One of my favorite parts about summer is eating fresh fruits and vegetables. Although these kinds of things are available year round, the nicer weather makes my local produce market a destination on my days off.
The tricky part about buying an abundance of fruits and veggies is eating them before they rot, and the biggest offender of preemptive over-ripening in my fruit bowl is the banana. Whether I buy organic or conventional, there is inevitably at least one in the bunch that transitions into the brown speckled mess that ends up becoming banana bread.
I'm not saying that I don't like banana bread. I just like to reserve my summer supply of 'nanners for my breakfast cereal and afternoon snacks.
My banana tree has worked so far, but there's something off-putting about allowing such a one-shot pony to take up valuable real estate on my counter top. A much more practical solution is this Banana Boat, designed by David Quan, is a gadget that combines the more functional fruit bowl with the specialized banana tree. With the Banana Boat, your bananas are suspended, preventing bruises and brown spots from forming. And in a smart, space-saving design move, the rest of your fruit fits conveniently underneath instead of in a totally separate bowl.