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Fresher bananas, longer

The Banana Split from Umbra keeps your bananas off the counter, keeping them fresh longer.

Thursday Bram
Thursday Bram is a freelance journalist of over five years experience. She has worked in real estate and property management, learning the hard way the difference between the appliances that people like and the appliances that actually work in a home. Thursday currently lives in Maryland.
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The Banana Split Umbra

Bananas are a favorite in my house, but the longer I have a particular banana on the counter, the less appealing it looks. The Banana Split, from Umbra, keeps bananas off of counters, eliminating the contact with a hard surface that can bruise a banana. A bunch of bananas can hang from the Banana Split--they'll be up and out of the way. While it may look like it requires a balancing act, a bunch of bananas simply sits on the holder. You won't have a problem--at least until you get down to just one banana. The designer, Jason Nip, used yellow and cream-colored plastic to create a storage option that seems to be part banana itself.

The arm of the Banana Split folds into the base so when you don't have any bananas, it will fit in a drawer. When it's folded, the Banana Split measures 12.5 inches by 5.5 inches. When it's in use, it's 12.5 inches by 10 inches. While it takes up a little space on your counter, it isn't much more than a bunch of bananas would typically require--and it keeps your bananas fresher and more appealing. The Banana Split is $16.