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Platypus Platy Preserve 800ml

4.7 out of 5 stars 101 customer reviews

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  • Volume: 800 ml
  • Packed Dimension: 5.5 x 10.5" / 14 x 26.5 cm

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Product Description

The SPECS Volume: 800 ml Packed Dimension: 5.5 x 10.5" / 14 x 26.5 cm

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 5 x 2 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B001OGZ6EY
  • Item model number: Platypus
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (101 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #714,021 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Size: 800 mL/6.3" x 10.25"
We came to find the PlatyPreseve bags when we decided to take a home wine course and had to open 3 or 4 pricey bottles at one time. The problem is obvious - not that we didn't want to drink it all, lol. So after using these for a year, here's what we think:

1. The bags are BPA safe and very sturdy. They seal well and are easy to clean. BTW, the instructions say "no soap" for good reason. Use soap and you may have an aftertaste if you don't rinse them repeatedly.

This is no problem because the material used is non-staining, semi-stiff and doesn't seem to absorb wine or color. We always wash them right after we finish the wine - just fill two or three times with fresh water, agitate, pour out, and leave them in the dishrack to drain, cap down. Works well.

2. They seal well. There is no need to "crank down" the caps, they seal reliably by just snugging them down lightly.

3. They pour safely and easily. One poster had trouble pouring wine, but it's actually easy. Just support the bag in one hand, just under the cap with the other. The bag is semi-rigid and this works every time. Takes two hands, that's all. You can't pour with one hand.

4. Filling is best done with a small funnel, but in a pinch you can fill the bag without spillage if you use the same technique as for pouring, except this time the bottom corner of the bag is supported by the table, and the top with one hand. Of course the other hand holds and pours from the wine bottle.

Just lightly support the opening of the wine bottle on the bag opening, with a slight overlap. The bag is supported, and you simply pour slowly.

5. One problem you may have is expelling the air when there is not much wine left in the bag.
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Size: 800ml - 4-Pack Verified Purchase
The platypreserve works as well as it says it does and is a very convenient and economical way to preserve and transport wine.

It works much better than the vacumn pump systems and is much cheaper to buy, operate and maintain than the expensive electronic wine lockers systems or even the argon gas system.

Cons:
* You have to be somewhat physically capable of squeezing the platybag while simultaneously screwing the cap on without shooting wine all over yourself.
* It's not the classiest way to serve wine. But if you've got company, it's most likely that you would open a new bottle anyways.
* The platy-bags resemble detergent/shampoo refills in Europe.
* Some people cannot mentally accept wine out of a bag.
* Bag is not opaque to prevent light detriorating the wine.

Pros:
* Preserves wine better than all other affordable systems.
* Can be used as a safe and lightweight way to bring wine while traveling, hiking.
* Space-saving design excellent for small fridges where a normal bottle would not fit. (Can be safely stored on its side)

There is no plastic taste or scent and the wine seems to be perfectly preserved for a week. (Haven't tested it for longer). As the platybag is not opaque, keeping it in a cool dark place would further prevent sunlight from deteriorating the wine.

Recommended for: singles living alone, couples who like to drink different wines, travelers, spacesavers, picnicers.
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Size: 800 mL/6.3" x 10.25"
I re-purposed an airless one-way squeeze valve with flip top cover from an Ikea beet syrup bottle (found in Ikea just past checkout at the foods area), which screws on to fit PERFECTLY.

One attempts to drink a glass of wine each night per doctor's orders yet feels bad about wasting the rest of the bottle (preservation gas and vac-pumps help only so much) and decent box wine is near impossible to find in the states.

Being a DIY gal, one of my many hydration camelbak/platypus/hydro packs was about to be sacrificed... or I'd have to buy a crap box wine and then do some monkeying to make my own reusable wine box to fill with decent wine. The Platypus Platy Wine Preserver is much better than either DIY solution (particularly now that I've switched out the simple screw top for a one-way flow food safe squeeze valve). The platy is compact and convenient holding a large wine bottle perfectly and it stands on it's own.

You will want to stop by an Ikea or have a friend mail you the top from a beet syrup as it makes this wine preserver a perfect solution.
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Size: 800ml - 4-Pack Verified Purchase
I use mine almost every day. I am surprised that the bag is still holding up well, I have used it a lot. It keeps the wine fresh for a week or two depending on how much you open it and how good of a job you do of getting all the air out. If you pour a bottle of wine in it and get all the air out and you don't open it then I think the wine will be totally good for 2 weeks, maybe more. I told the company that makes the Platypus that they should put a one way valve on top of it instead of the screw cap. To close it up you need to put the cap on partially so that air can be squeezed out of the bag but, don't let the cap be too loose. Then squeeze the air out, when you get a little wine coming out of the top, tighten the cap the rest of the way. It takes a little practice to get good at it but you can do it unless you're not good at doing things. Do it over the sink because you will probably spill a little.
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