I've been using this for a month now and am very pleased! I've used this to store onion and it kept the onion smell in the bag and out of the fridge. But don't worry, the material won't retain smells so you don't have to worry about strong smelling foods permanently smelling up the baggies. They're easy to hand wash (I've never tried to clean them in the dishwasher). To dry them, I recommend propping them open with a dish rack or an open dishwasher before going to bed or leaving for the day. Also, when using them to store food in the freezer, the zip will be a little difficult to open; just rub a section of it between your hands for 3 seconds (really just 3) and it'll open without any trouble. (I have reusable ziplock from other companies as well and have to do the same thing with them when they've been stored in the freezer.) I'm surprised by how much I love these and will be ordering another pack. They're about the same size as disposable sandwich bags (just an inch longer) so excellent for storing smaller items.