The new Stasher bowls are a must-have if you love Stasher bags
Beyond reusable silicone bags, Stasher has just launched a line of bowls in multiple sizes and colors. I’ve been a Stasher Bag fan for over a year, so when I heard the brand was launching a new product category, I wasn’t sure I could make room in my heart – or in the cabinets of food. I was wrong: Stasher sent me the new Stasher Bowls to try out about a month ago, and I found that the brand had taken all my favorite features from the bags and just added them. You can cook and store food in the bowls just like the bags, but their shape makes them more convenient to eat and serve.
Stasher bowls are available in five sizes: 1 cup, 2 cup, 4 cup, 6 cup, and 8 cup. They nest inside each other, taking up minimal space when not in use. The bags are available in clear and rainbow colors and they’re made from the same food-grade platinum silicone as the Stasher bags. You can buy the Stasher bowls individually or in packs of three and five.
Notably, Stasher bowls sport flat bottoms and are sturdier than bags. They stand on their own and have a wide mouth opening, which I think makes them easier to fill, especially with liquids like salad dressing or broth. Stasher bowls also have built-in spouts on each end, and you can write on them with dry-erase or chalk markers to label what’s inside.
Bowls feature the same Pinch-Loc seal as Stasher bags. I’ve often found myself using Stasher bowls to store leftovers, but unlike some containers, I don’t have to hunt for the right lid before putting them in the fridge – the seal is built into the bowl itself. To make sure the seal didn’t leak I filled the bowls with water, pinched them and turned them upside down – nothing leaked then or when I packed my lunch in the bowls and threw them away in my bag before class.
Like Stasher bags, the bowls are oven safe and can be put in boiling water up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, the brand says. And they are microwave safe: I use them while I prepare meals to steam vegetables and cook fish, and I also eat directly from them. The bowls are also dishwasher and freezer safe, depending on the brand.
One of the first features I noticed about the bowls is that there is a label on the bottom to remind you that they are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. My Stasher bags don’t have this label, but I think it’s a smart addition to the bowls, especially for those unfamiliar with the brand.
If you’re looking for something similar to Stasher bowls, I’ve found the Zip Top line of dishes to be comparable. Zip Top dishes come in three sizes and are dishwasher, freezer and microwave safe, depending on the brand. W&P also sells stand-up bags, but they’re more like Stasher’s stand-up bags than the brand’s new bowls.