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Why do I need a fridge salad crisper? Is a plastic box not the same?

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Anonynonny Sun 05-Jul-15 22:52:59

Does a fridge crisper have some sort of magical property?

Only both mine are trashed and I looked at replacing them - about £30 each, so £60. What? 2 plastic boxes would cost me less than a tenner. But is there any reason the actual salad crisper boxes are £50 better?

princessvikki Mon 06-Jul-15 09:09:38

I would guess it's because they fit the fridge better. Mines less of a crisper more of a , I'll put it in there and remember in about a fortnight when it's slimy draw hmm

Anonynonny Mon 06-Jul-15 20:54:13

Hmm, but if I find a plastic box that's a really good fit, will that do?

Or is it special plastic or something?

0x530x610x750x630x79 Mon 06-Jul-15 21:05:00

Neither of my boxes are square so wouldn't fit well, but they are just boxes

Stealthpolarbear Mon 06-Jul-15 21:06:29

I've never understood how they keep your salad crisper than just on the shelf. What is the point of them

Anonynonny Mon 06-Jul-15 22:20:57

I thought maybe there's some technical reason why they're different from a bog-standard plastic box

Seeing as how they cost about £50 more. hmm

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