"Easy Stasher Bag Cleaning Plan": How to clean Stasher Bags easily
First things first: do not turn your Stasher bag inside out. Flipping your Stasher inside out to clean it like you would with a regular plastic bags will degrade the strength of the bonded edges, and eventually your Stasher will rip open. We know it’s tempting, but we don’t recommend it.
What are the edges of a Stasher bag bonded with? We use the liquid form of the same pure platinum silicone to adhere the glossy and frosted sides together before the finished Stasher cures for the last time.
Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get down to business on how to clean Stasher Bags.
How to Clean Stasher Bags: Clean by hand or dishwasher.
Cleaning your Stasher bags is actually pretty easy: just toss them into the dishwasher (top or bottom rack — either will do) or use warm soapy water. For a deep clean, we also like to use bottlebrushes to get any remaining particles out of the seal to prevent mold.
How to Repel Smells
Got some smells staying way past their welcome (like onions)? We’ve got a few ways to kick the fumes.
- Soak your bag in a 50/50 warm water and vinegar bath for a few hours.
- Bake in the oven on a baking sheet for eight minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Be sure to let your bag cool and use an oven mitt to handle your bags.
- For tougher smells, double up and use both methods.
How to remove stains with sunlight
Stains happen, but you can use the power of the sun to kiss them goodbye: set your Stasher in sunlight for a few hours to naturally sun bleach stains (really!). This works great for tomato sauce, carrot, or watermelon stains, just to name a few.
Concerned about mold?
Prevent mold from popping up in the corners of your Stasher bag seal by rinsing out any and all particles after each use. Small bottlebrushes come in real handy here!
Sometimes even when you give it a good cleaning, you may feel the need to sanitize. No problem: let your Stasher bathe in some vinegar or boiling water to sanitize.
The best way to dry your Stasher bag
Sometimes Stasher bags need a little more drying time once they are washed by hand or in the dishwasher. We recommend using any non-sharp kitchen items to stand your bags on, including other bottles, cups, or paper towel holders.