As part of living a healthier life, more and more people are trying to avoid potentially dangerous food preparation and food storage methods. They want to cook with safer cookware and utensils, be mindful of how food is prepared and stored, make an effort to use sustainable materials and create a zero-waste household. Silicone is the answer!
Silicone utensils, food storage products, bakeware and drinkware…are everywhere. Plastic kitchen products can break, melt, leach into our food and fill our oceans and landfills. Metal utensils can corrode, scratch and rust. Wooden utensils break and are damaged by moisture and heat and can harbor bacteria. Silicone kitchen products are durable and reusable, saving money and our environment.
Online and in stores, you’ll find a huge range of items using silicone including bakeware, oven mitts, ice cube trays, baby and children’s products, trivets, vegetable steamers, drinking straws and hundreds more. The use of silicone in various storage products and bands is an obvious step on the road to healthier and more mindful living.
Here are the Top 7 Silicone Food Storage Products:
Stasher 100% Silicone Reusable Food Bags
Say “Goodbye!” to plastic food storage bags. These Stasher bags have a self-seal closure and are free of BPA and PVC. Use them over and over. They’re dishwasher and microwave safe, can be put in boiling water and in the oven up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Stasher bags come in various sizes and are also available in a “stand-up” style. Start your “zero-waste” campaign today.
Packbands Silicone Storage Straps
Packbands are 100% silicone and have hundreds of uses – especially in the kitchen! Need to seal an open food bag? Just stretch, wrap and snap a Packband. They are virtually unbreakable, adjustable and can be joined together for a longer band. Reusable Packbands are formulated of food-grade silicone and can withstand heat and cold (use them to seal food bags in the freezer) and are dishwasher-safe. Available in 3-Packs and 6-Packs.
Elegant Live Silicone Bowl Covers
From stovetop to refrigerator to microwave and back again, these bowl covers can be used to store food and microwave it, prevent splatters and keeps food warm after microwaving. Selection of sizes to fit almost every container. Creates an airtight, watertight, and spill proof seal for reheating and storing. Food-safe silicone, BPA free. Dishwasher safe.
Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup
Ever feel guilty about those throw-away coffee and drink cups? No more. The Stojo Collapsible Coffee Cup is available in four sizes: 8 oz. to 24 oz. and includes a straw. When you’ve downed your drink, the cup telescopes into a compact 2” x 4” -- small enough to fit in your pocket, purse or backpack. Available in a variety of colors, the Stojo cup is made of food-grade silicone so no BPA or phthalates. It’s dishwasher and microwave safe. Drink up!
Collapse-it Silicone Food Storage Containers
If plastic storage containers and bags are taking over your kitchen, these collapsible BPA-free silicone containers can cancel the clutter. Pop them open to use, collapse when not in use, and they take up hardly any space in cabinets and drawers. The tops on these handy containers form an air-tight seal and are vented when you are heating food in the microwave. Dishwasher, freezer, oven and microwave safe.
Modfamily Silicone Stretch Lids
Aluminum foil, cling wrap and plastic bags are so yesterday. Instead, just stretch and seal these lids directly onto your food containers. Their tight fit keeps food fresher and alleviates spills. Made of food-grade silicone, they are BPA-free, reusable, dishwasher and freezer safe.
Silicone Food Hugger
If your goal is a zero-waste household, you’re looking for ways to avoid using plastic bags, cling wrap and aluminum foil to store food. Look no further than the Silicone Food Hugger. Just push your leftover fruit or veggie gently into the food-grade silicone Food Hugger, and it will wrap itself snuggly around your leftovers to keep them fresh. These wraps also work on jars and small containers. Dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe.
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