When my husband and I purchase garbage bags for our kitchen, we generally go cheap. Clear plastic bags that come in mass quantities from Costco is our first choice, but when I had a chance to try the garbage bags that my daughter uses, I was very impressed.
The bags that are used in my daughters household are Glad ForceFlex Odor Shield with Febreze Freshness. My daughter is a huge fan of Febreze air fresheners, and while I can’t say the same, these bags really do help neutralize odors, even those from diapers!
The box contains 55 tall kitchen garbage bags, which measure 2 feet by 2 feet 1 1/8″, and have a thickness of .90 mil. They are white in color, and have a waffled look to them, this waffled design is what allows the bags to stretch out and not break, even when they are over filled. The bags hold 13 gallons, so these fit in our tall kitchen garbage can perfectly. They stretch around the top of the garbage giving us a tight fit, and we never have to worry about the bags sliding down into the trash can. They are also available in 4 gallon small garbage size, as well as 30 gallon trash can size.
While the “Fresh Clean Scent” of the Febreze is not overpowering, (you cannot smell it unless you put your nose up to it), I do feel that it really does help control the odors that are found in kitchens, such as empty food cans, dirty paper towels, etc.
Glad claims that these Glad Force Flex Garbage Bags with Febreze Odor Shield are the “Ultimate Bag”, with stretchable strength and odor neutralization. They state that the bags are tear resistant, that they stay in place, and that they neutralize odors. Having used Glad Force Flex Garbage Bags with Febreze Odor Shield for the past two weeks, and having placed a lot of newborn dirty diapers in them, as well as several boxes from packaging and gifts, I would have to agree with the claims that Glad makes about their product.
The back of the box reads “Unique diamond texture stretches around objects to prevent rips and tears”, “3-ply stretchable drawstring grips the can”, and “Odor neutralizing inner layer fights tough odors and leaves a fresh, clean scent”. It’s not often that I find a company lives up to all of its claims, but in this case I am very impressed!
I just pulled one of these garbage bags out of the trash can, and even though it was full to the brim, I was able to pull the red plastic drawstrings up enough to tie the bag closed. I carried it to the dumpster and not a single sharp edge from the boxes inside the bag poked through. It stretched to accommodate the contents! All I can say is wow. I am glad to give Glad Force Flex Garbage Bags with Febreze Odor Shield my highest recommendation.