Stainless Steel Sprouting Trays VS Plastic or Glass Jars

Most people prefer growing sprouts in stacking trays because you can grow more in a small amount of space. In other words, your garden doesn’t overtake your kitchen counter. However, most growing kits are made of plastic – can you get stainless steel sprouting trays? Why, yes!

Stainless Steel Sprouting Trays for Growing Broccoli Sprouts

As expected, stainless steel costs more than plastic. (We’d question it if it didn’t, right?)

Stainless Steel Seed Sprouter for Growing Broccoli Sprouts at Home

That said, we save so much money growing our own greens at home that this extra cost doesn’t even matter in the long run. For example, each tray of broccoli sprouts that we grow saves us about $5 (if not more).

Therefore, we can easily save $60 over a 3 month period versus buying fresh sprouts at the grocery store. And that’s if we only grow one tray per week. See nutrition in sprouts.

In comparison, a stainless sprouter costs about $40-45 more than a cheap plastic tray kit. However, they last longer, look nicer and, well, are not made of harmful materials.

Growing Sprouts in Stainless Steel VS Glass Jars?

Sprouting Jar Lid

Sprouting greens in a glass mason jar typically costs less than buying trays, especially if you have some on hand at home. Plus, you can avoid using plastic.

However, glass jars don’t have a mesh bottom. Therefore, they don’t provide optimal drainage or air flow. These 2 factors can greatly affect the success of your sprouts.

Note: Personally, I have found that sprouting seeds in glass jars requires more attention and maintenance to prevent stagnant water and mold growth. In other words, you have to rinse the seeds more often and make sure they don’t get too much sunlight.

On top of that, you need to watch that the jar temperature doesn’t get too warm. A moist environment that stays warm for too long can result in rot. Then, your harvest gets ruined.

That’s why many people upgrade to growing trays after they have tried using mason jars. In addition to growing more broccoli sprouts at once, you don’t have to babysit them as much. The top tray features a fine mesh base, so excess water drains through while the seeds stay on top.

Broccoli Sprout Stainless Steel Tray Grows Healthy Sprouts

Specs for Stainless Steel Seed Sprouter:

  • Set Includes Mesh Growing Tray, Base Tray & Matching Top Lid
  • Dimensions: 8.7″ Diameter x 4.7″ Tall
  • Weight: Approximately 2 lbs
  • Material: Premium Food Grade 304 Polished Stainless Steel
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Kit Includes Instructions for Germinating Sprouts.
  • Buy the Tray Set Here

Last Updated February 27, 2024


Stainless Steel Sprouting Trays for Growing Broccoli Sprouts

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