6 Durbl Fold-Up Bag Hacks to Try

Article published at: May 26, 2024 Article author: Durbl-Megan Article tag: how to use durb bags
6 Durbl Fold-Up Bag Hacks to Try
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Meet the Durbl Fold-Up Bag: your go-to container for a reusable future. Available in three sizes, they’re perfect for whatever you need to stash. The lightweight design and leak-free seal mean you can take them anywhere, and the wide opening lets you eat (and pour) right from the bag — whether you’re in the office, at the park, or on the road. Like your favorite Durbl bags, they're dishwasher safe, very durable, and heat resistant up to 425º F.

Our team put the Durbl Fold-Up Bags to the test and came up with some creative ways to use (and reuse) them. Here are six favorite hacks:

1. Happy Hour Hack
Durbl Fold-Up Bags make perfect cocktail shakers, thanks to their leak-proof seal and easy-pour design. Let’s make mojitos: choose the bag size (small, medium, or large) based on servings. For each serving, you’ll need 1.5 ounces of white rum, 1 ounce of fresh lime juice, 2 teaspoons of sugar, 6 fresh mint leaves, soda water, and ice. Put everything in the Durbl bag, add ice, seal, shake, and pour. Cheers!

2. The Perfect Popcorn Bowl

Durbl microwave popcorn is a classic hack that eliminates the waste from store-bought microwave popcorn. Here’s an upgrade: prep, pop, and enjoy — all from one Durbl bag! Add ½ cup of popcorn kernels and 1 tablespoon oil to the half-gallon bag. Partially seal the bag, leaving a small opening for air (but not popcorn) to escape. Microwave until the popping stops. Use a hot pad to carefully open the bag, then add butter and seasonings to taste.

3. Cereal-ously Crunchy
Whether you prefer yogurt and granola or cereal and milk, crunch is key. Here’s a hack to keep things crisp: if you’re into yogurt and granola, fill a medium bag with yogurt and fruit and use a small bag for granola. For cereal, fill the medium bag with cereal and the small bag with milk. When you're ready to eat, transfer the contents from the small bag to the medium bag, grab a spoon, and enjoy.

4. Egg cellence in a Bag

Durbl Fold-Up Bags are great for cooking, especially egg dishes. Most recipes for microwave, baked, or sous vide eggs can be prepared and cooked right in the bag. Try these options:

Microwave Scrambled Eggs: Put all ingredients — eggs, veggies, cheese, herbs, and seasonings — in the bag. Seal and shake to mix. Slightly open the bag to vent, then microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring each time until cooked. Use a small bag for a single serving or increase the size for more servings.
Oven-Baked Frittata: Use the large bag for your favorite frittata recipe. Combine all ingredients in the bag and bake according to the recipe instructions. Durbl bags can withstand heat up to 425º Fahrenheit.
Sous Vide Egg Bites: Follow a sous vide egg bites recipe using Durbl quart bags instead of mason jars. Seal each bag tightly, removing as much air as possible before submerging in water to cook.

5. Ice Cream Dreams

Durbl bags are perfect for homemade ice cream without needing an extra kitchen appliance. Combine your ice cream ingredients in a small bag, seal, and place inside a medium or large bag filled with ice and rock salt. Shake for about 10 minutes, and you’ve got a bag of homemade ice cream! Try a simple two-ingredient ice cream recipe for easy, delicious results.

6. Keep Cool On the Go

Turn anything into a cooler with Durbl bag ice packs. Fill a bag with water and freeze, or pack it with ice cubes. Seal carefully to prevent leaks as the ice melts. These ice packs are great for keeping groceries cool while running errands or for a day out. When the ice melts, use the water for plants or fill a pet’s water bowl. Bonus: Durbl bags also make great on-the-go dog bags.

These are just a few ways to use your Durbl Fold-Up Bags. Their versatility makes them a must-have for anyone looking to reduce single-use plastic and embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. Enjoy these hacks and discover your own creative uses for Durbl bags!


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