This $15 Find Has Completely Changed My Mind About Reusable Silicone Bags (It’s on Sale for Prime Day!)
While many of our editors are fans of reusable silicone bags, it wasn’t until recently that I jumped on the bandwagon. Up until now, I was satisfied with using my glass food storage containers and Bee’s Wrap produce bags for leftovers or taking food to go. I had been turned off by silicone bags and how difficult they were to clean as well as the odors that often hung around after. That is until I came across the W&P Porter Stand-Up Bag which completely changed my mind on the matter. Now, I use this silicone bag almost daily, impressed with its sturdiness, leak-proof seal, and how shockingly easy it is to clean. And bonus! It’s currently 20% off for Amazon Prime Day.
If you haven’t tried a W&P item before, allow me to explain. W&P is a popular brand here at Kitchn because of its focus on smart products and stylish designs. In particular, we love the Porter Collection which is focused on providing easy reusable food storage options that also happen to be gorgeous. Earlier this year, we wrote about the beautiful insulated bottles, tumblers, and mugs W&P released, in addition to the pretty lunch box with everything you need for a waste-free on-the-go meal.
The Porter Stand-Up Bag, just like the rest of the Porter bags, is made from LFGB-certified silicone, which means that it’s passed more comprehensive and rigorous tests than what’s required by the FDA, so it’s generally accepted as better quality. The bag also features curved corners so no food will get stuck, and it’s dishwasher-, microwave-, and freezer-safe, making it versatile in your kitchen. You can even use it to sous vide!
When I first received this bag, I was instantly impressed with its heavy-duty feel. Silicone bags I’d tried in the past felt flimsy, which ultimately made them hard to clean. I love that this bag has thick sides and a base, so it’s incredibly easy to work with. And, because it’s a stand-up bag, I can fill it with fruit, vegetables, leftovers, and more without struggling to keep it open. The bag sits perfectly upright.
Aside from the design, possibly the most impressive aspect is how leak-proof it is. It stays completely sealed even when flipped upside down, with zero dripping or spills. Because of its ability to hold liquid so well, I now most commonly use this bag for making cold brew. I put a pouch of coffee grounds in, fill it as high as I need (it can hold up to 36 ounces!), and I even pour coffee from the bag into my glass with no problem. Given these impressive results for storing and pouring liquid, I’m planning on using this bag for freezing soup, stew, and stock this fall and winter. And, because it’s microwave-safe, I’ll be able to easily heat my food once it’s thawed.
This $15 bag has made a surprisingly big impact on my daily routine. I love having this as a plastic-free option for storing food, taking snacks on the go, or brewing cold brew without having a large pitcher take up fridge space. If you’re in the business of buying a reusable silicone bag, I recommend the Porter Stand-Up Bag as a solid choice!
Buy: W&P Porter Stand-Up Bag, 36oz, $11.31 (normally $15)