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Poll: Zip lock Bags? (17 member(s) have cast votes)

Zip lock Bags?

  1. Wash (9 votes [52.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.94%

  2. Throw out (4 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  3. Deathface (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  4. Fuck Habit (2 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

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#1 HABIT

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:42 PM

Do you wash them or throw them out?

#2 MeOmYo

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:42 PM

I rarely use ziplock bags as I see no advantage to "sealing" your food for the few hours it's in there and they are more expensive than a regular baggie.

#3 gregoir

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

I never even thought of washing them.

#4 georgi

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 01:50 PM

Depends. If there is something like lettuce in it, then yes, I'll wash it, and reuse it.

I totally Grandma the ziplock bags. :funny1:

#5 unbroken_chain

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:12 PM

sometimes I sure do.. but only if it's a non-stick food item.

#6 moed_over

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:13 PM

Seems really unsanitary to wash them. Hard to clean properly.

#7 Erinisme

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:21 PM

I reuse them around the classroom (to send $ or CDs home with the kids....art supplies that kinda thing) For 'dry' foods like cereal and chips I'll reuse a bag to put more of the same thing in....

but they are recyclable :) They can be returned with your grocery bags :)

#8 HABIT

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:27 PM

I try to use them at least 3 or 4 times but once meat gets caught up in the zip lock feature then its really hard to get out and they get tossed, Sometimes I even forget and wash them then toss them because the stains don't show up when they are wet.

#9 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:34 PM

I re-use e'm for dry goods/foods or veggies. I would never re-use one that had stored meat or cheese.

#10 deadheadskier

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:44 PM

don't use em. well, I do briefly during certain purchases


I prefer wrapping something in plastic wrap and putting it in a tupperware.

#11 aVAdeadhead

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:52 PM

I always reuse my plastic bags...never know what you could need them for in the future :boogie:

#12 Lemireacle

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:37 PM

It would depend on what I'm using the bag for. Some get washed and get used again, some don't.

#13 Heady

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:41 PM

we label them, and reuse. works well for veggies, and some snacks

pardon me for helping to save the earth :funny1:

#14 wonka

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:12 PM

As someone else stated, I just don't see how sanitary it can be to reuse them - esp if washing them
how many papertowels do you waste drying them ? :huh:


actually, and kind of in theme with this thread... if I wash my hands and then dry them with a paper towel, I dry the paper towel and re-use it for another task.

#15 Julius

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:13 PM

none of the above. re-use without washing until smelly.

#16 Tabbooma

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:16 PM

Toss em out

#17 seany

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:18 PM

As someone else stated, I just don't see how sanitary it can be to reuse them - esp if washing them
how many papertowels do you waste drying them ? :huh:


You soak, soap, wash, and air dry them just like you do a dish :wink:

What's the big difference? :dunno:

I don't reuse bags that have been used for raw meat, but other than that I don't see the issue.

#18 TEO

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:19 PM

none of the above. re-use without washing until smelly.


This.

#19 TEO

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:20 PM

actually, and kind of in theme with this thread... if I wash my hands and then dry them with a paper towel, I dry the paper towel and re-use it for another task.


This, although I have moved in the direction of less paper towels and more hand towels, dishrags, cloth napkins, etc.

#20 JBetty

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:23 PM

I save them for those special Barf & Bury days.

#21 Karen

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:24 PM

Reuse ziplocks in the following way:

dry goods for dry goods
veggies for veggies

I don't see any reason to throw them out after one use.

#22 Tim the Beek

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:31 PM

Try to use them as little as possible, and wash them and reuse them when I do.

#23 Julius

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:48 PM

This.


plus it sounds dirty :lol:

#24 jnjn

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:24 PM

none of the above. re-use without washing until smelly.


:funny1:


i rinse & re-use them unless they've been used to store raw meat, fish or oily marinades

#25 Java Time

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:32 PM

I don't seem to need to re use zip-locks...I seem to get new ones delivered with new dry goods...oh actually I do, the real li'l ones to carry sample dry goods when a whole normal sized bag of dry goods is not needed...

#26 Cerberus

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:43 PM

Never buy anything in pleaded baggies man! :mrgreen: