Debbie Meyer Green Bags

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These Really DO Work!
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Green Bags for ProduceSo, I bought a box of Debbie Meyer's Green Produce Bags from our local WalGreen's store. I thought they would be worth a try.

Take a look at the photo attached, of the celery that I just took today and tell me, how long do you think I've had it in my Fridge in a Bebbie Meyer Green Bag? No, not a week...not two weeks...not even a month or two months. I bought this celery on April 9th to use in my potato salad on Easter Sunday, April 12...YES going onto close to four months now and it is STILL fresh with that crunchy snap to it!

I've noticed my lettuce last a lot longer using these bags...but not as long as the celery, and also tomatoes and fruit.

While at the store, I noticed they have new "Brown Bread Bags" used much the same way as these produce bags...I haven't tried those yet, because our bread never last long enough to use them...but if anyone else has used the bread bags, please let us know how they work!

Debbie Meyer's Green Produce Bags = Two Basher Thumbs Up ! ! !

     
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Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
Thanks for the tip, DB! I will give these 'Beddie' Meyer bags a try for my veggies for sure. Sounds like they work fairly well. (VH)
Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
Alright, I'll buy some.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
Not sure how long it will take for the photo...I completely forgot I even had any celery in the bottom door of the fridge and was amazed that it looked like I just bought it.

I wish we could just attach our own photos on our reviews!
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
I'm sold. I've seen these bags in Kroger in the produce department but have been so hesitant to try them, now I will. I've got a garden full of veggies that I need to pick and I'm going to see just how long I can keep them fresh in these bags. Great review DB!
cherpep on 2009-07-22:
My sister brought me some of these bags the other day. She was raving about them. She is single and usually ends up throwing away produce before she can use it all. She has been using the bags for 2 months now and hasn't had to throw anything away - bananas, broccoli, lettuce, etc. I'm a fan for anything that can help me stretch my food bill.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
I used them for califlower and was surprised how long it stayed fresh...none of those pesky little black dots!
BokiBean on 2009-07-22:
I had heard good things about these produce bags. Did you have to leave the top of the bag open for it to work like this? One of the reviews I read said that they worked if the top was left open..

Nice review, as always.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
It says not to tie them closed...so, I just give it a twist and tuck it under...or just fold it under.
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
Has anyone tried them with tomatoes? I've got at least 10 tomatoes turning red now. How long did it last? Also do they work well with cucumbers, I've got 4 of them ready to be picked too.
BokiBean on 2009-07-22:
I'm going to try some..I think they have them at Big Lots. I love celery!
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
How do you keep yours then DB? Do you you fold it or twist and tuck? I can't get over the fact that your cauliflower didn't have dots. When I buy it I have to use it right away otherwise it gets spots on it within a week. Drives me nuts.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
Yes...they do extend the life of tomatoes...I ate them after two weeks and they were like new yet, so I'm sure they would have worked longer if I kept them longer.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
Yes, Big Lots sell them too...they have other brands as well now, but I can't speak for those ones, I only have the Debbie Meyers. Big Lots is where I seen the brown bags for bread and rolls.
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
Cool. How long did the lettuce last? We eat a lot of salad in our house so I always have lettuce and radishes and things like that. I had to throw out a whole bag (4) bell peppers because I forgot I had them, I was so upset! They cost a lot of money and I hate buying frozen if I can get fresh.
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
I'm not sure on the bread bags, we go through our bread very quick so I'm not sure if it's worth it for us.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
Princi, I just give it a twist and tuck it under...yes, they work with Cucumbers too...but you know the Basher and her cucumbers, they don't last long around here...lol!
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
Same with me! I slice up cucumbers and eat them for a snack! Yesterday I ate a pint of those little grape tomatoes in one sitting. Those things are addicting! :)
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
I just finished up some lettuce yesterday, that I had for about 3 1/2 weeks.
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
Well I'm going food shopping tomorrow so I'm going to pick some up.

Can you wash these? I'm sure they aren't dishwasher safe, but I just want to know if they can be cleaned out.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
I never tried it with fresh mushrooms yet...I'll have to check that out...I hate slimy 'shrooms!
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
I've beem washing mine and reusing them for months now...I just rinse them under running water then hang them over a bottle or something to let it drip dry.
Nohandle on 2009-07-22:
I believe these have been mentioned before and would you believe I've not tried them yet. I think it's time I get off my backside and pick up some. Nothing like a nudge to give a product a shot. I expect all of us have ended up tossing something in the garbage that we could have kept a good bit longer if properly stored. Thanks.
BokiBean on 2009-07-22:
I'm like you, DB..I'll try the Debbie Meyer bags first. Generic later maybe after I hear something.
Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
For your homework assignment class, I want all of you to go out and buy some of these bags.
Your research papers are due in three weeks!
Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
Hey, that sounds pretty cool Basher but I still wouldn't eat three month old celery even if you gave me two Basher thumbs up in my money maker.
PepperElf on 2009-07-22:
hey if that really works than that could be a money-saver... instead of having to re-purchase veggies that get too old to use, they'd still be fresh.

