I’ll order myself the 1/2 cup size for my leftover sauces. If I like, then maybe I’ll order more.

    But this is a wonderful idea. Thanks Jillie for mentioning it!

  • A cheaper way………just freeze things in yogurt containers, tupperware, or any reusable containers. Then unmold and slip into a zip-lock bag. You can mark the measurement on that.

    • Great ideas. I didn’t realize that the trays are designed for various sizes. My mom loves her smoothies in the morning and she sometimes uses part then ice tray to freeze certain amounts. I’m glad you can get at bed, bad and beyond. I’m very wary of using amazon. Some relatives had a bad situation where someone thought they could mess with their order and wavy over charged them . So be careful.

    • Jane,
      I am sorry you feel this way. I try to share a variety of DIY recipes and store-bought products. I do not promote a product unless I use it myself and truly believe in it and support the use of it. As I do use many homemade products, sometimes I come across a product that I really love and want to share it with my readers.

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