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Washing Zipper Bags With Bag-E-Wash

Posted Aug 25 2008 6:42pm



Awhile back I wrote about how I spent a Week Without Ziplock . Briefly, my point was that I was somewhat appalled at how many plastic zippered bags I was using and made an attempt to give them up..

Luckily, in the process of researching that post I discovered a product called Bag-E-Wash . An attachment that lets you clean your zippered bags by popping them into the dishwasher, I was thrilled.

I wrote to the company asking for a sample to review and gave it a try. We tend to use gallon size bags and sandwich bags the most and while, the Bag-E-Wash is intended for quart and gallon size, I gave the sandwich bag size a try too.

You may be smarter than I am. My husband had to explain to me that without the attachment, the bags would fly off the dishwasher prongs and land in the bottom of the dishwasher on the heating coils and melt.

Oh.

That said, the one of the smaller bags I perched on the Bag-E-Wash did fly off but, apparently late enough in the cycle that it didn’t end up in a molten mess in the bottom of the dishwasher. The larger bags stayed on the Bag-E-Wash through the entire cycle and came out clean and shiny – Yippee!

So, what does this mean in savings? Well at 23 cents each, washing them makes sense. Freezer bags are even more expensive. On the Bag-E-Wash they contend that:

Made of 100% nylon, Bag-E-Wash™ could last a lifetime. One box of 30 gallon-size bags washed with Bag-E-Wash™ and reused 50 times each saves $150.00 and keeps 1,500 bags out of the landfills.

I’m not sure I’d wash them that often but, it sounds like a great savings to me!

Any thoughts on nasty chemicals leaching out of zipper bags?





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