Originally, I purchased a few sizes of the brand that has the slider/seal bar because I wanted to get away from using baggies. I thought they were amazing & I still love them but...these are fantastic!!! When I conspired to rid our lives of the additional waste of disposable baggies, I had no idea that I could be lid and 'slide' free!! I haven't had a problem with them leaking & I only place liquids in the ones that stand. The rounded interior bottoms make them super easy to clean & I haven't had any issues with residual odors.
There's quite a few knockoffs of silicone based storage containers. But nothing can compare to the real deal. That's because this one is incredibly sturdy and easy to use and it is definitely leak proof! The other thing that's important is that if you want to store something that's airtight, you want to make sure it is also leak proof. I've had some other varieties and it is very difficult to keep them from being leak proof even though they might look a lot like zip top. I think the zip top brand is worth the extra cost, especially given the lifespan of these products.
I travel for my job so these are great because they're lightweight, can go from freezer to microwave, and can be folded up when empty for the return trip home. I'm vegan so need to take my food with me when I travel. Before finding these containers, I tried a variety of containers in which to carry and cook my food. Glass was too heavy, plastic containers couldn't be heated in hotel microwaves...etc. etc. So these are great. My only comment is that they may look large, but can only be filled to about half full or the press together seal at the top of the bag won't hold. My work around is to insert them into a Ziplock bag for traveling so if I've accidentally overfilled a bag, it won't pop open and cause a mess in my suitcase. So glad I found these!!
I am obsessed with this product. My zip tops have completely revolutionized how I organize my fridge and manage leftovers! I have spent far too long fighting through mismatched Tupperware dishes and lids and wish I’d had access to this product years ago.
I also love using my zip tops in my kids’ lunch boxes—(the sandwich size one is my fav!) they’re so much easier to clean than any other product I’ve used and they are such good quality- I know they’ll hold up for years.
Can’t say enough good things about this product. I’ll definitely be buying more!
he one thing I do love about this container (and all the similar ones) is the fact that there’s NO lid! No more hunting for the right lid because this seals without one! I also like that the container is quite substantial meaning it’s not flimsy so you can definitely fill it hot soup and you won’t feel the heat! Love it. The only thing is that I wish it were just a little bit larger (to hold more volume). But I plan to purchase more of these Zip Top containers!