silicone construction that has no glue or plastic sliders.
To keep your Durbl bags going strong and prevent plastic pollution for a
long time, it is important to clean them correctly. Here are some commonly
asked questions and tips on how to safely clean your reusable Durbl bags.
How to clean your durbl bag?
Attention: DO NOT invert your Durbl bag. While it might be tempting and easy,
it's unnecessary. Flipping your Durbl inside out for cleaning, akin to a
plastic baggie, will weaken the bonded edges and lead to eventual tearing.
The strength of Durbl bag edges comes from bonding the glossy and matte sides
using a liquid form of the same pure platinum food-grade silicone found in all
our products, followed by curing the bag. It's crucial to avoid anything that
might compromise this durable design.
Now that we've covered the big no-no point, let's now focus on the cleaning and care details.
Are Durbls dishwasher safe?
Yes, they are! Cleaning Durbl bags is easy: Just throw them in the dishwasher
(top or bottom rack - either one works) or use warm, soapy water. For a deep clean,
we recommend using a wood cleaning brush to remove any remaining particles from the
seal and prevent mold growth.
Will my Durbl stain?
While most foods won't leave stains on your Durbl bags, accidents can happen, like tomato
sauce, carrot, or watermelon stains. To tackle this, try gently rubbing the stain with a
mixture of baking soda and water, letting it sit for 4 hours. Afterward, rinse thoroughly
and proceed with your regular washing routine. Alternatively, place your Durbl bag in direct
sunlight for a few hours to naturally bleach the stains.
Get rid of stubborn odors.
If you're dealing with lingering smells, such as those from onions, here are a few
- Try rubbing the affected area with a mixture of baking soda and warm water, letting it sit for 4 hours. Rinse thoroughly and wash as usual.
- Alternatively, a 50/50 mix of vinegar and warm water can be used. Rinse well and proceed with your regular washing routine.
- Another method is to place lemon water in your container, leaving one end open for steam, and microwave it for a couple of minutes. This helps neutralize odors.
Best way to dry your Durbl bag?
If your Durbl bags need extra drying time after handwashing or using the dishwasher,
consider our Bamboo Drying Rack. You can use non-sharp kitchen items like bottles, cups,
or paper towel holders to prop up the bags for efficient drying. While air drying, water
spots may appear on the silicone, which are harmless but less appealing. To avoid this,
simply give your Stasher a quick wipe down with a clean towel for a crystal-clear finish.
It's worth noting that Durbl Bags are free of BPA, lead, PVC, latex, and phthalates.
Designed to be durable, they can be used repeatedly, offering an eco-friendly alternative
to disposable plastic bags and containers, contributing to a reduction in plastic waste.