Introduction: Cheap Way to Store Bananas & Keep Them Fresh
This is a very cheap, quick and easy way to store your bananas away from your other fruits (If you store your bananas with other fruit, the gas released by those fruits can make your bananas go bad quickly) and it also frees up counter space.
The main reason for this project comes to me from seeing "banana stands" on sale in stores and online for about $10 or more. I thought that price was ridiculous knowing that I could make something that looks just as good for a fraction of that price.
Step 1: Tools and Hardware
- 3/32" Drill Bit
- (Qty. x 1) 1-1/4" Screw Hook or "Cup Hook" (You can use larger hooks if you want but I wouldn't go any smaller than this size) I think I bought this pack of three hooks at Walmart for about $0.90 but you can get them at hardware stores or order them from Amazon too.
- Power Drill
Step 2: Drill the Hole
Drill the hole for the hook on the bottom side of your cabinet using a 3/32" drill bit. Make sure you drill into the framing wood of the cabinet rather than the recessed thin wood that is used as the shelf in the middle area.
Step 3: Screw the Cup Hook Into the Hole
Step 4: THAT'S IT - Hang Your Bananas
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I've been using this idea for years and love it. I've added a 12" piece of cotton butchers twine. I've tied the ends together with a blood knot making a 6" loop. This gets looped over the hook, threaded between the banana stems then looped over the hook again. I can keep 2-3 bunches of bananas hung up this way (green in the back, ripe up front). I hope this helps.