Are you freezing food in case of shortages later on this year? Or next year?
If you are, you’re a smart cookie!
And you should think about investing in reusable freezer bags.
Because it’ll save you a couple bucks at the end of the month. You’ll also have less single use plastic waste in your trash.
That’s a win for your pocket and the environment!
Not to mention, you can use the bags over and over and over again – maybe hundreds of times. That’ll be hundreds of sandwich baggies not going to the landfill anymore.
You’ll be an eco-friendly champion while making sure your family always has something in the freezer to eat.
If you aren’t freezing food yet, it’s time to get on it! We don’t know how the food supply chains will be affected in the coming months, so it’s best to stock up. While you’re at it – get yourself the best reusable freezer bags from this list. You will certainly love them.
Reusable Freezer Bags
These bags are THE best reusable freezer bags if you’re just starting out. They come with two 1-gallon bags to store meat and larger produce; four sandwich ones and four smaller snack bags. With the locking mechanism in these bags, you won’t miss the single use plastic stuff!
These bags are phthalate and BPA-free since they’re made with food-grade PEVA (a type of vinyl material). They are also thick, sturdy, leak-proof, waterproof, and completely food safe.
The only downside to them is you have to handwash them – they aren’t dishwasher safe. I prefer to leave them to soak in warm soapy water for a half hour and then scrub them and hang them on a cup to dry. It’s pretty simple clean-up.
I do a lot of food prep – meat prep especially – and these Homelux Theory one-gallon bags are my go-to ones. They stand upright so they take up less shelf space in my freezer.
They are also made of silicone which has long been used as a food-grade, food-safe, eco-friendly material. It is tried and true so you don’t have to worry about BPA, phthalates and any other cancer-causing plastic chemicals.
The bags can handle both high and low temperatures so you can use them in the microwave, oven, dishwasher, fridge and freezer. Versatile, aren’t they?
Of course, they’re also leak-proof, durable, reversible (yep you can turn them inside out), and you can write on them (add your use-by dates on them).
Are you a frequent user of sandwich baggies? Then this SPLF 12 pack is perfect for you.
They are made with PEVA material and are leak-proof, BPA-free, and freezer-safe. These bags have a double locking feature so they can beat the air tightness of single use plastic bags.
One major feature I love about this brand is it doesn’t come in plastic packaging. They are committed to that no-plastic life so their bags are a guilt-free choice.
The downside is the bags are hand wash only. That’s ok though –washing by hand is quick and easy.
These bags remain standing and have this unique locking clip that keeps the bags open while you add food to them. That clip definitely solves the little problem reusable bags have – their sides stick together, especially when wet.
These bags are a game changer! And they’re especially perfect for storing milks, sauces, and other wet foods. Oh and they can hold 1.5 liters.
The bags are made of silicone so they can handle very hot temperatures and cold ones too. They are also leak-proof, freezer-safe, microwave-safe, oven-safe, and … you guessed it … dishwasher safe!
Jump on the low-waste, plastic-free, eco-friendly train with this set. It comes with 6 silicone stretch lids that you can use in place of plastic wrap. Plus, two large silicone bags, 4 medium ones and a stand.
You can use the lids to cover small bowls, jars, glasses, cans, and even avocados and oranges. And the stand adds an extra set of hands to keep your bags open while you’re filling it with all your wonderful fruits, veggies, and more.
Everything here is silicone so it is food-safe, freezer-safe, dishwasher-safe – you get the idea – it’s safe for a wide range of temperatures. And it’s leak-proof.
Those are five of the best reusable freezer bags. Have you ever used any of them before? Do you love them as much as I do?
Here’s a bonus idea. You can also use glass containers in the freezer too. I actually have this Pyrex set that I use when there is a bit more space in the freezer… There usually isn’t much space though, so there are always more reusable bags in there, ha!
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