June 23, 2019
Silicone Products Can Replace Plastic
I’ve wanted to replace plastic baggies and plastic wraps for some time.
A conversation with fellow quilters revealed that there are silicone products that can replace plastic. Thanks Tori Manzi!!
So this week, I ordered some products to try: silicone bowl tops and baggies and some grocery bags meant to replace plastic bag use in the grocery store. These items are available in lots of places, so just google what you might want to try. I deemed them affordable in the long run.
The three packages I ordered arrived this week, and I’m really liking them so far.
Here are the plastic tops meant to cover bowls—they stretch so can cover differently sized containers. The pink items are a collapsible funnel and a tool meant to take the skin off of garlic as you roll the garlic cloves inside it.
The tops work well and are easy to put over bowls. You might have to dry off outside moisture if a bowl has been in the refrigerator.
The tops would not work on a bowl like the one on the right front that has extensions built in.
The silicone bags are awesome as well:
They are air-tight, can freeze, etc., etc. They will work in a sous vide pot as they can take the heat. The plastic slides (yikes on the plastic) fit over the top of the filled bag to seal everything tight. When filled they can stand up on their own. They came with instructions and a stand which helps support them while you fill them. Comments online say they hold soup just fine with no leakage. There are three sizes. The smallest holds up to 4 cups. The big one is…big.
In addition, I ordered produce bags that will go to the grocery store with me and that are washable, etc. They are meant to go right into the refrigerator, are washable, and will work to replace plastic bags. They are a fine mesh. I may have to wrap something like fragile lettuce in some damp paper towels, but…we’ll see.
I’ll keep you posted, but…
…I think it’s all going to work.
I can already see I might need more of the silicone bowl cover tops down the road.