Annoyed at how stale your chips become if you simply fold the bag after opening? With the help of bag clips, you can lengthen the life of your snacks so that you can still enjoy them even if you've already opened the bag. Bag clips are also versatile tools that can pinch or seal many items, so it's great to have them around.
That's why we've searched for 10 of the best bag clips you can find on the market, such as Kizmos' multipurpose ones that are also magnetic. Read on for nine other great options! We've also made a buying guide if you need some assistance in choosing the right bag clip for your needs.
Look no further for the best bag or chip clips that come in many designs and sizes to fit any bag size you might have, including extra heavy ones!
|Clip dimensions||1.5 in.|
|Clip dimensions||2, 4 in.|
|Clip dimensions||2.16 x 1.3 x 0.7 in.|
|Clip dimensions||3.4 x 2.8 x 0.6 in|
|Clip dimensions||16.5 x 5 x 1.75 in.|
|Clip dimensions||3 × 2.5 and 6 × 3.5 in.|
|Clip dimensions||10 x 1 x 0.5 in.|
|Clip dimensions||11.5 in.|
|Clip dimensions||6 in.|
|Clip dimensions||2.2, 3.4, 4.7, 5.7 in.|
The Handy Camel
Magnetic Multipurpose Bag Clips
Bevara Bag Sealing Clips
Chip Bag Clips
Large Chip Bag Clips
Plastic Bag Sealer Clips Sticks
Bag Sealer Chip Clip
Large Vibrant Bag Clip Set
Plastic Sealing Clips
A Multipurpose, Magnetic Clip Set
Dishwasher- and Freezer-Safe Locking Clips
Versatile Metal Clips With a Strong Grip
Cinch Your Bags With Ease
Heavy-Duty Clip for Big Bags
Chip Clips With Grip and Handling in Mind
Easy to Carry Bag Clips
Customizable Straw-Like Clips for an Airtight Seal
Large Bag Clips for Heavy-Duty Seals
A Multi-Sized Set for All Your Bag-Clipping Needs
|Clip dimensions||1.5 in.||2, 4 in.||2.16 x 1.3 x 0.7 in.||3.4 x 2.8 x 0.6 in||16.5 x 5 x 1.75 in.||3 × 2.5 and 6 × 3.5 in.||10 x 1 x 0.5 in.||11.5 in.||6 in.||2.2, 3.4, 4.7, 5.7 in.|
|Material||Not provided||Plastic||Metal, vinyl||Plastic, rubber||Plastic||Plastic, rubber||Plastic||Plastic||Plastic, rubber||Plastic|
Bag clips, or "chip clips", might be a pretty straightforward item: they're made to keep a folded bag in place and prevent airflow within the packaging. However, in order to get the right seal, you should consider their lengths and material. So read on to learn more before you seal the deal.
Just like how chips, cookies, and other food come in various packaging, bag clips also vary in length. To ensure that air does not easily get inside the bag and make your food get stale, we recommend matching the bag size with the clip length.
For example, if you open a bag of chips at the seams and fold to store, a clip that can seal the top will limit air access. You can also find medium-sized clips for smaller bags like typical 1.5-ounce chip bags and clothespin-looking clips for very small packaging such as ground coffee bean bags.
Finally, you can go for cinches for bags that aren't folded but crumpled together like bread bags. They look like small tubes that open a C-shaped portion when pressed for the bag to slip through. Upon release, the bag is squeezed tight by the clip.
Straw-like clips don’t look like regular clips but function the same way. Instead of clipping the bag at the top, you insert or slide the straw-like clip in at the folded edge and pull the straw’s rod to seal the fold. These straw clips are known to create a waterproof lock on the fold as well as an airtight seal.
Some even come with a handle at the top so you can conveniently carry the bag around. The main downside to getting these kinds of clips is that they’re trickier to position over a bag or that they snap easily due to their thinner design. However, if you’re after the complete seal of a bag, a reliable straw-like clip will do the trick.
Bag clips have different snapping and locking mechanisms. Some clips are spring-loaded and press together to hold an object like a bull clip, while others fasten together using a lock mechanism. The first option is relatively easier to position onto a bag, although it might not have enough clipping power for thicker folds.
Meanwhile, a clip that's locked in place is securely fastened but needs enough space for the tip to be closed. With this option, you might end up with a slanted clip attached to one side of a bag. For extra hold, you can consider clips with a padded mouth to keep them in place securely.
Chip clips are often made with plastic or stainless steel. Some have rubber padding at the mouth or handle for better grip. To ensure that the plastic does not snap easily when force is applied on thicker bags or that metal clips don’t rust after washing, we recommend reading through reviews.
Metal clips should also have rounded or padded edges for safe use. For spring-loaded clips, the fulcrum or the point where the two sides meet should be durable enough for frequent use. Some clips offer additional features, such as having holes on their handle so you can hang them up. Others are magnetic and can be attached to the fridge.
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Whether it's pet food, a bag of chips that you want to save for later, or bread, bag clips can help you out. They might soon become indispensable in your kitchen and elsewhere, thanks to their versatility. Hopefully, you've found a few good options on our list and know where to start looking after browsing the buying guide.
Author: Hana Otsuka
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