One of today’s biggest environmental woes is the proliferation of single-use plastic, and a common form of it can likely be found in your kitchen. While convenient, clear plastic storage bags are not the most environmentally-friendly option, and because of this, many have started to look for reusable alternatives. And one brand that’s leading the movement of reusable food baggies is Stasher.
Made with 100 percent non-toxic silicone instead of plastic, Stasher’s storage bags are endlessly reusable thanks to the easily-washable material. They come in five sizes — ranging from snack bags to one-half gallons — for all your storage needs, and create an air-tight seal to keep your food fresh for days. Even better? You can get them on sale at Amazon right now for as low as $7. The sale only lasts for the next few hours, though, so now’s the time to pick up one of these bags if you’ve already been eyeing them.
Here’s how the Stasher bags work: You pinch-lock the seal (similar to non-reusable plastic bags) to keep the bags air-tight so your food is safe to store in the fridge. They’re also incredibly versatile — some shoppers say they not only use them as storage for refrigerated groceries and non-perishable snacks, but also as handy organizers for non-food items like chargers and travel documents.
Since they’re made of silicone, Stasher bags are microwave- and dishwasher-safe (talk about easy clean-up!) and can even be put in the oven up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or used for sous-vide cooking. Plus, thousands of shoppers rave about these environmentally-friendly storage solutions, with one calling them “a revelation.” Given that these savvy kitchen helpers have an impressive 4.5-star rating on Amazon and nearly 1,300 perfect five-star reviews, it’s no surprise that they’re the number one best-selling reusable lunch bag option on the site.
“These are great,” said a reviewer. “I've used them for everything from holding snacks and small items while backpacking to storing frozen food and leftovers. I like that you can boil these, it makes it really easy to take veggies out of the freezer and cook them right in the bag.”
Another added, “I highly recommend these Stasher Bags to reduce your consumption of single-use plastic. These are aesthetically pleasing, seal very strongly, and are easy to wash and dry.”
Now that it’s officially 2020, it’s a great time to make a change and lead a greener life by picking up one Stasher’s handy storage bags. And since they’re currently discounted for 25 percent off, you’ll want to get yours now before prices go back up tonight. We don’t recommend waiting — certain bags, including the award-winning Stand-Up Stasher, have already begun to sell out.
To buy: $9 (originally $12); amazon.com