So... how DO you clean a Stasher bag?
29 January 2020 | Admin
With thanks to our friends at Stasher
Stasher Cleaning Do's and Don'ts to Keep Your Bags Healthy (And Smelling Fresh)
One of the best and most important features of Stasher is that it's endlessly reusable! The very first Stasher bags ever made are still going strong, keeping food fresh, making life easier and preventing plastic pollution every day. Your Stasher bags can last for decades as long as you treat them right.
So how to you extend the life of your Stashers? With simple, safe cleaning.
How to Clean Your Stasher Bags
After regular use (sandwiches, snacks, non-food items, etc.), your Stasher bags can go straight in the dishwasher! Easy like Sunday morning!
But what if you've got a really messy Stasher bag? (It's always good to have the tools for the worst case scenario!) So, maybe you used it to cook salmon with all the seasonings, or to store some leftover chili. It's got a greasy residue from cooking oils and it's even taken on a stain. Yikes... But don't worry!
First things first: Do not turn your Stasher bag inside out. Flipping your Stasher inside out to clean it like you would with a regular plastic baggie will degrade the strength of the bonded edges*, and eventually your Stasher will rip open. We know it's tempting, but we don't recommend it.
*What are the edges bonded with? The liquid form of the same pure platinum silicone is used to adhere the glossy and frosted sides together.
Now that that's out of the way, let's get down to business.
Concerned about mould?
Sometimes even when you give it a good cleaning, your Stasher might harbour some invisible lingering traces of food that can cause mould to grow. If this happens, let your Stasher bathe in some vinegar or boiling water to sanitize.
Frustrated with water spots?
If you clean Stasher bags in the dishwasher or sometimes when you let them air dry, you can get water spots on the silicone. They're completely harmless, just not as attractive as a crystal clear Stasher. To get rid of water spots, simply polish your bags inside and out with a tiny bit of light cooking oil. Good as new! You can prevent water spots by towel drying your Stashers after cleaning. We promise it's not as time consuming as it sounds!
Other tips for making your Stasher bags last
Got any tips to add to the list? Let us know!