Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between the Plat Culinary Dish Tote and the Plat Culinary Casserole Tote?
A: The Plat Culinary Dish tote has a smaller center opening and is designed to carry bowls, pie pans, and square dishes. The Plat Culinary Casserole tote has a 2” center opening to allow 9” x 13” rectangular pans to slide in easily. It is more versatile and can carry smaller dishes from 9” rounds and squares, up to 13” rounds, squares, or rectangles.
Q: What can fit in the Vin Wine totes?
A: The Vin One Bottle tote is designed to transport one bottle laid sideways. It also has three pockets to fit your corkscrew, Aplat cheese board, or cups. The Vin Two Bottle tote is designed for carrying 1-2 bottles, and has a sleeve on the inside to keep the bottles from clinking.
Q: What size Bread Bag should I purchase?
A: The Food/Bread Bags come in 3 sizes: we use the Medium Poche for Danish Rye or square loaves, the Large Poche for round country loaves, and the Extra Large Poche for large/long country loaves like the ones from Tartine Manufactory. We recommend our Baguette tote for storing and carrying baguettes because it’s double-layered 20oz organic cotton canvas keeps bread fresh.
Q: How can I figure out which cover will fit the pan or bowl I have?
A: We recommend that you measure the top, outside edges of your pan or dish to see if it fits within the dimensions of our product. If your pan or bowl is ornate, chamfered, or has handles, please take the outermost measurement including these features to ensure that the cover will wrap around the entire dish.
Q: How does the Bread Bags keep my bread fresh longer?
A: In France, every home kitchen has a bread bag dedicated to keeping and storing bread of all shapes and sizes. Storing bread in cotton is the perfect medium between plastic, which creates too much moisture that leads to mold, and paper, which dries it out. Cotton will absorb any moisture while allowing the loaf to breathe. We recommend that you dedicate a Bread Bag to only storing bread. Let the flour from the crust build up over time on the inside of the bag, creating a protective layer that will help preserve the bread longer.
Q: What about keeping produce longer?
A: . Produce will wilt fast in the refrigerator due to condensation, and can dry out on the counter. Our organic cotton Produce bagsabsorb excess moisture while allowing your produce to breathe. You’ll notice the difference right away, especially for produce like leafy greens or mushrooms.
Q: Can I microwave Aplat covers? What about using it in the refrigerator and freezer?
A: Yes, dampen the cover before placing it into the microwave to heat. Our covers are not oven safe. Our covers are also great for storing leftovers in the fridge and freezer.
Q: Can I machine wash and dry Aplat products?
A: All our organic cotton products are preshrunk for machine friendly washing and drying. Our surplus denim products should be machine washed cold with like colors and air dried. Ironing is ok if needed.
Q: Should I wash my storage bags before I use it?
A: Yes, please wash your bags before use as lots of hands touch the product through its production.
Q: What do I do if I have a food, wine, or grease stain?
A: Blot, don’t rub. You can machine wash warm. For tough organic stains, we recommend an all natural enzymatic spot cleaner that is safe for you and the environment.
Q: These bags lay totally flat when empty?
A: Yes, when not in use our covers, totes, bags, and pouches lay completely flat. You can even fold them for easy storage in kitchen linen drawers.
Q: Where are your totes made?
A: We design and manufacture all Aplat products in San Francisco, California. Learn more about Aplat here.
Q: Do you have a brick and mortar store?
A: We do not have a brick and mortar store but Aplat products are available in-store at any of our nationwide retail partners. You can view all our stockists here. We will be traveling to a variety of pop ups and markets this season; please see our events page to find us!
Q: How are Aplat products sustainable?
A: Our Aplat Design Collection is sustainable in design and manufacturing. With our zero-waste design principle that applies to the pattern making, raw material sourcing, manufacturing, and eco-friendly packaging. Each bag is made without the use of hardware or elastic making them extra durable against the degradation that can happen with repeated use and washings. Learn more about zero waste design here.
Q: Is your cotton certified organic?
A: Yes, our soft preshrunk cotton is certified organic by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) from seed to shelf. It is grown without herbicides or pesticides, dyed and printed with eco-friendly, certified dyes; making our organic product better for you and better for the planet.
Q: What country is your organic cotton canvas sourced from?
A: Our organic cotton is produced in India and is certified organic from seed to shelf. It is grown without herbicides or pesticides, dyed and printed with eco-friendly, certified dyes; making our organic product better for you and better for the planet.
Q: Where does your denim come from?
A: We source our denim from local warehouses that are discarding surplus material at the end of the season. Instead of this fabric going to a landfill, we purchase and upcycle it into our denim collection.
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