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How To Keep Food Fresh In Cooler Bags

Cooler bags are essentials that you do not realize you require until you are stuck and require one. Cooler bags are convenient for everyone, and they do not lose their charm when it comes to any promotional campaigns. Whether it is packing snacks for your family picnic or bringing lunch to work, they are easy to do if you have a cooler bag. It is the perfect item for you to store food and drink products on a hot day. They come in handy during trips to maintain the freshness of your food or drink.

Depending on the customers you are targeting, cooler bags are available in different sizes and styles. In the absence of freezers and refrigerators, cooler bags can be a partner in keeping the coldness of your drinks and beverages. For this reason, businesses are considering it as one of their advertising tools amongst other everyday items.

We have compiled an article on how to keep your food fresh in cooler bags, what can be put in cooler bags and how to keep food fresh for long period.

1. Using thermal bags

For how long does the food in a thermal bag remain cold and fresh? A lot of people would really wish to know this, before purchasing. Of course, the answer to this question will depend on various things, including your surroundings' temperature and the insulation of the bag. A thermal bag is an insulated shipping container made of thermally insulating materials. These materials help to keep your stored food cold and fresh. When using ice, these bags can stay cool for up to 12 hours, keeping the foods cold and fresh. Companies design thermal bags to store perishable goods like meat and sandwiches. Individuals can also store drinks in these bags. To keep the thermal bag cold, you need to pack the bag with plenty of reusable ice packs. Remember that cool air will go down while the warm air rises; thus, always remember to fill the bag with ice at the top of the foods in the bag. Alternatively, if ice is not available, you can use frozen water to keep the foods cold.

2. Using insulated lunch bags

Insulated bags are made from soft but bulky materials like polyester fibres. The interior of these bags is a heavy-duty foil for keeping the foods fresh. The most important part that differentiates it from the other lunch boxes is the middle layer. Its energy dissipation property helps to keep the foods cold and fresh. These bags are used to keep food cold and fresh over a short period. Some of these bags have space, an inner layer specifically dedicated for the ice pack. These are the spaces where the owner puts the ice packs, this is on top of the food they are storing. Lunch bags do not keep the food cold and fresh for a long time. Foods like meat, eggs, raw fruits, and vegetables, not forgetting dairy products, are mostly stored in lunch bags. These bags will surely keep your food or your children’s foods fresh and nice until the time you wish to have your lunch.

3. Using cooler bags

It is essential to have cooler bags in your homes or event companies, more so if you want to keep your foods and drinks cold. With some little ice and insulation, these bags will keep your foods cold and fresh for a little longer. Keeping the foods fresh may be essential when you are out to field trips or opt to buy and keep your grocery in them. You can keep the grocery you bought from the market to your house, and this too keeps the vegetables and groceries fresh. You can also store groceries for further use in the cooler bag to save you the headache of purchasing the vegetables every day.

To maintain the coldness of the foods stored in the cooler, you should stack the cooler bags with ice packs. The ice packs are always put on top of the foods in the cooler. Putting the ice packs on top will ensure all the foods you put in the cooler bag remain cold. The cool air will go down while the warm air rises, thus making all the foods in the cooler remain cold. In a well-insulated icebox, you can store the food for five to seven days.

4. Using thermoses

When you properly pack cold foods into the thermos container, they will be safe for a lunchtime meal because they will remain fresh. Before packing the thermos with cold food like yogurt and milk, and you must ensure you follow the instruction for storing cold foods. You need to ensure to chill the thermos, and this process is done by chilling the thermos in a freezer overnight. Place the thermos in the freezer once your food has been packed and sealed in a lunch bag. To make sure you store your cold foods in the thermoses effectively, you should place the thermos container in a fridge with some ice water to chill inside. After the chilling process, put the foods you want to keep fresh and cold into the thermos, after which pack it in the lunchbox. Lastly, place the thermos around an ice pack in the given lunchbox; this ensures the foods will stay cold and fresh. The food, more especially the drinks, will remain fresh and cold for as long as you wish.

5. Using thermally insulated mugs

Companies have gone a long way in coming up with thermally insulated mugs. Gone are the days that beverages would go hot or spoil in leaky plastic bottles. Currently, there is an advancement in technology for mug insulation. The mugs are designed so that air between the double walls is sucked out during construction, creating a vacuum. The vacuum space in these mugs allows for keeping coffee, wines, and other beverages cold. Most individuals are traveling use these mugs to keep their drinks, beverages cold. These mugs come in all different shapes, types, and colours, and they can keep the drinks cools for up to 12 hours.

The Bottom Line

Growing technology has made it easier to keep drinks and foods cold and fresh with various promotional items like thermoses, insulated mugs, lunch bags, and thermos. It is easy to keep drinks and foods cold for a certain duration of time. Ensure that the coolers, lunch bags have enough ice for you to achieve the best results. Lastly, maintain these items to achieve the objective of having cold and fresh foods.