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Old 05-11-2009, 04:10 PM   #1
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Question on Ziploc Zip'n Steam bags

Has anyone used these bags? My better half wants to know if they work better then plastic wrap over a bowl?

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Old 05-11-2009, 04:18 PM   #2
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I haven't used them but have no problems with plastic wrap over a bowl. I'd guess the bags cost more than the plastic wrap.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:24 PM   #3
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Why not use a bowl with a plate set on top of it, instead of something you have to send to a landfill?

You'll feel so smug and goody-goody if you do it that way.
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Old 05-11-2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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Why not use a bowl with a plate set on top of it, instead of something you have to send to a landfill?

You'll feel so smug and goody-goody if you do it that way.

I use a plate on a bowl when heating frozen soup. It's easier to lift the plate and stir up the soup then put the plate back on top and heat some more.
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Old 05-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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Sparrowgrass, around here it goes in the recycle bucket, they recycle just about anything that is not garbage. I like the idea of using a plate, I just never really thought about it.
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Old 05-11-2009, 07:10 PM   #6
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i use them and they work great. i just cut the suggested time for steaming by 2 minutes. we like our veggies crisp.
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Old 05-11-2009, 08:30 PM   #7
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I am getting a little paranoid about cooking things in plastic. It is probably silly, but I use glass bowls and plates instead of plastic.

If I am storing leftovers, I do use plastic reuseable containers, but I don't heat in them.

Quick, get my tinfoil hat--the plastic is out to get me.
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I am getting a little paranoid about cooking things in plastic. It is probably silly, but I use glass bowls and plates instead of plastic.

If I am storing leftovers, I do use plastic reuseable containers, but I don't heat in them.

Quick, get my tinfoil hat--the plastic is out to get me.
btw i don't heat things in plastic either but only because they get pitted and stained.
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