Friday, August 15, 2008

Product Review: Debbie Meyer Bread Bags

I've had great results with the Debbie Meyer Green Bags I bought earlier this summer. They do such an amazing job keeping produce fresh, that I'm always dumbfounded when I see a review that says they don't work. I've been very careful with the 20 bags I purchased and I'm sure I've used them all more than the suggested 10 times and they continue to work as well as they did when I first bought them.

With the success I've had with the Green Bags, it should be no surprise that I have also purchased the Debbie Meyer Bread Bags. They are used in much the same way as the Green Bags. You can store one type of bread per bag (which are translucent white), folding under the tops of the bags. Although the directions say it isn't necessary, I clip the Bread Bags closed with a clothespin just as I do with the Green Bags.

So far, so good. I opened hot dog buns last Sunday, and today they are still soft and fresh-tasting.

A loaf of regular, store-bought oat bran sandwich bread also went into a bag last Sunday, after having been taken from our freezer and opened the previous Friday. I used the last piece today, a week later, and like the buns, it was still soft and fresh.

I put some bratwurst buns in another Bread Bag last Sunday as well. They had come from the grocery store bakery, and had been both frozen and thawed here at home before they went into the Bread Bag. They, too, still taste and look great. There are only two left, and I plan to use them as my "test subject" to see just how long they will stay edible. I'll update you on my experiment once it's complete.

What I haven't done yet is try the bags with any of the homemade breads I bake. Those will be the true test, as homemade breads tend to dry out and go stale more quickly, at least in my opinion.

The links here are to sites where you can order online, but I found mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond for the same price and no shipping charges. In case you're wondering, this isn't a paid advertisement of any kind. It's just my opinion of a product that works. Debbie Meyer Bread Bags get the Real Life Seal of Approval!


Donna said...

I Bought a box!!hahaha...They work great! My lettuce is a week old and Still looks and taste new!hughugs

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the product review. I've considered purchasing from HSN--haven't done so yet. Good to hear it can be bought in a store.
Will give it a try as soon as I find a BB&B.
Again, thanks for the review--I find it very valuable information.
God Bless.

Sharon said...

Thank you so much for posting about these bags!!! I've wanted to try them but I didn't want to waste the $10 in case they didn't work. I will now try them!! I hate when produce goes bad so quickly! Thanks again!!