Are these food safe?
These bags are made from an FDA-grade PEVA material which is food safe, free of BPA and lead, and recyclable. They are safe for use in the freezer, however, they are not intended for microwave or high heat use. Please make sure all hot foods have cooled before storing in your bags.
Do the bags keep food fresh?
These are leakproof and airtight. It is commonly known that keeping air out of food helps keep food fresher, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends using airtight, well-sealing containers for leftover food in order to keep bacteria out. The less oxygen that is able to get into the container, the less dry goods will get stale, and fewer bacteria will grow on prepared foods. Results are dependent on the type of food, temperature and amount of exposure to light.
How do I wash my bags?
The bags are dishwasher safe on the top rack using low heat. For best results, hand wash is recommended. Fill the bag halfway with warm water and add a small amount of dish soap. Gently swirl bag to make sure all internal surfaces are cleaned, using a bottle brush if necessary. Rinse thoroughly. Drape over dishrack prongs and prop open to dry. Additional options for drying include placing over a glass or mug, or placing a fabric napkin or washcloth inside to absorb water and dry completely.
Do they stain?
Some foods, such as tomato sauce or curry, can stain. The stains do not affect the performance or integrity of the product. Stains (and odors) can be reduced with baking soda. Simply make a paste of warm water and baking soda and rub it into the inside of the container. Let it sit for at least one day, then rinse it out thoroughly.
Can I write on or label my bags?
Yes, you can write on them with a marker (let ink dry before using). While the label lasts for a number of uses, it does eventually rub off making it easy to label again. To remove the ink, scrub the area with a non-scratch pad and soap.