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Topic: Recycle your Ziploc bags--- wash and then DRY on this handy gadget  (Read 3655 times)
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« on: January 17, 2006 07:25:24 AM »

I reuse my ziploc bags,and always found washing easy but they never seemed to dry out completely and then my trail mix would get soggy and I would not be a happy camper.

I found this kitchen gadget on Giam Direct (they make yoga dvd's and sustainable products for your home)  Here is the link to what I found in their catalog (i'll use their bandwith not mine!) http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=gai&category%5Fname=l3%5FAccessoriesKitchen&product%5Fid=06%2D0007

It is basically wooden dowels and it cost 19.95!!!!

No way. I thought I could do better, and I did
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/42879Bag_Dryer.JPG

I used FIMO baked clay, formed a mound for the base and added chopsticks, removed the chopsticks and baked according to clay instructions.  Then put a drop of glue to hold the chopsticks back in, a coat of varnish on the base and it ready for use.  Cost of clay $1.89, chopsticks, free from local sushi place. Dollars saved in Ziploc bags--- to be determined
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2006 09:46:11 AM »

Good idea!

I too have trouble trying to get the bags totally dry. I normally prop them up over large wooden spoons that are also in the dish rack. I think that your creation is way more crafty and handy!
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2006 09:50:08 AM »

I love your version!
you could paint the chopsticks too. I would make them striped!
I usually stick the wet ziplocks to my fridge, upside down with the magnet inside, but there is not enough room on my fridge for multiple bags.
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« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2006 08:48:39 PM »

That looks great! Here's a differently shaped ziploc dryer idea:
My kitchen is tiny, so to save counter space I made a different kind of hanger.  I basically strung a jute lanyard across and over my sink with closepins knotted in. It's really simple, and unobtrusive, and the dripping all goes directly into the sink.
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2006 07:39:35 AM »

i thought i was the only person who reused ziploc bags!  excellent! now i dont feel like a cheap maniac. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2006 05:05:24 AM »

Not meaning to ruin the party, I would just like to remind everyone NEVER to reuse plastic bags that held uncooked meat or poultry or something of the like.

Nobody needs to get sick.
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« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2007 11:21:47 PM »

So, I'm perusing this website that was linked...
I have never understood why environmentally friendly products, not to mention organic foods and the like, are always SO much more expensive than the cheapy bad stuff. That makes me so mad... Angry
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