One of the cheaper, yet indispensable items in my kitchen are my plastic bag clips. We use these without even thinking about it and yet I don't think I've ever seen them reviewed - until now that is!
Have you ever tried them? They usually come in packs, often consisting of different size clips and they are an absolute godsend in my kitchen let me tell you.
I thought everyone used them until one of the young accountants I work with came out holding a small one and asked 'do you know what this is?' Even after telling him what it was used for he looked at me as though I was from another planet - so maybe NOT everyone has them!
Why Do You Need Plastic Bag Sealing Clips?
To keep your food fresh of course! Seriously I use these bag clips for lots of different things. People who know me (or have read some of my posts on kitchen organization) would know that I do like to use containers to store things in, but sometimes that's not always possible.
|Photo by Lou of Lou's Designs|
I usually have dried spaghetti and dried penne at home and I keep them in containers, but I wanted to try a recipe using spiral pasta. Now I could have found a container and used my favorite pink labelling machine to label it spiral pasta, but I didn't know if I'd be buying another packet so I just used a bag clip.
With the brown rice I had a container with basmati rice in it and one with long grain white rice. I have just brought a new container to use for the brown rice, but for the last month (the previous brown rice I had came in a resealable bag) I've used a bag clip as you can see.
How to Keep Chips Fresh After Opening The Bag?
You simply grab some bag clips! I love my bag clips when it comes to corn chips as when making nachos using corn chips I usually have some left in the bag. Now we used to just snack on them until they were finished, but by saving them (we usually have nachos on the weekend instead of takeout) I find that I'm saving myself one bag of corn chips a month on my grocery bill!
We haven't been having nachos as much lately and I realized that I'd had a bag of corn chips in the pantry (sealed with a clip) for three weeks and you know what - they were still fresh! Need I say more.
Now chocolate is my downfall, but my husband's weakness is potato chips and it's often cheaper to purchase large bags than smaller ones, but I really don't want him to eat a large bag - I also don't want to waste any. Since we've found that our bag sealing clips work so well with corn chips we've tested them on potato chips and they keep them fresh too - win/win!
Can You Use Plastic Food Clips in the Freezer?
|Photo by Lou16|
Are There Other Uses for Plastic Bag Sealing Clips?
Probably, but these are the ones I use them for and I think that is plenty. Let me know if you have other uses for them in the comments.
For an inexpensive 'gadget' this is one kitchen tool that everyone should have in their kitchens. I know some people say well I use ziplock bags and I admit I use them too, but seriously if you can use the bag it came in why waste more plastic bags for storage?
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