I'll check it out when I go to the grocery store today, maybe run an experiment with some veggies or something
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
So true pepper! If these work I'm seriously going to save a ton of money in fresh veggies. The worst with us is fresh mushrooms. I buy them and they go bad before I get to use them. I've actually just been buying them the day I need them so I don't have them in the fridge for a week. That and cauliflower. Those two I buy beforehand. It would be nice to save money on gas from not having to drive to the store as well to replace veggies that go bad.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
I was going to do that too Pepper...place something in the bag and another in a regular zip lock, just to see the difference...but, I'm too lazy...LOL!

Hey! My Green Bag review just went Green....Now, where's my 6th Star????
Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
So Boki next week I'll be in Fairhope right on Mobile bay. The house we're staying has a long pier right into the bay. I was thinking about trying to catch a fish or two off that pier. What kind of fish would be the easiest to catch and what kind of bait or apparatus should I used to catch said fish?
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
That's the same problem here with mushrooms...you know they are never the same when you freeze them, so you pretty much have to use them as you buy them.
BokiBean on 2009-07-22:
Crabs, I'll ask hubby tonite and post here. I know that a lot of people fish off that pier..

DB's goin' for the green on this one!
Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
PepperElf, No I was planning on eating them right there on the pier alfresco.

Basher, I do not eat mayonnaise nor anything remotely related to mayonnaise.

Thanks Boki!
Principissa on 2009-07-22:
DB nobody here will eat mushrooms if I freeze them. They get very soggy and funky. They're also expensive so we try to use them as soon as we buy them or else they go to waste.
PepperElf on 2009-07-22:
I've frozen onions though. they were OK.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
Agreed Princi...'they' say you can freeze them as long as you don't wash them, just freeze them dry, but they still seem to turn to rubber.

Yes Crabby, that's the rumor going around!
Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
Now that I have given DB a well deserved (VH), I don't want anybody accusing me of flaming, hijacking or hatin' on her review.
Here is my question; Vegetables go bad because of the ethylene gas that they produce and emit. Wouldn't the veggie being confined in a bag with the gas promote spoilage? Just curious.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-22:
'They' claim these bags are treated to eliminate the gasses that make them go bad...that's why I thought washing the bags would ruin them...I know, I know, the next question would be, do they use chemicals or something like that...I don't know, I didn't read the box.
Anonymous on 2009-07-22:
They must absorb the gas. I doubt if any chemicals are used.
Don't get nervous, kid.
BokiBean on 2009-07-22:
I think the bags are breathable..
zeldaz on 2009-07-27:
Place bananas on an upright holder, slide the green bag over them and tuck in on the bottom. I line a clay wine bottle holder with a green bag, fill it with garlic and shallots, tuck the top closed and leave it on my counter. The garlic and shallots stay fresh for what seems like forever and the wine bottle holder is pretty on the counter. The Cheese Bags also work, as I buy in large quantities and the cheese lasts a long time in the cheese bags.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-27:
Great Zeldaz! Thanks for those tips...I use a lot of Garlic and they always dry out on me...I'll give this a try. Wish they had smaller sized bags...I'll also have to try it with onions, you know how onions are!

I wasn't aware they had Cheese bags but I will look for them, I use cheese all the time, though it doesn't last very long around me.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-27:
Thanks for all the 'helpful' votes...much appreciated!
sharpasice on 2009-07-27:
Boy, I must be doing something wrong, because these do not work for me! The only thing I think they work on is bread..vegetables seem to actually rot faster in these bags
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-27:
Really? I don't know how someone would be able to use them wrong...as long as you're not using a tie on the bags and just tuck it, there shouldn't be a problem. Are they the Debbie Meyer's brand or another brand?
Tantris on 2009-07-28:
Consumer Reports did a testing last year, published in the July '08 issue (or search for Debbie Meyer on their website) and the conclusion is that the bags don't work as well as claimed.
DebtorBasher on 2009-07-28:
Thanks Tantirs, I can only speak for myself and they work for me.
i_am_here_200 on 2009-08-10:
Yes these really work. I had lettuce in my fridge for over a month and it hadn't turned brown at all!
DebtorBasher on 2009-08-14:
I'm still using my celery...LOL!
Anonymous on 2009-08-14:
Miss Basher, exactly how much celery do you have stored up?
DebtorBasher on 2009-08-14:
It's only that one stalk...I don't use celery much...LOL!
Nate. on 2009-08-23:
We used these bags to protect the bananas at a hotel I used to work for. They are amazing, and got the fruit to just the right level of ripeness.
DebtorBasher on 2009-08-23:
Thanks Nate...I'm going to be buying some more of these because they really are worth the price.
zeldaz on 2013-01-14:
I do not suggest using generic green bags. They do not seem to work well.
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Green Bags For Fruit And Produce
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OURAY, COLORADO -- I bought these Debbie Meyer green bags at Walmart 30 reusable for $9.99, they work great. I have been very impressed with them. I live 40 miles from a discount grocery and I try to only go every 10 days so my produce and fruit needs to last, and it was not until I bought these bags... make sure you dry celery and lettuce well before putting it in the bag.
     
