Silicone Storage Bags Will Make You Wish Every Meal Was Leftovers

Storage containers for leftovers and other foods are usually designed to be cheap and disposable. But it turns out there's a better way: silicone once again makes our lives easier with these reusable, sealable storage bags that are safe to microwave, boil or steam.

So instead of having to transfer last night's meatloaf into a microwave-safe container before reheating, you can simply store it in one of these silicone bags and then jam the entire thing in your magical hotbox for a piping hot lunch. They're also great for cooking, since the self-standing bags ensure liquids don't spill, but are still easy to pour once they're hot. At $20 per bag they're definitely more expensive than a box of Ziplocs, but with proper care they should easily last for thousands of meals.

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    Silicone Storage Bags Will Make You Wish Every Meal Was Leftovers

    Giz, these ridiculously hyperbolic headlines are getting tiring.

      One of my favourites:

      http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2013/01/these-wooden-supercars-are-almost-more-desirable-than-the-real-thing/

      Oh hey I replied to your comment in that as well!

        I forgot about that one! It seems Andrew Liszewski has a talent for exaggeration.

          Andrew Liszewski exaggerates more than an exaggerating machine powered by exaggeration on world-wide exaggeration day.

    $20 each! That's about a 1500-2000% markup on the wholesale price. Whoever's marketing these is doing a decent job.

    Maybe they can be used for sous vide, then the $20 will seem money well spent....

    As long as they last for 20x as long as a take away container.
    (price check - Woolies have them $4.92 for 10, OK so lets make that, 40.65 times as long....)

    Though we have to note that though everyone microwaves take-away containers they aren't microwave safe, and probably shouldn't actually be used for hot food (plasticisers do enter the food chain)...

    ,Microwave safe containers start at around $5 and the price goes up from there...

    So if these packets were more-like $10, then it is in the ball park of a "upmarket" microwave safe container... Will it last as long???

    They'd be much better than ziplocks for liquids, but I wouldn't want to put anything smelly or anything that stains in them. Sometimes the disposable nature of ziplocks is also their advantage.

    I'll stick with my leftover Chinese takeaway containers. Microwave safe and don't cost SHIT.

    Last edited 26/02/13 9:32 pm

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