I received these storage bags for free in exchange for my review. This in no way influences my review. All opinions expressed are solely my own.
When I was contacted to try out the E-Z Seal Reusable Peva Storage Bags I was intrigued. I’m not a huge fan of having extra things to wash, however, I know how many sandwich and storage bags we go through every week. We’re using a lot of plastic bags and I know it’s a waste and not environmentally friendly. So I thought this would be a great time to give these reusable bags a try.
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Here are the product details according to Amazon:
-Reduce clutter and waste with these reusable storage bags. Use them to replace plastic bags used for snacks, sandwiches, travel, home organization and more.
-EZ Seal bags are made with food safe, FDA-grade PEVA material, and are PVC-free, lead-free, & BPA free.
-LEAK PROOF lock seals in freshness and is perfect for Make-up, Make-up Brushes, Food storage, Baby Pacifiers, Stationery and much more…
-HOLDS LIQUID WITHOUT SPILLAGE Pack of 5 reusable zip seal bags (3 lunch size, 2 snack size)-the perfect solution for plastic bag waste
-FREEZER SAFE and hand washable Made of FDA-grade PEVA material (which is also PVC, BPA and Lead free)
-Lunch bag is 8.5″ x 7.25″, Snack bag is 8.5″ x 4.75″
-Legal Disclaimer-This product is reusable but will lose shape over time. The manufacturer recommends hand washing in cool water and wiping dry to prolong the use of the bag. Risk of suffocation, keep out of reach of small children.
Pros and Cons
I used these for a week in a variety of ways around my house. Here is my pros and cons list based on my experience.
-The plastic on the E-Z Seal bags is thicker than a typical sandwich or freezer bag so I wanted to see if that would affect food freshness. So I cut up an avocado and placed some in the E-Z Seal bag, some in a Ziplock sandwich bag, and some in a Ziplock Freezer bag. I left them in there for 48 hours and then checked the results. The avocado in the E-Z Seal bag did seem to hold up the best.
-Since they said freezer safe and leak proof my first thought was this would make a perfect ice pack, since we need them frequently around my house. Sure enough we needed one and I was very pleased. The thicker plastic meant there was more of a barrier between the ice and my child’s skin, so they were able to tolerate it better. Also, it didn’t leak when the ice began to melt.
-These make perfect bags to put your small liquid containers in for flying. They’re sturdier than a typical sandwich bag and you don’t have to worry about any leakage on your other stuff.
-Probably the most important pro about this product is that it’s environmentally friendly. We use about 20+ plastic sandwich bags a week. So this will significantly cut down on our plastic use and waste around our house
-The say they’re leak proof but one out of the five did leak. It just didn’t seal all the way at one of the corners. Hopefully this was an anomaly.
-They’re hand wash only. I hate having to hand wash anything but I suppose if it’s doing my part to help with the environment then I can take one for the team.
Overall, I thought these were a cool product and a good solution for my family and our over use of plastic sandwich bags.