About Types of Reclosable Bags

There are other styles of reclosable bags, including ones with tape along the edge those that actually have a drawstring in them that is used to pull the top of the bag together. While the ones with tape on them are sometimes used as sandwich bags, the drawstring style are almost only used for shopping – mainly because they are not totally sealed.

In general reclosable zipper plastic bags come in various sizes, and they are also made of varying strength depending on what they are to be used for. Most brands carry smaller bags, sandwich size bags and bags that will hold different amounts such as gallon bags, pint bags, etc.

Usually freezer bags, or those that are designed specifically to be placed in freezers, are made from a thicker grade plastic than the sandwich bags, for example. Ziploc even produces a specific freezer bag that has two layers of plastic. The inner layer is cling plastic that clings to the food, whereas the outer layer is a standard (though slightly thicker) plastic. This double layer is meant to keep the food that is place in the freezer from freezer burn, which although not dangerous to health, does cause the meat not to be as tasty when cooked.

The sandwich sized reclosable bag is probably the most popular. It is designed to be the exact size for a slice of bread, and they can usually hold either one or two layers of sandwiches. Smaller snack reclosable bags are perfect for carrying snack foods such as peanuts, raisins and even crackers around. These are especially useful if you have toddlers or young children, as you can always have a healthy snack on hand to give them when you go out with them.

Of course, there are also other specific types of bags made, such as those that can go in the microwave (providing you follow the instructions for their use), and bags with small holes that are used for storing fresh vegetables and fruit. It seems no matter what you r specific needs, there should be a reclosable bag that will be just right for you.