Yes. In fact, Zip Top containers are made from 100% Platinum Silicone, the most pure Food Grade Silicone available. You can rest easy knowing that Zip Top containers do not contain chemicals or fillers that could leach into your food.
Zip Top containers are 100% platinum-cured silicone ("platinum silicone" for short), the highest grade available that passes all U.S. and European safety standards. It is food safe, microwave safe, freezer safe, and dishwasher safe. Other products may claim that their product is "food safe" but unless it is pure platinum silicone, you should be cautious of how it can be safely used.
Traditional plastic containers are petroleum based and can contain harmful chemicals. Because Zip Top is made from 100% platinum silicone, it is free of BPA, lead, phthalates and PVC. It is also hypoallergenic.
Yes! They were designed for the dishwasher, so all Zip Top containers have large rounded corners for easy cleaning. Most importantly, all Zip Top containers stay open for better cleaning and drying! They are top or bottom rack safe.
Yes! Zip Top containers are completely microwave safe. And because they do not contain any plastics, they will not leach harmful chemicals when used in a microwave. If you leave the zipper partially or completely closed during heating, be careful when opening the zipper due to accumulated steam.
Most foods will not stain your Zip Top containers. There are a few foods, however, which can stain pure silicone such as tomato sauce, curries, watermelon, cooked carrots and other red/orange foods. Try rubbing with a baking soda and water mixture and let sit for 4 hours. Rinse well and then wash as usual.
Food grade silicone is nonporous which inhibits bacterial growth and odors. However, some foods or dishwasher detergents can retain an odor.
For dishwasher detergents, It is best to choose dishwasher soap or detergents that do not contain essential oils, antibacterial agents or moisturizers. Gentler, more natural dishwasher soap/detergents work best to clean Zip Top containers, especially ones that are scent free.
For food odors, try rubbing with a baking soda and water mixture and let sit for 4 hours. Rinse well and then wash as usual.
Zip Top containers seal differently than traditional plastic zippered baggies which have tiny, hard, flat plastic zippers. Zip Top containers have large, soft, rounded zippers that flex. Because of this, your containers may, at times, leak a small amount of air if squeezed. In addition, once sealed, because of the pull of the wide, rounded opening, air will sometimes want to seep back in. If so, the small amount of air in your Zip Top will act like air trapped in a typical lidded container.
Zip Top containers are designed to hold liquids upright in a kitchen environment. This is why every container says on the back to “keep liquids upright" (which is simple since all Zip Top containers stand up due to their sturdy flat bases). When kept upright, Zip Top containers are completely leak proof. Zip Top containers were never designed, for instance, to fill with water and hold upside down or for taking liquids on the go.
Zip Top containers are not designed for taking liquids on the go. Just like you would typically not take soup in a plastic zippered bag in your backpack, Zip Top containers are designed to hold liquids in a kitchen environment. This is why every container says on the back to “keep liquids upright” (which is simple since all Zip Top containers stand up due to their sturdy flat bases). Zip Top containers are wonderful on the go for leftovers, sandwiches, dry snacks, veggies, fruit, nuts, etc.
In general, no. From our internal testing as well as our personal use over the past year, we have been thrilled with how well the seals hold during typical scenarios such as being knocked over. Because of the flexibility of silicone, they are durable and malleable when sealed. However, as stated in this FAQ, we recommend liquids be kept upright to be safe.
We do not recommend completely submerging Zip Top containers in water for sous vide or other applications. Due to the flexible zipper seal, some water may, at times, seep into a fully submerged bag. However, Zip Top containers are great for steaming and cooking where the zipper seal may fully or partially be left open while heating.
Zip Top containers are made from 100% platinum silicone, the highest grade of silicone available. This is the same material from which medical devices are made and is the safest food grade possible. It is also the most expensive silicone to produce.