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madconsumer on 2008-06-06:
it is wonderful to hear a product does as it is described. I have looked at them, but never purchased. since your review, I will really try them now!
Anonymous on 2008-06-07:
I've been wanting to try those bags, but was skeptical about whether they actually worked. I will go buy some next time I am at the store. Great review. Very helpful!
Nohandle on 2008-06-07:
I'm unfamilar with these bags and perhaps some other members are as well. Tell us about them.
Anonymous on 2008-06-07:
Nohandle, they are designed to keep produce fresh for days longer than regular plastic bags
Nohandle on 2008-06-07:
Thanks lunaan, I gathered that but not being familar with them I wondered: Do they come in a variety of sizes, do they have zip tops or are they left open..those sorts of questions. Am I the only member who is unfamilar with them?
Anonymous on 2008-06-07:
NH, go to www.greenbags.com. That's the official website.
DebtorBasher on 2008-06-08:
I just did a search on here to check if anyone had any reviews on these. My Mom mentioned them today, and it was the first time I seen them advertised. I told her not to buy them until I checked them out on here....thanks so much for the info...I shall go see what others are saying about them as well.
thisdayforward on 2008-06-24:
These bags are a must....I just started using them about a month ago, and am thrilled at how long my produce stays fresh. I am sure I am saving lots of money on saved food from the trash.
Bananas last for a week.....salad fixings (cucumber, peppers, onions, mushrooms, lettuce etc...last so much longer, saving time, energy and gas money to the market more than I need to.
I would highly recommend this product without hesitation.
Anonymous on 2008-06-30:
The bags were reviewed in Consumer Reports. They work just as well as ordinary Ziploc bags, so save your money.
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EVERETT, WASHINGTON -- This company is horrible. I haven't received their product yet and never want too. I ordered online what I though was 20 bags for 9.95 and I clicked on "get a second set of bags free". I filled out all the information and after clicking 20 times on "no" to other products and up grades. I waited for the confirmation page to show me what I ordered and how much I was being charged when to my surprise my order went through and I was charged 53.00. I was shocked and upset so I called customer service and spoke to Lily who then informed me not to worry that my order would not go through until Monday late afternoon at the earliest and since I had just ordered the product she could not help me make the cancellation but that calling Monday would be soon enough.

She guaranteed me it would be soon enough. So like an idiot I waited until Monday, trusting that an employee of the company would actually know what they were talking about. Well the order was shipped and I am being charged 53.00 for 20 bags. I was beyond upset. Do not buy this product online. Save yourself the headache.
     
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Anonymous on 2008-06-10:
There was an article in this month's Consumer Reports. They did a test on these bags and found they only worked well with bananas. Everything else turned moldy faster than when stored using other means.
Going green seems to be the latest marketing buzz word.
jenjenn on 2008-06-10:
I heard about the report as well. My Mom swears by these bags. She gave some to me to try - haven't done so yet. I'll be interested to see what happens!!!
TorontoSarah on 2008-11-08:
Debbie Myers Green Bags: I, too, have been scammed by Debbie Myers online ordering system. I ordered 6 sets and only realized afterwards that each set would have 9.95 tacked on for Shipping and Handling. I was not given a total before my order was processed (like you do on every other website). I immediately phoned Debbie Myers' customer service and was told "...don't worry - we can't cancel your order right now because it wasn't "downloaded" but call back tomorrow and we will cancel it then. Well, I called back tomorrow, and then the next day...well after 5 days I was told "...oh, your order was shipped out immediately after you ordered it". I truly believe that Debbie Myers online employees are trained to tell customers who are trying to cancel that they need to call back tomorrow.
Apparently, once I receive the package, I can 'return to sender', THEN I can call for a product refund. The Shipping and Handling refund is applied separately and will take approx 6-8 weeks. Seriously.
I am completely appalled at Debbie Myers (in my opinion) fraudulent customer service. Am I supposed to just shrug my shoulders and think: my mistake for ordering online? No, sorry, I order through Amazon online a lot and have NEVER encountered a problem canceling my order. Ever.

If anyone is thinking of ordering Green Bags, they are available at local stores for $9.99, however, having had to waste my time trying to cancel my order, I can only urge you save your money. I believe if the customer service is so crappy, the product can only be as crappy or worse.

DebtorBasher on 2008-11-08:
These bags work great...I would suggest buying them from a store that offers them instead of ordering them though the mail and online. I bought mine at a local drugstore. They really do work.
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