I searched around for silicone food bags before purchasing bags from “Re-zip”. Feedback I had received from friends and the Internet was that these bags don’t stay closed. Other things I noticed were a lack of convenience. Some brands were not dishwasher safe; other brands were like stiffer ziplock bags which minimized how much could be stored in them. In fact, researching what I felt would be the “best” silicone food bag was leaving me feeling discouraged.
However, I came across the Re-zip bags at work. They were nestled in a number of other eco-friendly items on a display in front of the store. I paused before buying them because they were rather expensive, but believing the old adage, “You get what you pay for”, I decided to take a leap of faith.
It was the best decision I’ve made yet! These bags are pleated so to maximize what you can put in them (you can also buy the non-pleated kind as well). Because they are pleated they can stand up – which is good for storing sauces, etc.
The seal is sturdy! I was mostly thrilled about this because it’s a major part of the bag. Poor seal and the food spills and makes a mess or it goes bad. While I’ve only been testing the bags for a month, there’s no indication that the seal is deteriorating with each wash or from use.
One of my favourite qualities of this bag is that it’s top rack dishwasher safe. I just open the bag over the dish rungs and I don’t need to worry about it. A small downside is that it doesn’t dry in the dishwasher well and has to be hand dried before it’s put away, but it’s positives out weigh this small inconvenience.
If you’re looking into getting silicone bags I would highly recommend the “Re-zip” brand. It’s a bit pricier than the average silicone bags, but I suspect it will be worth the extra toonies. 😊.