Why you need these multi-purpose food storage bags in your life

Table of Contents Why we rate it:Not only are the £12 bags made from plastic-free

These John Lewis bags are perfect for storing food. (John Lewis)

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Now we’re venturing outdoors more, whether it’s to the park for a picnic or to the office, we’re eyeing up those blocky plastic containers in our kitchen cupboards once again.

However, we’ve just found a chic eco-friendly alternative to traditional sealable containers, in the form of colourful, silicone pouches.

Whether you’re packing a full lunch, want to keep a selection of snacks in your handbag (why wouldn’t you?), cart around nibbles to the gym or keep your daily supplements together so you don’t forget, the Stasher Silicone Multi-Purpose Kitchen Storage Bag is our new must-have. 

Why we rate it:

Not only are the £12 bags made from plastic-free platinum silicone, they also mean you can get rid of standard plastic zip-lock bags and fiddly cling film for good.

The reusable bags are easy to pinch together to create an airtight seal, and are freezer, microwave and even oven safe so you can enjoy your food exactly how you like it. 

So, throw it in the microwave with a drop of water to stream some vegetables or place into a saucepan of boiling water to poach your lovely marinated fish – the options are endless. 

(John Lewis)

(John Lewis)

The airtight bags also help to keep your food fresher for longer, so you may find that that half an avocado will now keep until you’re ready to eat it instead of going brown within a hour. 

Plus, they’re dishwasher safe, so save you time and energy post-consumption, too. You may quickly find it becomes your new favourite kitchen companion. 

What the reviews say:

  • “I bought this to put my partners lunch in as the foil etc kept splitting after been thrown in a tool bag each day! All food keeps well due to the excellent seal and I am buying more for the Fridge and Freezer.”

  • “Versatile and effective”

  • “Bought one of these to store frozen baby food and to cut down on single use plastic. The pouch is roomy and great quality, so should last. Love that Stasher make a wide range of colours and sizes, I hope John Lewis expands their range of them!”

  • “I’ve been using Stasher bags for a year or so now and they are amazing. Packed lunches, buying fish at the supermarket, marinading meat, storing things in the freezer. I’ve even cooked in one in the oven and it survived intact. And the best thing is that they pop in the dishwasher and come out smelling brand new – even after a smelly marinade! My daughter asked for some reusable bags for her birthday and these are what I bought.”

  • “Brilliant for stacking in the freezer and easy to clean.”

Buy it: Stasher Silicone Multi-Purpose Kitchen Storage Bag | £12.99 from John Lewis 

Also available from Amazon

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