All of the silicone we use to manufacture Zip Top containers is Made in the USA where we can ensure its purity. No other silicone zipper containers can make this claim. Many of the silicone products seen online or in stores are made outside of the United States from lower grade silicones. These silicones often have fillers or impurities that can make them unsafe or unsuitable for food contact. Even companies advertising "food grade" are often shipping substandard silicone.
To make matters worse, many of the sites purporting to sell zipper containers at significant discounts are selling unsafe counterfeit knock-offs. Some of these sites are only trying to capture your credit cards and never ship any product. We address these counterfeit sites in this article.
When you consider the thousands of single-use plastic bags that one Zip Top container can replace, along with all of the health and environmental benefits that plastic-free, 100% platinum silicone offers, we think that Zip Top containers represent a great value for the price.
Due to regulatory and trade restrictions resulting from the current COVID-19 epidemic, we are not able to ship to most countries around the world. If you do not see your country in our list of available "Ship To" countries at check out, you may email email@example.com and request to be notified when your country opens back up. In addition, if you sign up for our email newsletter, we will notify our list when we begin shipping to restricted countries again.
We currently ship all orders from our fulfillment center in the United States so international shipping rates will naturally be higher. We are in the process of adding retailers and fulfillment centers in strategic locations around the globe to facilitate more economical access to Zip Top products. If you sign up for our newsletter, we will alert you when new markets are opened around the world.
Products purchased on our website, ziptop.com, can be exchanged or returned within 14 days of receipt if they are in new, unused condition and in the original packaging. Qualifying refunds are issued for the purchase price and any taxes paid. Shipping is not refunded. If you would like to return an item you received as a gift, it's our pleasure to offer an exchange for an item of equal or lesser value, subject to availability.
Our prices DO NOT include VAT, GST or other country taxes.Our terms of sale for international orders are FOB destination. This means that you pay all freight and duties or taxes. As we are shipping these products all over the world, it is impossible for us to build in the various duties, VAT and GST tax for each location through our website.
For international customers who are required to pay customs, you will receive an email from your local customs authorities asking for payment to have your order processed through customs. Unfortunately, there is no legal way around customs (including marking an order as a gift, which we cannot do).
Once you make that payment to the customs broker your order will be processed for final delivery.
The amount you paid for shipping covers our cost to transport your order to you. Some countries will also assess Duties and Taxes upon entry to your country. This is your responsibility as it varies greatly by country. Please review the detailed information on our FAQ page under the heading of "How are international taxes and duties collected?" so that you are not surprised by these charges.
Yes! Our factory and warehouse have taken great precautions to stay safe and ensure proper social distancing while making and shipping your order. Because we are Made in the USA and ship from the USA, we are not experiencing inventory restrictions due to imports from Asia or other foreign countries.
Yes! We are available on Amazon in the United States. You can access our Amazon store by clicking here: Zip Top Amazon Store
Be sure that you are purchasing authentic Zip Top products by shopping form our store. There are many counterfeit and sub-standard knock-offs of Zip Top containers currently for sale on Amazon (we are working with Amazon to get them removed). If you are concerned that you may have bought a counterfeit item either from Amazon or another site, we have covered this issue in much more detail on this page on our site.
It has come to our attention that numerous websites have popped up purporting to sell Zip Top® containers, sometimes at a significant discount. The best way to purchase authentic Zip Top® containers is from this official company website, https://ziptop.com.
We are also available on Amazon in the United States. You can access our Amazon store by clicking here: Zip Top Amazon Store Be sure that you are purchasing authentic Zip Top products by shopping form our store. There are many counterfeit and sub-standard knock-offs of Zip Top containers currently for sale on Amazon (we are working with Amazon to get them removed).
If you are concerned that you may have bought a counterfeit item either from Amazon or another site, we have covered this issue in much more detail on this page on our site.
We would love to discuss your store and the possibilities of partnering to sell Zip Top to your customers. Please send information about your shop to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will contact you shortly.
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