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    • sjp1966
    • By sjp1966 27th Jan 19, 11:45 AM
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    Food Zip Lock Alternatives
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    • 27th Jan 19, 11:45 AM
    Food Zip Lock Alternatives 27th Jan 19 at 11:45 AM
    We currently use zip lock food bags to store portions of fresh meat in the freezer when we go shopping and i am looking for an alternative to this. Everything else ive seen seem to be a hard case of some description which takes up loads of room in the freezer.


    Is anyone aware of anything that is a bag that you can store meat/sauces wetc in the freezer. It doesnt have to be a zip lock but it does need to be able to go in the feezer and not take up loads of room.


    thanks
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    • Nonnadiluca
    • By Nonnadiluca 29th Jan 19, 11:13 AM
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    • 29th Jan 19, 11:13 AM
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    • 29th Jan 19, 11:13 AM
    I use the packs from the inside of cereal boxes for storing pretty much all food in the fridge and freezer. They wash easily and last for ages: I'm still using some that are nearly a year old! Also keeps them out of landfill for a while and, if you buy cereal anyway, free!!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 29th Jan 19, 11:18 AM
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    • 29th Jan 19, 11:18 AM
    I don't use ziplock as it seems a waste of money to use something that price ... instead, I use simple/cheap "press and seal" bags, a box of about 60 of those are about 1.
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 29th Jan 19, 12:27 PM
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    • 29th Jan 19, 12:27 PM
    Where are those from pls, PN?
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 31st Jan 19, 4:28 PM
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    • 31st Jan 19, 4:28 PM
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    • 31st Jan 19, 4:28 PM
    Where are those from pls, PN?
    Originally posted by coffeehound
    Probably poundland... as a rule I tend to shop in Aldi, Lidl, Poundland and Home Bargains.... so it's most likely to have come from one of those.
    • sjp1966
    • By sjp1966 7th Feb 19, 11:56 AM
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    • 7th Feb 19, 11:56 AM
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    • 7th Feb 19, 11:56 AM
    Are they environmentally friendly or still as bad as the zip lock bags?
    • Doom_and_Gloom
    • By Doom_and_Gloom 7th Feb 19, 4:41 PM
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    • 7th Feb 19, 4:41 PM
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    • 7th Feb 19, 4:41 PM
    They would be as bad as zip lock bags as still plastic. You can re-use the bags by washing them but they eventually rip. I re-use bags from (reduced) bought wraps until they are ripped or broken somehow rather than buying the bags.

    You can buy re-usable silicone zip lock bags. They last a lot longer are multi use and are freezer and microwave safe (not come across any that aren't but check). This is definitely a better option than those flimsy plastic bags.
    I am a vegan woman. My OH is a lovely omni guy
    • RFB
    • By RFB 14th Oct 19, 8:21 PM
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    • 14th Oct 19, 8:21 PM
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    • 14th Oct 19, 8:21 PM
    Reusing the plastic boxes from Chinese/Indian takeaways works well but of course they are hard shell.
    • joefizz
    • By joefizz 15th Oct 19, 8:59 AM
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    • 15th Oct 19, 8:59 AM
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    • 15th Oct 19, 8:59 AM
    Reusing the plastic boxes from Chinese/Indian takeaways works well but of course they are hard shell.
    Originally posted by RFB

    Freeze in those, then transfer to zip loc. To defrost do the opposite, take out of zip lock and defrost in another container.
    If you come back to check and its all one frozen block you know your freezer has defrosted and refroze again
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