Those who regularly save their leftovers or prefer to keep opened foods sealed in airtight plastic bags may have grown accustomed over the years to the traditional single-use “ziplock baggie” variants. Instead of spending money buying new ones and creating waste, why not adopt a reusable solution that you can also use to cook, store and freeze your food?
Stasher offers just that in the form of reusable silicone bags that not only save time and money for consumers, but also saves the environment from millions of traditional single-use baggies finding their way into oceans and landfills. Stasher’s products are 100% plastic and BPA free and are fabricated without the use of unnatural fillers using pure platinum silicone derived mostly from sand. They are available in a variety of styles, colors and sizes and similar single-use plastic products, are sold in half-gallon, sandwich and snack size options, with pocket-sized offerings also available. Stasher products are non-toxic, odorless, flexible, 100% recyclable and have a temperature resistance of up to 400 degrees F.
The History of Stasher
What Stasher founder and CEO Kat Nouri started in 2005 as Modern-twist - a company selling food-grade products made of silicone - has now evolved into a company that serves customers nationwide.
With an entrepreneurial father with a background in agriculture and a mother who emphasized the importance of healthy and proper food storage, Nouri said that her upbringing inspired her to try and start a business rooted in these values. Nouri remembers that her mother never let their family wrap food in any foils or plastics and they were always left to finding other creative solutions for keeping their leftover food fresh. From here the idea for Stasher was born.
Stasher Company Mission
From its founding, Stasher’s mission has been to offer 100% plastic and BPA-free products made of pure platinum silicone as a reusable alternative to single-use plastic baggies and other plastic-based food storage containers.
Benefits of Stasher
Along with the ability to mitigate consumer costs spent on single-use products and reduce environmental pollution, Stasher products are also beneficial to consumers in that they can be used thousands of times for baking, cooking sous-vide, boiling and microwaving. They are also dishwasher safe.
Stasher is both a certified B Corp and 1% For the Planet member and encourages the elimination of single-use plastic products altogether as a part of the plastic-free movement. Those who pledge to join the movement are eligible for a 20% discount on their next Stasher order.
Top Stasher Products
Whether you’re looking for a green solution to packing your lunch each day or want a reusable vessel for your foods, Stasher has products that can fit all of your food storage-related needs.
Stasher clear reusable stand-up bag
This bag is slightly smaller than Stasher’s half-gallon product, yet is the only variety sold by the company that can stand up on its own, similar to a paper grocery bag. Compared to other options, the Stasher stand-up bag is ideal for bulk shopping, storing coffee grounds, marinating and cooking with an Instant Pot or pressure cooker.
Stasher Reusable Silicone Half Gallon Bag, Clear
Try Stasher’s half-gallon non-toxic bags, which are safe to put in the dishwasher or freezer, as well as in the microwave, and measure at 10.25 x 8.25 x 1.5.
Stasher Reusable Silicone Pocket Combo, Clear & Aqua
This combo pack of two pocket-sized containers is perfect for those who need the convenience of a Stasher container for food-on-the-go, but don’t have the space to carry larger sizes. Comes with both clear and aqua colors.
Kitchen Tips, Ideas, and Trends
If you’ve already purchased Stasher products, the next step is to learn to use them effectively for a variety of uses. Check out these blog posts to get some ideas, as well as other environmentally-friendly practices:
How to Cook Sous-Vide Salmon Steak
Have some extra time on your hands to cook that steak dinner for the family today? Here’s how to cook steak in the slower, sous-vide style.
How to Compost
Those who want to learn how to save money and create their own compost for use in a personal garden, for example, can find out more by reading this blog.