Product Type: Smartt household products
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NO MORE WASTAGE-SMART WAY OF FREEZING FOOD
Smartt Food & Freezer Bags
Member Name: hildah11
Smartt Food & Freezer Bags
Advantages: Strong, easy to use and convenient way of freezing and storing food
Disadvantages: None really, just wish they were resealable
~SMARTT WIRE TIE MEDIUM FOOD & FREEZER BAGS~
I usually cook and bake a lot during the weekend when I am home and freeze some of the food for later use during the week when everyone gets really busy. I also buy vegetable, fruits and meat on offer and apportion it into handy portions for freezing. I just find freezing very handy and cost effective as well so I am always on the lookout for good quality and affordable freezer bags.
I used various types mainly from Tesco but occasionally from other shops as well. Some have been good and some disappointing but so far these have been good.
~Availability & Price~
The freezer bags are manufactured by Smartt Products company (www.smarttproducts.com). The company manufactures a variety of plastic kitchen accessories including storage bags.
I normally buy these freezer bags from Tesco, £0.99 for a pack of 45 medium size bags on a roll. The bags are 23 x 35 cm and come with wire ties, pieces of soft wire coated in white plastic for tying the bags after loading with food. The bags are transparent and come rolled up in a white translucent plastic bag.
The bags are fairly thick and strong and can withstand some weight after loading with food stuff. The bags can be used for general storage in the food cupboard for dry foods, in the fridge and for freezing stuff. They can be used for virtually anything as long as no sharp edges which will tear the bag. They can also be used as sandwich bags as long as the tie wires are used securely to exclude lots of air. I also use mine to carry my fruits to work.
Freezer wise, they are just the right size for freezing food portions for my family. One meal portion per bag, so easy to use when required hence avoiding wastage and food spoilage due to repeated freezing and thawing.
It is handy to know what is actually in the bag and when the food was actually stored/frozen. This is possible with these bags because they specific portions for labelling with the contents in the bag and also including the date when the food was frozen. An ordinary pen can be used for labelling but I prefer to use a permanent marker. The food contents and date of freezing/storage can therefore be clearly seen I find this really handy as at times it's difficult to tell apart the food especially meat when frozen. The date ensures that earlier frozen food can be used first.
The bags are fairly easy to use, because the plastic is fairly thick, they are easy to open and not as slippery and stuck together as other plastic bags I have used before. They are also easy to tie with the wire as long as they are not overfilled. Bear in mind that food or things expand a bit in volume when they freeze so leave a bit of space, do not overfill the bags. It is recommended that you expel as much air as possible from the bags before tying and freezing.
It is recommended to allow food to cool first before putting in the bags and also before freezing.
The bags can be used in microwaves during thawing/defrosting and do not tear during thawing, but should not be used for cooking in conventional or combination ovens as the bags will obviously melt.
o Easy to use and convenient way of freezing and storing food
o Fairly thick and strong for the purpose
o Easy to hold even when loaded with the food
o Wire for tying soft and easy to tie
o None really, just wish they were resealable
Like any other plastic bags and to avoid accidental suffocation, please keep away from babies, young children and pets.
Invaluable storage bags for any family and really bringing convenience home as the manufacturer says.
For more information visit: www.smarttproducts.com
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hildah11: Nov 2012
Summary: Invaluable storage bags for any family and really bringing convenience home as the manufacturer says
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