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Look what the husband made!|Ziplock plastic bag drier

Hey!  The husband is a genius.  Check out what he made for me!

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The extreme coolness of this invention is not evident at first sight.  In order to truly appreciate what this sweet little marvel can do, you have to have spent some time dealing with this

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Yes, the wet plastic baggie.  If you buy Ziplock bags, you know they are hardy enough to be reused.  Heck, that’s why you should buy Ziplock instead of those awful generic things.  Ziplock bags are thick and durable, which means they can be washed  and store again another day, making them both cheap, and EF.*  Washing the bags isn’t much of a problem, but drying them is a bitch.  Being plastic, once they are wet on the inside they stick to themselves and refuse to dry.  No more!  With this little invention, bags dry overnight in the same amount of time it takes for any other dishes to dry.  Check it in action!

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The best part about this beauty is that it takes less time to make it than it does to wash a plastic bag.  Just find a block of wood (ours is about 2″X2″X6″), a thin drill bit and some bamboo skewers (I know you have some lying around from the last time you went to the store and thought “I think I’ll cook more healthy by making vegi kabobs!”).  Drill three holes in the block of wood about an inch apart from each other and jam the skewers in the holes (pointy end down please).  Voila!

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Save some bucks, save the planet.  In about five minutes.

Cheers.

*”EF” = environmentally friendly

5 Comments

  1. Spike says:

    That is perfect, I’m always trying to balance them to sat open on the drying rack!

  2. Lynn says:

    Excellent idea. As soon as I saw this, I knew it would be something I would make. It is not so bad in the summer, when I can hang the plastic bags on the clothesline. But, in the winter, it is, indeed, a bitch to dry them. I am impressed.

  3. Kathlyn says:

    @spike, @lynn – making this thing is five minutes of your time you won’t regret! I love my bag drier – I wish we had room for three more.

    Cheers.

  4. Beth says:

    I need to make one of these! We wash and reuse freezer-weight Ziplocs all the the time, and they take for-ev-er to dry. Great invention!

  5. Arthur says:

    Oh, ich hatte dir noch gar nicht geantwortet: das Blumenkleid nach dem du mich ltteze Woche gefragt hast, ist von Hallhuber allerdings schon bestimmt 6 Jahre alt aber es gibt sicherlich ein e4hnliches irgendwo in einer Kleiderabteilung eines grodfen Kaufhauses oder so!xxx Anita

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