Uses for Zipper Bags
In 1963 a new plastic bag with a zipper seal was first introduced at a packaging trade show. Now, it is a kitchen basic.
Uses for Zipper Bags:
1. Kneading dough. Place your dough in a zipper bag or use if like a glove – now your hands won’t get sticky as you knead.
2. Store panty hose and stockings in a zipper bag. This keeps the stockings organised and prevents damage and ladders.
3. How do you get chewing gum or wax from a carpet or tablecloth? Gently rub gum or wax with a zipper bag filled with ice cubes until the substance gets hard. Shatter the gum with a blunt object, and then vacuum up the pieces. Peel off hard wax with a plastic spatula.
4. Pipe cake icing. Snip off a tiny corner of the zipper bag to pipe icing to decorate your baking.
5. Store homemade soup. Fill up the zipper bags with the soup and then lay them flat in the freezer. When they are frozen you can stack up the bags and store the soup easily and in usable portions.
6. Protect fragile cargo. Nearly close your zipper bag. Insert a straw into the top and inflate. Remove the straw and seal quickly to make a cushion.
7. Break up crackers or biscuits for a pie crust. Fill a bag with the biscuits, then roll a rolling pin over it.
8. Handbag items storage. Store powder compact or other makeup items in a zipper bag to prevent damage to and leakage into your handbag.
9. Storing fresh herbs. Before winter sets in, pick, wash, pat dry, and freeze your herbs in zipper bags.
10. Ice an injury. Fill a bag with ice cubes to create a cold compress.