I recently upgraded our old fruit bowl to one with a banana hanger. As a result, our bananas stay fresher for longer, and our family eats fruit more quickly.
I already knew that hanging bananas would keep them from going bad as soon. But I didn’t realize how much of a difference it would make to have our fruit displayed attractively.
I’d like to tell you about our new banana tree fruit bowl to see if it sounds like a useful product for you too.
DecoBros Bronze Wire Fruit Tree Bowl with Banana Hanger
The Deco Brothers Bronze Wire Fruit Tree Bowl sits in the middle of my kitchen table. The hook that extends upward is handy for hanging bananas or bunches of grapes. And the wire basket itself is large enough to hold several apples, oranges, and pears. In photos, the wire appears to be black. But in our home, you can see that it is a dark bronze color.
We’ve never had a problem with the bowl being unstable even when the hook is fully loaded, and the basket is mostly empty. The basket itself stands about 5 inches tall and measures 13 inches in diameter, so it’s a good size if you have a family that enjoys fruit.
On the plus side, the open design allows air to circulate. That way you don’t have to remember to move the fruit around so that it ripens evenly.
Finally, if you don’t buy bananas, you can remove the hook and use the bowl by itself. It has an elegant design, so I can imagine it being repurposed. For example, if you were to lay a linen napkin inside it, it would be convenient for holding bread at the dinner table.
- Elegant bronze wire design makes fruit visible
- Hanger keeps bananas from bruising so they last longer
- Hanger is removable
- Large basket holds a lot of fruit
- Stable and sturdy
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Depending on the style of your kitchen, you might prefer stainless steel over bronze. Take a look at the next fruit basket below.
Spectrum Diversified Pantry Works Chrome Ellipse Fruit Stand and Banana Holder
Spectrum Diversified’s Chrome Ellipse Fruit Stand has a banana tree that keeps your fruit from bruising and ripening too soon. The basket is built of steel wire that makes it sturdy and durable.
The overall measurements are, taking into account the banana hanger, 15 ¼ inches tall by 12 ¼ inches wide and 7 inches long. This fruit bowl can handle a large number of pears, apples, oranges, and so on. But there is one small problem.
The elliptical design of the basket means some fruit will be buried underneath others. Although air can freely circulate around all the fruit, the items on the bottom are more likely to get bruises. But if you were to load the hook with the basket empty, the bowl remains stable.
- Shiny steel wire basket is strong and looks modern
- Allows air to circulate around fruit
- Stable so it won’t tip over easily
- Elliptical form puts fruit at risk of bruising from the weight of others on top
- Cannot remove banana hanger
If you appreciate the shininess of chrome but prefer a more open design, you might prefer the fruit basket below.
Luxe Premium’s Fruit Basket with Banana Hanger
Luxe Premium’s Fruit Basket with Banana Hanger has a low-key, elegant design. The chrome basket is nearly flat, with only a slight curve to help it retain fruit.
It measures 14.2 by 10.6 inches, with the hanger standing 16 inches tall. And the small feet, while made of steel, are rounded to not scratch your countertop.
As the manufacturer points out, if you don’t love this fruit bowl, you’re protected by a 30-day money-back guarantee.
- Sturdy steel build with chrome finish
- Feet don’t scratch counters
- Air circulates around fruit to keep them fresh longer
- 30-day money-back guarantee
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How to choose the best banana tree fruit bowl
When I began looking for a banana tree fruit bowl, I had a few specifications in mind. Here they are:
- Style matches kitchen décor
- Size is appropriate for the amount of fruit we tend to have on hand
- Sturdy and durable
When I purchase an item for my home, I want it to add beauty. The DecoBros Bronze Fruit Tree Bowl is attractive even when it’s empty. In my opinion, the dark color of the wire enhances the appeal of the fruit inside.
I also considered whether the fruit bowl would be able to hold the amount of fruit my family buys and whether it would be sturdy enough to support all of that. In the end, all three of these baskets would have been up to the task.
Since we added a fruit basket with a tree hanger, our bananas seem to last a little longer. I’m glad because I don’t like to waste food. But all of our fruit is disappearing more quickly, probably because it is easier to see.
The new fruit bowl is a useful purchase that I’m glad we made. I hope this review gives you “food for thought” about upgrading your fruit storage, too.