Possibly the biggest waste of money in the average American family is FOOD. The average family wastes about $50/month in food, throwing it out because it's no longer good, or no longer looks good. And the saddest thing of all is that there's an easy way to extend the life of food.
But the happy thing is ... now you know you can extend its life. We've found that you can do so with ozone. Despite what you hear about ozone in conjunction with pollution, it has some serious benefits. One of them is that it disables molds, bacteria, and viruses. This is why it can disinfect laundry. But ozone can also eliminate ethylene gas produced by fruits and veggies as they ripen and decay. This gas speeds up the decay process, so when you eliminate it ... you extend the life of food.
Ozone also eliminates odors in the fridge. And while some people are sensitive to breathing ozone, our experience with this kind of product is that you won't smell the ozone.
There are several brands of ozone fridge purifiers and they all operate on the same basic principles of releasing small amounts of ozone into the air in the fridge. So while we've promoted one brand in the past, we now encourage you to look at a less expensive unit that has good reviews on Amazon. At the time of this writing, is has 4 positive reviews and at least 3 look legit. Unlike other models, it uses only 2 AA batteries rather than 4 expensive C batteries.
Because ozone is heavier than air, we recommend placing this kind of device on a shelf ABOVE your fruits and vegetables. The one we now recommend runs for about 20 minutes when you first turn it on, and then for about one minute every hour. If you ever have a serious smell to clean out, you could try turning it off and then on again for this bigger initial blast of ozone.
Although we haven't done rigorous testing ourselves, it's our definite sense that this will extend the life of produce enough to save you $10 to $20/month ... more if you buy a lot of produce and/or buy organic! So it's a pretty quick payoff.
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