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Old 04-27-2012, 07:44 AM   #1
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Upon opening my refrigerator door for OJ this morning I received a pleasant surprise...the chicken marinating in a zip lock back- encased in a outer plastic bag- had leaked all over the refrigerator. Like leaking into bottom draws and in little areas under the glass that you can see but not get to. Fun!

Even the best half gallon zip lock bags always seem to leak. What is the best way to marinate in a bag? Maybe the zip lock bags could be wrapped in plastic wrap?

What is your solution? Marinating in a bag seems best.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:46 AM   #2
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I try to place the bag in one of the fridge drawers with the zipper part help up by the drawer when it closes. I hope that makes sense. You could also place the bag in a big bowl.
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:51 AM   #3
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I set whatever marinating in a bowl or a deep pan and I arrange it so the top of the bag is on top.
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Future lesson learned... place ziplock in another container for leak/puncture prevention.

At least you didn't end up with a marinated dog.
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Old 04-27-2012, 08:04 AM   #5
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Ditto on the bowl.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:09 AM   #6
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Why doesn't it surprise me that a ziplock leaked?? Because for whatever reason ziplock bags ALWAYS seem to leak for me. I will not be buying anymore ziplock bags but will get whatever generic brand they have or glad bags. Over the past month i've had every ziplock bag leak in the fridge but once i switched over a cheapo brand, no more leaks. I still try to take extra steps just in case a bag were to leak, since we all know how fun it is to cleanup chicken or pork juice out of every nook in a fridge. I like to keep 1 veggie draw empty and put the bags in there so if it were to leak, it'd be contained. So, ditch the ziplocks.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:35 AM   #7
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I do what Ron does, or what Bandit does. I don't trust any Ziploc bag.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:38 AM   #8
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Vacuum seal bags are better. Other than that.....yep....place bag in bowl or pan. No matter what the commercials say.....ziplocks suck.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:40 AM   #9
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Vacuum bags are the way to go.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:20 AM   #11
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+ 1 on vacuum bags. They work great.

When I do use a ziplock, I use whatever the smallest tupperware that it will fit in. Or sometimes I use a half or quarter sheet pan to catch anything leaking.

That totally sucks. We just had a bottle of salad dressing tip over in the back of the fridge that dripped down over everything. Went in the crisper drawer as well. The fridge and everything inside reeked of vinegar for a while. So I feel your pain.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:26 AM   #12
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I set whatever marinating in a bowl or a deep pan and I arrange it so the top of the bag is on top.
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:34 AM   #13
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hi vision and brethren,
i also use plastic bowls with snap on tops to marinate in,my zip loc ks leaked so i used to stick them into a plastic bowl
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:40 AM   #14
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On a side note, you should clean your entire fridge, and everything the marinade may have touched so you don't risk salmonella.

I always put anything marinating in a bag, and then into either a bowl or plastic container, especially poultry

Food poisoning is no fun
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:59 AM   #15
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I always marinate in a ziplock in a drawer. That way when it leaks I can pull the drawer out and wash it thoroughly. I have had less trouble with genuine ziplock freezer (double zipper) bags than generic or other, but they still leak when marinating sometimes. If it won't fit in a drawer, I use glass bowls with plastic cling wrap.
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